In the early 1960s, a group of American businessmen whose common faith brought them together foresaw the day when an American-style school would be needed in Hong Kong. Together with the support of the government and the Lutheran Church, those pioneers opened the doors of a new school in September 1966.
The American-style curriculum at HKIS is challenging and invigorating with both international and multicultural elements. Opportunities abound to extend learning outside of the classroom through student involvement in clubs, athletics, and other after school activities. The result is that HKIS graduates are found at many of the world’s finest universities.
“Our vision is to develop creative, collaborative, resilient, and caring young people who are passionate about meeting the needs of the larger global community.”
Our beginnings were humble: 170 students taught by 7 teachers in some apartments in Chung Hom Kok. But the idea caught fire and now HKIS educates more than 2,600 students on two campuses served by nearly 500 faculty and staff. Driven by our Mission and Student Learning Results, HKIS is now one of the world’s premier schools.
Our students come from over 40 nations and because of this, our students understand, respect, and appreciate diverse cultures. Our vision is to develop creative, collaborative, resilient, and caring young people who are passionate about meeting the needs of the larger global community.
While our students learn about the Christian faith, they also see, hear, and experience different religions. We recognize and honor that each individual has his or her beliefs. We engage in dialogue and seek to understand other's spiritual lives. We are mindful of how we express our spirituality and respond to the expressions of others.
For many parents looking at international schools, the decision is about more than the school’s academic rigor. HKIS is an embracing place. We are blessed with dedicated and caring international educators, outstanding facilities and resources, and tremendous parent and community support. We would love to make you part of our family.
We invite you to learn more about our school and discover for yourself our remarkable HKIS community. I look forward to meeting you!