Hong Kong
International, Chinese curriculum
Ages 4 to 18

Chinese International School

1 Hau Yuen Path Braemar Hill Hong Kong
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CurriculumInternational, Chinese
Languages of instructionChinese, English
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: HK$232,700

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Number of students

1500+

Number of nationalities represented in the school

31

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?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

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?

Yes

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

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

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

Yes

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?

No

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

N/A

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

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

7.55am

School finish time

3pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

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

School provided lunches

Yes

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

No

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

Yes

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.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in HKD

Yearly fees: HK$232,700
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@cis.edu.hk
School's webpage: www.cis.edu.hk
Address: 1 Hau Yuen Path Braemar Hill Hong Kong