Dedicating our minds to inquiry, our hearts to compassion,
and our lives to service and global understanding
An American-style education grounded in the Christian faith
and respecting the spiritual lives of all
Academic ExcellenceStudents will achieve their highest intellectual potential by striving for and attaining the highest standards of academic excellence.
SpiritualityStudents will understand and respect Christianity and other religions and will identify and develop their own spiritual identity.
Character DevelopmentStudents will demonstrate respectful and caring attitudes at school and in the community, as well as the courage to stand up for what is right.
Self-Motivated LearningStudents willingly apply a variety of learning and motivation strategies throughout their learning process.
Contributing to SocietyStudents will develop the skills they need to form genuine relationships in our diverse society and make contributions to our community.
Chinese CultureStudents will gain an understanding of China and an appreciation of the Chinese Culture.
HKIS Shared Philosophy of Education
Only with a shared purpose and common vocabulary can a large organization progress steadily towards the achievement of its goals. Hong Kong International School, with its large and diverse population of students, faculty and community members needs such a shared purpose and vocabulary, in order to remain focused on our goals for the learning and welfare of all students.