The Stamford American school: Stamford follows an American based curriculum and is an inquiry based approach for learning. Students graduate with an American or IB diploma, both recognised by top universities. Spanish and Chinese are offered as extra languages. The annual fees range is : Pre Primary -Grade 5: $178,800 Grade 6-9: $196,200.
Address:Campus: 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3467 4500
Admissions Office: Unit 1807-1809, L18, 700 Nathan Road, Mongkok, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2500 8688
How to Reach: located in the centre of Kowloon this school is easily accessible via Western Harbour Tunnel. It’s a 5minute taxi ride from the tunnel.
Public Buses: 5 minute walk from the bus stop. Bus No: 7B, 9, 18, 41, 45, 113, E21A, 7, 10, 81C, 103, 208, 270A, 270C take directly to school.
MTR: Reach Mong Kok MTR via Kwun Tong Line & Tsuen Wan Line
Take East Rail Line and reach Mong Kok East MTR
Take Kwun Tong Line and reach Ho Man Tin MTR,a 21 minute walk to Stamford
American International School: This school following International American curriculum is one of the reasonably priced school to pick. Over three decades old AIS is a home for kids of all nationalities aged 3-18. Annual school fees range comes to $145,960 at grade 7 level. Timings: 8.00am -3.00pm
Address: 125 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2336-3812
How to reach: there is a school bus facility from three main districts of Hong Kong to AIS: Kowloon, New Territories area, and Hong Kong island.
public bus Numbers 3C,7,72x,81C, 81S,87D, 103,182, 270A,271 and 281A
MTR: Take the East Rail Line ( light blue line) or Kwun Tong Line ( green line) to reach Kowloon Tong station. Take Exit E. It’s a 10 minute walk to school.
Delia School of Canada: yet again a good priced international school. This school follows the Ontario, Canadian program implemented by the education ministry of Canada. Secondary school graduates receive Ontario secondary school diploma, recognized by all the universities for entrances.Under the International Language Program They offer Japanese,putonghua and French languages. The annual school ranges around $122,248. They have two campuses in Hong Kong.
Taikoo Shing Campus: Ages 4 to 18
Address: Tai Fung Avenue, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 36580508
Kowloon East Campus: Ages 6 to 15
Address: 19 Yuet Wah Street, Kwun Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3605 0300
Admissions Tel: (852) 3658 0400
School Hours: 8.00am -3.00pm
How to reach:opt for school bus service and check the school website for stop details. By MTR: reach central station and take Island Line(Blue Line) to Chai Wan. From the station it’s a four minute walk to the school.
Canadian International School Of Hong Kong: Established in 1991. This school is one of the esteemed private international schools in Hong Kong. Known as one of the IB schools but they also follow the Canadian(OSSD) as part of their curriculum. From Grades 9-12, students follow academic credit courses leading to the OSSD. Students who have finished at least 110hours of these courses can pass with diploma of OSSD along with IB. School Hours: 8.00am -3.00pm
Address: 36 Nam Long Shan Road Aberdeen Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2525 7088
How to reach:located in south side of Hong Kong this school can be reached easily by MTR : Reach Wong Chuk Hang station on South Island Line(light Green). Take Exit A1. It’s a 14 minute to the school campus.
Public metered taxis are also an option.
Hong Kong International school: Following American Curriculum this school imparts quality education from pre Primary to twelfth grade. They have two campuses one in Repulse Bay and the other in Tai Tam. The school offers about 25 advanced courses at the high school level which will be helpful to get into universities.
Address: 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam. Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3149 7000
How to reach: Take Island Line(blue line) towards Kennedy town. Reach Admiralty and interchange to South Island Line(light green). Get down two stops away Wong Chuk Hang station. Exit from A, it’s a 15 minute walk to the school.
Bus No: 14 from Sai Wan Ho Mtr or 16X and 16M from Chai Wan Mtr and get down at Red Hill Plaza on Tai Tam road.
Repulse Bay 23 South Bay Close Hong Kong.
Tel: (852) 2812 5000
By MTR: Reach Ocean Park station via light green line and take bus no. 6A, 6X, 52 (minibus), or 73, 260 (City Bus), stop at Repulse Bay Towers (also, “South Bay Road”) stop.By Bus: Bus Nos. 6 / 6X / 6A / 260 (City Bus) travel between Central/Admiralty/Wan Chai. No. 40 (minibus) from Causeway Bay and No. 63 from North Point. Get down at Repulse Bay Towers (one stop after Repulse Bay beach).
