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Physical address: 33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
Telephone: +852 2655 1118
Teaching language: English
Ages: 3 to 18
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
What the school says
"Hong Kong Academy (HKA) is a non-profit international through-train school enrolling 500+ students from over 40 nationalities. Founded in 2000 with the belief that all children bring a unique set of talents and strengths to their learning, HKA provides a highly personalised, student-centred programme that encourages every individual to fulfil their greatest potential.
"HKA values how children learn as well as what they learn, and our teachers provide rich and engaging opportunities for every individual to discover their passions, pursue their interests and contribute to their communities.
"HKA believes it is both an individual and collective responsibility to contribute to the longevity of our school as well as our world. The facility’s eco-friendly construction and sustainable operating practices are recognised by the Green Building Council of Hong Kong and HKA was awarded Gold BEAM status in October 2020."
HKA offers a rigorous, student-centered education. As one of only eight fully-authorised three-programme International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools in Hong Kong, HKA offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP).
The school provides an equitable, accessible and healthy learning environment for all students and is one of few in Hong Kong that have the ability to meet the needs of accelerated learners as well as students requiring learner support.
HKA offers multiple credentials to its graduates, and their students consistently outperform the IB DP world pass rate and average total points. All graduates earn the credit-based HKA Diploma and portfolio-based Global Citizen Diploma certificate, and over 90 percent pursue the full IB Diploma or IB courses. HKA alumni gain entrance into competitive universities around the globe including Ivy League colleges in the US and Russell Group universities in the UK.
For the 2022/2023 school year, tuition fees range from HKD 149,800 (Pre-K1 and Pre-K2) to HKD 240,300 (Grades 11 and 12).
There is a once-off application fee of HKD 2,800 for Pre-K1 and Pre-K2, or HKD 3,000 for Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Annual tuition fees are payable per semester. However, HKA’s Finance Team will work with individual families to meet their financial plans and a specific arrangement can be made.
From the head of school
“This is my 12th year as Head of School at HKA and I remain as committed to the educational programme we offer to every learner as I was when I joined in 2010. My own daughters have been among the 250 graduates who continue to thrive from the world-class educational experience they had here at HKA. Surrounded by faculty and staff who truly cared about them, I believe the experiences they had as students at HKA gave them the confidence and desire to contribute to their communities. They both deeply appreciated the internationalism of our community, how the bringing together of over 40 nationalities in an intimate environment meant that they built strong relationships and developed their own identities as global citizens.”
– Stephen Dare, Head of School
What the parents say
“Moving to Hong Kong, our biggest concern was choosing the right school for our children. Despite coming from a U.K. curriculum, the broad nature of an IB curriculum, along with HKA’s focus on problem solving, critical thinking and self-drive was perfect for our family. HKA’s commitment to academic prowess is a given, but, for us, just as importantly, HKA has created the most wonderful, supportive, environment for our children to develop and thrive in. It has helped promote a growth-mindset, focus on kindness and inclusion, a self-confidence to try new things and a love for learning. From the fantastic people and facilities to the cultural awareness and appreciation for our world that HKA fosters, we could not have dreamt of a better learning environment for our children.”
– Mr and Mrs Phillips, parents of two children in Kindergarten and Grade 4