Capstone College Hong Kong
4/F Fu Hing Bldg, 9-11 Jubilee St, Central
Tel 2543 8059
Small school formerly known as South Bend International School. Most pupils from Southeast Asia. Provides classes from S3-6.
Commerce-oriented courses, including economics, accounting and maths leading to IGCSE. English language and history among the subjects also taught. Science subjects not offered.
Concordia International School
Yau Yat Chuen
68 Begonia Rd, Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon
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.Approaching 100% graduation
Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Sha Tin, New Territories
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 256 students represent over 80 countries; 40 per cent are HK permanent residents. Places keenly sought, with competitive entry. Handles applications for other UWC colleges, with scholarships available for HK students. Open days in September and December and applications by mid-December. 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. Music and Business Studies are recently introduced. Average IB results 36.9 (IB scale of 24 to 45); five perfect scores.
$192,000, including tuition and boarding but 90% of students obtain means-tested scholarship or financial assistance. No debenture