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YMCA of HK Christian College Review

YMCA of HK Christian College is a large secondary school on Lantau Island that offers an international-style education based on the Christian faith.
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School type
Direct subsidy scheme
School phase
Secondary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
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Availability 2020/21
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Annual fee average
HKD 109,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2003
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Dion Chen
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities

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2.7km • Montessori curriculum
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YMCA of HK Christian College
School type
Direct subsidy scheme
School phase
Secondary
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2019/20
radio_button_unchecked No data
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked No data
Annual fee average
HKD 109,000
Price band help
Mid-range
Status
Open
Opening year
2003
School year
Sep to Jul
Principal
Dion Chen
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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First Published:
Monday 26 November, 2018

Updated:
Thursday 13 June, 2019

YMCA of HK Christian College is a large secondary school on Lantau Island that offers an international-style education based on the Christian faith.

Founded by the YMCA of Hong Kong in September 2003, YMCA of HK Christian College is a secondary school with a large international student body. Located on Lantau Island, this Direct Subsidy Scheme school offers an international style education based on the Christian faith and values.

Students have the choice of studying the local Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) or IGCSEs and A Levels. More than 70% are international students coming from over 40 countries, and more than 40% of teachers are from overseas including the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Japan and India. The average class size is 25.

The school and a spacious and beautiful campus, equipped with generous-sized classrooms, specialist rooms including a fine art centre and drama room, and sports facilities including an artificial turf pitch, multi-purpose sports field, four-lane running track and long jump sand-pit. Other facilities include a TV studio, student learning centre, fitness room, and science and computer labs.

This English-medium school 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 they must focus on offering a curriculum that targets local students and prepares them for local examinations.

As with all DSS schools, it has its own admissions policy rather than following the government’s Secondary School Places Allocation (SSPA) scheme, and its annual tuition fees are significantly lower than at other international schools (HKD 70,000 for Hong Kong residents, and fees are available on request for international students).

 

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