Mission, Vision + SLRs

Welcome from our Interim Head of School

Hong Kong International School is a leading private co-educational college preparatory school for students from Reception One (pre-kindergarten) to Grade 12.

Since 1966, HKIS has provided an American-style education grounded in the Christian faith. We encourage student achievement in an inspiring environment, and our programs reflect the rich multi-cultural and international character of our student body. We are committed to delivering exceptional teaching, and continually evolve our programs and facilities to enhance our student experience. HKIS offers a warm and inclusive learning environment for over 2,800 students of 40 nationalities and diverse religious backgrounds.

HKIS is an East Asia Regional Council of Schools member and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Over 25 Advanced Placement subjects are available to High School students.

HKIS provides educational excellence with a difference, emphasizing compassion and community service across all grades. HKIS courses challenge and inspire students to be lifelong learners and global citizens. Our graduates attend the top universities around the world, with close to 85% attending American institutions.

HKIS seeks students who will not only benefit from the educational experiences we provide but will also actively contribute to our school community.


Statement on Social Injustice

As an international school with an American curriculum, we watch closely the events in the U.S. and around the world with deep concern, and our hearts are burdened. Our Mission and Vision remind us to open our hearts to compassion and to understand complicated global issues, all from our grounding in the Christian faith. It's from this position that we call on every member of our community to join us in condemning racism. We must foster an inclusive community, where all of our members feel safe and valued. We stand with the Black community and the fight for equality, justice, and love. With the aim to teach our children to be open-minded, to have empathy, and to embrace diversity, we endeavor to lay the foundation for individuals who are better equipped to address the tensions of racial injustice. We recognize the privilege our community experiences and commit to do more—to confront racism and to be an upstander rather than a bystander. As a community, we remain committed to examining the way our values are reflected at our school; in our curriculum and in the resources we provide our teachers, parents, and students to better understand systemic racism.



Student Learning Results - SLRs


Students will achieve their intellectual potential by striving for and attaining the highest standards of academic excellence.


Students willingly apply a variety of learning and motivation strategies throughout their learning process.


Students will demonstrate respectful and caring attitudes at school and in the community, as well as the courage to stand up for what is right.


Students will gain an understanding of China and an appreciation for the Chinese culture.


Students will understand and respect Christianity and other religions and will identify and develop their own spiritual identity.


Students will develop the skills they need to form genuine relationships in our diverse society and to make contributions to our community.



Who We Are


Student Religious Affiliation