School Profile: Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong
Shrewsbury International School is an excellent choice for children aged between 3 and 11 in Hong Kong. The School’s broad and engaging British curriculum, complemented by an incredible commitment to specialist teaching, supports and nurtures children, allowing them to thrive.
Inspirational Primary Education in an Outstanding Environment
Planning for a child’s future is often at the forefront of parents’ minds, with education being one of the most important aspects. The primary years are particularly crucial in a child’s development, so it’s important to make a wise choice.
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong specialises in early education and offers a rich educational experience for children aged 3 to 11, with expert staff and superb facilities that allow children to develop to their full potential both academically and socially.
“Our school explores the strengths of every student within a world class facility that offers a unique range of opportunities, ensuring that they thrive both within and beyond their school years,” says Ben Keeling, Principal, Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong.
With more than 450 years of experience, Shrewsbury is widely recognised for its commitment to excellence. The School provides research-driven educational provision within a purpose-built facility in Tseung Kwan O.
Purpose-Built School Campus
“Our purpose-built learning environment has been designed with young children in mind. The wide range of spaces offer an unrivaled commitment to the development of the youngest students in the region,” says Principal Ben Keeling.
The school design includes a science laboratory, separate art and design studios, an aquatics centre boasting a 6-lane, 25-meter, indoor, heated swimming pool, a gymnastics centre and three outdoor play spaces including a rooftop football pitch.
Classrooms at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong are comfortable and engaging spaces for children to learn in, with interactive whiteboards and high-speed wifi throughout the campus, supporting the generous application of an enviable range of hardware.
Benefits of the British Curriculum
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong’s programme is linked to the English National Curriculum and the Early Years and Foundation Stage framework. It was developed to meet the needs of a multilingual student body, and to support the achievements and successes of all students.
“Our British Curriculum is specially adapted to meet the needs of our ambitious international community,” explains Principal Ben Keeling, a respected educationalist with specialist experience in the not-for-profit primary education sector.
The broad and connected curriculum offered makes Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong a vibrant, exciting and challenging place for children to grow.
“Every Shrewsbury student enjoys an enriching series of opportunities that help them to develop a life-long love of learning,” says Principal Ben Keeling.
Flexible learning environments are provided to foster partnership and participation, so children can learn from and inspire one another as well as the impressive range of specialist teaching staff. Under a thematic curriculum, subject based learning is combined into a series of interconnected themes.
Commitment to Chinese Language Learning
English is the language of instruction at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, but a three-tier Chinese Language programme is also integrated into the curriculum.
“We take the learning of language seriously. Chinese is taught every day, as we believe language learning carries tremendous benefits in developing communication skills, confidence in speaking and cultural awareness,” Principal Ben Keeling says.
Music & Performing Arts
Music and the Performing Arts are also an important part of Shrewsbury’s much celebrated reputation. Following a long standing tradition, every child receives a full education in Music and Performing Arts. Students learn to appreciate a wide range of music – they sing together every week.
The Recital Hall complements the Auditorium and is further supplemented by two music classrooms six smaller practice rooms. Dance and Drama Studios further underline the commitment to specialist study and the pursuit of excellence.
Secondary School Selection
Inspired by the practice of college counselling undertaken at Shrewsbury School in the UK, parents also benefit from bespoke guidance regarding the selection of a secondary school. With so many options now available in the region, families can rest assured that the experiences on offer at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong provide children with the attributes to thrive well beyond their time in education.
“Every child brings a very individual set of strengths and interests. We help families to identify a senior setting that will allow them to maximise their potential” explains Principal Ben Keeling.
Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong’s detailed knowledge of schools both within Hong Kong and beyond help parents make an informed decision. For some families, this may mean a supported route through to an independent boarding education at Shrewsbury School itself.
Early meetings, allow parents time to make a careful and considered selection.
“Based on the shared and growing knowledge of each student’s academic and social profile, and the various academic options available, we can help parents choose the right path for their child from a range of carefully selected senior schools,” Principal Ben Keeling says.
All families making an application for Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong will be invited for a meeting once the initial process has been completed. Meetings involve both parents and children, and are made up of two distinct parts—a student assessment and a parent meeting.
The Admissions Team will review the application and families will be notified within one week, wherever possible, of the assessment outcome.
Before embarking on this important journey, parents are encouraged to learn more about Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong by joining a campus tour. Group tours take place every Wednesday during term time, allowing prospective families to get to know the academic staff, engage with the student community, and walk the campus.
“We warmly welcome interested parents to meet us and to develop a deeper knowledge of all of the things that make our wonderful school such a special place to learn,” Principal Ben Keeling says. “I look forward to getting to know families as they express an interest in our school and then to support their child on their exciting journey through Shrewsbury and beyond.”
Shrewsbury International School host campus tours every Wednesday during term time, allowing prospective families the opportunity to explore their purpose-built facility, meet their teachers and engage with their student community.
Join a tour to explore their incredible facilities, meet their admissions team and develop a deeper understanding of a Shrewsbury education.
Contact Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong
10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Enquiries: 2480 1500 or [email protected]
At a Glance
- Academic year is divided into three terms, similar in both timing and duration to schools in the UK, usually from August to June
- School campus is open from 7.30am; lessons begin at 8.00am and the school day ends at 3.00pm
- School buses depart at 3.15pm; children due to be collected by their parents will be escorted to the designated meeting point
- Extra Curricular Activities (ECA) Programme available from 3.30pm and 4.20pm
- Annual tuition fees for academic year 2019–2020: $143,500 (Nursery), $154,000 (Reception) and $177,000 (Year 1–6); fees include stationery, learning materials and consumables but do not include costs for ECA Programme, school trips, uniforms, school bus service or meals
- To apply for entry complete an application form (printable PDF / editable PDF) and submit it to Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong admissions office in person, or by email to [email protected] with the required supporting documentation