Victoria Shanghai Academy is a Chinese all-through school on Hong Kong Island that offers all three IB programmes.
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 & 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.
|Average score||Pass rate||Highest score||Top scorers||40 points plus||35 points plus||30 points plus||Bilingual diploma|
In 2021, the average IB score was 37.5 (it was 36.2 in 2020), and for the fifth year in a row its average score is above 36 points. Three students achieved the top score of 45 points and two students achieved a near-perfect 44 points.
"Despite challenges under the pandemic in 2020/21, the cohort has striven their best to achieve a 100% pass rate and an average mean score of 37.5."
Graduating students predominantly study at universities in the UK, US, and Australia, as well as Hong Kong.
Read our roundup of Hong Kong's 2019 IB results here.
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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