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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$195,500
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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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

1.6% of the total student population is local.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Hebrew, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

iPad for all students in Elementary and a MacBook is required in High School

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Differs per grade

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. Admission to High School requires an aptitude assesment.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Computer based multiple choice (English Language, Reading, Mathematics, Science) as well as a written English and Chinese assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications are welcome throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available


Results in these examinations

Most of them did very well. In the six years of graduating classes from Elsa High School, two 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 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 when International stream students study worldview subjects.

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


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


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


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


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


Sports activities included

Physical Education

Sports facilities at the school

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our sports team compete in the ISSFHK league

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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