Independent Schools Foundation Academy
Type: Primary and secondary
Curriculum: IB MYP and IB Diploma
Languages: Bilingual immersion programme focused on Putonghua and English
When to apply: Anytime
Waiting list time: Not applicable
Fees: Foundation Year-Grade 5: HK$188,940 • Grades 6-10: HK$219,520 • Grades 11-12: HK$238,630
Debentures: None but there is an Annual Capital Levy of HK$45,000 for the first year and HK$30,000 for the second and subsequent years. The school also offers Capital Notes at HK$7,000,000 each—more details are available here
Campus and facilities: The Pok Fu Lam campus opened in 2007 on a 140,000sqft site. Classrooms have modular teaching spaces and a comprehensive IT system. There are two libraries, a gymnasium, basketball courts, a climbing wall, music practice rooms, art rooms, and a 500-seat dining hall. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, a performing arts centre, an auditorium, and an all-purpose ball court.
Competitive advantage: Independent School Foundation Academy educates students in a Chinese-English bilingual environment, deeply rooted in Chinese culture and with a global understanding. It anchors its values on the “eight virtues + one”: zhi 智 (wisdom); zhong 忠 (loyalty and commitment); xiao 孝 (respect and obligation); ren 仁 (compassion and kindness); ai 愛 (love and passion); li 禮 (etiquette and ceremony); yi 義 (principles and justice); he 和 (harmony and tolerance); and ping 平 (balance and equality).
Top university acceptances: Each year, the school's graduates receive close to 300 offers from over 100 universities and colleges around the world, including The University of Cambridge, University of Warwick, University College London, King’s College London, Stanford University, Princeton University, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, University of California Los Angeles, University of Hong Kong, and Chinese University of Hong Kong
Independent Schools Foundation, 1 Kong Sin Wan Road, Pok Fu Lam, isf.edu.hk