Overview of HKIS

World-class learning in a world-class city

A co-educational private day school with a grounding in the Christian faith, Hong Kong International School (HKIS) serves Reception 1 through Grade 12 students from around the world who seek an American college-preparatory education. HKIS is accredited by the United States Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the East Asia Regional Conference of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).

Serving over 2,600 students, HKIS has four school divisions on two campuses on the south-side of Hong Kong Island: the Upper Primary School is located in Repulse Bay while the Lower Primary, Middle and High Schools are located in Tai Tam.

Founded in 1966 by a partnership between the American community and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, HKIS seeks to develop an educational community that lives out the words of its Mission Statement:

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

HKIS provides educational excellence with a difference. We focus on developing the whole child and are committed to nurturing each and every child to achieve his or her full potential. HKIS is dedicated to offering the best in academic excellence to ensure a solid foundation for a university education and a well-rounded life.

Admission qualifications are selective rather than competitive. Students must demonstrate English language competency and provide an academic record showing ability to succeed in a rigorous college-preparatory environment. HKIS also aims to continually expand the cultural diversity of the school; our students come from over 40 nations.



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