Harrow International School: it is a British international school and boasts of being the only boarding school in Hong Kong. The school fees ranges is $196,091 for grades middle school and $203,868 for grades 10 and above. They charge a non refundable annual capital levy$60,000 for students.
Address: 38 Tsing Ying Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2824 9099
How to reach: for students the school offers bus service operated by City School Bus Service Limited. It operates on the routes to and from Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, Discovery Bay, Gold Coast, Siu Lam, Tuen Mun etc.
Public Transport: Bus no’s: A33, N962. Take Bus no.From Tuen Mun town centre K51 towards Tai Lam. Get down at Cafeteria Beach at Castle Peak Road. Take a 10 minute walk to school. By Mtr: Take West Rail Line.
English Schools Foundation: it is one of the largest international school chains in Hong Kong. They have 22schools operating under them from kindergarten till secondary. All the ESF schools follow the IB curriculum. Starting from 2020 all the ESF kindergarteners will have a place assured in their primary schools without sitting for interviews. For admission into one of these schools all applications have to go through one form application system on the ESF website where they take applications zone wise.
Few of the know ESF schools are listed below:
Discovery College: established under ESF this school was started to cater to the needs of the local and expatriate crowds in Hong Kong. Located in Discovery bay this school enjoys excellent after school clubs and extracurricular activities on their campus. The annual school fees for a 12yr old is HK$180,620. They charge a capital levy of $7,530. A two month deposit ranging from $25k to $35k is collected as per grade.
Address:38 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3969 1000
How to reach:from airport reach Terminal 2 coach station to catch DB02A, alight at Siena club bus stop. Walk through the park to reach school. Or hop on to DB02R to DB south plaza take T9 bus on the opposite road to reach Siena club bus stop
By Ferry: from Central Ferry pier no 3. take a ferry to Discovery Bay ferry pier. It’s a 25 minute ride. Make way to T9 bus stop near DB south plaza. Hop on it and alight at Siena club bus stop.
Renaissance College: yet another ESF school, it follows the IB curriculum for students from 5-18 years old. School fees: the school imposes a non refundable capital levy of HK$50,000 payable by all new students. The annual fees ranges from$124,000- $167,900 as per grades.The RC has a reputation of dedicated international faculty and top rated facilities.
Address: 5 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan New Territories
Tel: (852) 3556 3556
How to reach: By MTR: Take Ma On Shan (brown line). Alight at Heng On station. Take Exit A to the subway link into the school campus.
By Bus: city bus nos 43X, 81C, 85K, 89C and 681P pass by the school.
Mini buses: No the 801, FoTan to Yiu On. 807A- University MTR Station to Ma On Shan Town Centre. 810 from Sha Tin Central to Ma On Shan. All buses stop at Vista Paradiso, in front of school.
Quarry Bay School: located in North point this school is one of the oldest ESF Primary schools in Hong Kong. As all ESF schools it follows the IB curriculum for the Primary Years Program(PYP). SchoolFees: annual tuition fees:$98,500
One time deposit for new entries: HK$10,000
Non-refundable Capital Levy: HK$28,000
Address: 6 Hau Yuen Path,
Braemar Hill, North Point
Tel: (852) 2566 4242
How to reach: reach Causewaybay station via Island line (blue line). Take 1mimute walk to pearl city bus stop. Hop on to bus no. 25, a thirteen minute ride will of 10 stops will drop you at Braemar Hill bus terminus. 2 minutes will take you to school campus. Bus no 25A also goes to the school.
Other buses: 85,85A, 85P, 27, 23B and 108 also go till Braemar hills bus terminus.
MTR: Take island line and reach Tin Hau station. Take exit B to reach Tin Hau Bus Terminus. Catch bus no 49M to reach Braemar Hill bus terminus. Walk 200 mts to school.
Kennedy School: founded in 1961 functions under the Chain of ESF and offers IB certificate for its students through Primary Years Program. The school has well planned extra curricular activities as well as a widely recognised and celebrated Performing Arts program. Annual fees: is max $106,500. It has an initial deposit of $10,000 and a Capital levy ranging $28,000 -$38,000 as per Grade.
