Discovery Bay International School

Lantau Island, Hong Kong SAR

Centred in the wonderful community of Discovery Bay on the beautiful island of Lantau, the school derives much strength from its tranquil location and its surrounding active community. Our students enjoy a broad international curriculum with British characteristics.

Ages taught:

3 — 16

School size:

584 boys, 479 girls

School type:

Co-educational

Day/Boarding:

  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding

Curriculums:

  • English National Curriculum
  • International Primary Curriculum

Contact:

Mr Paul Tough

Job title:

Head of School

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
  • Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA)
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)
  • EdExcel
  • ICT Mark
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Welcome

Our students enjoy a broad international curriculum with British characteristics and a distinctive learning journey that begins in Early Years (age 3-5), progresses to the Primary school (age 6-11), and culminates in the Secondary school (age 12-16). The DBIS student experience 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. We are incredibly ambitious for our students. We are intent on ensuring that every student is supported and encouraged to reach their individual potential. We are an international community school committed to the constant pursuit of excellence in order to achieve the best for all our students. Paul Tough Head of School

Senior management

Head of School: Mr Paul Tough

School description

Visitors often acknowledge that DBIS is very different to other international schools in Hong Kong. Centred in the wonderful community of Discovery Bay on the beautiful island of Lantau, the school derives much strength from its tranquil location and its surrounding active community. Establishing and maintaining strong, caring, respectful, and supportive personal relationships is key to the DBIS ethos. Our approach allows DBIS’ teachers to work in tandem with supportive and aspirational parents in focusing upon the individual. It also allows students to concentrate on the challenging task of learning, growing, and developing as individuals.

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Class sizes

Kindergarten average class size:

20

Reception average class size:

20

Primary average class size:

25

Secondary average class size:

22

Kindergarten teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 10

Reception teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 10

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 15

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 22

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • English National Curriculum
  • International Primary Curriculum

Sports and extra-curricular activities

Sports:

Football, basketball, swimming, athletics, cross county, badminton, tackle and touch rugby, netball and many more.

Extra-curricular activities:

Art, music, drama, week without walls and many more.

Admissions

Admission process:

We welcome and encourage new parents and students to visit the school and meet the staff and students where possible. Prospective students are required to sit an admissions assessment at the time of their visit although this can be arranged online at another time, if necessary. This involves a written component and interview.

Admission and language criteria:

An interview with all prospective students from Reception Year onwards and a written assessment of all students from Year 1 onwards is required prior to an offer of a place.

School Open Days:

06/09/2016; 06/01/2017

Fees (Annual)

Kindergarten:

HK$98,700.00

Reception:

HK$98,700.00

Junior Day:

HK$106,900.00

Secondary Day:

HK$142,100.00

Contact

Contact:

Mr Paul Tough

Job title:

Head of School

School news & events

Country:

Hong Kong SAR

Address:

Discovery Bay

City:

Lantau Island

Post/Zip Code:

0001

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