Hong Kong
International, Chinese curriculum
Ages 6 to 18

Victoria Shanghai Academy - Hong Kong

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CurriculumInternational, Chinese
Languages of instructionChinese, English
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
First year fees: HK$203,100

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Number of students

1800

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English as Additional Language Program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, French, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

VSA believes that access to technology provides the school with a great opportunity to enhance student learning and teaching effectiveness. VSA is a one-to-one Macbook school, teachers and students are continually making the best of learning technology in the classroom. Students use their computers as a means to better their organizational skills, as a tool of inquiry, and as a creative instrument. Students use iBooks Author to create ePortfolios that showcase there progress in their MYP subjects and use this ePortfolio as part of student led conferences.

The school has a Learning Technologies Coordinator for the secondary section in order to maximize growth in using technology effectively in the classroom.

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Year 1: All applicants are interviewed in a group setting (in English and Putonghua). Shortlisted students and parents are invited to attend a parent interview with a member of the Senior Management Team.

Year 2 – Year 5: Applicants will join a 40 minutes lesson in the appropriate year level, in which they will participate in the class activities and be interviewed by teachers in English and Putonghua. After the lesson, applicants will need to take a written assessment which consists of English, Chinese and Mathematics.

Year 6 – Year 11: Written Tests (Chinese Language, English Language & Mathematics). Interviews in English and Putonghua.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support Department

Learning support offered

Learning and Language Support departments work with teachers, students and parents to ensure that all students have full access to the curriculum with the opportunity to reach their full potential.

School start time

8:25 am

School finish time

Monday to Friday (except Wednesday): 3:30 pm
Wednesday: 1:30 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Field trips, Residential camps, Project Week, Model United Nations, Swimming galas, House days, Environmental groups, Science groups and competitions, Cultural groups, Art groups, Dance and drama groups, Speech festivals, Musical groups and competitions, International Schools Theatre Association activities

School provided lunches

The cafeteria is equipped with an on-site kitchen, providing freshly cooked meals. The cafeteria also serves breakfast, and snacks during recesses and after school.

Sports activities included

Track and field, badminton, basketball, rugby, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, bowling, fencing, cross country, ball hockey

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, playground, outdoor court, swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

VSA participates in HKSSF (Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation) and ISSF (International schools sports federation of Hong Kong) competitions.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

VSA is a student-centred community of academic and personal excellence, combining international perspectives and Chinese heritage.
VSA emphasises a holistic approach at the heart of which is inquiry teaching and learning. The primary section offers a bilingual education (English and Mandarin); the secondary curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.

Teaching approach of the school

A student centred inquiry approach to teaching and learning is emphasized. VSA students are seen as individuals, each with their particular strengths and unique abilities. VSA students are encouraged to translate their learning into action by putting into practice their interpretation of the school motto: Virtue, Service, Action and testing their capacity for leadership.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in HKD

Yearly fees: HK$142,600
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: HK$60,500
Total first year fees: HK$203,100
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@vsa.edu.hk
School's webpage: www.vsa.edu.hk/en
School's Fees webpage: www.vsa.edu.hk/en/School_Fees.aspx
Address: 19 Shum Wan Road Aberdeen Hong Kong