Previously known as Island Christian Academy, YMCA Christian Academy is a primary and middle school that follows a creative, UK-based curriculum with a strong religious ethos.
YMCA Christian Academy (YCA) is a non-profit school with a growing student community. Founded in 2012, this school in Hong Kong Island offers primary and middle years education for children aged 5 to 11 years.
YCA is a Christian school that stays true to its founding Biblical principles and values, and the curriculum features a strong emphasis on Christianity and a weekly chapel meeting. It was the first accredited school in Hong Kong to offer the International Primary Curriculum. As the school expands, it plans to pioneer the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), which is a challenging and concept-focused curriculum created for 11 to 14-year-olds.
The curriculum covers English, maths, science, daily Chinese lessons, Christian studies, PE, and ICT, as well as broader subjects such as international mindedness and personal goals. As well as the IPC, teaching draws on elements of the National Curriculum for England, Australia’s national mathematics programme, and the Biblical Foundation Curriculum for all faith-based classes.
In the school’s own words,
“We deliver a broad, creative, developmental and international curriculum, rooted in a clear Biblical philosophy and vision of education.”
YCA offers some of the lowest tuition fees in Hong Kong (HKD 116,500 in Years 1 – 6, HKD 128, 300 in Year 7) and has a selective admissions policy.
Previously known as Island Christian Academy, YCA is managed by the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, which currently operates three kindergartens, two primary schools, two secondary schools, and a continuing education college. With its new name – YMCA Christian Academy – starting for the 2022/23 school year, parents can expect the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong to take a stronger role in the direct management of the school.
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