Hong Kong’s education scene never ceases to excite! Let’s welcome quality international pre-schools, primary schools, and secondary schools to our international city in the following years. What’s more, existing schools are becoming virtual this year, offering exciting online workshops/competitions, as well as building and expanding their campuses. All in all, it means more fun, more opportunities, and more places for little scholars here!
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As your baby starts to walk the walk and talk the talk, IMS’ Montessori First Steps supports you and your child on a journey of self-discovery in a nurturing environment. Two teachers work alongside a maximum of eight children and parent/caregiver pairs in English and Putonghua. Children develop through sensory play and problem solving while learning to be independent.
Playgroup opening times: Mon-Fri:8.15-9:45am; 10.45am-12:15pm; HK$3,300 for two-day programme, HK$4,950 for three-day programme
IMS South Horizons Campus, G/F, Blocks 23 to 23A, South Horizons Phase III, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, +852 2772 2468, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ims.edu.hk
Hong Kong Academy's Exploration Day on April 22, which will take place from 9.15am-1.15pm, will provide families with first-hand insight into Hong Kong Academy’s teaching, programs and facilities. This free-of-charge event offers parents and children a variety of specialist activities and faculty-led workshops at our award-winning campus in Sai Kung. Meet the faculty, students and current parents to discover what it feels like to be part of the HKA community. Attendees of this event are eligible for a 2023-24 application fee waiver for applications submitted by May 5, 2023. Register here!
Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2655 1111, email@example.com, hkacademy.edu.hk
CSS is proud to announce the installation of two new smart water dispensers, thanks to the support of the Environmental Protection Department (EPD). The design for these innovative dispensers was created by Form 3 Ka Ue Lu. The goal of this project is to encourage students to adopt the habit of bringing their own bottles from a young age, thereby promoting a reduction in the use of single-use disposables and reducing plastic waste at the source.
The pilot scheme for installing smart water dispensers aims to make a positive impact on the environment by reducing plastic waste. Join us in this initiative by bringing your own bottle and let's work together to make a difference. Watch here!
In other news, the school recently celebrated the International Day of Happiness. Supported by UNESCO Hong Kong Association (UHKA), this message is echoed by the Chief Happiness Officer Association (CHOA), which has launched the Happy Schools Campaign to promote student-friendly, happy schools to all stakeholders within school communities. The Creative Schools Continuum, consisting of Creative Secondary School, Creative Primary School, and Creative Primary School's Kindergarten, was recognized by CHOA as successfully promoting happiness and well-being.
Creative Secondary School, 3 Pung Loi Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2336 0233, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.css.edu.hk
Guidepost in a network of Montessori schools. It is a community of Montessori educators and parents, whose primary goal is to foster independence in children. There are over 100 schools in this network globally, six of which are here in Hong Kong. And they are still growing!
They now operate six international pre-nurseries and kindergartens in Hong Kong (Chai Wan, Clearwater Bay, Discovery Bay, Kennedy Town, Pok Fu Lam) and Guidepost Family Club in Causeway Bay. Their first primary school is going to open this summer in Causeway Bay, a prime location to the heart of the city!
At the international pre-nurseries and kindergartens, the programs offered include Montessori Together Playgroup, Toddler Pre-nursery, Kindergarten and After-school programs.
At Guidepost Family Club, the programs offered include Parent-Infant programs, Montessori Together Playgroup, Transitional Toddler, Creative Arts, Natural Science, Sensory Math, English Literacy Arts, Workshops for parents and caregivers and Summer camp.
Established in 1963, the French International School (FIS) is an international education pioneer in Hong Kong with an offering of two streams across four campuses. At the heart of their learning environment is bilingual education and a unique mosaic of identities, the diversity of students and staff gives excellent preparation for an interconnected and complex world. It suits families who are looking not just for academic success, but a holistic and caring approach to education. The French Stream follows the French National Curriculum to Brevet and French Baccalaureate or the French International Baccalaureate. The International Stream follows the International Early Years and International Primary Curriculum to IGCSE, then IB.
FIS is a through-train school and accepts applications all year round. The school offers an extensive extra-curricular programme which enriches student life and encourages students to discover new experiences that can shape future pathways. Click here for admissions and regular campus tours!
French International School, various campuses, +852 2577 6217, email@example.com, www.fis.edu.hk
Blue Pool Road Campus: 165 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Chai Wan Campus: 1 Cheung Man Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Jardine’s Lookout Campus: 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout, Hong Kong
Tseung Kwan O Campus, 28 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong
Starting from January 2023, Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong will offer Enrichment Classes for children aged 2.5-5 years aimed at enhancing and extending their interests and skills in-particular areas. These classes include LEGO Robotics, Pastel Nagomi Art and Dot Painting, Taekwondo, STEM Workshop and STEAM Enrichment.
As they thrive to provide a holistic education for pupils, they partner with leading service providers to offer high quality after-school activity education, which parents will find beneficial for the growth and development of children.
Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (Coronation Circle), G09-12 Coronation Circle, 1 Yau Cheung Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3898 4660, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.malvernpreschool.hk
Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong (Island West), G/F and 1/F Viking Court, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, +852 3898 4670, email@example.com, www.malvernpreschool.hk
Kellet School has been awarded Patron’s Accredited Membership, and they are the only school to win in Hong Kong. They have also been awarded the Beacon School status for recognition of their approach to well-being and COBIS gave Kellett commendations for 18 out of the 24 areas assessed, with all areas meeting or exceeding expected standards.
The COBIS membership enables the school to access some excellent benefits including professional development for staff, events for students, and more!
