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IB World Schools in Hong Kong

Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Hong Kong? Here you can find a list of Hong Kong schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.

The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.

There are 60 IB World Schools, of which 53 are English-medium, one is Chinese-medium and three teach in English and Chinese, while 29 schools are authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma and five follow all three IB programmes.

You can find the full list on the IB website.

Some 17,500 students of more than 60 nationalities attend the sixteen schools and six kindergartens that are run by the English Schools Foundation, Hong Kong’s largest provider of English-medium international schooling. 

Set up with government funding to provide a British curriculum for children from English-speaking families, the ESF has now largely switched over to IB programmes and some 70 per cent of its students are permanent residents.

All the ESF’s schools are now IB World Schools. Its five secondary schools are authorised to offer the IB Diploma and are candidates for the Middle Years Programme, while also offering IGCSEs. Its nine primary schools teach the Primary Years Programme and its two through-train schools offer three IB programmes.

Hong Kong has a large and vibrant international education sector with more than 100 schools offering curriculums of the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Singapore and the International Baccalaureate.

Competition is intense for international school places, which are in high demand from local and expatriate families. Schools face an acute shortage of space due to a lack of building land and the government has provided several new school sites over recent years. 

Fees vary widely but have risen across the sector, with ESF fees rising sharply since withdrawal of the foundation’s public subsidy began in 2016. Many international schools also charge a debenture or building levy. Following run-away inflation, debentures are now priced at up to HK$6.5million.

Education is compulsory from age six to 14. Government and aided schools teach the Hong Kong curriculum in English or Chinese. Six years of primary education is followed by three years of junior secondary and three years of senior secondary education. Net enrolment in secondary schools was 88 per cent in 2015. 

IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Hong Kong. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com




ELCHK Lutheran Academy

25 Lam Hau Tsuen Road,
Yuen Long, New Territories,
Hong Kong, China

www.luac.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day.

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ESF Abacus International Kindergarten

Mang Kung Uk Village,
Clearwater Bay Road,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.abacus.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery.

Read more about ESF Abacus International Kindergarten

ESF Beacon Hill School

23 Ede Road,
Kowloon Tong,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.beaconhill.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Beacon Hill School

ESF Bradbury School

43C Stubbs Road,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.bradbury.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Bradbury School

ESF Clearwater Bay School

DD229, Lot 235, Clearwater Bay Road,
New Territories,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.cwbs.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Clearwater Bay School

ESF Discovery College

38 Siena Avenue,
Discovery Bay, Lantau Island,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.discovery.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about ESF Discovery College

ESF Glenealy School

7 Hornsey Road,
Mid Levels,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.glenealy.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Glenealy School

ESF Hillside International Kindergarten

43B Stubbs Road,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.hillside.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery.

Read more about ESF Hillside International Kindergarten

ESF Island School

20 Borrett Road,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.island.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about ESF Island School

ESF Kennedy School

19 Sha Wan Drive,
Pokfulam,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.kennedy.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Kennedy School

ESF King George V School

2 Tin Kwong Road, Homantin,
Kowloon,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.kgv.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about ESF King George V School

ESF Kowloon Junior School

20 Perth Street,
Homantin, Kowloon,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.kjs.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Kowloon Junior School

ESF Peak School

20 Plunkett's Road,
The Peak,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.ps.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Peak School

ESF Quarry Bay School

6 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill,
North Point,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.qbs.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Quarry Bay School

ESF Renaissance College

5 Hang Ming Street,
Ma On Shan, New Territories,
Hong Kong SAR,
Hong Kong, China

www.rchk.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about ESF Renaissance College

ESF Sha Tin College

3 Lai Wo Lane,
Fo Tan, Sha Tin, New Territories,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.shatincollege.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about ESF Sha Tin College

ESF Sha Tin Junior School

3A Lai Wo Lane, Fo Tan,
Sha Tin, New Territories,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.sjs.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory.

Read more about ESF Sha Tin Junior School

ESF South Island School

50 Nam Fung Road,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.sis.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about ESF South Island School

ESF Tsing Yi International Kindergarten

Maritime Square, 33 Tsing King Road,
Tsing Yi, New Territories,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.tyk.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery.

Read more about ESF Tsing Yi International Kindergarten

ESF West Island School

250 Victoria Road,
Pokfulam,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.wis.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about ESF West Island School

ESF Wu Kai Sha International Kindergarten

599 Sai Sha Road,
Ma On Shan, Sha Tin,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.wksk.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery.

Read more about ESF Wu Kai Sha International Kindergarten

French International School

165 Blue Pool Road,
Happy Valley,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.fis.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about French International School

Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College

26 Sung On Street,
Tokwawan,
Kowloon,
Hong Kong, China

www.npl.edu.hk

Co-educational, Boarding, Day, Senior, Sixth Form.

Read more about Po Leung Kuk Ngan Po Ling College

Singapore International School (Hong Kong) - Secondary Section

2 Police School Road,
Wong Chuk Hang,
Hong Kong, SAR, China

www.singapore.edu.hk

Co-educational, Day, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior.

Read more about Singapore International School (Hong Kong) - Secondary Section