ESF Quarry Bay School
6 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong, China
+852 2566 4242
|Status||English Schools Foundation school/Non-Profit|
|Principal||Ms Mina Dunstan|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||5-11|
|Number of pupils||720|
|Years 1 to 3||HK$111,200|
|Years 4 to 6||HK$93,900|
|Non-refundable capital levy: HK$38,000 for each new Year 1 student|
|Average Class Size||30|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBPYP|
|PYP Coordinator||Mr Colin Young|
Quarry Bay School is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF). ESF is the largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong. Our school’s vision and mission statement is “Empowering Learners To Make A difference”. We aim to empower individuals to become confident, independent learners who strive to make a difference within the changing local and global communities. We do this by creating joyful learning environments, led by a community of exceptional teachers who bring out the best in every child through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.
Quarry Bay School opened over 80 years ago and was relocated to new, purpose-built premises at Braemar Hill, on the north eastern side of Hong Kong Island in 1985. In recent years, our school premises have benefitted from being refurbished and redesigned. This has resulted in the creation of an outstanding environment for teaching and learning. The school aims to encourage a love of learning by providing learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom that help to develop confident, enthusiastic and successful learners who are able to inquire about the world. We have 40 different nationalities represented in our school contributing to a rich and diverse learning environment. Quarry Bay School is an inclusive school where all students are included as part of the school community. We feel that all children have talents which can be developed and that all children can succeed. Our school provides equality of opportunity irrespective of race, gender, religion or disability for all children. We encourage our students be active learners who work collaboratively and support one another.
Quarry Bay School prides itself on its high quality relationships; students and adults work collaboratively and support each other enabling all to reach their full potential. Children with a range of learning needs are effectively supported by the school’s Individual Needs team. The school makes provision for children with moderate learning difficulties through a Learning Support Class. Quarry Bay School uses the International Baccalaureate’s
Primary Years Programme (PYP) as its curriculum framework. This transdisciplinary, concept-driven approach allows us to meet the challenges of educating in the 21st century by constructing a personalised programme that is engaging, relevant, challenging and significant for our diverse school population. Making use of collaborative planning in the development of teaching and learning engagements, teachers model lifelong learning and the attributes of the IB Learner Profile to the school community. Quarry Bay School was awarded full Council of International Schools accreditation in May 2013 and completed a very successful PYP Evaluation in October 2013. In March 2018 the school had a very successful CIS Preliminary Evaluation Visit. The school is due to have its next joint CIS/IB Evaluation Team Visit in late October 2019.