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CityHong Kong
CurriculumsAmerican and International
Leaving qualificationsAP, SAT, and MAP
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications AP and SAT
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: HK$153,960
to: HK$184,120
Address: 125 Waterloo Road Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Number of students

850

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

Chinese HK; American

Ratio of local students to international students

1:4

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

No

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin (Early Childhood to Middle School)
Mandarin, French and Spanish (High School)

Max. number of students per class

24 (Elementary and Middle School)
20 (Early Childhood and High School)

Average number of students per class

20 to 24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

Apple Devices, 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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Advanced Placement (AP)
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 teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes (Elementary to High School)
No homework for Early Childhood students

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.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

N/A

Entry evaluation for students

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

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The language of instruction and communication at AIS is English. Students seeking admission to AIS are expected to be proficient users of English appropriate to their age and in line with the language requirements of their grade-level.

Waiting list

Waiting pool

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

AIS adopts a rolling admissions policy throughout the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we welcome students to join anytime from August to May.

School start time

8:00 AM

School finish time

3:00 PM

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

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

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, we have vegan meal

Uniform required

Yes

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

Sports activities included

Swimming lessons, Music, Drama, Art, PE

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

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

Facilities at the school

Library, Theater, Science Labs

Sports facilities at the school

Multiple outdoor basketball courts, indoor gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool

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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