Hong Kong
International curriculum
Ages 5 to 11

Beacon Hill School

CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 5 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class -
Max. students per class 30
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

540

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

The most numerous nationalities include Hong Kong Chinese, British, Australian, Canadian, Indian and American.

Max. number of students per class

30

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview/assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Applicants must demonstrate through interview and assessment that they are capable of engaging with an English medium curriculum. Applicants learning and social skills, together with their ability to cooperate with adults and other children, will be taken into consideration.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Education Needs Department

Learning support offered

Students who require additional support are identified using the ESF Levels of Adjustments. Students identified at Level of Adjustment 1 or 2 are supported in the mainstream classroom by the Head of Special Educational Needs and team of SEN Educational Assistants. Student needs may range from mild Speech and Language Difficulties, Attention Deficit Disorder, Specific Learning Difficulties, Sensory Integration and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Students at Level of Adjustment 3 or 4 are identified as Learning Support. These students have more moderate needs that may require specialised teaching from the SEN team. Beacon Hill School has capacity for 21 Learning Support Students which include three Learning Support Teachers and three Learning Support Educational assistants.

School start time

8:45 am

School finish time

3:00 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Photography, yoga, green team, football, student council, netball, baking, book club, tennis, hockey, choir, art, stacking cups, origami, running, tournament of the minds, battle of the books, rugby, basketball, computer coding club, cricket, fitness, debating club, aquathon

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor sports field.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Beacon Hill School is one of 21 schools run by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). The ESF was founded by Ordinance in 1967 to provide a ‘modern liberal education’ through the medium of English.

The school teaches through the medium of English. Priority is given to non-Cantonese speaking children (who cannot, therefore access the local system) and who speak a good level of English. BHS has incorporated Chinese Mandarin as a daily lesson drawing positively on the multi-cultural elements of Hong Kong.

Standards at BHS are high. The curriculum offered is aligned to the philosophy of the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Organisation and involves an inquiry-based, investigative style of teaching and learning. Central to the life of the school, is the positive community spirit and the strong partnerships with parents. There is an active Parent Teacher Association which supports the school through a variety of social and fund-raising events.

Teaching approach of the school

BHS follows the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme with its curriculum developed from best practice around the world. Through this programme the school enables purposeful challenge and aims to inspire and motivate its children to be creative, independent learners who are aware of their social responsibility.
As well as being an IB World School BHS is also accredited by the Council of International Schools.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: bhs@bhs.edu.hk
School's webpage: www.beaconhill.edu.hk
School's Fees webpage: www.esf.edu.hk/school-fees
Address: 23 Ede Road Kowloon Tong Hong Kong