At Island School we do something different. Our focus is on igniting a passion for learning in every student. Learning at Island School is more than just teaching facts and figures. Students are taught how to problem solve, question and think creatively about concepts and ideas. Teachers encourage students to become resourceful, adaptable and confident learners. Our students come from all over the world and central to our international heritage is the celebration and understanding of each other’s cultures. They are described by those that get to know them as confident, thoughtful and caring. They learn to care for each other, for the environment and for other people through our rich co-curricular programme and the family atmosphere of the House system. Our academic record is excellent, with our students going on to the foremost universities and colleges in the world. You will find details of the qualifications on offer at Island School including the IB Diploma and the BTEC qualifications of the Applied Learning pathway on the school’s website. Island School prepares students for these qualifications with a broad based middle school curriculum including IGCSEs and a wide range of exciting options in our unique “Futures Curriculum”. Our aim is not just to get each student into the most prestigious university possible, but to recognise that each student is an individual and to find the right match for their individual skills and strengths.
Please refer to the ESF website: www.esf.edu.hk/admissions-overview/
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.
Curriculum: Year 7-9 aligning to the IB Middle Years Programme framework; Year 12-13 IB Diploma Pathway or Applied Learning Pathway; Life Skills Pathway for students with special learning needs. For more information about the school’s curriculum, refer to www.island.edu.hk/curriculum Chinese Curriculum: Chinese is available as a foreign, second and first language. Features: The school offers excellent pastoral care, a wide range of extra-curricular activities and has impressive exam results. Facilities: Lockers, tuck shop, 3 drama studios, 2,000 square feet library (over 20,000 volumes and wireless network), food and design technology facilities, 11 science labs, gymnasium, specialist music rooms and 6 sound-proof practice rooms. Outdoor facilities include a hard-court football pitch as well as netball/basketball courts. IT: 5 ICT suites, IT team and technicians, computers, projectors, interactive whiteboards. All teachers use tablet laptop computers. The school introduced a 1 to 1 laptop programme in 2009. More details can be found on the school website.