Hong Kong
Jewish, International curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Carmel School

460 Shau Kei Wan Road, Shau Kei Wan, Hong Kong
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CurriculumJewish, International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): HK$177,000
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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
Yearly fees: HK$177,000
This school has more than one campus in Hong Kong:
Elsa High School: Ages 11 to 18
Holly Rofé Early Learning Centre: Ages 2 to 3
Carmel Elementary and Pre-school: Ages 3 to 11

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

365

Number of nationalities represented in the school

20

Most common nationality

American

Ratio of local students to international students

1.6% of the total student population is from local.

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Hebrew, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

iPad for all students in the elementary and MacBook in the high school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on different grade levels.

Uniform required

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

Waiting list

Yes, for the early childhood and Preschool sections.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, for high school only.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English Language, Reading, Maths, Science, Chinese Language

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

External examinations or assessments available

IB MYP and DP

Results in these examinations

Most of them did very well. Last year, a student in Grade 12 achieved 45 full marks in IB DP.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Yes, Jewish.

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

The Preschool and Elementary school is only available to the Jewish community. At the high school, there is an international stream where non-Jewish students are welcome. Most of the time Jewish and non-Jewish students learn together except during Jewish Studies and Hebrew lessons the non-Jewish students will be studying worldview subjects.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

English as an Additional Language.
The Learning Connections for special needs.
In-house social worker.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes, we do support them.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:45 am at the Early Childhood & Preschool
7:45 am at the Elementary School
7:55 am at the High School

School finish time

11:45 am for the 1-3 years old
1 pm for the 3 years old
3 pm for the 4 years old
3:20 pm for the elementary school
3:15 pm for the high school

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

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, Drama, etc.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical Education

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer pitch, Netball/Basketball Court, Tennis Court outdoor play area, swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Basketball team and Soccer team.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Excellence, Community, Tradition.

Teaching approach of the school

We believe the parent-school partnership underpins a child's ability to blossom and develop to his or her full potential. Carmel functions as one large family, providing support, care, help and direction.

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