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CityHong Kong
CurriculumsIB and Jewish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 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 15 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: HK$76,700
to: HK$205,100
This school has more than one campus in Hong Kong:
Elsa High School: Ages 11 to 18

Address: 460 Shau Kei Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong

Holly Rofé Early Learning Centre: Ages 2 to 3

Address: Level 3 One Robinson Place, 70 Robinson Road, Mid Level, Hong Kong

Carmel Elementary and Pre-school: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 10 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong

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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

70% non local students.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Hebrew, Mandarin, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

IPad for all students in Elementary and a laptop is required in High School

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)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Most of the time Jewish and non-Jewish students learn together except during Jewish Studies and Hebrew lessons when International stream students study worldview subjects.

External examinations or assessments available


Results in these examinations

In the ten years of graduating classes from Elsa High School, three of our students achieved perfect scores. Our graduating class of 2018 achieved an outstanding average score of 38, placing us 4th highest in Hong Kong.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Differs per grade

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

English as an Additional Language
Learning Enhancement programme for students with special needs.
In-house counselor

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Learning extension is provided through multiple means: students who excel in specific subject areas may be provided with differentiated in-class work and/or enrolled in external subject competitions. Other extension opportunities for students who show strong abilities in public speaking, leadership and creativity are provided through school based and/or national or international opportunities to develop and showcase their skills.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Yes. Admission to High School requires an aptitude assessment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

MAP Test - A computer based multiple choice test for English Language, Reading, Mathematics, Science as well as a written English and Chinese assessment.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

4:05pm is the latest timetabled class slot in the High School.

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required

Uniform is mandatory for students from Pre-K to Grade 10.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art, Choir, Computer Club, Yoga & Fitness, Debate, Photography, Science Club, Table Tennis, Ball Games, Matheletes, Netball, Rock Band, Homework Club, Cooking Class, Judo, Chess Club and Drama. The list grows regularly.

Sports activities included

Physical Education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our sports team compete in the ISSFHK league

Facilities at the school

Science labs, Plastics Upcycling lab, Robotics lab, Black Box Theatre, Fitness Room, Makerspace

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer pitch, Netball/Basketball Court, Outdoor play area.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Excellence, Community, Tradition. Carmel School is a Jewish International School committed to academic excellence through fostering intellectual curiosity, self-directed learning and the individual development of each child.

Teaching approach of the school

Our personalised approach, with emphasis on growing caring, compassionate, global citizens, produces students who are independent thinkers and communicators and who will become leaders and contribute to the Jewish and wider world. Through a generous teacher/student ratio and curriculum delivery that caters for a range of learning styles, the School offers a supportive environment that develops students' confidence, imagination and skills, in both academic and social spheres.

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