International Secondary Schools
HONG KONG ISLAND
South Bend International School
Central 4/F Fu Hing Building, 9-11 Jubilee St, Central
Tel: 2521 4954
Small school with most pupils from Southeast Asia. Provides classes from S3-5. One class per form, each consisting of about 12 students. Computers are available to all students.
Commerce-oriented courses, including economics, accounting and maths, leading to IGCSE. English language and literature, and history are taught but science subjects are not offered.
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
Sha Tin 10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Sha Tin
Tel: 2640 0441
Part of the global UWC movement that promotes international understanding and leadership through education. Hong Kong's only residential, international sixth-form college, founded with government support. Rural setting of six hectares. Extensive sports facilities. Its 250 students represent about 70 countries; 40% are HK permanent residents. Places keenly sought, with competitive entry. Handles applications for other UWC colleges, with scholarships available for HK students. Open days and applications in January-February. IBO authorised. Maximum class size: 25.
Students 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. Liberal learning environment, with extensive independent study. Regular cultural activities. Overseas and mainland project weeks.
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 means-tested scholarship or financial assistance.