When Learning Goes Virtual

Best Practices at HKIS

Welcome to our home learning webpage. At HKIS, our home learning journey first started on February 3, 2020, and continued much longer than anyone had imagined. This presented several challenges to our educators, students, and families: How do we keep learning interesting? Along with academics, how do we take care of the whole child? Although we did return to school for a brief three weeks at the end of May, the first six weeks of the 2020-21 academic year began in a virtual home learning environment. We enjoyed a couple of months of campus life in the Fall of 2020, only to go virtual again on  December 2, 2020. Though we began the 2021-22 school year on campus, we have gone online again in January 2022 for our primary school kids. It is clear our world is changing, and we must adapt and adjust to each new situation without missing a beat.  

On this page, we want to share our “why” from our practices: The behind-the-scenes thinking, our decision-making, how we've made sure our students are still learning and thriving in these challenging times, and how we came back to campus safely in May, September, and again in January 2021. We invite you to review our resources, watch videos, and hear from our experts on how we keep learning fresh and adjusted course when needed. 

Thank you for coming on our journey with us. 

Dr. Ron Roukema
Interim Head of School 


Discover more about virtual learning by division

Lower Primary

Upper Primary

Middle School

High School


Virtual Community Events

Community is a key part of the HKIS identity. While all on-campus events have been cancelled since February 2020, we've been able to come together as a school community through a variety of formats. 

Upper Primary
Virtual Camp 2022

Q&A with Alum 
Sidney Chu '17

February 2022

CNN #MyFreedomDay
March 2022

Wellbeing Workshop with Dr. Thompson

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony


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for Educators

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