Other International Through Schools
Primary and secondary: 3/F, Front Block, Lung Ma Bldg, 550 Nathan Rd, Yau Ma Tei. Tel: 2388 9844.
Yuen Long campus (primary): 1/F Arcade, Unit 3, Yuk Lung Mansion, 18 Fung Kam St, Yuen Long, New Territories. Tel: 2474 3364.
Founded: 1992. Small, private English-medium school for ethnic minority students. Primary available at both campuses and secondary in Yau Ma Tei. Pupils include Indian, Pakistani, Nepali and Filipino students. Small library and computers. Debates, and outings arranged. Inter-school hockey. Hong Kong-based curriculum at primary. Secondary students follow a UK-based curriculum and take IGCSE and A-levels. Emphasis on business-oriented subjects. Cantonese also taught.
Hong Kong Academy
Currently caters for pre-kindergarten to Year 10, and intends to grow to high school. Accepts non-native-English speakers and children with special needs if they can integrate into mainstream. Parent participation encouraged. WASC accredited. Member of ACAMIS. Authorised by the IBO. Emphasises active, hands-on and inquiry-based learning within the IB PYP and MYP framework. Seeks to educate children conceptually and globally, rather than nationally, and to relate learning to experiences in Hong Kong. Integrated technology, and Chinese culture and language (Putonghua). School prides itself on its intimate environment and progressive learning programme.
Hong Kong International School
A private, co-educational, international day school serving more than 2,500 students from Reception One-Grade 12 who seek an American-style education grounded in the Christian faith. HKIS has four divisions: lower primary (Reception One-Grade Two), upper primary (Grades Three-Five), middle school (Grades Six-Eight) and high school (Grades Nine-12). More than 40 nationalities are represented in the student body with about 50 per cent being US citizens. More than 400 faculty and staff are employed by HKIS. Cutting-edge facilities include science laboratories, video/computer laboratories, libraries, swimming pools, gymnasiums, sports field and music rooms. The school is accredited by WASC and is a member of ACAMIS. American-style education with a curriculum acknowledging students' multicultural and international character. This includes Putonghua at each grade, Asian and Chinese studies in all divisions and IT integrated at all levels. Secondary students engage in intensive college preparation.
International Christian Quality Music Secondary and Primary School (PIS)
Specialist school under the PIS scheme and the first music through-school in Hong Kong offering basic musicianship to all students. Run by the evangelical Hong Kong International Institute of Music. Music camps and study tours. School has strong Christian evangelical mission and parents are interviewed to assess their commitment to its vision. Facilities include 800-seat concert hall, chapel-cum-recital hall, 44 practise rooms, music therapy room and dance studio. Local curriculum supplemented by special focus on classical music, Bible study and arts. Pupils get an hour's individual tuition on chosen instrument weekly, and give weekly class recitals. Student assessment is stated as being based on principles of biblical truth. Medium of instruction: Cantonese at primary, English at secondary.
Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School (PIS)
A bilingual school focusing on all-round education, providing a 12-year through-train curriculum. Aiming to produce internationally-minded and independent students. Since 2008-09, the school has catered for Year One to Year Eight students, progressing to Year 12 in four years' time. One Chinese class teacher and one English class teacher per class. Theme-based approach integrates local curriculum with overseas experience. Targets language skills, creative and logical thinking. Reading stressed. Pupils must take up one sport, art and instrument. From P2, Chinese taught in Putonghua, main subjects in English, including maths and science. Secondary offers tailored curriculum based on National Curriculum of England and Wales leading to IGCSE and IB Diploma.
Co-educational Catholic school founded by the Dominican Fathers, with non-profit-making kindergarten, private primary, aided secondary section and private international senior secondary section specialising in business studies. The school aims to educate students as conscientious individuals, useful citizens and Christians. Kindergarten emphasises learning through play, with a curriculum designed to develop balanced knowledge and moral, physical, social, aesthetic and intellectual skills. Anglo-Chinese primary follows the local curriculum, teaching religious education and emphasising moral education. Science and maths taught in English. Putonghua taught from P1. At secondary, students study for HKCEE and HKALE. The international senior secondary gives an alternative to international schools for ethnic minority students. Apart from HKCEE and HKALE, students there can prepare for exams including GCE, IGCSE and Pitman diplomas. Open to S4-7 students.
Sir Ellis Kadoorie Schools
Primary: 9 Eastern Hospital Rd, Sookunpo, Causeway Bay. Tel: 2577 3489, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Founded: 1890.
One of Hong Kong's oldest international schools, previously private and catering for the Indian community, now a government school providing English-medium education for non-Chinese speakers. Students come from the Philippines, Pakistan, India and Nepal and many other countries. Some are returnees from overseas. A special programme is arranged for newly arrived children on Saturdays. Bridging programmes are arranged for pupils during summer holidays to help them learn in Chinese. The primary school follows the local curriculum with English, Chinese and maths as the core subjects. Putonghua, Hindi, Urdu and Nepali are also provided as language groups. Homework tuition classes are organised after school. Cross-curricular activities and post-lesson activities are also provided. The secondary school follows the local curriculum and prepares students for the HKDSE. Hindi (GCE), Urdu (GCE), French (GCSE) and Chinese (GCSE/HKDSE) are taught. Cross-curricular education programme aims to promote civic awareness.
International School of Macao
Multinational school offering pre-kindergarten to Grade 12, serving 800 local and international students. Founded in 2001, it is the first out-of-province school accredited by the Ministry of Education in Alberta. English is the primary language of instruction. Secondary programme leads to the Alberta Secondary School Diploma. Daily Putonghua. Many extra-curricular activities.
Macau Anglican College
Multicultural primary with an international ethos. Teaching is in English, with daily Putonghua. Numeracy and literacy strategies have been adapted from British model. International Primary Curriculum used for all other lessons. Anglican, but teaches all major faiths. Facilities include two playgrounds, music room, computer suite, science lab and a multi-purpose hall. Since 2008, school has expanded into secondary school sections, offering IGCSE. Extensive extra-curricular activities offered, and after-care until 6.30pm provided.
School of the Nations
Through-school for local and international families. Classes from kindergarten-Secondary 6, and an IB programme for forms 5 and 6. The final two years of the Secondary program, students prepare for International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.
* Schools which did not fill in all details have been summarised in this section.