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Language of instructionEnglish
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: HK$209,924
to: HK$263,868
Address: 38 Tsing Ying Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

The school also offers boarding facilities.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 35

Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

3:7 (locals to international students)

Max. number of students per class

In the Early Years, 16 in K1, 18 in K2; in Pre-Prep, 22 in Y1 to Y2, 24 in Y3 to Y5; 24 in the Prep School (Y6 to Y8) and Senior School (Y9 to Y11); and 15 in the Sixth Form (Y12 to Y13)

Average number of students per class

Please refer to the above.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. The English for Academic Purposes (EAP) department works with English Language Learners (ELLs) and caters to lower intermediate level through to advanced level learners of English. The aim of the EAP department is to support students for whom English is an Additional Language (EAL) as they adjust to the linguistic and cognitive expectations of the mainstream classroom. Specialist teachers employ EAL strategies, scaffolding and modifications, so that students can learn in, and through, English while still learning English. By linguistically unpacking some mainstream lessons we aim to ensure that the success of the student is not solely correlated to their linguistic ability, but also to their understanding of content. EAP students will develop the language skills, learning strategies and cultural awareness needed to be successful.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese (Mandarin), French and Spanish

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Uniform required


Waiting list

Pupils can only apply two years before entry. Parents of applicants who were not successful in gaining a place for August 2015 entry who would like their child to be considered for August 2016 entry, should inform the Admissions department in writing by the deadlines stated in the Admissions Timeline.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. Please refer to the School website ( for further information.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

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Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Please refer to the School website ( for further information.

Students can join after academic year begins

The School is, however, happy to receive late applications from pupils who are re-locating from overseas, plus strong late applications from local students, subject to places being available. For further information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% (with some may go on a gap year programme).

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE and A-level examinations

Results in these examinations

Please refer to the School website ( for further information.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Specialist support includes the School Psychologist, Individual Needs Coordinator and EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Coordinator.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The scholarship programme at Harrow International School Hong Kong is intended to provide merit-based financial awards for students with gifts in academic work and/or extra-curricular pursuits. The School’s desire to fund scholarships is based on the belief that the education and personal development of all students in the School will be greatly enhanced by the presence of talented students in academic, cultural and sporting pursuits.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

Lower School Early Years (K1 and K2) 8.00am
Lower School Pre-Prep School (Y1 to Y5) 8.15am
Upper School (Y6 to Y13) 8.00am

School finish time

Lower School Early Years (K1 and K2) 2.00pm
Lower School Pre-Prep School (Y1 to Y5) 3.50pm
Upper School (Y6 to Y13) 4.50pm

Supervised care before/after school

Students are not allowed leave the School without the permissions from both the parents and the teachers.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A varied extra-curricular programme is an essential part of a Harrow education and, distinctively in Hong Kong a significant part of it is integrated into the School day for all students from Y1 to Y13. Through activity option choices and a number of core activities that take place within the timetable, as well as in enrichment time after 5.15pm for boarders, the extra-curricular activities programme aims to develop skills associated with service, charity, teamwork, creative expression, leadership and challenges through a wide range of team and individual sports, music, art, drama, cultural and academic extension activities.

School provided lunches

Yes. The Dining Hall provides lunches and dinners for the students. Snacks, such as fruits, sandwiches and cookies, and juices are offered to certain year groups.

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

Vegetarian menus are available.

Sports activities included

Please refer to the School website ( for further information.

Sports facilities at the school

Astro turf, basketball court, gymnasium, multi-purposes rooms, netball court, sports hall, swimming pool, tennis court.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. Please contact the School for further information.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first international boarding and day school in Hong Kong. It opened in September 2012 and today has a combined roll of 1115 students from Early Years to Y13 in its Lower School and Upper School. Located in a magnificent crescent-shaped building with custom-built facilities near the Gold Coast, Tuen Mun, the School integrates elements of educational philosophy, practice and traditions from Harrow School in England into the diverse international community of Hong Kong to provide a highly distinctive education.

Teaching approach of the school

In delivering its vision statement, Leadership for a better world, the School places emphasis on high expectations of academic excellence, breadth and quality of extra-curricular achievement, positive contributions to the School community, and the development of leadership skills. Activities and experiences in and out of the classroom focus on the development of the six leadership attributes outlined in the vision statement:

1. Contributing positively to the community
2. Using knowledge with compassion
3. Solving problems collaboratively
4. Solving problems creatively
5. Making fair and just choices
6. Facing challenges with determination

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