We were delighted to visit Bloom KKCA, a private, bilingual school that focuses on project-based education. Situated in Shep Kip Mei, Bloom KKCA was founded by educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs. It prides itself on its educators who range from NASA engineers to reading specialists. The school currently accepts children in Grades 1-6. Although they adopt the US Common Core Curriculum, teaching is conducted through the mediums of English and Mandarin. They also follow the Next Generation Science curriculum and interweave a unique three-core program: their academic program, their positive education program, and their Bloom Innovation program. The philosophy of this school focuses on maximising engagement rather than traditional rote learning alone. As such, they offer hands-on learning, weekly field trips, games, multimedia learning, projects that collect raw data from the environment, and even internships.
A key feature of the school is its project and research-based approach, seeking to develop children into pioneers of social innovation. They prioritise statistics and data science above the accepted trigonometry maths. They view media literacy as fundamental for critical thinking and acknowledge how it has been exempt from standard teaching programs. They consistently update their curriculum based on conversations with experts in the field as well as students themselves. The level of innovation is unmissable, not to mention their world-class STEM program drawn from the ‘Next Generation Science Standards’; a gold standard curriculum.
School Campus Address: 7 Pui Tak Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Curriculum: Interweaves a unique three-core program: academic program, positive education program and Bloom innovation program.
Language of Instruction: English and Mandarin (Simplified Chinese characters). They use a dual-language program to ensure students are biliterate.
Admissions: Grades 1 – 6. The starting age is 6 years old.
School Hours: The normal school hours are 8.30am – 3.30pm.