Chinese International School, Hong Kong
1 Hau Yuen Path,
Braemar Hill, Hong Kong, China
Tel: (+852) 2512 5918
Fax: (+852) 2510 7378
International, IB, UK, US curricula.
1400 students, 4-18 yrs.
The Chinese International School offers an enriching dual-language
programme in Chinese (Mandarin) and English. The school encourages
intellectual curiosity and independent, critical and creative thinking,
with a view to allowing all students to achieve their full potential.
The primary school, Reception-Years 6 (US Pre-Kindergarten-Grade
5), offers a dual-language programme in which all students learn
to read, write and speak both English and Chinese to age-appropriate
levels. The core subjects are taught in English only but other subjects
are taught through the medium of both languages. In the secondary
school, Years 7-13 (US Grades 6-12), all students undertake the
IB Middle Years Programme in years 7 to 11 and the IB Diploma Programme
examinations. The school has an excellent record of success in the
Diploma Programme and students are regularly accepted at leading
colleges and universities throughout the world. The medium of instruction
in the secondary school is English, although Chinese is a required
subject for all students. There are special classes for students
who enter the secondary school with limited or no Chinese background.
The student body is comprised of children of diverse national, ethnic
and religious backgrounds. Some 25 nationalities are represented
in the student body, with the majority coming from Hong Kong, USA,
UK and Canada. The school offers a wide range of co-curricular activities,
including a full-range of sports, a lively performing and fine arts
program, debating and Model United Nations teams, etc. A newly completed
arts and languages center houses a video and sound-editing studio,
2 drama studios, 2 music studios, 6 practice rooms, 4 art studios,
1 dance studio and exhibition areas. Other facilities include a
200-seat auditorium, 25-meter indoor pool, 4 gymnasiums, several
play courts, fitness room, outdoor climbing wall, and 600 computer
terminals dispersed among 2 libraries, 6 science labs, 5 dedicated
computer labs, as well as most other classrooms and a number of
study areas. All applicants are personally interviewed before admission,
and previous school records are required of all applicants.