Hong Kong
International, Chinese curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 11

Kingston International School

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CurriculumInternational, Chinese
Languages of instructionChinese, English
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction Chinese and English
Native Chinese and English teachers
Extra languages (other than Chinese and English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Contact email: enquiry@kingston.edu.hk
School's webpage: www.kingston.edu.hk/en

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

This school has more than one campus in Hong Kong:
Kingston International Kindergarten: Ages 2 to 5
Kingston International School - Lower Primary: Ages 5 to 9
Kingston International School - Upper Primary: Ages 9 to 11

All the details about this school in their own words

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Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

22

Native Chinese and English speaking teachers

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The purpose of the interview is to determine your child’s language abilities, as well as developmental skills. The interview will be conducted in English and Putonghua and will be approximately 30 to 45 minutes in duration.

School bus service available

The buses are not run by Kingston but rather by an outside company. Kingston has a very good relationship with the company and does its best to help parents with any bus questions and concerns.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school supports student with SEN, but doesn't have any special program.

School start time

8:45 am

School finish time

3:15 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Floor hockey, basketball, football, phonics, drama, art, computers, chess, martial arts, Spanish

School provided lunches

No. Parents should supply their child with a healthy lunch, and two healthy snacks.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Kingston Children’s Centre and Kindergarten was founded by Emily Ngan in 1996 as an alternative to the traditional form of education offered in Hong Kong. Emily firmly believed in the power of play and in the importance of learning to speak Putonghua as well as English. She recognized that to foster language acquisition it was important to have small class sizes and native speaking teachers, and so Kingston began.

Kingston is the first school in Hong Kong authorized to teach the International Baccaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP).

Teaching approach of the school

Kingston follows the IB curriculum.

Each class is led by 1 fully qualified native English teacher and 1 fully qualified native Putonghua teacher for a full immersive bilingual education.
Teaching children how to relate what they learn in the classroom to the world outside.