We all know that the decision about where to send your child to school in Hong Kong is an important one. Every parent wants to raise their child in the best way possible, and a large part of that means making sure they get the best education possible. For many parents, that means ensuring that their child gets an education that not only helps cultivate their minds and helps them succeed academically, but also helps prepare them socially and emotionally for all aspects of “real life” after graduation. Yew Chung International School (YCIS) aims to do just that. YCIS is unique in its dedicated approach to balance in education. In a sea of choices for international schools in Hong Kong, here are five important ways that YCIS stands out in the crowd.
1. YCIS has been providing quality education in Hong Kong for over 80 years.
YCIS was founded in 1932 and has been dedicated to excellence for over 80 years, providing students in Hong Kong with a top-notch bilingual environment and fully rounded global education. And with schools now also in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Qingdao in China and Silicon Valley in the United States, YCIS has a competitive, global presence. Though it originally specialised in Early Childhood Education (ECE), today, YCIS offers education from early childhood through primary and secondary, from six months to 18 years, culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
2. YCIS puts intense focus on blending Eastern and Western cultures to offer its students a rich multicultural learning environment.
This environment, along with the offering of extensive courses in both Eastern and Western philosophy and a superior bilingual learning programme prepare YCIS students to succeed in the world as global minded individuals.
3. It incorporates unique Co-Teaching and Co-Principals models to allow students to learn and excel in two cultures.
This means that there are two Co-Principals, one Western and one Chinese, who work together as partners in the operations and administration of the school. Similarly, there are up to three qualified Co-Teachers, one Western and one to two Chinese, who work together to teach the classes during the Early Childhood Education and Primary school years. These models give equal emphasis to both English and Chinese thus promoting fluency in both major world languages.
4. YCIS places unique importance and priority on ensuring the well-rounded development of each child.
YCIS acknowledges that all children are unique with different learning styles, strengths and weaknesses. It values all aspects of a child’s development and growth by tailoring its curriculum to the nurturing of the intellectual, artistic, social, spiritual and physical needs of each student.
5. YCIS is internationally recognised and trusted.
YCIS – Secondary is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB World School and authorised as an accredited Cambridge International Examination (CIE) Centre. YCIS has received accreditation from Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Moreover, YCIS has received the Reader’s Digest Gold Award for 5 consecutive years being voted as the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand in the category of “international school”.
Interested in learning more?
YCIS is located at:
– Early Childhood Education: 3 Somerset Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
– Primary Section: 2 Kent Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
– Secondary Section: 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Contact Admissions at 2338 7106.