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CityHong Kong
CurriculumsIB, British, German, and Swiss
Languages of instructionEnglish and German
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: HK$177,000
to: HK$230,700
This school has more than one campus in Hong Kong:
Peak Campus: Ages 6 to 18

Address: 11 Guildford Road The Peak Hong Kong

Pok Fu Lam Campus: Ages 3 to 6

Address: 162 Pok Fu Lam Road Pok Fu Lam Hong Kong

The school offers two streams, German International stream and English International stream.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

German, Hong Kong

Native English and German speaking teachers

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

Language support for students not fluent in English and German

For children who are 6-8 years old, the Cultural and Language Integration Programme in Primary Years, also known as “CLIPPY”, presents an immersive German language curriculum. The programme enables children with no prior knowledge of German, to be supported by personalised language lessons. CLIPPY students are fully integrated in a multicultural environment and part of a nurturing community. It delivers an outstanding education that transforms lives, as well as minds, and develops critical thinking.

For older children ages 11-12 years old, the “Fast Track” programme is an accelerated German-learning experience designed for Secondary international students where German language courses are integrated into the interdisciplinary curriculum, alongside German speaking students. They are cultivated into a language-rich learning environment and become inquisitive, open minded and independent thinkers.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, French, Mandarin, Latin

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


External examinations or assessments available

Renowned for its academic excellence, GSIS offers two successful streams with globally recognised diplomas respectively. The German International Stream (GIS) bestows the German International Abitur (DIA) diploma which is seen as an advantage over other common school qualifications. As the only international school in Hong Kong to teach this curriculum, DIA graduates become bilingual and proficient in one of Europe’s most commonly spoken languages. Students who choose to continue their academic career in Germany, an economic powerhouse, are given an education resident visa, and tuition is offered gratuitously by the democratic elected German government. Alternatively, the English International Stream (EIS) prepares students for the IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) accreditation where extraordinary results are delivered. Both diplomas open doors to top-ranking universities all over the world including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Europe.

Results in these examinations

Examinations Results from 2022/2023:
IB Diploma: Average Score 40
Abitur Diploma: Average Score 1.8
IGCSE: 100% pass rate, with an impressive 95% of grades at A*/A for the CIE and 9 – 7 for Edexcel which is equivalent to its highest grades. In an extraordinary achievement, an outstanding 75% of Year 11 students have attained A* or A grades, or Edexcel equivalents, across all subjects

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Student access to education psychologist

At GSIS, we recognise the crucial role of student services in creating a positive and inclusive learning environment. Our student well-being programmes are designed to support students throughout their journey from early learners to young adults. From proactive initiatives to reactive interventions, our social-emotional counsellors and learning enhancement teachers work closely with students, staff, and parents to foster academic, social, and emotional growth.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Candidates for Kindergarten and Y01 of the English International Stream (EIS) 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.
Applicants for Y02 to Y06 of the EIS 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.

Waiting list

Please enquire with our admissions team

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We do not have a deadline for application. Applications are accepted from birth, so parents are advised to submit application as early as possible as the date of the application can have an impact on the applicant’s position on the waitlist for a future assessment.

Students can join after academic year begins

We do allow mid-year entry, provided that the applicant has been offered a shortlist place. A shortlist place refers to an applicant who has already passed all areas of our annual entrance assessments and where we do not have a place to offer immediately for the start of the academic year.

School start time

7:40 am

School finish time

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

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

GSIS offers a diverse range of clubs and activities to enable them to acquire new skills, delve into unexplored areas of interest, and develop their talents. These offerings span across different fields, including art, drama, music, sports, STEM, coding, and debate. Aside from these, students in Secondary can participate in the Model United Nations to learn about how the UN operates, or partake in the Hong Kong Award for Young People, an award scheme designed to motivate a spirit of challenge and perseverance through outdoor activities.

Our students also have the freedom to spearhead and orchestrate their own contributions. By taking the initiative in student-led activities, they can share their skills to peers and gain valuable experience in leadership and organisation. We believe this enhances the breadth of our school’s offerings but also instils a sense of responsibility and community within our students. Through this approach, we aim to provide a well-rounded education that equips them with the skills and resilience to succeed in all aspects of life.

Our after-school programmes encompass both chargeable afternoon activities (AAs) and non-chargeable extra-curricular activities (ECAs) that are led by a combination of external service providers and GSIS staff members. They vary depending on the respective year groups and timetables of Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary students.

Sports activities included

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Playground, Theatre, Music Room, Art Studio, Science Lab, IT Suite, Library, Indoor Swimming Pool, STEM Classrooms, Auditorium

Sports facilities at the school

Sports Field, Gymnasium, Sports Courts, Fitness Room

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Benefitting from a network of 135 German Schools Abroad, German Swiss International School (GSIS) is a leading dual-language institution in Hong Kong that has offered all-through education from Kindergarten to Secondary since 1969. Renowned for its academic excellence, GSIS offers a multicultural education in two equally successful streams where both diplomas are globally recognised - the German International Stream (GIS) offers the German International Abitur (DIA) whilst the English International Stream (EIS) delivers the British IGCSE and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) accreditation.

Teaching approach of the school

Our mission is to Inspire passionate, open-minded, inclusive and resilient global citizens who strive to make a positive difference in our changing world.
Our Vision:
- Develop future-focused learning environments and pedagogy
- Foster intercultural understanding in the context of the German Swiss heritage within an international community.
- Learn from each other’s strengths, ideas and perspectives.
- Continue to enhance conditions for all students to achieve academic excellence.
- Cultivate an understanding of the sustainable use of the world's resources.

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