Hong Kong
International, Chinese curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

Chinese International School

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CurriculumInternational, Chinese
Languages of instructionChinese and English
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): HK$270,700
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction Chinese and English
Native Chinese and English teachers
Extra languages (other than Chinese and English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: HK$270,700
Address: 1 Hau Yuen Path Braemar Hill Hong Kong

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Hong Kong Chinese

Ratio of local students to international students

It is hard to quantify our students as "local" vs "international". 63% of students were born in Hong Kong.

Max. number of students per class

Reception: 14/15 students per class. Years 1-6: 22 students per class. Years 7-13: 20 students per class.

Average number of students per class

Reception: 14/15 students per class. Years 1-6: 22 students per class. Years 7-13: 20 students per class.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native Chinese and English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in Chinese and English

Extra language support in English and Chinese (Putonghua) is available in Primary for non-native speakers. In Secondary, Chinese (Putonghua) ab initio classes are offered.

Additional language classes offered by the school

In Year 7, Spanish and French are elective subjects.

Use of technology in the classroom

Ipads, ipods and macbook pros are used in the Primary school. The school owns the equipment and students often share devices. Students in Secondary are part of a 1:1 laptop program.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Differs by year level, but starts in Year 1 with ten minutes of English and Chinese homework followed by reading.

Uniform required

Yes, except for senior students in Years 12-14.

Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students in Primary school may be invited for an age-appropriate play-based assessment. Applicants to Secondary must sit tests in English, Chinese, mathematics and also participate in oral interviews in English and Chinese.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Primary: Reception: Sept 1 to Oct 15/ Y1-Y6: Sept 1 to Feb 28
Secondary: Sept 1 to Nov 10

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

In last year's cohort, 96% of students attended tertiary institutions immediately after graduation. Some graduates are taking a gap year, are serving required military service or applying to schools in the southern hemisphere. Almost all students attend university within two years of CIS graduation.

External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.
International School Assessments(ISA)/Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK)

Results in these examinations

For the IB Diploma Programme:
108 members of the graduating class sat the DP examinations and 107 students (99%) successfully completed all requirements for the award of the Diploma, with an average score of 38. Two students achieved scores of 44 points, while 30% of students scored 40 or more points.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

The school has counsellors, learning support teachers, technology support teachers, learning enhancement teachers, University counsellors, careers counsellors, etc.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Every student is encouraged to reach their maximum potential. The school is fortunate to have low student:teacher ratios to help students in a personal way.

Student access to education psychologist

Unsure of "educational psychologist". Our school has counsellors in both the Primary and Secondary school as well as learning support teachers.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Varied opportunities in sports, music, performing arts, service, debating, technology, etc

School provided lunches


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


Sports activities included

Core sports are athletics, basketball, cross country, football, netball, rugby, swimming

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball court; four gymnasiums (two currently under construction), sports field, 25-meter indoor swimming pool.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

A dynamic, dual-language (English/Chinese) learning community based in Hong Kong and looking out to the world.C

Teaching approach of the school

Collaborative and international.

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