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Top Bilingual Schools And Bilingual Kindergartens In Hong Kong

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Looking for a bilingual school for your child? Here are the bilingual schools and bilingual kindergartens in Hong Kong that cover a wide variety of multicultural languages and education programmes.

Bilingual school education has many benefits, and we’re lucky to live in a truly international city where it’s easy for kids to pick up a new language. From local Cantonese and Mandarin schools and beyond, there are a variety of schools in Hong Kong making it easy for your child to pick up the language skills needed to make them multinational students of the world. Even if you’re looking for a way for your child to learn your native language here in Hong Kong, there are a variety of bilingual, and sometimes even trilingual options, to look into for your child. This is our pick of some of the best bilingual schools and bilingual kindergartens in Hong Kong.

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German Swiss International School – Bilingual school offering German and English education

Part of a network of 135 German Schools Abroad, German Swiss International School (GSIS) is a leading bilingual school in Hong Kong with through-train education from kindergarten to secondary school. It offers two streams with globally recognised diplomas – the German International Stream (GIS) with the German International Abitur (DIA) Diploma and the English International Stream (EIS) with the IGCSE / International Baccalaureate (IB). For students looking to be bilingual and bicultural, the GIS is open to all nationalities where there’s no German language pre-requisite for certain age groups, plus, students who wish to continue their academic career at a university in Germany receive an education resident visa and a gratuitous tuition is offered by the German government.

Languages: German, English

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German Swiss International School (Kindergarten and Lower Primary), 162 Pok Fu Lam Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong.

German Swiss International School (Upper Primary And Secondary), 11 Guildford Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, 2180 0511, Facebook: German Swiss International School, Instagram:@gsishk,

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Chinese International School (CIS) – Bilingual school from kindergarten right through to bilingual primary and secondary school

The Chinese International School is one of Hong Kong’s most desirable bilingual schools or dual language schools for Mandarin and English. CIS offers classes from Reception to Year 13. A dual-language history programme is also offered through years 7 to 9 as well as a two-week China Experience Programme and a one-year academic and residential programme at CIS’ Hangzhou campus in China in Year 10.

Languages: Mandarin and English

Chinese International School (CIS), 1 Hau Yuen Path, Braemar Hill, Hong Kong, 2510 7288,

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Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA school) – English and Mandarin bilingual school

At this bilingual school, children in primary will have classes co-taught by native teachers in both English and Mandarin. Starting from Year 6, classes are mainly taught in English except for Chinese Language and Literature and Chinese as Additional Language classes which all students must take. Additional French and Spanish classes are also available for students who excel in language.

Languages: Mandarin and English

Victoria Shanghai Academy, 19 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 3402 1000,

Lee Siu Yam Memorial Primary School – Cantonese and English bilingual school

The core curriculum at Lee Siu Yam bilingual school is similar to other public schools in Hong Kong but offered in two different streams. One in which all subjects are taught in Chinese and the other stream, that is Chinese-English, has core subjects like math and computer studies taught in English while the remaining subjects are taught in Cantonese.

Languages: Cantonese and English

Lee Siu Yam Memorial Primary School, 18, Wai Man Road, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2791 6681,

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HKTA Yuen Yuen Institute No 3 Secondary School – English, Mandarin and Cantonese bilingual school

AT HKTA bilingual school, math, liberal studies, integrated science and computer science are taught in English, with the exception of Chinese word processing which is taught to non-Cantonese students. Non-Cantonese-speaking students are placed in a peer-reading scheme with native Chinese students in either Cantonese or Mandarin to benefit Chinese students looking to improve their English.

Languages: English, Mandarin and Cantonese

HKTA Yuen Yuen Institute No 3 Secondary School, Sheung Tak Estate, 2 Tong Ming Street, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2178 3223,

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Korean International School (KIS) – Korean and English bilingual school

Korean International School (KIS) originated back in 1988 to meet the needs of the growing Korean community in Hong Kong. Since then the KIS has grown and now offers a bilingual education – English International stream as well as a bilingual Korean International stream. Within the Korean stream, classes are instructed on a split 50/50 in English and Korean, with specialist classes in Mandarin also available.

