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CurriculumsAmerican and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 19 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: HK$87,000
to: HK$160,200
Address: 125 Waterloo Road Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Number of students

840

Number of nationalities represented in the school

35

Most common nationality

American

Ratio of local students to international students

1:4

Max. number of students per class

24 (Elementary, Middle to High School) 20 (for Early Childhood)

Average number of students per class

19

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, French and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

interactive whiteboard, Laptop and desktop computers, iPad and Wifi

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Remote Learning Model: Virtual classes are offered through Zoom, Hapara, Google Classroom, and Seesaw, according to divisional schedules

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Vary according to grade levels.
● Grade 1 Junior – Grade 1 20 minutes/day
● Grade 2 – Grade 4 30-60 minutes/day

For Middle School and High School: should not exceed 60-80 minutes/night include an expected 20 minute minimum of daily reading.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Waiting pool

Entry evaluation for students

Yes:
Early Childhood: Interviews
Elementary - Middle School: Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests
High School: SLEP, English and Mathematic Placement

For oversea students: ISEE entrance test, organized by ERB organization

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English proficiency test, Mathematics test and Interview

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Rolling admissions

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

External examinations or assessments available

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Advanced Placement
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests: Grade 3 - 10
Achieve3000 & No Red Ink: for non-AP students

Results in these examinations

http://www.ais.edu.hk/content/ais-scholars

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes: https://www.californiacoach.com.hk/

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

N/A

School start time

8:00am

School finish time

3:00pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art Club, Student Council, Study Zone (HS tutors are available during this time), Orchestra, Samba (drum club), TED-ed Club (creating inspirational speeches for learning), Model UN, Chinese Club, Coding Club, Math and Chess club, VEX Robotics and a Drama Club

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, we have vegan meal

Sports activities included

Swimming lessons, Music, Drama, Art, PE

Sports facilities at the school

Multiple outdoor basketball courts, indoor gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes: Volleyball, Swimming, Basketball, Cross Country, Badminton, Soccer, Track and Field

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American International School is a private, co-educational school in Hong Kong. Serving families from Hong Kong's local and international communities since 1986, it delivers an American standards-based educational programme for students from Early Childhood through to Grade 12. AIS nurtures, confident, caring, and well-rounded students who consistently secure placements in prestigious universities and colleges around the world. Our core values of justice, knowledge, and love foster the development of global citizens, empowered thinkers, and effective communicators who are prepared for a bright future.

Teaching approach of the school

AIS students benefit from a range of teaching styles and approaches that are progressive,
student-centered, and reflective of international best-practice. Our teachers continuously seek
ways to ensure our classrooms remain dynamic learning communities where the joy of learning,
achievement, and success is evident and celebrated. Our teachers are collegial, supportive and
eager to share. We expect our teachers to be lifelong learners eager to embrace opportunities for
ongoing professional development and training. All teachers are required to be effective in their
use of technology within the classroom.

Beyond the classroom, teachers at AIS willingly devote their time and energy to a variety of roles
and responsibilities expected in a high-quality school. Continuously looking for ways to help
students achieve their potential, teachers play important roles in extracurricular activities,
coaching, and school trips.
The classroom teacher is the first point of contact between home and school. Parents wishing to
contact a teacher directly should do so by school email. E-mail addresses for all members of staff
can be found on the faculty directory and the school’s website.

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