Hong Kong Academy

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Hong Kong Academy is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes for students from early childhood to Grade 12.

Ages taught:

3 — 18

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate


Angela Reilly

Job title:

Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement (Admissions and Enrolment)

Accreditations and memberships:

  • International Baccalaureate Organisation
  • Council of International Schools
  • Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Association of China and Mongolia International Schools
  • East Asia Regional Conference of Overseas Schools
School Website

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Thank you for your interest in Hong Kong Academy. We are a vibrant, rigorous and progressive school with a thriving community. We hope that you will continue to our website to learn more about us or better yet, come and see us at our campus and learn why we are passionate about what we teach!

Senior management

Mr Stephen Dare - Head of School

School description

HKA is a lead international school with a personal, individualised approach to education and an engaged, close-knit community. With over 600 students, HKA offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes for students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. At HKA, we value active inquiry, celebrate curiosity, and engage students in the wonder of learning.
Our website is organised around the HKA’s 5 fundamentals as articulated in our mission statement:
Rigorous international education
Pathways to individual excellence
Captivating learning environment
Dynamic community of learners
Educational leader

Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:


Reception average class size:


Primary average class size:


Secondary average class size:


Sixth form average class size:


Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 6

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 9

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 9

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate

Examinations board:

International Baccalaureate

University destinations:

HKA Graduate are accepted to their 1st choice universities all over the world, e.g Universities of: Durham, Oxford, Stockholm, Sydney, New York, BC, Lund, La Salle College of the Arts, Uni. of Notre Dame.

Sports and extra-curricular activities


Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Netball, Swimming
As a member of SCISAC and ACAMIS we play competitively in China, Macau and Hong Kong. We also play locally against other International Schools in Hong Kong.

Extra-curricular activities:

Band, Brownies/Scouts, Choir, Fine Arts, Golf, Gymnastics, Parkour, Rollerblading, Sailing, Yoga, Stand Up Paddleboard, 3D Printing, Football, Touch Rugby, Dance, Drama, Mandarin, Homework Club
At Hong Kong Academy, we support student learning after school as well as during the school day. Learning Outside the Classroom is integral to the Instructional Programme, with camps, field trips and service activities.


Admission process:

We invite you to visit our campus during the school day to learn why we are passionate about what we teach. HKA has a comprehensive online application facility. The process may include input not only from parents but from current teachers and applicants themselves, depending on the grade applying to. http://www.hkacademy.edu.hk/applying

Admission and language criteria:

English language learners are admitted where there is space availability in their age appropriate class. Students should be able to function in the mainstream classroom using English language, with appropriate support. Assessments results should be appropriate for the space available. http://www.hkacademy.edu.hk/admissions-criteria

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Bursaries and scholarships


Financial Aid is available for families who wish to apply for a Debenture Waiver and/or Tuition Remission.


HKA offers a Secondary School Enhancement Award of up to 90% Tuition remission, Debenture Waiver and Capital Levy Waiver for qualifying students.

Fees (Annual)





Junior Day:


Secondary Day:


Sixth form:




Angela Reilly

Job title:

Assistant Director of Institutional Advancement (Admissions and Enrolment)

Further information

Hong Kong Academy is a dynamic learning community that provides a rigorous international education characterised by mutual benefit and support. As an educational leader, HKA empowers learners to pursue pathways to individual excellence by fostering creativity, communication and problem-solving skills. HKA learners develop an evolving understanding of our changing world, leading them to engage in responsible action motivated by their interests, strengths and ongoing reflection. HKA is committed to maintaining a diverse, collaborative and captivating learning environment in which students become adaptable, confident and tolerant, equipping them for the future.

HKA offers the opportunity for a high level of parental involvement within the classroom, organised by teachers, with school-wide activities, organised by the Hong Kong Academy Community Organisation (HKACO), and on various Board committees. Opportunities range in the types of activity and the level of time commitment that is required. Helping in the library, accompanying a field trip, bringing expertise into the classroom, planning an evening social event for parents, listening to young readers, serving on a Board committee – these are all ways that HKA parents get involved every day.

The Admissions Policy at Hong Kong Academy is consistent with our values as a community and diversity based school. We view each student as an individual and evaluate their ability to succeed in the classroom as well as our ability to enable them to reach their full potential. We expect every student and family to be contributing members of our school community.


Hong Kong SAR


33 Wai Man Road, Sai Kung


Hong Kong

Post/Zip Code:


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