Hong Kong Academy (2000)
Hong Kong Academy
33 Wai Man Road,
Sai Kung, New Territories
Hong Kong Academy is an independent, nonprofit, co-educational day school for students ages 3 – 18. Founded in 2000, HKA offers the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and Diploma programmes. The school’s globally-sourced curriculum is inquiry-based and concept-driven, providing a well-rounded, student-centred programme. Small class sizes and a low student:teacher ratio allow for individualised attention and the ability to meet the needs of accelerated learners as well as students requiring learner support.
HKA has 5 core values at its foundation:
Rigorous International Education
HKA provides a rigorous international education for early childhood, primary school and secondary school students. Working within its framework of “Learning, Growing, and Understanding”, HKA engages students with a curriculum that challenges them to reach their full potential.
Captivating Learning Environment
Hong Kong Academy fosters a captivating learning environment where teachers and students work together not only to master elements of a curriculum, but also to think about and reflect on the learning process itself. In a “culture of thinking”, teachers and students go beyond the “usual” definition of thinking to embrace a process of thinking about how we think.
Pathways to Individual Excellence
HKA believes that a diverse community, grounded in mutual respect, enhances learning for all members of the community and develops open-mindedness. At HKA, diversity includes learning styles and abilities in a model that promotes mutual benefit.
Dynamic Community of Learners
Everyone at Hong Kong Academy — past, present and future — is a part of the school’s dynamic community of learners. Whether on campus every day, occasionally or even only once, all students, teachers, staff, parents, former parents, alumni, visitors, specialists and consultants impact the school’s learning environment.
As HKA further develops its unique curriculum, programmes and learning culture, the school has a responsibility to share its best practices and success stories with the larger educational community. The school’s faculty and administration routinely collaborate and converse with leading educational institutions and organisations, engage leading thinkers in education, and mentor other teaching professionals.
All of HKA’s faculty and students teach and learn on one, state-of-the-art campus, located in picturesque Sai Kung, Hong Kong. The building has earned a provisional BEAM Platinum rating for its environmentally sustainable design and features. The 6220m2 building has large classrooms as a core design and includes a 350 seat Theatre, a Studio Theatre, an extensive indoor-outdoor visual arts space and a full indoor gymnasium. Other features are an exercise centre, outdoor soccer pitch and outdoor basketball court.