HKIS is driven by a set of beliefs and values rooted on a Christian, Lutheran Foundation. Guided by Biblical principles, and respecting the spiritual lives of all; we highly value children and believe each child is special and valuable. Central to that belief, is to nurture each child to develop a clear sense of their personal identity and self-worth.
Each person develops their unique gifts and talents so that they are valued and are valuable contributors through lifelong learning and service. They are able to be integrated into the community while reflecting characteristics of God through core values, such as love, justice, compassion, forgiveness, service, humility, courage, hope, quality and appreciation.
In order to nurture these characteristics and coinciding with our school-wide Student Learning Results (SLR), there are efforts to increase students' exploration of Christianity and understanding other faiths. We teach students the basic tenets of the Christian faith, the ways of living that follow from it, as well as other world religions. Throughout a student and a staff's time at HKIS, they are exposed to an environment where the Christian faith can be integrated into their daily lives and where Christian decision making and lifelong problem solving skills may be developed. Through religious education, chapels and devotions, we hope to enable students to grow in the understanding and appreciation of the spiritual development of their lives.
HKIS respects the interests and diversity of the community it serves, and has seen it grow to serve a broad American, international and local community. LCMS' recognition of the “bigger picture” of international schools, in relation to the worldwide mission of the Church has greatly helped other schools, including ours, to succeed. The Church of All Nations (CAN), with its church and congregation on the Upper Primary Repulse Bay campus, serves the English-speaking community and welcomes all those interested in Christian worship and fellowship.
Historic Relationship with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
- Pioneer support from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) since the beginning.
- LCMS' support in the 1960s helped secured the support of the Hong Kong Education Department for HKIS.
- A grant of 43,000 sq. ft land was approved in Repulse Bay at no cost and an interest free loan from the Hong Kong Education Department. LCMS matched this land grant providing the initial funding for the development for our very first building.