Curriculum: US (AP)
Student body: 2,600
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): HKD 189,200-217,900
Additional fees: An Annual Capital Levy (ACL) of HKD 18,500 per student. No debenture
Admissions policy: Selective
Key facilities: A new lower primary building with a Wonder Lab makerspace at Repulse Bay. The Tai Tam campus is currently being developed with a purpose-built student activity centre with a swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts; a centre for learning and excellence in teaching; a 1,000-seat performance hall for assemblies, performances and chapel meetings; and a new arts wing
Latest exam results: AP, 94% of exams were graded 3, 4 or 5, and 93% of exams were graded 3+.
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Location: Southern District
Having recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, Hong Kong International School (HKIS) is a well-established school in Hong Kong Island that follows a US-styled curriculum founded on Christian principles – and it will certainly appeal to anyone looking for an American college prep education. HKIS has two campuses, with the lower primary school being located in Repulse Bay, and the upper primary, middle and high schools in Tai Tam.
HKIS has a set of “student learning results” that focus on academic excellence, spirituality, character development, self-motivated learning, Chinese culture, and contributions to society. All students start the school day with an advisory or Pastoral Care Group (PCG). And, as part of the school’s commitment to hands-on experiences, students take part in the annual PEAK (Programmes of Extended Activities For Kids), which range from camping in Hong Kong to service trips in Cambodia. In addition to offering support for students with mild special learning difficulties, HSIK has two enrichment specialists who work with gifted students.
What the school says: “We encourage student achievement in an inspiring environment, and our programs reflect the rich multi-cultural and international character of our student body… HKIS offers a warm and inclusive learning environment for over 2,600 students of 40 nationalities and diverse religious backgrounds.”
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