Hong Kong
International curriculum
Ages 5 to 18

Discovery College

38 Siena Ave. Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 30
Max. students per class -
First year fees: HK$162,090

Fees / Price

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

Yearly fees: HK$160,890
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: HK$1,200
Total first year fees: HK$162,090
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School Information

Number of students

1300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

45

Average number of students per class

30

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

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

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese (Putonghua)

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Year 1 - 3: 15 minutes
Year 4: 20 minutes
Year 5: 30 minutes
Year 6: 40 minutes
Year 7 - 9: 1 hour a night
Year 10 - 11: 2 hours a night
Year 12 - 13: 3 hours a night

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and/or interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Applicants must demonstrate through assessment/interview that they are capable of engaging with an English medium IB curriculum.

Students applying for admission to Discovery College take age-appropriate assessments for English. In addition, applicants are assessed for learning skills and cognitive ability. The assessments are accompanied by interviews that will explore each student’s potential for language learning as well as their ability to engage and succeed within the curriculum being offered at the school.

External examinations/assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Diversity Team

Learning support offered

Sometimes students will benefit from more personalised assistance to help them get the most out of their school life. The Learning Diversity Team is available to help students develop the necessary skills to help them reach their learning potential. The students’ progress is regularly monitored and assessed so that appropriate and timely intervention can be provided to meet their needs. In cases where interventions have been put in place and goals are not being achieved the need for additional resourcing may be discussed with parents. Resourcing could include seeking help from external agencies or appointment of a part/full time parent-funded educational assistant.

School start time

8:35 am

School finish time

3:15 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Swimming, Kung Fu, karate, chess, golf, judo, arts, capoeira, dance, gymnastics.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, sports hall, swimming pool, playgrounds, dance studio.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Discovery College is one of 21 schools run by the English Schools Foundation (ESF). The ESF was founded by Ordinance in 1967 to provide a ‘modern liberal education’ through the medium of English.

Discovery College was established by the English Schools Foundation to serve the needs of the local and expatriate communities in Hong Kong. It is a full Years 1 to 13 school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Years 1-6, Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Years 7-11, and Diploma Programme (DP) for Years 12-13. As a Private Independent School, Discovery College has no catchment area in its admission policy and students from all over Hong Kong can apply to study. The school community enjoys exceptional facilities on our state-of-the-art campus.

In addition to being an IB World School, Discovery College is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Teaching approach of the school

As an IB World School, Discovery College is authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). These programmes offer our school a philosophy and curriculum framework, which aims to combine the best research and practice from a range of national systems with the wealth of knowledge and experience in international schools.

IB programmes are recognized around the world and ensure an increased adaptability and mobility for IB students. The curriculum focuses on international perspectives of learning and teaching, while maintaining a focus on students’ home culture and language. The core components of our curriculum encourage students to participate in creative and service-oriented activities, while at the same time emphasizing the importance of reflection on a personal and academic level.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: office@dc.edu.hk
School's webpage: www.discovery.edu.hk
Address: 38 Siena Ave. Discovery Bay, Hong Kong