Hong Kong Education

Hong Kong Education Page introduces Hong Kong Education tours and some information about the Kindergarten, primary schools, international schools, middle schools, colleges and universities in Hong Kong. It helps students and teachers to design students education tours with local schools in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong Education Facts

 As many of you know, Hong Kong was a colony of the United Kingdom and was under its administration from 1841 to 1997. Education in Hong Kong is largely modelled after that of the United Kingdom, particularly the English system. In July 1997, the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong was handed over to China by the UK. As a former colony of Britain, the Hong Kong education system was heavily influenced by the British model. Since the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997, the education system has undergone a series of changes reflecting different language of instruction policies and a significant overhaul of the secondary system. 

Up to now, of the total population aged 15 and older, 81.3 per cent completed lower-secondary education, 66.4 per cent graduated from an upper secondary school, 31.6 per cent attended a non-degree tertiary program, and 24 per cent earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Mandatory education has contributed to an adult literacy rate of 95.7 per cent.

Education System in Hong Kong

The education system in Hong Kong is of high quality. Both public and private schools here are highly regarded; however, private schooling is significantly more expensive. Another one of notable differences between public and private schooling is the education culture. Public schools in Hong Kong are well-known for putting a lot of pressure on students and not all expat parents approve of this strict approach. Private international schools, on the other hand, have adapted a more Western culture of education with more relaxed curricula. Luckily, no matter which option expat parents opt for, they can expect high-quality schooling and a possibility to choose from a variety of best schools and higher education institutions.

The education system in Hong Kong is publicly funded. All 12 years of education, from primary to senior secondary school (ages 6 through 18), is free for students attending public schools. Public schools make up the majority of schools in Hong Kong. They are either run by the government or a charitable or a religious organization. Thus, finding a Catholic or Protestant school in Hong Kong should not be a problem.

Types of Schools in Hong Kong Description
Government Public schools; run and funded by the government; free.
Aided Public schools; run by charitable or religious organizations, funded by government (most common type); free.
Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) Private schools subsidized by the government; not free.
Caput Schools Public schools partly subsidized by the government; not free.
Private Schools Privately run schools aimed at Chinese students; admittance is based on educational excellence; not free.
Private International Schools Privately run schools aimed at international students; high admittance fees.
English Schools Foundation Private schools partly subsidized by the government; aimed at English-speaking students; not free.

Top Universities in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is home to some of the highest-ranked Asian universities. The densely populated city state not only produces excellent academic research in a broad range of disciplines but is also home to impressive campuses and social programmes. Here we listed top Hong Kong university ranking 2020.

Rank University Type Address Tel
1 The University of Hong Kong 香港大学 Public Pok Fu Lam Road, Hong Kong  +852 2859 2111
2 The Chinese University of Hong Kong 香港中文大学 Public Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong +852 3943 7000
3 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 香港科技大学 Public Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 2623 1118
4 City University of Hong Kong 香港城市大学 Public 83, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 3442 9317
5 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University香港理工大学 Public Hung Hom, Hong Kong +852 2766 5111
6 Hong Kong Baptist University 香港浸会大学 Public Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong +852 3411 7400
7 The Open University of Hong Kong 香港公开大学 Public 30 Good Shepherd Street, Homantin, Kowloon, Hong Kong +852 2711 2100
8 The Education University of Hong Kong 香港教育大学 Public 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong +852 2948 6888
9 Lingnan University 岭南大学 Public 8, Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong +852 2616 8888
10 Hong Kong Shue Yan University 香港樹仁大学 Private 10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemar Hill Road, North Point, Hong Kong +852 2570 7110
11 Chu Hai College of Higher Education 珠海学院 Private 80 Castle Peak Road (Castle Peak Bay), Tuen Mun, Hong Kong +852 2972 7200

Read More about List of Higher Education Institutions in Hong Kong

Top International Schools in Hong Kong

Name  Address Tel
French International School Hong Kong (法国国际学校) 165 Blue Pool Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong +852 2577 6217
German Swiss International School (德瑞国际学校) Upper Building, 11 Guildford Rd, The Peak, Hong Kong +852 2849 6216
Li Po Chun United World College (李宝椿联合世界书院) 10 Sai Sha Rd, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong  +852 2640 0441
Canadian International School (加拿大国际学校) 36 Nam Long Shan Rd, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong  +852 2525 7088
Island School (港岛中学) 20 Borrett Rd, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong +852 2524 7135
King George V School (英皇佐治五世学校) 2 Tin Kwong Rd, Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong +852 2711 3029
American International School (美国国际学校) 125 Waterloo Rd, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong +852 2336 3812
Australian International School Hong Kong (香港澳洲国际学校) 3A Norfolk Rd, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong +852 2304 6078
Chinese International School (汉基国际学校) 1 Hau Yuen Path, Hong Kong +852 2510 7288
Hong Kong International School (香港国际学校) 1 Red Hill Rd, Tai Tam, Hong Kong +852 3149 7000
Kellett School (启历学校) Wah Fu Estate, 2 Wah Lok Path, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong +852 3120 0700

