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Victoria Shanghai Academy Review

Victoria Shanghai Academy is a Chinese all-through school on Hong Kong Island that offers all three IB programmes.
At a glance
School phase
All through
Curricula taught
Availability 2018/19
not_interested No
Availability 2019/20
not_interested No
Annual fee average
HKD 147,500
Annual fees
HKD 129,400 - 186,800
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Judith Guy, Ross Dawson
Owner
Victoria Educational Organisation
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities

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1.8km • Montessori curriculum
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Victoria Shanghai Academy

Victoria Shanghai Academy Review - WhichSchoolAdvisor

School phase
All through
Curricula taught
Availability 2018/19
not_interested No
Availability 2019/20
not_interested No
Annual fee average
HKD 147,500
Annual fees
HKD 129,400 - 186,800
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Judith Guy, Ross Dawson
Owner
Victoria Educational Organisation
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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First Published:
Wednesday 25 April, 2018

Updated:
Thursday 28 February, 2019

Victoria Shanghai Academy is a Chinese all-through school on Hong Kong Island that offers all three IB programmes.

Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a Chinese all-through school offering an International Baccalaureate curriculum. Teaching across the primary and secondary classes in Years 1-12 follows the three IB programmes – the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the IBDP.

VSA is a bilingual school with a large Cantonese-speaking student population. In the PYP, students are co-taught by an English and Mandarin teacher to support dual language immersion from Years 1 -5. In the MYP, the language of instruction is English, with the exception of Chinese language and literature and Chinese as additional language classes. And in the IBDP, students take two or three languages, which can include French or Spanish.

This is a modern school with a 1:1 MacBook programme in the MYP and IBDP and an ICT hub for all students.

VSA is a high achieving school. In the most recent IBDP results, the average score was 36.2, which is considerably higher than the global average of 29.78; there were two top scorers with 45 points, 90% of the 2017-18 cohort scored above 29. Graduating students predominantly study at universities in the UK, US and Australia, as well as Hong Kong.

The school is part of the Victoria Educational Organisation, which also has nine nurseries and kindergartens across Hong Kong; all kindergarten students get priority admission to the school which is an advantage for parents. It’s a large school that’s spread across a 400,000 sq ft campus, with facilities including science labs, multi-purpose school hall, outdoor amphitheatres, indoor swimming pool, sports courts, running track, soccer pitch, sports centre and gymnasium, and an arts floor with auditorium, orchestra and choir practice rooms, studios, and TV room.

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