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Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong

Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong

3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR, China

+852 2338 7106



Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1932
Status Private
Principal Sam Sze and Elizabeth Trustrum
Language of Instruction English, Mandarin
Co-ed Age Range 6 months-18 years
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Alan Ramm
Associations IB, CIE, CIS

Founded in 1932 in Hong Kong, Yew Chung has been providing bilingual education in a multicultural environment for 90 years. With profound experience in international education, Yew Chung International School (YCIS) provides educations commence in Early Childhood, extend through Primary and Secondary education, culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

Global Education in YCIS

YCIS offers the unique richness and diversity of both Eastern and Western cultures that equip children to be bilingual, global-minded, competitive, appreciative and caring global citizens. Students are nurtured in a multicultural environment with a fully rounded and balanced education which transforms them into global thinking individuals.

Integrating East and West

YCIS combines the best of Eastern and Western cultures by promoting fluency in two major world languages, creating a truly bilingual learning environment, providing courses of study in Eastern and Western philosophy.

Co-Principals and Co-Teaching Models

Two Co-Principals, one Western and one Chinese, serve as partners in the operations and administration of the school. In addition, two fully-qualified teachers, one Western and one Chinese, together plan lessons and conduct classes in the Early Childhood Education and Primary School, and providing excellent role models who respect and value one another’s culture.

YCIS Education Programme

YCIS's international curriculum is based on the framework and learning criteria from the National Curriculum for England (NCE). The research based curriculum allows high standards and ease of transition for international students.

Highlight of YCIS Global Education

  • A Bilingual focus within a multicultural environment will give your child the global mindset and intercultural competence they need for the 21st Century.
  • Unique Co-Teaching and Co-Principals models help students to learn two cultures and give equal emphasis to both English and Chinese.
  • The Learning Communities or flexible learning spaces encourage active learning, connections across the curriculum, and the development of learning disposition which meet the future needs of the students.
  • YCIS integrates Character Formation programmes into our curriculum, focusing on developing positive values.
  • YCIS raises globally competent and compassionate leaders with a servant's heart and uphold moral and spiritual values based on Christian faith, affirming the worth and dignity of each individual, to act towards a better world.
  • Strong music programme enhances children's reasoning skills, develops memory span, concentration and coordination.
  • Our unique violin programme for students in Years 1-3 not only help children build confidence and presentation skills, they also develop extremely strong instrumental skills and a lifelong appreciation for music.
  • YCIS maintains 100% university placement with students admitted to top universities in Hong Kong and overseas.

Today YCIS has expanded beyond Hong Kong, and is now established in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing and Qingdao in China and Silicon Valley in the United States, with a total student enrolment of exceeding 6,000.

Age of Students

Early Childhood Education 6 months - 5 years

Primary School (Year 1 - 6) 5 - 11 years

Secondary School (Year 7 - 9) 11 - 14 years

IGCSE (Year 10 - 11) 14 - 16 years

IB Diploma (Year 12 - 13) 16 - 19 years

International Recognition

YCIS - Secondary is authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB World School and is an approved authorised Cambridge International Examination (CIE) Centre. YCIS - Secondary has received accreditations from Council of International Schools (CIS).

Highlights of YCIS Hong Kong’s IBDP 2021 results

  • 100% pass rate
  • 2 students achieved a perfect score of 45
  • 5 students achieved the near-perfect score of 44
  • 31 students achieved a score of 40 points or higher (39% of the cohort)
  • 75% of students received the Bilingual Diploma
  • An overall average score of 37.6

The excellent results of 2021 led each of our students to receive three or more offers from the first choice, top ranking and reputable universities across the world, including five offers from the Faculty of Medicine in Hong Kong and two entrances to the prestigious Tsinghua University. Offers at a glance:

China: Tsinghua University

Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

UK: Imperial College London, University of St Andrews, University College London, Durham University

USA: Columbia University, New York University, UC – Berkeley, UC - Los Angeles, Boston University

Australia: University of Sydney, The University of Melbourne, Monash University

Canada: University of British Columbia, University of Toronto, McGill University

And many more...