The Harbour School
|Year of Foundation||2007|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Rolling enrollment for all grades|
|Number of students||405|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:8|
|Accreditations||Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Headmaster||Dr. Jadis Blurton|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||164'000|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||210'000|
The Harbour School is a progressive Pre-K to G12 international school that aims to unlock the best in every student by taking a highly individual approach to teaching. The school was founded in 2007 and is already gaining a worldwide reputation as a center of excellence. It follows a US curriculum with an emphasis on 21st century skills such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity and innovation.Based in Hong Kong, we are a primary and secondary international school that recognizes children as complex individuals with differing needs, goals, personalities, and backgrounds and thus takes a customized approach to learning.While we offer an American curriculum, it is adapted to ensure learning success for a very diverse international population. We are committed to unlocking the best in every student, encouraging students to find and develop their areas of strength.THS is a model for providing a 21st-century education for typical, advanced and gifted children while also providing support to students with areas of weakness. Outliers in any population who may not be appropriately addressed in a less customized curriculum achieve remarkable success at THS. We have created an environment that provides a comprehensive, integrated education building on a strong foundation of core skills to develop a global cultural literacy in science, history, technology, and the arts in an atmosphere of kindness, flexibility, respect, and individualism.In addition to a structured approach to math, reading, and writing, we use an experiential approach in areas such as science, history and the arts. Children at THS are active, learning many things through experimentation, project work, discussion or action. We also customize instruction for each child™s abilities and skills. We welcome a diversity of students so that they learn to work with others who may have different learning profiles, and we encourage children to explore different areas of strength.We do this by maintaining an average ratio of one teacher for every eight students in a class. This ratio enables teachers to work in small groups and to take the time to ensure that students are working at their optimal level. Technology is also used throughout the curriculum to help students learn, communicate or produce at their highest level.
CurriculumThe Harbour School offers an American curriculum that has been adapted to be consistent with both American and British standards and uses the AERO and Common Core Standards, which are used by elite schools both within the United States and internationally.
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesFrench and Mandarin
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