French International School
Type: Primary and secondary, split into French (taught in French) and International (taught in English) sections.
Curriculum: French national curriculum for French stream; International Primary Curriculum and English National Curriculum to IGCSE, then IB Diploma for International stream.
Languages: Primary: French, English and Putonghua; secondary: French, English, Putonghua, Spanish, German and Latin
When to apply: Anytime
Waiting list time: Varies according to grade and availability
Fees: French stream: HK$116,268 to HK$155,938 • International stream: HK$120,956 to HK$201,085 (subject to Education Bureau's approval). For full details, refer to their website
Debentures: Private: HK$90,000; corporate: HK$250,000
Campus and facilities: Four campuses: Blue Pool Road, Chai Wan, Jardine’s Lookout and Tseung Kwan O, the last of which opened in September 2018.
Competitive advantage: At primary level there is a focus on the acquisition and development of language; an innovative collaboration between the two streams was introduced in September 2018. At secondary level, the school has achieved outstanding academic results in both streams, and excels in local and regional inter-school competitions.
Top university acceptances: Each year, about half of the school’s students take up places at universities in France and half at English-speaking universities in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia and Europe.
Primary school: 34 Price Road, Jardine’s Lookout; 1 Cheung Man Road, Chai Wan; 28 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O.
Secondary school: 165 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley; 28 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, fis.edu.hk