Kellett School, Kowloon Bay Prep and Senior, 7 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, +852 3120 0700, www.kellettschool.com
Hot off the press! Anjisi School is opening its doors to students in 2023 and will be located in Kam Tin. The immense 150,000 sq feet property will include a six-story building, performing arts hall, swimming pool, and much more. The construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The school offers a blend of local and international curricula. The school is set to offer IB and IGCSE programs at secondary school.
Anjisi School, Kam Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, https://www.anchors.edu.hk/
Note, priority admission will be given to students at Anchor's kindergartens.
Hot off the press! Shrewsbury has announced their new mascot, Darwin, a super cute corgi pup to their community in Hong Kong. Darwin (named after one of the most prominent graduates) comes from Shropshire, England, where he stayed at an independent co-educational, boarding school founded by the Royal Charter in 1552. Learn more about Darwin via their social media platforms using the hashtag #SHKDarwin!
Shrewsbury International School, 10 Shek Kok Rd, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, https://www.shrewsbury.edu.hk/, https://www.facebook.com/ShrewsburyHKG
Hot off the press! A new school is opening in the city! Dalton School Hong Kong (DSHK) is a non-profit, child-centered dual-language private independent school located in the new vibrant West Kowloon Cultural District. The school is a true dual-language school (50% English / 50% Putonghua) that follows the US Common core and Beijing Tsinghua University Primary School standards. The primary school is approximately 75,000 square feet, with another 20,000 square feet used for the kindergarten and preschool. Admissions are now open to students from reception to middle schoolers and Dalton's High School (Grade 9-12) will commence in 2025. Click here for application information, including SEN inquiries.
Dalton School Hong Kong, G/F, Imperial Cullinan, 10 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon, +852 3612 4660, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.dshk.edu.hk
French International School (FIS) has some hot-off-the-press news! They are opening a brand new campus in Chai designed for the Early Years Program, the campus will open in September 2022! The Early Years Programs will be held in both French and International, providing a perfect learning environment for their youngest students. Registration is open, click here for more information!
The French International School (FIS) was established in 1963 and is one of Hong Kong's first international schools. The school offers two key curricula - The French Stream follows the French National Curriculum to Brevet and French Baccalaureate and The International Stream follows the English Curriculum to IGCSE, then IB.
French International School Hong Kong, email@example.com, www.fis.edu.hk
Big congratulations to Derun Li, from Yew Chung International School (YCIS), on receiving an offer to study Physics at Oxford University. Derun joined YCIS in 2015 as a Year 7 student. He further developed his interests in science and technology. His hard work is recognized by a list of renowned awards. Well done Derun!
YCIS has been providing quality international education to the learners of Hong Kong for more than 80 years. Originally specializing in early childhood education, YCIS now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
Yew Chung International School, 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, +852 2338 7106, www.ycis-hk.com/en/admissions, www.ycis-hk.com
English Schools Foundation (ESF) celebrates the completion of the construction of the flagship school structure. They will continue to work on fitting out the building, with the project on track to be finished for the new academic year in August 2022. The new school will offer state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities!
English Schools Foundation, +852 2574 2351, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.esf.edu.hk
Woodland Pre-Schools offers a great education for children 6 months to 6 years. With 8 centrally located campuses all over Hong Kong, they prepare children for a successful transition into primary school by building the foundations of independent learning step by step. Woodland Pre-Schools is happy to announce new Heads of School for Repulse Bay Montessori, Pok Fu Lam and Kennedy Town:
Woodland Preschools, Multiple Locations around Hong Kong, +852 2551 7177, www.woodlandschools.com
One of the leading schools in South East Asia, the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is an IB World School fully authorized to deliver the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Middle Years, and Primary Years Programs. This year marks a special milestone for the Canadian International School of Hong Kong as the school celebrates its 30th anniversary! CDNIS has become renowned for its academic innovation and its welcoming and supportive community where athletics, arts, and extracurricular activities play an equally important role in the development of their students as academic rigor.
Canadian International School of Hong Kong, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, +852 25257088, email@example.com, www.cdnis.edu.hk
Hong Kong International School (HKIS) shared the news that they were awarded the Education Award at the Hong Kong Business Awards 2022 for successfully providing uninterrupted and exceptional education during the pandemic. Watch the full interview with Dr. Ron Roukema, Interim Head of School, here.
Hong Kong International School, 1 Red Hill Rd, Tai Tam, Hong Kong, +852 3149 7000, www.hkis.edu.hk
Wycombe Abbey Hong Kong is proud to share that during 2021 and 2022, confirmed 11+ and 13+ offers of places have been received from the following British Independent Schools: Badminton School; Belmont School Mill Hill; Benenden School; Bryanston School; Caterham School; Cheltenham College; Cheltenham Ladies College; City of London School for Girls; Clifton College; Harrodian School; Lancing College; Mayfield School; Queen’s College London; Roedean School; Rugby School; Sherborne Girls; Woldingham School and Wycombe Abbey School.
Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, 17 Tin Wan Street, Aberdeen +852 2129 7100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.was.edu.hk
Hong Kong will be opening its first private school providing a mainland Chinese curriculum to cater to mainland families living in the city. Hong Kong officials choose a site for the city’s first school offering a mainland Chinese curriculum, near the Hong Kong Wetland Park. Hong Kong has many international schools, but there is no mainland equivalent. The new school will offer 900 places or more and is expected to launch around the 2025-26 school year. Watch this space for detailed updates and news.
Click here to see the latest press release by The Education Bureau
To find out more about this great initiative, visit issiahk.org or Instagram @issia.hk.
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