Hong Kong
International, British curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 18

Yew Chung International School Hong Kong

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CurriculumInternational, British
Languages of instructionChinese, English
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualYes
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: HK$389,230

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Number of students

680

Average number of students per class

25

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

The school's international teachers represent 19 nationalities, including the UK, Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Malaysia and Kenya.

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

An English Intensive Programme (EIP) is provided to students who do not meet the English standards set by YCIS.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

In the Primary section, while some homework is assigned for practising skills and ideas learnt during a school day, homework is designed to be interesting and developmental. The amount assigned varies depending on the age and the class level of the student.

Once students enter the Secondary section, they need to adopt a more systematic approach of reviewing their work each day. Year 7-9 students should be doing at least 15-20 hours of homework a week. Students in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, if they want to be successful, should be doing 20-30 hours of homework a week. Discipline learnt in doing homework each day will prepare students to perform strongly in the examinations.

Uniform required

Yes. All students wear school uniforms. There are a summer uniform, a winter uniform and a uniform for Physical Education and sporting activities.

Entry evaluation for students

Placement test and/or interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Early Childhood Education: a family interview may be arranged, and consideration of acceptance is made after a successful interview.

Years 1–2: students applying for Years 1 and 2 are subject to admissions interviews. At least one parent should attend the interview with the student. Acceptance consideration is made after a successful interview process.

Years 3–6: students applying for Years 3 to 6 are subject to a placement test and an interview, taking approximately 2-2.5 hours on a weekday. At least one parent should attend the interview with the student. Acceptance consideration is made after a successful interview process.

Years 7 - 13: Assessments will take approximately three hours, covering three subjects: English, Chinese, and Mathematics. If the applicant is successful in the testing, an interview will be conducted later and at least one parent must attend the interview with the student. Acceptance consideration is made after a successful interview process.

Students can join after academic year begins

Although the school encourages parents to seek admission for their children before the start of each school year, it will consider the application of a student subject to the availability of space and the results of the admission tests (for Primary and Secondary) and interview with the parents.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IGCSE

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

School start time

The school starts between 8 am and 8:45 am depending on the grade level.

School finish time

The school finishes between 3:30 pm and 4:00 pm depending on the grade level.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Our after-school activities have been developed to meet the varied interests of students. A wide range of activities including choirs, orchestras, bands, drama clubs, Christian clubs, sporting groups such as diving, fencing and golf and Chinese cultural activities are also offered.

School provided lunches

Yes. YCIS offers hot and nutritious lunch for students. The food is selected and purchased daily, and meals are prepared in hygienic conditions under the supervision of the school's staff. Menus are carefully chosen to ensure a balanced and nutritious diet.

Sports activities included

Soccer, basketball, volleyball, field hockey, track and field, cross country, softball, swimming, badminton, tennis, table tennis

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, outdoor sports and play areas

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded in 1932 by Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Yew Chung has been providing quality international education to the learners of Hong Kong for more than 80 years.
Originally specialising in early childhood education, Yew Chung International School (YCIS) now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

YCIS is operated by Yew Chung Education Foundation. YCIS adopts a multicultural and bilingual learning mode in the context of a Christian framework. The multicultural aspect aims to produce global citizens while the bilingual learning mode puts equal emphasis on the teaching of Chinese and English.

Teaching approach of the school

Yew Chung is committed to educate the whole person from infancy through secondary education. YCIS strives to unite the best elements of Eastern and Western traditions and practices, the growth of the individual and the inquiring mind as well as develop a sense of personal responsibility and social welfare of all. The Yew Chung international curriculum is designed to be developmentally appropriate for each age level, rooted in a bilingual atmosphere in multicultural environments utilizing instructional and information technology, fusing both Western and Chinese philosophies for character formation. The school's holistic approach to education involves cooperation with parents, family, community and world around us.

Yew Chung’s educational objectives are to:

- Provide a holistic education that nurtures the whole person
- Promote multiple-intelligence development to allow students to develop their own individual talents
- Uphold moral and spiritual values based on Christian faith, affirming the worth and dignity of each individual while instilling in each student a caring attitude towards people and the environment
- Nurture in each student an open outlook in life, respect for cultural diversity and the beliefs and values of all people, and a sense of commitment and social responsibility
- Integrate high technology, sciences and the arts to allow students to adjust well in a competitive global society
- Provide a bilingual learning environment that emphasizes both English and Chinese languages and cultures and leads to fluency in these two world languages of the 21st century
- Provide individualized attention and guidance to meet the needs and to develop the potential of individual students
- Incorporate a research-based curriculum that is regularly evaluated by teaching and research professionals to improve the quality and effectiveness of our programs

Summary of prices and fees

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

Yearly fees: HK$188,230
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: HK$201,000
Total first year fees: HK$389,230
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Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Hong Kong:
Secondary Section Campus: Ages 11 to 18
Primary Section Campus: Ages 5 to 11
Early Childhood Education Campus: Ages 2 to 5

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@ycef.com
School's webpage: www.ycis-hk.com/en
Address: 3 To Fuk Road Kowloon Tong Hong Kong