Diocesan Girls' School is a top-performing Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) school that combines local and international curricula to deliver a rigorous but well-rounded education.
The Diocesan Girls' School is a five-form entry, English-medium, all-through school for local and a small number of expat students that provides an education based on Christian principles. It’s a well-established all-girls school in Kowloon City that has been teaching the local curriculum for more than 140 years.
Both the primary and secondary divisions of the school follow a unique curriculum that is based on the Hong Kong Examination Authority's curriculum, and all secondary students take the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education exams. In Secondary 5 and 6, students can study A Levels.
DGS 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, but DSS schools must focus on offering a curriculum that targets local students and prepares them for local examinations; some like DGS also offer A Levels.
The school has a strong academic record, and it is also ranked top in the Hong Kong Outstanding Students Awards for academic, extra-curricular, and community service achievements.
As with all DSS schools, fees at DSS 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. Fees range from HKD 67,000 in the primary division to HKD 38,000 in secondary.
Facilities at the school, which was renovated from 2009-11, include a 1,400-seat-auditorium, a 300-seat recital hall, an all-weather 25m swimming pool, and a modern library.
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