American International School
Type: Kindergarten, primary and secondary
Curriculum: US standards-based, academically focused and accredited by official US body WASC, with college prep and AP courses
Languages: Mandatory Putonghua for Pre-K to Grade 8; Putonghua, French and Spanish for Grades 9-12
When to apply: Applications are welcome throughout the year.
Waiting list time: Varies by case
Fees: Early Childhood 1 (half-day): HK$82,900 • Early Childhood 2-Grade 1 Junior (full day): HK$123,500 • Grades 1-4: HK$129,200 • Grades 5-8: HK$139,000 • Grades 9-12: HK$152,600
Campus and facilities: In recent years, American International School (AIS) has upgraded classroom facilities and learning spaces across the campus. This includes a new multi-purpose design space that hosts student work zones, performances and events, as well as project spaces to support new programmes in engineering, robotics and design. Other facilities include three large multi-purpose indoor spaces, outdoor sports courts and a 25m outdoor pool.
Competitive advantage: AIS has built a strong reputation for the rigour of its academic programmes and its ability to successfully prepare its graduates to enter high-ranking universities in the US and worldwide. In addition, the school offers a robust AP programme to help prepare students for the demands of university education. AIS is also one of the few international schools in Hong Kong to offer the AP Capstone diploma programme.
Top university acceptances: University of California (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz), New York University, Boston College, Rutgers University, Purdue University
American International School, 125 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, ais.edu.hk