Hong Kong
International, Christian curriculum
Ages 12 to 18

Diocesan Boys' School

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CurriculumInternational, Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 12 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 25
Max. students per class 27
First year fees: HK$45,900

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School Information

Max. number of students per class

Grade 7 to 9: 27 students per class
Grade 10 to 12: 20 students per class

Average number of students per class

25

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, French

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Selected applicants will be asked to attend an interview in both English and Cantonese offered by the English and Chinese Departments. Applicants who are talented in sports and music may be invited to attend try-outs and auditions.

Students who have chosen French instead of Chinese will be exempted from the Cantonese interview.

External examinations/assessments available

IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Average Score of graduates in 2015: 39.3 points
Average Score of graduates in 2014: 38 points

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

DBS has a Gifted Education Committee.

Gifted Education Committee aims to bring out the potential in gifted or talented students. The mission is to explore and develop the potential of gifted students and provide them with opportunities to receive education at appropriate levels.

These aims and objectives will be accomplished by:
- Provide methods and tools for identifying potentially talented students
- Provide special pedagogical methods for the development and promotion of talented students
- Co-ordinate all the gifted development programs outside of school
- Create a database about gifted education programs and students
- Liaise with and organize all the people involved in the programs, including teachers, students and their parents

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Astronomy, aviation and transportation club, bridge club, business studies, chess, design and technology, robotics, environmental studies society, film and video society, golf, history, martial arts, math, meteorological and geographical society, modern music club, ocean and voyage club, orienteering, reading club, rope skipping, science, social services society, swimming, tennis

Sports activities included

Athletics, badminton, basketball, cross country, fencing, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey, life saving, rugby, softball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, football field, running track, indoor swimming pool, 25 metre outdoor swimming pool, basketball court, 2 tennis courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The mission of Diocesan Boys' School stands as providing a liberal education based on Christian principles for the development of a whole person of good character, the acquisition of creative and critical thinking skills and the cultivation of multiple intelligence maximizing students' diverse talents. The school policy reassures its prime concern of equipping students with sound knowledge, worthy personal qualities, dynamic social and technical skills to achieve success in this rapidly advancing pluralistic society.

Teaching approach of the school

The school is to provide a well-balanced education for the development of a whole person through effective means and agreeable strategies. Teaching and learning under both the reformed local curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme aims to enable our students to excel their language and numerical abilities, to broaden their knowledge base and to possess capabilities of critical thinking, independent learning and interpersonal skills.

It is of equal importance to meet the needs of individual students while facilitating a whole-person development. Equal emphasis is placed on academic abilities, language skills, information technology, physical education and music. Through participation in the clubs, societies, interest groups, student organizations and school teams, students experience growth in areas in addition to their academic studies. Local and overseas exchange and service programmes are encouraged to enrich common knowledge and deepen the understanding of our world outside the classroom setting. The Boarding School, a unique DBS feature, aims at further fostering a strong sense of responsibility and self-discipline among students.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@dbs.edu.hk
School's webpage: www.dbs.edu.hk
Address: 131, Argyle Street Mongkok Kowloon Hong Kong