Hong Kong
International, German, Swiss, British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

German Swiss International School

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CurriculumInternational, German, Swiss, British
Languages of instructionEnglish, German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): HK$183,610
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and German
Native English and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English and German)
Class sizes Average
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: HK$183,610
This school has more than one campus in Hong Kong:
Peak Campus: Ages 11 to 18
Pok Fu Lam Campus: Ages 3 to 7
Wan Chai Campus: Ages 7 to 11
Sai Kung Campus: Ages 3 to 5

Important notes about this school

The school offers two streams, German or British.

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

30

Most common nationality

German, Austrian, Swiss

Native English and German speaking teachers

Yes, the school has highly-qualified teachers from German and English-speaking countries.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Mandarin

Uniform required

No

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Candidates for the English Stream Kindergarten and Y01 will be assessed individually, but within a group of up to eight children. The assessment schedule begins in January for entry in August of the same year.
English Primary Y02 to Y06 applicants will be invited to attend a test between February to May. The interview for candidates for Y02 onwards will consist of a written test for English and Mathematics and verbal English.
Potential candidates of the English Secondary Department for the following school year will be invited for an entrance test and/or interview in January and February of the same year.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, Abitur Diploma, IGCSE

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

Student access to education psychologist

The school has a School Counsellor.

School start time

7:40 am

School finish time

Kindergarten: 12:30 pm
Primary: 15:20
Secondary: 15:20

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

GSIS offers many clubs and activities. Some of them are: breakdance, computer programming, drama, chess, choir, horse riding, martial arts, public speaking, school newspaper, school of rock, sports climbing, yoga

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Tennis, football, badminton, handball, aquatics, rugby, softball, yoga, uni hockey, cricket, table tennis

Sports facilities at the school

Playground, dance rook, basketball court, indoor sports hall.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

One school - two systems. The German Swiss International School Hong Kong (GSIS) was established in 1969 by German Swiss families who were looking for a bilingual German-English education in an international setting. From these early beginnings, GSIS has grown into one of the leading international schools in Hong Kong. The school's main campus is strategically located in the picturesque and prestigious setting of The Peak, Hong Kong.

GSIS is comprised of two parallel streams. German Stream students work towards the International Abitur diploma, following the curriculum of the German federal state of Thuringia. The English Stream prepares students for the I/GCSEs and for the International Baccalaureate.
Diploma

Teaching approach of the school

GSIS GUIDING PRINCIPLES (GERMAN STREAM):
1. GSIS is part of the network of German International Schools in the Asia-Pacific region (The mission statement of German International Schools in the Asia Pacific).
2. GSIS works towards the German International Abitur, which gives access to leading universities around the world.
3. GSIS promotes multilingualism. It provides an environment in which students of diverse backgrounds learn to communicate effectively in English and German.
4. GSIS provides enrichment through a range of extra-curricular activities that form an integral part of the school programme.
5. GSIS offers Putonghua. It encourages cultural exchange with the Chinese environment.

GSIS GUIDING PRINCIPLES (ENGLISH STREAM):
1. GSIS is a selective international school offering a rigorous and challenging learning environment to students from diverse ethnic backgrounds.
2. GSIS strives for academic excellence and prepares its students for leading universities around the world. GSIS is undergoing a gradual transition from the A and AS level examinations to the International Baccalaureate diploma.
3. GSIS functions in an English as a First Language environment. It promotes multilingualism and put particular emphasis on the learning of German, working towards the German Sprachdiplom I and II examinations.
4. GSIS provides enrichment through the wide range of extra-curricular activities that form an integral part of our school programme.
5. GSIS offers Putonghua and aims to deepen ther students' understanding of the environment and culture of China.

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