English Schools Foundation
Beacon Hill School
23 Ede Rd, Kowloon Tong
Tel 2336 5221
Founder school of ESF, catering for 540 students. The school's curriculum is enquiry centred and moving towards Primary Years Programme (PYP) accreditation. Well resourced, with strong ICT provision in all classrooms. Expressive arts programme that allows children to excel in art, music and drama alongside more traditional academic subjects. Learning support class for children with learning difficulties. The school is undergoing a major refurbishment this year.
43C Stubbs Rd
Tel 2574 8249
Multicultural, inclusive school with more than 46 countries represented among its 720 students. Curriculum delivered through an inquiry approach that fosters and encourages higher levels of thinking. Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school. High level of sporting provision including swimming. Strong community outreach. Provision for children with learning difficulties including a learning support class. Partnership with parents a feature: parents are welcome in school to support a variety of activities.
Clearwater Bay School
D229, Lot 235 Clearwater Bay Rd
Tel 2358 3221
A culturally diverse school catering for 720 students from 35 countries. Our vision is to create a community school that opens the door to the world of life-long learning. This is achieved through the use of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and focusing on inquiry as the main form of pedagogy. The school is scheduled for an authorisation visit by the IBO in June 2009.
7 Hornsey Rd, Mid-Levels
Tel 2522 1919
Founded: 1959 (present site)
An ESF primary school educating 360 children from over 26 countries. The school was rebuilt in 1988 and has specialist music, art/design, technology, Mandarin and science rooms. It has a 'neighbourhood' feel and parents are closely involved in many areas. There is a strong School Council and active PTA.
19 Sha Wan Drive, Pokfulam
Tel 2855 0711
One of the largest ESF primaries, catering for about 900 pupils. Thirty classrooms are all ICT-equipped. Specialist teachers for drama, Putonghua, music, PE and English as an Additional Language. Strong music department, ICT and environmental education. All children over 6 receive weekly swimming lessons at the adjacent Stanley Ho sports ground. A wide programme of extra-curricular activities. Active PTA.
Kowloon Junior School
Yr 1 to 3 at 20 Perth St, Homantin, Kowloon
Tel 2714 5279
Yr 4 to 6 at 4 Rose St, Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon
Tel 2394 0687
KJS operates over two campuses, Years 1 to 3 at Perth Street, Homantin and Years 4 to 6 at Rose Street, Yau Yat Chuen. 450 students at each campus. Concentrates on all-round development - academic, cultural, social and sporting. Primary Years Programme (PYP) candidate school. Specialist teachers, strong ICT and daily Mandarin. Learning support class for pupils with special needs. Strong family traditions over several generations. Supportive PTA. Highly regarded.
20 Plunketts Rd, The Peak
Tel 2849 7211
Peak School is a family orientated, community primary for 360 pupils. The student body is diverse, comprising over 25 nationalities. The school provides an environment where children feel secure and involved in their learning. It is very well resourced and boasts excellent playground facilities. An environmental project is run on campus. Links with local schools and schools on the mainland combine with an active outreach programme.
Quarry Bay School
6 Hau Yuen Path
Tel 2566 4242
Culturally diverse school providing an international education for 720 pupils from 40 countries. Well-resourced with outdoor playgrounds, a multi-lingual learning centre, art and drama facilities and extensive laptop and interactive whiteboard provision. Many extra-curricular activities, with traditional strengths in chess, sport, music, drama and visual arts. Close partnership with parents, who are urged to be active in the school.
Sha Tin Junior School
3A Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan
Tel 2692 2721
One of the largest ESF primaries, with student numbers at 900. Children come from over 30 countries and parents are closely involved. Collaborative teaching and friendly atmosphere. Shares a campus with ESF's Sha Tin College, giving pupils access to facilities usually associated with secondary schools and smoothing transition from primary to secondary. Aiming for authorisation as an IBO PYP school in March 2009.
20 Borrett Rd, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Tel 2524 7135
A school with a strong sense of community. Caters for 1,200 pupils comprising around 40 nationalities. Introduced the IB Diploma in 2007. Committed to supporting all students learning across all year groups. Strong house system. Excels in sport, music, drama and debating. Many extra-curricular activities, with strong community service tradition. Lively student council that has role in appointing senior staff. Languages offered: Putonghua, French, Spanish, and Japanese. Active parent body and school council.
King George V School
Ho Man Tin
2 Tin Kwong Rd, Homantin, Kowloon
Tel 2711 3029
Long-established school and the largest ESF secondary with 1,650 students. Committed to high achievement and creativity in all it does. A strong focus on the learning environment. Very good sports facilities and a lovely school environment. Strong participation in co-curricular activities and creative arts. There is a commitment to supporting the learning needs of all students and developing the international dimension in the taught curriculum (through the IB Diploma) and outside. Languages offered: Putonghua, Spanish, French, German.
Sha Tin College
3 Lai Wo Lane, Sui Wo Rd, Fo Tan
Tel 2699 1811
A school with a sudent body of 1,200 that has successfully led ESF in implementing the IB Diploma. Strong commitment to CAS, with students engaging in Creativity, Action and Service as part of the curriculum. Wide array of technology, mathematics, science, language, media, arts and music projects. Courses for students whose first language is Chinese being developed strongly. Close relationship with partner ESF primary, Sha Tin Junior. Higher proportion of ethnic Chinese than other ESF secondary schools. Languages offered: Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese.
South Island School
50 Nam Fung Rd, Aberdeen
Tel 2555 9313
A high-tech, high-performing school of 1,300 students which has an ethos of developing internationalism and leadership. It is strong in national and international links, including a school in Beijing, as well as emphasising community service and outdoor activity. Has a growing reputation in music, the arts and sport. There is good provision for students with learning disabilities and impressive university destinations for the school's graduating students. New wing and IB centre with modern facilities recently opened. Strong emphasis on ICT with a 1:1 laptop scheme in operation and good standards in language learning.
West Island School
250 Victoria Rd, Pokfulam
Tel 2819 1962
A school with modern facilities and a recent extension to cater for its diverse student population of around 1,200. Wide use of technology in all subjects. Strong cultural, sporting, outdoor and environmental activities and a growing reputation in the arts. Opportunities for student leadership, including school councils and service work. A cohesive sense of community spirit. Has previously received an Outstanding School award from the Hong Kong government. Has links with schools in China and prides itself on its caring reputation. Has introduced the IB Diploma as well as career-related courses to cater for inclusive student needs. Additional languages: Putonghua, French, Spanish.
PRIVATE INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay
Tel 2624 4110
Discovery College commenced operation in August 2007 from temporary premises in Lai King for one year. Full school operation at the new campus in Discovery Bay will start in August. The college combines a primary school and a secondary school which will offer the IB at all levels and has a strong community outreach and pastoral programme involving children and parents. Discovery College supports the ESF tradition of excellent co-curriculum activities for all ages, offering a variety of clubs and a range of music, drama, dance, sport and debates that promote excellence.
Ma On Shan
5 Hang Ming Street
Ma On Shan
Tel 3556 3556, Fax 3556 3446
Renaissance was the ESF's first private independent School. It opened in 2006 on a purpose-built campus and will eventually cater for 2,100 students. It follows the IB curriculum from Years 1 to13. There is a strong commitment to Putonghua provision throughout the school.