Address: 19 Sha Wan Drive Pokfulam Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2579 5600
How to reach: Bus no: 43M, 59 (south islands) 10,10P green minibus (causeway bay). 58, 58A,971 (Aberdeen ) HR88, 10, 10P, 3A(Central). A10 ( HK international airport)
Malvern College: this school is a British International school following the IB curriculum. It is your far one of the best rated IB schools in Hong Kong which runs classes from Year 1 -year13. School fees: max up to $203,530. Annual capital levy: HK$42,000
Address: 3 Fo Chun Road, Pak Shek Kok, New Territories, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 3898 4688
How to reach: Reach Hung Hom station . Take east rail line towards Sheung Shui. Alight at University station. Walk to University bus terminus. Hop on bus no 272A towards Pak Shek Kok. Get down at Mayfair by the sea stop. A walk of 3minutes takes you to Malvern College.
Discovery Bay International school: one of the major international schools on Lantau island follows British education style for kids aged 3-18. They follow
(A Levels) IPCUK and IGCSE/GCSE curriculum. School fees: annual school fees ranges from HK$12,280 per month to $18,550 per month. They charge an annual capital levy of HK$500,000.
Address: Discovery Bay International School
Discovery Bay Lantau Island.
Tel: Primary and Secondary (852) 2987 7331
Kindergarten(852) 2914 2142
How to reach: its 25 minute ferry ride from central pier.
From Tung Chung Mtr station walk to Tung Chung bus terminal. Take DB01. DBIS is the last stop.
Nord Anglia International School: This school opened its doors in 2014 and caters to the education of children aged three to sixteen. The school operates on three campuses, the main one however is in Lam Tin with both primary and secondary classes. The other two campuses are located in Sai Kung and Tai Tam and teach early year students. They follow the IB curriculum, English National Curriculum and the IGCSE levels. The annual fees range is from $114,000 – 182,000. They also charge one time annual capital levy of $100,000 at the time of admission.
Address:11 On Tin Street, Lam Tin, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 3958 1488(general Enquiry) 3958 1428 (Admissions)
How to reach: By MTR: Located in East Kowloon. This can be reached via Kwun Tong Line(Green). Alight at the Lam Tin station and take Exit -A and walk through Kai Tin shopping mall to reach the school. It takes about 8-10 minutes to reach the school.
By Bus: Board Bus No’s E22, 15, 15A, 16M, 38, 88X and 603 and alight at the Lam Tin North Stop.
Sai Kung Pre- School Campus: 285, Hong Kin Road, Tui Min Hoi, Sai Kung
Tai Tam Pre-school Campus: Redhill Plaza, Tai Tam
Independent schools Foundation Academy: The ISF as it is known was established in 2000. The school stands on a sprawling campus in Pok Fu Lam. This campus houses Primary and secondary classes, while the pre-primary classes are placed on a separate campus in Kennedy Town. The school follows bi lingual medium of instruction catering to the needs of local students.
Address:1 Kong Sin Wan Road, Pokfulam
Tel: (852) 2202 2000 (General), 2202 2028 (Admissions)
How to reach: By Green Mini Bus: 69X, 69,69A,58,58M, 10
By Bus: 30X,970 (New World First Bus)
City Bus:73, 73P. By KMB: 107P.
There are regular taxis available directly to the school. It’s recommended to have the address in Chinese handy.
Christian Alliance International School: This school is a non-profit institution representing over 25 different nationalities. They offer International Baccalaureate Diploma Program(IBDP) and are also accredited to the International diploma of Alberta Education, Canada. The annual fees from primary till secondary is $113,400 to $180,100. Students need to pay a mandatory annual capital levy of $560,000 at the time of admission.
Address:33 King Lam Street,Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon
Tel: (852) 3699 3862 (63), (852) 3699 3899
How to reach: By MTR: Reach Lai King station via Orange Line(Tung Chung) and hop on to the Tsuen Wan Line(Red). Alight at Lai Chi Kok station and take Exit C to reach school. Alternatively, Take West Rail Line(purple) from Nam Cheong station and alight Mei Foo station. Take Exit-B from the station to reach school. It takes about 18 minutes to walk.