Discovery Bay International School

The through-school goes from early years to secondary, and derives much strength from its tranquil location and its surrounding active community

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Type: Early years, primary and secondary

Curriculum: English National Curriculum, IGCSE, AS/A-Levels

Languages: English with mandatory Putonghua and additional French or Spanish during Years 7 and 8, with one language selected as a focus during Years 9 to 11.

When to apply: Any time

Waiting list time: Varies depending on year group

Fees: Nursery and Reception: HK$113,300. Years 1-6: HK$122,800 • Years 7-11: HK$163,100 • Years 12-13: HK$185,500

Debentures: The Premium School Development Levy is a one-off payment of HK$500,000 to fast-track entry to DBIS. The Standard School Development Levy is payable by all other children entering the school, in two instalments of HK$30,000. No levy is required for Year 12 entry.

Campus and facilities: Discovery Bay International School (DBIS) is centred around the community of Discovery Bay on the beautiful island of Lantau. Key facilities include a multi-purpose sports pitch, an auditorium and a 25m swimming pool. The school also takes advantage of the local environment with regular Beach and Forest School experiences for students. There’s also a library and the recently developed Discovery Lab.

Competitive advantage: The school’s distinction lies in the emphasis it places on small class sizes and a personalised approach to student learning, both of which allow teachers enough time to understand every child and develop strong home-school links.

Top university acceptances: The school’s current Year 13 will be the first to graduate, and students have had interviews at top universities including the University of Cambridge.

Discovery Bay International School, Discovery Bay Road, Discovery Bay, Lantau, dbis.edu.hk

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