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CityHong Kong
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 22 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: HK$149,800
to: HK$240,300
Address: 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

500+

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40+

Most common nationality

Over 40 different countries are represented with no one country representing over 25% of the student body.

Ratio of local students to international students

1:30

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Spanish, French

Max. number of students per class

24

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

To support overall learning

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)

Yes

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IB exams. MAP Testing. SAT. ACT. IRB.

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Varies

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

98%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

The school provides an equitable, accessible and healthy learning environment for all students and is one of few in Hong Kong that has the ability to meet the needs of accelerated learners as well as students requiring learner support. On-campus Occupational and Speech Therapy are available, and both the Primary and Secondary School programmes offer English Language Learning support for students who are acquiring English as their language of instruction.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer extension programmes for these students within the classroom.

Student access to education psychologist

We have an on-campus Speech Language Pathologist and Occupational Therapist. External psychologists can also be referred via our LS Dept.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Maths & English Assessment

Waiting list

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Year-round applications. Applications can be submitted up to 12 months prior to the anticipated start date.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

7:50am (Secondary), 8am (Primary)

School finish time

3:10pm (12:20pm dismissal every Wednesday)

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

HKA believes that student success should be defined by the interests, strengths and ambitions of the individual. Including After School Activities, Sports, Performing Arts, Secondary School clubs, Mother Tongue classes and Seasonal camps, co-curricular options are available to every grade level, extending and enhancing what happens in the classroom during regular instructional time. Whether it’s at lunchtime, after school, over the weekend or during school holidays, there are many opportunities for our students to build on existing skills, try new interests, compete, create and grow.

Sports activities included

A wide range of sports and skills are taught in our PE lessons.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We are participating members in ACAMIS and SCISAC in basketball, football and volleyball; and ISSFHK in basketball, football, volleyball, swimming, golf, rowing, sailing, climbing, netball, ultimate frisbee, track and field, and cross country.

Facilities at the school

Art Studios, Black Box Studio Theatre, Cafeteria, Chinese Cultural Space, Counselling Centre, Courtyard Garden, Design workshop, Early Childhood Kitchen, Health Centre, Kiln, Library, Maker Space, Occupational Therapy Room, Primary School Library, Secondary School Library, Rock Climbing Wall, Science Labs, Tech Centre, Theatre

Sports facilities at the school

Two fully equipped indoor gymnasiums, a climbing wall, a dance studio, and all-weather football pitch.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Hong Kong Academy is a non-profit, through-train school offering a rigorous, student-centered education for children aged 3 to 18 years. The school was founded on the belief that all children bring a unique set of talents and strengths to their learning, with HKA providing a personalised approach that recognises this and encourages all students to reach their full potential.

Teaching approach of the school

The early years are the first building blocks of a child’s learning journey. Teachers use the PYP transdisciplinary themes to create units of inquiry that weave together knowledge, skills and understandings from different subject areas. Through the PYP, students become more aware of themselves and the world around them, identifying how they can make contributions in meaningful and developmentally-appropriate ways.

We also recognise the important role of these first few years as a stepping stone to future learning and our programme provides a solid foundation for learners that is cognitively challenging and emotionally nurturing. Each child is empowered to understand themselves and others and feel confident about their potential as a learner.

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