Private Independent Schools
International schools and Private Independent Schools (“PISs”) are both part of the private school sector. Most PISs offer non-local curriculum. While the policy objective, target students, and requirements applicable to PISs are different from those of international schools, some may consider them as alternatives to international schools.
The Government supports the development of PISs to foster the growth of a quality private school sector so to inject more diversity in the school system and to provide parents with more choices. PISs serve primarily the demand for school places from local families seeking an alternative to public sector schools. PISs are required to ensure that at least 70% of the student population are Hong Kong Permanent Residents. Parents interested in sending their children to study in PISs may follow the links below and contact the individual schools direct.
|Name of School||Location (District)||Level offered|
|Discovery College||Discovery Bay (Islands)||primary, secondary|
|The Independent Schools Foundation Academy||Pok Fu Lam (Southern)||primary, secondary|
|International Christian School||Shek Mun (Sha Tin)||primary, secondary|
|Po Leung Kuk Choi Kai Yau School||Caldecott Road (Shamshuipo)||primary, secondary|
|Renaissance College||Ma On Shan (Sha Tin)||primary, secondary|
|Victoria Shanghai Academy||Aberdeen (Southern)||primary, secondary|
|Yew Chung International School - Secondary||Kowloon Tong (Kowloon City)||secondary|