[SCMP Archive] Proposal for US-based international school submitted
[First published on Aug 07, 1964] A survey is being carried out in connection with the establishing of a Hong Kong International School in which pupils will receive instruction through the medium of English based on a standard American school curriculum.
Requests regarding land and capital assistance have already been made to Government by the sponsoring body – a local committee of the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod, U.S.A.) – and they will proceed with plans for the school pending the granting of the requests.
The sponsoring body already owns and operates more than 1,500 schools on a non-profit basis in the United States and Canada, and in general their aim is to provide a high quality education based on American principles and methods of instruction.
Teachers for the proposed school, which will ultimately accommodate 800 pupils in grades one to 12 according to the American pattern of grading, will mostly come from the U.S.
The main purpose of conducting this survey is to obtain a more accurate forecast if the demand and the general public’s reaction to the proposed school.
Survey forms are being distributed by the organizer.