International secondary schools
HONG KONG ISLAND
South Bend International
4/F Fu Hing Building, 9-11 Jubilee St, Central
Tel: 2521 4954
Small school with most pupils from the Philippines and south Asia. Provides classes from S3-5. Students can enter university in the Philippines after HKCEE. Facilities are limited but there is a small library and a computer room.
Commerce-oriented courses, including economics and maths, leading to HKCEE. Science subjects are not available. Accredited to offer a Philippine BSc programme in business administration so students can continue to study in Hong Kong after HKCEE.
Concordia International School
Yau Yat Chuen
68 Begonia Rd, Yau Yat Chuen
Tel: 2789 9890; 2397 6576
Small school catering for students from Grades 7-12. Linked to the Lutheran Church. Maximum class size: 15-20. Strong IT facilities, with high ratio of computers to students.
North American-based curriculum, with the emphasis on English, maths, science and social science. All students sit SAT and TOEFL. Putonghua taught.
Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Sha Tin
Tel: 2640 0441
Part of the global UWC network of schools, set up to promote international understanding through education. Hong Kong's only residential, international, sixth-form college. Top facilities in a rural setting of six hectares. Over 70 countries represented. Among its 250 students, about 40% are from Hong Kong. Places keenly sought. Maximum class size: 25.
Students at Li Po Chun study for the IB Diploma. Chinese studies and many languages are available. The college's emphasis on community work reflects both the IB and its own philosophy. IBO authorised.
Average IB results 36.9 (IB scale of 24 to 45); five perfect scores.
$171,000, including tuition and boarding but 90% of students obtain scholarship or financial assistance.