ESF Discovery College

Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Discovery College (DC) is part of the English Schools Foundation (ESF), Hong Kong’s largest provider of English-medium international education. Our vision is to bring out the best in every student through a personalised approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds.

Ages taught:

5 — 18

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • International Baccalaureate


Discovery College

Job title:

Admissions Office

Accreditations and memberships:

  • International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation (HKSSF)
  • International Schools Sports Federation Hong Kong (ISSFHK)
School Website

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Discovery College is an international community of learners who respect the diversity of experiences and perspectives we each possess. Here, we strive to create an environment that fosters a passion for learning, which enables all students to Grow. Discover. Dream. We have exceptional teachers and staff who provide wonderful classroom programmes, which are engaging and fun for students. Discovery College’s diverse student body underscores the importance of international mindedness and the shared spirit of respect that is a tenant of the College’s guiding statements. We welcome students from across the Hong Kong community and are proud to help each and every student achieve his or her very best.

Senior management

Mark Beach, Principal

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School description

Discovery College (DC) is a Private Independent School housed in a state-of-the-art facility, located in Discovery Bay, Hong Kong. We are a through-train school committed to the internationally recognised and highly regarded IB Programme – Primary Years (Years 1 to 6), Middle Years (Years 7 to 11) and Diploma (Years 12 to 13). The College uses English as the medium for teaching and learning. There is also a strong emphasis on the acquisition of Chinese (Putonghua) as a second language. The College strongly supports all subject areas with a robust academic curriculum, including the performing and creative arts (dance, drama, music, visual arts), design technology and ICT.


ESF -- An Education Worth Having

Class sizes

Primary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 30

Secondary teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 10

Sixth form teacher/pupil ratio:

1 : 10

Term dates

  • 2017/2018
  • 14/08/17 - 15/12/17
  • 08/01/18 - 29/03/18
  • 16/04/18 - 27/06/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • International Baccalaureate

Examinations board:

International Baccalaureate

University destinations:

In 2016, students graduating from the 7 ESF secondary schools are attending higher education institutions in 19 different countries around the world. Website for details:

Sports and extra-curricular activities

A wide variety of after-school activities are offered. Extra-curricular sports, outdoor activities, environmental and community services, music and the arts are available and encouraged.


Admission process:

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Admission and language criteria:

ESF schools do not select on the basis of prior attainment or performance in entrance assessments. The main criterion for entry is the readiness of a child to benefit from the education we offer. As children will be learning through an English language curriculum it is vital that they have the language skills and home support.

Bursaries and scholarships


We offer a number of scholarships for exceptional secondary students:

Fees (Annual)

Junior Day:


Secondary Day:


Sixth form:




Discovery College

Job title:

Admissions Office


Hong Kong SAR


38 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay, Lantau Island, Hong Kong


Hong Kong

Post/Zip Code:



+852 2987 8115

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