One of the Strongest Bilingual Schools In Hong Kong


Established since 2000, The International Schools Foundation (ISF) is a through-train, full immersion bilingual Chinese and English school following the IB curriculum. As an independent non-profit school, they have a diverse body of international teaching staff who are native Putonghua and/or English speakers, and over 2000 primary and secondary school students. 

ISF has the most amount of Mandarin Chinese exposure out of all private schools in Hong Kong, with 70% Mandarin exposure to students from early years to Grade 5. The school aims to foster fluency in both languages and a deep appreciation of both cultures by upper secondary year. 

To ensure academic excellence, the school adopts an inquiry-based environment and restricts its Primary school classes to no more than 20 students. Likewise, their Secondary School classes are usually limited to less than 22 students, and all classes follow a 1:7 teacher to student ratio.


What’s special about the school:



  • A key feature of the school is its strong bilingual curriculum coupled with its proven track record of consistently high academic results.
  • In 2022, ISF had an impressive 78% of Bilingual Diploma earners. They also had a 100% pass rate for the IB Diploma, with 4 students receiving the maximum 45 points and an average score of 40.8 across the cohort.
  • The class of 2022 received 439 offers from over 148 elite tertiary schools, including the Ivy League schools, Cambridge, Oxford, UCL and Imperial.
  • The ISF’s emphasis on an East meets West cross-cultural immersion environment is also a key selling point of the school, as they aim to nurture independent learners with a global outlook on life.
  • Students follow a blended curriculum that combines Chinese culture with teaching methods from the UK, US, HK, China and Canada at Primary school.
  • They later progress to the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Secondary.
  • The school also incorporates their unique ‘Shuyuan’ programme to develop well-rounded scholarship.
  • Shuyuan courses include computer science, Chinese classical literature, comparative classics, politics, Latin, Greek and Mathematics for Engineering amongst other academically rigorous topics, and are mainly offered to secondary students.


School Details








The ISF Academy


2202 2000


School Address

1 Kong Sin Wan Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Primary: blended curriculum that combines Chinese culture with teaching methods from the UK, US, HK, China and Canada.
Secondary: the Middle Years Programme (MYP), IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Shuyuan Programme.

Language of Instruction

English and Mandarin


ISF Preschool starts at 2 Ys.

ISF Academy starts at 4 Yrs.

School Hours


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