Harrow International School Hong Kong is the first co-educational day and boarding school in Hong Kong and is located in a magnificent crescent-shaped building with custom-built facilities near the Gold Coast, Tuen Mun. In the academic year 2016-17, it has a combined roll of 1180 students from Early Years to Y13 in its Lower School (K1-Y5) and Upper School (Y6-Y13).

The School opened in September 2012 and has already established a culture of high expectations, in which academic achievement is valued and rewarded, particularly work which demonstrates individual initiative and flair. Academic standards are high and students achieved excellent examination results at the IGCSE and A-level examinations, with Leavers gaining places at top universities on competitive courses.

The School offers the option of weekly boarding from Y6 in the Prep School on a weekly basis from Sunday evening to Friday evening. Just under half of the students in the Upper School board, but all day students are members of a House. There are currently three boys’ and three girls’ Prep Houses (Y6 to Y8), and three boys’ and three girls’ Senior Houses (Y9 to Y13). House Masters and House Mistresses, supported by designated Upper School teachers who are tutors in their House pastoral team, have the primary role in the pastoral care of students and are responsible for managing the daily routines for boarders from getting up to going to bed. Liaising closely with parents to provide personal support for all students in the House, day and boarding, they encourage them to develop their talents, help them in times of difficulty, and guide them to pursue excellence.

A varied extra-curricular programme is an essential part of a Harrow education and, distinctively in Hong Kong a significant part of it is integrated into the School day for all students from Y1 to Y13. Through activity option choices and a number of core activities that take place within the timetable, as well as in enrichment time after 5.15pm for boarders, the extra-curricular activities programme aims to develop skills associated with service, charity, teamwork, creative expression, leadership and challenges through a wide range of team and individual sports, music, art, drama, cultural and academic extension activities.

 

Harrow International School Hong Kong website:
www.harrowschool.hk