Best International Schools in the New Territories

If you are an expat living with your family in the New Territories, you are in luck when it comes to finding the appropriate international school for your children of school age.

With more than 20 international schools for students of primary and secondary levels, you will have no trouble finding a suitable school for your child whether you live in Shatin, Sai Kung, Tuen Mun or Discovery Bay.

When picking an international school for your child or children, the first criterion should be the curriculum. Consider where your children will be going for college in the future, is it the US, UK or Europe? The curriculum of international schools in Hong Kong usually belongs to one of the following: British, American, Canadian and International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. The criteria that follow include location, tuition fee, language of instruction and religion.

Notable international schools in the area include Hong Kong Academy in Sai Kung, Harrow International School Hong Kong in Tuen Mun, Discovery Bay International School in Discovery Bay and the soon-to-open Mount Kelly International School in Tuen Mun.

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Other choices available in NT are Japanese International School (Tai Po), International Christian School (Shek Mun), Lantau International School (Tong Fuk), Norwegian International School (Tai Po) and many more.

Discovery Bay International School (DBIS)

Located on the tranquil and beautiful Lantau Island, DBIS offers a British curriculum which enrolls students from kindergarten to Form 7 and is characterised by a highly personalised learning environment, small class sizes, creative approaches to teaching and learning, and a broad range of extra curricular activities. Mandarin Chinese is taught in every year group throughout the school while French and Spanish are optional subjects at the Secondary level (age 12-16).

Discovery Bay, Lantau Island 

Harrow International School Hong Kong

Part of the prestigious and historical Harrow School of United Kingdom, whose alumni include Winston Churchill and Lord Byron, Harrow International School Hong Kong is the most recent addition of international school in Hong Kong. Founded in 2012, the Tuen Mun school is divided into The Lower and The Upper Schools, enrolling students from K1 to Y13. It offers a UK curriculum with IGCSE and A/AS-level and languages of instruction include English, Mandarin, French and Spanish.

38 Tsing Ying Road, Tuen Mun

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Hong Kong Academy (HKA) 

As a co-educational day school for students aged 3 – 18, HKA offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. The school practises small class sizes and a low student-teacher ratio, and students are given the option to qualify for the HKA Diploma and/or a mix of Diploma Certificates or a full IB Diploma.

33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung

Mount Kelly International School (MKIS)

Scheduled to open in September 2017, Mount Kelly will be Hong Kong’s first British Preparatory School. The school curriculum will be based on the National Curriculum for England and has announced its initial enrolment plan to offer a total of 360 spots to Year 1 to 4 students prior to its opening.