Languages: Korean and English

Korean International School, 55 Lei King Road, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, 2569 5500,

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Po Leung Kuk Choi Kau Yau School (PLKCKY) – Natural bilingual co-teaching school during the primary school years

PLKCKY is one of the few independent and not-for-profit schools offering a 12-year bilingual education within the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. PLKCKY claims to have 60% Western teachers and 40% Chinese teachers, offering a natural bilingual co-teaching environment during the primary school years (read more about that here). Students also study themes in both languages and have opportunities for field trips and overseas trips as well.

Languages: Mandarin and English

Po Leung Kuk Choi Kau Yau School, 6 Caldecott Rd, Piper’s Hill, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2148 2052,

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Spanish Primary School (SPIS) – Trilingual education in English, Spanish and Mandarin, with immersive language learning

Spanish Primary School (SPIS) is not just a bilingual school, it offers trilingual education in English, Spanish and Mandarin, covering the top three most spoken languages in the world. While following the British National Curriculum, Spanish, English, and Chinese are mandatory for years 1 to 6, embracing what many European cultures do in creating a trilingual environment.

Spanish Primary School, 130 Shuen Wan Chan Uk Tai Po, New Territories Hong Kong, 3955 1589,

International Montessori School Hong Kong (IMS) – Bilingual kindergarten education within the Montessori framework

IMS offers a unique blend of the Montessori method with bilingual education. This bilingual school has integrated Chinese culture and language throughout every aspect with Chinese Montessori materials so that children can learn with context and purpose, and experience a “living language”. Every classroom, from Foundation to Upper Elementary, is guided by two teachers – one a Montessori-trained teacher who addresses the children in English while the other is a native Mandarin speaker (and often Montessori-trained as well).

Languages: Mandarin and English

IMS, Phase III, Ma Hang Estate, Stanley (off Stanley Plaza), Hong Kong, 2772 2468,

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Singapore International School – English and Mandarin bilingual school with an immersion travel programme

The Singapore International School offers a bilingual education to kids aged 3 to 12 years. In the preparatory and primary age groups all subjects, except for mathematics and the language classes, are conducted in both English and Chinese. Immersion travel programmes are also available for P6-aged kids in both Singapore and Taiwan.

Singapore International School Preparatory Years and Primary Section, 23 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2872 0266

Singapore International School Secondary Section, 2 Police School Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 2919 6966,

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More Bilingual Schools In Hong Kong

  • Independent School Foundation (ISF) – Follows the IB curriculum with a focus on bilingual mastery in English and Mandarin.
  • Kingston International School (KIS) – Bilingual teaching starts as early as playgroup and continues toward Primary 6.
  • Yew Chung International School (YCIS) – Has a Western and Chinese co-principal for each of its campuses that offers bilingual teaching for IGCSCEs and IBDP.
  • Stamford American School Hong Kong – Bilingual school with programmes in Mandarin and English or daily language programmes in Mandarin or Spanish.
  • French International School of Hong Kong (FIS) – French and English bilingual school in Hong Kong.
  • Italian International Nursery & Kindergarten (IIKG) – The first Italian school in Hong Kong offering two streams – Italian- English with the addition of Chinese language and Chinese-English with the addition of Italian language and culture.

Editor’s Note: “Top Bilingual Schools And Bilingual Kindergartens In Hong Kong” was most recently updated in July 2023 by Sassy Mama. Special thanks to Danielle Roberts and Alex Purcell Garcia for their contribution.

This article contains editorial selections and paid partnerships. Main image courtesy of Pexels, image 1 courtesy of German Swiss International School, image 2 courtesy of Chinese International School (CIS) via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA school) via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Korean International School (KIS) via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Spanish Primary School (SPIS) via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Pexels

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