UWC Li Po Chun
10 Lok Wo Sha Lane, Sai Sha Road, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin, Hong Kong, SAR, China
+852 2640 0441
|Head of College||Arnett Edwards|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||16-18|
|Number of pupils||256|
|Two-year fee||HK$780,000 (scholarships available)|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Beta Chau|
UWC LPC opened its doors in 1992 and was formally opened by HRH the Prince of Wales (becoming the second UWC in Asia). It is characterised by its location in a vibrant city which lies at the crossroads of Asia and its emphasis on "whole person development" through its Quan Cai Program.
Inside the Classroom
UWC LPC offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme curriculum. Alongside standard courses, UWC LPC offers Chinese, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Geography, Business Management, Global Politics, Environmental Systems and Societies, Theatre, Visual Arts.
Outside the Classroom
The "Quan Cai" program is an integral part of the students' learning experience. A total of more than 70 activities are offered, including 18 sports experiences, 18 community support activities, and 39 others that are affiliated or connected to groups or organisations in the wider community. Among the different components of the Quan Cai program emphasis is given to community service, raising students' awareness of the roles they can take in achieving peace and sustainability. The activities are mostly student-led and include Community Service (i.e. Coral Monitoring), Arts (i.e. Cooking for Healthy Lifestyle, Dragon Dance), Physical Activities (i.e. kayaking, hiking), Campus Service (i.e First Aid group, Synergy magazine). China Week and Project Week, Cultural Evenings and Educational Peace Programs give students the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of China and interact with local communities.
Campus and Facilities
Situated in a beautiful setting in Ma On Shan, and overlooking the waters of Starfish Bay and Tolo Harbour, the school campus is located in a quiet and green haven of Hong Kong whilst simultaneously being only a short commute from the fast-paced skyscraper districts of the city. UWC LPC is a 100% residential community. Students live in 4 residences on campus, each of them sharing a room with three other students. Whenever possible, rooms are composed of two second year and two first year students, two from Hong Kong and two from different overseas regions. All full-time teaching staff live on campus and are tutors. The tutors and the tutor groups are important lines of support providing guidance, a shoulder to cry in time of need and a group with whom to share good news. The campus also includes various athletic facilities, assembly hall, canteen, library, classrooms, and laboratories.
Students can apply through their UWC national committee or through the UWC Global Selection Programme.