Top Middle Schools in Hong Kong

Name  Type  Gender  Address Tel
St. Paul's Co-educational College (圣保罗男女中学) DSS Mixed 33 Macdonnell Rd, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong +852 2523 1187
Diocesan Girls' School (拔萃女书院) DSS Girl 1 Jordan Rd, Jordan, Hong Kong +852 2277 9100
Queen's College ( 皇仁书院) Public  Boy 120 Causeway Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong +852 2576 1992
Ying Wa Girls' School (英华女学校) Aided Girl 76 Robinson Rd, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong +852 2546 3151
Hong Kong Taoist Association Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School中国香港道教联合会邓显纪念中学 Aided Mixed Sheung Shui, Hong Kong +852 2672 6820
St. Mary's Canossian College (嘉诺撒圣玛利书院) Aided Girl 162 Austin Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong +852 2724 2771
Tsuen Wan Government Secondary School (荃湾官立中学) Public Mixed 70 Hoi Pa St, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong  +852 2490 3307
La Salle College (喇沙书院) Aided Boy 18 La Salle Rd, Kowloon Tsai, Hong Kong +852 2338 7171
Sheng Kung Hui Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School(圣公会曾肇添中学) Aided Mixed 6 Tak Hau St, Sha Tin, Hong Kong +852 2697 5566
Po Leung Kuk No.1 W. H. Cheung College (保良局第一张永庆中学) Aided Mixed 173 Po Kong Village Rd, Tsz Wan Shan, Hong Kong +852 2321 2167

Top Primary Schools in Hongkong

Name  Address Tel
Saint Paul's Co-Educational College Primary School (圣保罗男女中学附属小学)) 11 Nam Fung Path, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong +852 2526 1882
St. Paul's College Primary School (圣保罗书院小学) 777  Victoria Rd, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong +852 3710 1777
Sacred Heart Canossian School (嘉诺撒圣心学校) 26 Caine Rd, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong +852 2524 8679
St. Paul's Convent School (圣保禄学校小学部)  140 Leighton Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong  +852 2576 0601
Diocesan Preparatory School (拔萃小学) 1 Chester Rd, Kowloon Tsai, Hong Kong +852 2336 1448
Maryknoll Convent School (玛利诺修院学校) 5 Ho Tung Rd, Kowloon Tsai, Hong Kong +852 2336 2378
Diocesan Boys' School Primary Division (拔萃男书院附属小学) 131 Argyle St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong +852 3159 4200
St. Francis' Canossian College (P) 嘉诺撒圣方济各书院小学部 9-13 Kennedy Rd, Wan Chai, Hong Kong +852 2587 2700
Marymount Primary School (玛丽曼小学) 336 Tai Hang Rd, Happy Valley, Hong Kong +852 2572 8728

Top Pre-schools and Kindergartens in Hong Kong

Name  Address Tel
Malvern College Pre-school Hong Kong (墨雨文国际幼儿园) 1 Yau Cheung Rd, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong +852 3898 4660
Woodland Pre-schools (乐林国际幼儿园)  3 Arbuthnot Road, Central, , Hong Kong +852 2559 4855
Nord Anglia International School - Early Years Campus (诺德安连国际幼儿园) Red Hill Plaza, Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong  +852 3958 1428
The Harbour School - Harbour Village (港湾学校)  2/F, 23 Belcher's Street, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong +852 2816 522
ESF Kindergarten (英基青衣国际幼儿园) Maritime Square, 33 Tsing King Rd, Tsing Yi, Hong Kong +852 2436 3355
Mills International Preschool (苗士国际幼儿园) The Spectacle, 8 Cho Yuen St, Yau Tong, Hong Kong +852 2717 6336
Mount Kelly International Preschool (凯利山国际幼儿园) 38 Kwun Chung St, Shop 5 on G/F & 1/F, The Austine Place, Jordan, Hong Kong +852 2110 1978
EtonHouse International Preschool (伊顿国际幼儿园)  Mayfair By The Sea Tower 1, 23 Fo Chun Rd, Providence Bay, Hong Kong +852 2780 5700
Box Hill (HK) International Kindergartens and Pre-schools (博士山国际幼儿园)  2 Hang Ming St, Ma On Shan, Hong Kong +852 2750 6323

Hong Kong Educational Tours

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