Hillside World Academy (HWA) was established in 2006 as the Chinese International School, and continues to uphold the global vision that integrates Eastern and Western values, through the International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy. In its abbreviated form, our newly renamed academy is HWA. This reads and sounds like the character 华, which stands for Chinese in Mandarin, and reflects our emphasis on Chinese language and culture, amid an international, three-programme IB learning environment. While we are proud of our Chinese roots and history, we also maintain a multicultural identity, where a diverse pool of students and teachers hail from East to Central Asia, and from Europe to the Americas.
Hillside World Academy (HWA) looks forward to welcoming new students and parents to our community at any time, and from any place. The academic year starts in August and ends in July, but we maintain an open-minded, non-discriminatory position, accepting applications year-round, from all over the world, and for students aged 3 to 18 years old.
HWA’s Office of Admissions will arrange for an interview and/or entrance test for applicants to ensure appropriate grade and class placement. The entrance test comprises a math test, an English proficiency test, or both. Applicants will need to sit for the English test if they do not meet the required standard of English.
We are delighted to let you know that starting from this semester, our PE teacher – Mr. Villanueva - has introduced a new sport Euro Hockey to the students. Euro Hockey is a territory-invasion game that will allow them to understand and learn the fundamentals of such games. This will also give them opportunities to play, build skills, learn team work and fair play.Read more
We hope our students had a great time with their family during the Christmas holiday. We are so excited to see our students next week and believe they will be thrilled to see the change of our campus! A new playground, swings and a trampoline have been set up during the holiday time. We are sure the play area will be full of fun and laughter.Read more
On the first week of December, we were very honored to host the teachers from Henan Jianye Group in China. The teachers had a school tour and we shared with them our experiences on how to build a truly bilingual and bicultural international school.Read more