English Schools Foundation
Beacon Hill School
23 Ede Rd, Kowloon Tong
Tel 2336 5221
Founding school of ESF, catering for 540 students. The school's curriculum is inquiry-centred based on Primary Years Programme. 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. Support class for children with learning difficulties.
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 candidate school, expecting authorisation in 2010. High level of specialist provision, including performing arts, learning technologies, Chinese and a learning support centre aimed at catering for the needs of 21 students with moderate learning needs. Partnership with parents a feature: parents are always welcome in school to support a variety of activities.
Clearwater Bay School
D229, Lot 235 Clearwater Bay Rd
Tel 2358 3221
A culturally diverse and inclusive school catering for 720 students from 35 countries with a stated vision to 'create a community school that opens the door to the world of life-long learning'. Uses of the Primary Years Programme and focuses on inquiry as the main form of pedagogy. There is a strong school council and active and supportive PTA. Highly regarded by the local community.
7 Hornsey Rd, Mid-Levels
Tel 2522 1919
Founded: 1959 (present site)
An ESF primary school educating 360 children from more than 26 countries. The school was rebuilt in 1988 and has specialist music, art and design, technology, Putonghua and science rooms. It is said to have 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 SEN, Putonghua, music, PE and English as an additional language. Strong music department, ICT and environmental education. All children receive weekly swimming lessons at the adjacent Stanley Ho sports ground. A wide programme of extra-curricular activities. Active PTA. Pleasant location overlooking the South China Sea.
Kowloon Junior School
Yr 1 to 3 at 20 Perth St, Ho Man Tin, 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, Ho Man Tin 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 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.
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 more than 25 nationalities. The school is very well resourced with art, drama, ICT and Chinese language teaching facilities and boasts excellent playground facilities and has a comprehensive after-school activity programme. The school has recently received full accreditation status from the Council of International Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Quarry Bay School
6 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill
Tel 2566 4242
Diverse school providing an international education for 720 pupils from 40 countries. Well-resourced with outdoor playgrounds, a multilingual 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 from more than 30 countries. Parents are closely involved. 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.
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 a 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. Focuses on high achievement, creativity and the learning environment. Very good sports facilities. 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 student body of 1,200 that has successfully led ESF in implementing the IB Diploma. Strong commitment to 'creativity, action and service' as part of the curriculum. Wide array of technology, maths, 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: Putonghua, Spanish, French, Japanese.
South Island School
50 Nam Fung Rd, Aberdeen
An innovative, dynamic and forward-looking school with 1,400 students serving the eastern half of Hong Kong Island. Its mission is to 'educate the international leaders of tomorrow'. It has a caring ethos and a culture of high expectation, with a focus on education of the whole person. The school has modern facilities and its increasingly international curriculum is enriched with a wide range of trips and visits. Large numbers of students take the Hong Kong Award for Young People. A leading school in sport, the arts and debating, South Island has impressive academic results and university destinations for graduating students and a good reputation for its support for students with special educational needs.
West Island School
Pok Fu Lam
250 Victoria Rd, Pok Fu Lam
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 3969 1000
Discovery College opened in a new state-of-the-art campus in Discovery Bay in August last year. The college combines a primary school and a secondary school that offer the IB at all levels and has a strong community outreach and pastoral programme involving children and parents. The curriculum has a particular emphasis on Putonghua, performing arts and the integration of ICT, with a 1:1 laptop programme for all students in Year 6 and above. Discovery College supports the ESF tradition of 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 College Hong Kong is an International Baccalaureate World School. The college is authorised to offer all three IB programmes - PYP, MYP and DP. Students are educated from Year One to university entrance on one site, guided and encouraged by world-class international educators. English is the medium of instruction. Talented and motivated students are annually admitted to the Renaissance College Scholarship Programme. The purpose-built school includes impressive facilities and Apple Asia describes it as a leading school in the region, with technology integrated college-wide throughout the curriculum. The college encourages young people to be curious and caring global citizens.