Stamford American School Hong Kong

Stamford American School Hong Kong uses an American standards-based curriculum all through elementary and secondary school

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Type: Kindergarten, primary and secondary

Curriculum: American standards-based curriculum based on American Education Reaches Out (AERO) and Common Core Plus standards. Choose from three graduation pathways: IB Diploma with US Diploma, US Diploma, and IB Course Pathway with US Diploma

Languages: Two language learning programs are available, a daily Mandarin or Spanish program, or a bilingual Mandarin and English program

When to apply: All year round

Waiting list times: Varies by case

Fees: 2021-2022, Pre-primary to Year 5: HK$187,400 • Year 6-8: HK$204,950 • Year 9-10: HK$211,550 • Year 11-12: HK$226,200 (subject to the approval of the Hong Kong Education Bureau)

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Campus and facilities: Unveiled April 2021, SAIS's newest expansion and facilities include a ground floor open-plan play space specially designed for the STEM program as well as an outdoor activity and sports space on the rooftop. The school also boasts a design technology workshop, a few art rooms, and state of the art science laboratories. 

Competitive advantage: Aside from the core curriculum, students from kindergarten to grade eight are required to attend a dedicated lesson in socio-emotional education each week to promote learning, empathy, emotional management and conflict management. A STEM learning program is also part of the core curriculum, teaching students science, technology, engineering and math to encourage innovation. 

The school uses an inquiry-based approach to encourage higher-order thinking skills from students. As part of the global private schools group Cognita Schools, students can transfer to selected UK Cognita Schools such as Akeley Wood School, North Bridge House School and Quinton House School.

Top university acceptances: Northwestern University, University College London, University of Toronto, Australia National University

Stamford American School Hong Kong, 25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Kowloon, Hong Kong,

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