The international section of a traditional local school. Although, this international section is run by the same body, it operates quite differently. The two schools are not to be confused!
KCIS runs a modified version of the British National Curriculum + IGCSE and IB Diploma at secondary.
The curriculum has been adapted and re-written to include a good deal of learning about both Hong Kong and Asian History and Geography.
This is an English medium international school, often mistakenly thought to be a bilingual school. It isn’t. Mandarin lessons are 40-60 minutes daily with daily Chinese homework from P2. Two streams for Chinese.
This perception is likely influenced by the fact that, at Secondary, many students have Mandarin as their first language and study many of their IBDP subjects in Mandarin and graduate with a bilingual diploma (89% in 2014).
The student body at Primary is largely Asian, comprised of Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese children with English as their second language.
The school is split across two campuses. Both are old building lacking in facilities.