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CityHong Kong
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 5 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 30 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: HK$126,200
to: HK$152,900
Address: 19 Sha Wan Drive Pokfulam Hong Kong
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Hong Kongers

Ratio of local students to international students

25% local, 75% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school


Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Laptops, ipads, cameras

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


Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, as needed.

Approximate hours of homework given

Most children will be set regular (perhaps daily) homework in reading, spelling and multiplication tables. In addition, the weekly homework set in the different year groups will be as follows:

Year 1: 30 minutes (read daily and play with sound only)
Year 2: 40 minutes
Year 3: 60 minutes
Year 4: 90 minutes
Year 5: 2 hours
Year 6: 2 ½ hours

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support Center

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

We will meet with the parents and the child.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

September for Year 1s starting in August the following year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Normally, 8.20 am.

School finish time

Normally, 3 pm.

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Netball, touch rugby, fitness club, choir, homework club, Minecraft club, basketball, knit and stitch club, drawing, dragon dance, battle of the books, running, hockey, orchestra, fine motor skills club. This varies.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. Netball, girls and boys football, cross country, AFL, rugby, biathlon.

Facilities at the school

Library, Music, Design Technology, Growing Garden, Playgrounds, Swimming Pool and playing fields(not owned by the school but used by the school)

Sports facilities at the school

Playgrounds, football pitch.
The school benefits from the use of the swimming and sporting facilities of The University of Hong Kong’s Stanley Ho Centre, which is adjacent to the school.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kennedy School 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.

Kennedy School is committed to providing a high-quality education for all its pupils. The children are taught an English medium international curriculum, modified to make it appropriate for the needs of children living in Hong Kong. Kennedy teaches the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is an authorised IB World School. Kennedy also has accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS).

Teaching approach of the school

At Kennedy, as in most primary schools today, the emphasis is on creating a relaxed but stimulating atmosphere which is conducive to learning and fostering each child’s creative, aesthetic, intellectual, social, moral and emotional development. The teacher’s role is to create and direct children’s experiences, to act as a consultant and guide and to monitor and record what is learned.

Kennedy is not only concerned with the preparation for secondary school but with the development of the child as a whole during six very important years. Qualities of self-discipline, integrity, respect and generosity are encouraged and pupils are helped to develop a positive self-image together with consideration and respect for the feelings of others. Kennedy wants its children to develop a tolerance and understanding of other cultures and religions, thus enabling them to experience more fully and consciously all that life has to offer.

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