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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Guidepost Hong Kong has expanded with three new locations in Hong Kong in Pok Fu Lam, Clearwater Bay and Discovery Bay. They now operate five 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.
At the international pre-nurseries and kindergartens, the programs offered include Montessori Together Playgroup, Toddler Pre-nursery, Kindergarten and After-school Program.
At Guidepost Family Club, the programs offered include: Montessori Together Playgroup, Transitional Toddler, Creative Arts, Natural Science, Sensory Math, English Literacy Arts, Workshops for parents and caregivers and Summer camp.
Guidepost Montessori Pok Fu Lam, L101 Chi Fu Landmark, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, +852 9126 6211 (call or WhatsApp), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.guidepostmontessori.com/schools/pok-fu-lam-hk
Hong Kong Academy has announced a limited number of merit-based scholarships available for new Secondary School students transitioning into HKA from local schools from August 2022. The school continues to offer means-tested financial assistance of up to 90% for eligible families. What's more, HKA will be introducing MYP Chinese A language and literature starting in Grade 6 for the 2022-23 school year!
All Hong Kong Academy graduates can earn up to three diploma credentials: the HKA Diploma, the Global Citizen Diploma certificate, IB Diploma or IB course certificates. More details about merit-based scholarships and language pathways will be shared in the open house on May 12, at 3pm, register here!
Hong Kong Academy, 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, +852 2655 1111, hkacademy.edu.hk
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
Woodland Pre-Schools offers a great education for children 6 months to 6 years old. 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 a new Head of School for Repulse Bay Montessori, Pokfulam 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, Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is an IB World School fully authorized to deliver the International Baccalaureate's 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.
Hong Kong International School (HKIS) shared the news that they have a second HKIS Olympian! Alumnus Sidney Chu '17 represented Hong Kong in men's short track speed skating in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
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.
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
Eton School in Mexico City is joining the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) group. It will be NAISs' 70th school worldwide and their second bilingual school in Mexico. This offers Eton School a chance to collaborate with the vast network of NAIS teachers across the globe. Additionally, Eton School students can now connect and collaborate through Nord Anglia's tech-enabled platforms and benefit from NAE's global partnerships.
Nord Anglia Primary & Secondary, 11 On Tin St, Lam Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Nord Anglia - Early Years, Red Hill Plaza, Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
Nord Anglia - Early Years, 285 Hong Kin Road, Tui Min Hoi, Sai Kung, The New Territories
Swallows and Amazons Kindergarten is open almost 50 weeks a year, operating four 10-week terms and a Summer Club program from June to the end of July, which all students can attend. Parents are only charged for 40 weeks of award-winning early childhood education per year.
At Swallows and Amazons, early childhood educators promote strategic reasoning, insightfulness, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship through the 16 habits of the mind. These life skills are persistence; listening with understanding and empathy; managing impulsivity; thinking flexibly; thinking about thinking; striving for accuracy; questioning and posing problems; applying past knowledge to new situations; thinking and communicating with clarity and precision; gathering data through all senses; creating, imagining, and innovating; responding with wonderment and awe; taking responsible risks; finding humour; thinking independently, and remaining open to continuous learning.