As all of us parents in Hong Kong know, getting your child squared away in a good international school is no walk in the park. In fact, most of us would agree it is even more challenging than climbing the thousand steps on the hike up the Twins, twice in a row, while carrying all your kids, at the same time. Yes, finding the right school for your child in Hong Kong, one that will empower them to achieve their goals and go forward to excel in future education and careers and teach them to become independent globally-minded citizens post graduation, can be one of the most stressful, difficult tasks you’ll ever face as a parent. Thankfully, a new international school is opening its doors in Hong Kong, creating new educational opportunities and offering everything you want in an international education for your child—American School Hong Kong.
American School Hong Kong (ASHK) is a non-profit, college preparatory school opening in 2016. Through the instruction of qualified, North American teachers, ASHK offers a holistic American education wherein students are taught to be well-rounded, critical thinkers who go on to achieve all-around success in both their future education and career endeavors.
ASHK is operated by Esol Education, an internationally recognised company which has successfully established and operated international American schools across the world for 40 years. Esol has a reputation of excellence having 11,000 students currently attending its nine schools worldwide, with graduates attending Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Yale, London School of Economics and other prestigious international universities.
Being the new American School in Hong Kong, ASHK gives students (and parents) who are faced with year-long or more wait lists at the other American schools the chance to receive a challenging American and international education. It also not only offers the US Common Core curriculum, but the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, as well.
The most striking and valuable difference between ASHK and the other International Schools is that they implement the holistic STEAM approach which integrates activities in the curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics so that students are able to understand the connections between and among these subjects using conceptual links. Additionally, ASHK follows an inclusive model of education, which gives priority attention to each individual, no matter their starting point, and aims to add value to their achievement levels in every quarter of the academic year. ASHK values the progress of all its students and understands that incremental achievement is more important than innate intellect.
As part of its goal to cultivate well-rounded, thoughtful global citizens, ASHK has developed strong student leadership, experiential education, community and social responsibility programs. It also offers a wide array of extracurricular, athletic clubs, arts and sports activities.
And of course, being a new school, students will enjoy modern, state-of-the-art facilities. ASHK has renovated a spacious existing school campus facility in Tai Po. With a $140 million dollar renovation, students can expect an impressive international school campus.
ASHK will open in 2016 for Kindergarten through Grade 6 (ages 5-12). It will open a middle school in 2017 and high school in 2018. Don’t miss your chance to ensure the brightest future possible for your child through an American education at ASHK. Attend an upcoming Parents Information Session to ensure a spot at ASHK for your child.
American School Hong Kong, Admissions Office, The Hong Kong Club Building 1503C, Level 15, 3A Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.ashk.hk
Brought to you in partnership with American School Hong Kong