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Chinese Academy Primary School Review

A new school in Causeway Bay is offering primary students a bilingual education that’s deeply rooted in Chinese education principles – and from 2021 it will open an IB secondary school at a new state-of-the-art campus.
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School type
Private
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
HKD 134,500
Annual fees
HKD 134,300 - 134,300
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Jane Lancaster-Adlam
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Chinese Academy Primary School
School type
Private
School phase
Primary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
No data
Availability 2021/22
No data
Annual fee average
HKD 134,500
Annual fees
HKD 134,300 - 134,300
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2017
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Jane Lancaster-Adlam
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A new school in Causeway Bay is offering primary students a bilingual education that’s deeply rooted in Chinese education principles – and from 2021 it will open an IB secondary school at a new state-of-the-art campus.

The Chinese Academy (CAPS) is a new primary school that fuses traditional Chinese education principles with Western values. Co-founded in 2017 by the International Chinese Academy Education Foundation and Confucius Hall of Hong Kong, CAPS has a strong focus on family values and other principles of Confucius.

There’s a truly international curriculum at CAPS, which is described as drawing “the best elements from countries such as the UK, US, Canada, Singapore, China and Hong Kong”. There is a strong focus on inquiry-based learning, interactive engagement, and creativity here, which will prepare students for the IB programmes due to be rolled in the new secondary school. The secondary school is expected to be ready for the 2021-2022 academic year, and it will offer the IB MYP (with an option to study IGCSEs) followed by the IBDP (with GCEAL as an option).

CAPS offers a bilingual immersion programme where most subjects are taught in both English and Mandarin; each subject is taught with a 60:40 ratio of English to Mandarin. Chinese is used for units such as Chinese studies, Chinese painting, Chinese dance, Chinese musical instruments, and Wushu (Chinese martial arts), and all students learn Chinese through the use of traditional Chinese characters.

Class sizes range from 22 to 24, and the teacher-to-student ratio is 1:10.

The school is currently located in a temporary site, and it will soon move to a state-of-the-art campus; the first phase for 500 primary students opened in September 2019, and the second phase will open by 2021. By 2027, CAPS plans to accommodate a four-form entry all-through school with a total student body of 1,200, after adding a secondary school and kindergarten. Facilities at the new 120,000 square foot campus in Causeway Bay will include a makerspace lab, performing arts centre, STEM and science labs, visual arts centre, sports stadium, Chinese theatre, activity centre, school hall, interactive multimedia library, ICT centre, café, organic farm, Chinese music rehearsal hall, and a swimming pool.

Primary fees are HKD 122,650, and all parents must pay an annual capital levy of HKD 43,200.

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