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).
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
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
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.
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.