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Creative Secondary School Review

Creative Secondary School offers a dual curriculum that gives students the opportunity to study the IB programme and Hong Kong's standard educational curriculum.
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School phase
Secondary
Inspection rating
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Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
HKD 167,500
Annual fees
HKD 156,338 - 178,490
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Status
Open
Opening year
2006
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Dr Anthony Adames
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Creative Secondary School
School phase
Secondary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
close
Availability 2021/22
close
Annual fee average
HKD 167,500
Annual fees
HKD 156,338 - 178,490
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
2006
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Dr Anthony Adames
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Creative Secondary School offers a dual curriculum that gives students the opportunity to study the IB programme and Hong Kong's standard educational curriculum.

Creative Secondary School (CSS) integrates Chinese and international practices to offer students in Forms 1-6 a well-rounded curriculum. Describing itself as a “progressive, innovative and forward-thinking school”, CSS is a secondary school with an intake of around 790 students.

Teaching in the first four years follows the Hong Kong secondary curriculum and the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), which is “concept-driven and promotes inter-disciplinary, inquiry-based, collaborative learning”. In the last two years, students can opt to study the IBDP or the standard Hong Kong DSE Diploma.

CSS is a Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) school, which means that it receives a subsidy from the government. The DSS scheme was introduced by the Education Bureau in 1991 to help improve the offering of private education in Hong Kong. DSS schools have the freedom to design their own curriculum and set their own school fees. Although DSS schools must focus on offering a curriculum that targets local students and prepares them for local examinations, some like CSS also offer the IB programme.

In the 2019 IB results:

• Average score: 35
• Pass rate: 100%
• No. students scored 40 points and above: 18%
• No. students achieved the bilingual diploma: 62%

Read our roundup of Hong Kong's 2019 IB results here.

As with all DSS schools, fees at CSS are typically significantly cheaper than international schools, and it has its own admissions policy rather than following the government’s Primary One Admission system (POA) or Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) scheme.

While CSS has a largely local student population, there is a small intake of expats in all year groups. CSS is part of a family of schools that also includes the Creative Primary School (CPS) and a kindergarten.

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