Curriculum: US (AP)
Student body: 885
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): HKD 129,200-152,600
Additional fees: A non-refundable Annual Capital Levy of HKD 12,000 for first child, then HKD 8,000 for second child, and HKD 6,000 for each additional child. No debentures.
Admissions policy: Selective; all students must sit an entrance test. AIS has a rolling admissions policy throughout the school year
Key facilities: New early years' childhood centre, fully-equipped science labs, Mac computer labs, an all-weather basketball court and a 25m outdoor pool
Latest exam results: N/A
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American International School (AIS) is a 30-year-old school with a strong American spirit that offers a robust US college-preparatory academic program based on the Common Core State Standards for all grades. AIS is one of only a very few international schools in Hong Kong to offer the full AP programme, which includes 16 AP subjects and the AP Capstone. What really defines the education at AIS though is its Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) – a set of goals for all students to work towards.
AIS has developed into a schools-within-a-school model, where the elementary, middle and high schools each have their own community of classrooms and facilities, have a dedicated principal, and have very age-specific programmes. As well as having an impressive competitive sports programme, the school runs an annual Adventure Week, has a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) programme, and puts a strong focus on literacy skills, which the school says, “provide the foundations for academic achievement”. And with fees among the cheapest for an international school in Hong Kong, AIS has become popular with American and international families alike.
What the school says: “At AIS, learning extends beyond the classroom. We encourage students to become involved fully in the AIS community by actively participating in our challenging academic curriculum, as well as the many extracurricular activities offered, including after school programmes, athletics, and our Outdoor Education and Leadership Programme (OELP).”
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