Curriculum: IB (PYP, MYP, IBDP, IBCP)
Student body: 2,100
Tuition fees (Year 1-13): HKD 118,100-159,900
Additional fees: There is a one-off, non-refundable building levy (NBL), which starts at HKD 50,000 for Year 1 and reduces every year to HKD 4,200 by Year 12. New students are required to pay a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit: Year 1-6 HKD 23,620; Year 7-11 HKD 31,620; Year 12-13: HKD 31,980
Admissions policy: Non-selective
Key facilities: Rooftop sports pitches, Red Door makerspace, new Mandarin classrooms, direct link to the MTR station, study lounge for college students
Latest exam results: IBDP, average score of 35; 100% pass rate
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Location: New Territories
Renaissance College Hong Kong (RCHK) is one of two Private Independent Schools (PIS) owned by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). Whereas other ESF schools only accept applications from parents within a certain catchment area, children from across Hong Kong can apply to study at RCHK.
The school is one of a handful worldwide to offer all four IB programmes, and it partners with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts to offer the IBCP as a vocational alternative to the very academic IBDP.
As well as following the framework of the IB programmes, RCHK’s roadmap for education is built on what it calls the Bedrock Principles. These focus on an holistic and international education; action, outreach, fieldwork and authentic learning experiences; and technology. Fees here are slightly higher than at other ESF schools, but the school does offer achievement scholarships in academics, visual arts, performing arts, music, and physical education/sport.
What the school says: “RCHK is committed to creating an environment where all learners are global citizens who embrace diversity, are confident with change and possess a healthy sense of self.”
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