Hong Kong International School is a leading private co-educational college preparatory school for students from Reception One (pre-kindergarten) to Grade 12.
Since 1966, HKIS has provided an American-style education grounded in the Christian faith. We encourage student achievement in an inspiring environment, and our programs reflect the rich multi-cultural and international character of our student body. We are committed to delivering exceptional teaching, and continually evolve our programs and facilities to enhance our student experience. HKIS offers a warm and inclusive learning environment for over 2,600 students of 40 nationalities and diverse religious backgrounds.
HKIS is an East Asia Regional Council of Schools member and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Over 25 Advanced Placement subjects are available to High School students.
HKIS provides educational excellence with a difference, emphasizing compassion and community service across all grades. HKIS courses challenge and inspire students to be lifelong learners and global citizens. Our graduates attend the top universities around the world, with close to 85% attending American institutions.
HKIS seeks students who will not only benefit from the educational experiences we provide but will also actively contribute to our school community.
Our Lower Primary School is home to children in Reception 1 (pre-kindergarten) through Grade 2 (4 - 7 years old).
At every stage we provide engaging experiences within a stimulating environment that taps into the natural curiosity that exists in young inquisitive minds. Children learn best in a ‘hands-on’ environment, where they are actively involved in exploring, experimenting and talking as they work and play at a variety of activities.
Emphasis is on literacy and math, and children learn about Christianity through Bible stories, chapels, songs and prayers. They also learn about other world religions by sharing holiday celebrations, visiting temples, shrines and mosques, hearing various guest speakers, studying religious and cultural books, as well as traditional artifacts.
Learning is a journey, not a race. We fully understand that different children have different learning styles, and develop at varying rates. Our program design ensures that each child develops concepts, skills, learning strategies and positive attitudes in intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual areas at their own pace as they progress through the grades.
To complement learning at this early stage of development, our program also allows time for using the playground and gym, as well as the comprehensive resources in our library.