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.
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