I am pleased to welcome you to the American School Hong Kong (ASHK). We are
delighted to have this opportunity to establish our vision and to build a top-tier K-12
International School in Tai Po. These are exciting times for us as we launch our
Elementary, Middle and High School programs and begin the process of building a
dynamic international school community together. There is little doubt that challenges
and opportunities lay ahead but we are confident that the journey we are embarking on
will be undertaken in a professional, positive and collaborative manner.
The research is clear about the characteristics of successful international schools. It
takes many years of hard work. There are no short cuts readily available. One of the key
aspects is that curriculum, instruction and assessment are all aligned with standards and
that a pattern of frequent monitoring of teaching and learning has been established. We
also know that successful international schools have developed a clear and shared focus
and have high standards and expectations.
We have high expectation of ourselves. Our goal is to design a superb facility and to
develop an exemplary programme. We are committed to hiring a team of dedicated and
professional teachers who will actively engage our students in an enriched program
characterized by its rigor, holistic approach, inspirational nature, STEAM (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) focus, and US Common Core and
International Baccalaureate (IB) underpinning. We are committed to building a learning
community where care and respect for one another is of paramount importance.
We are proud to be a member of the Esol family of schools and the first Esol
international school located in South East Asia.
Personally, I consider myself fortunate to have worked in the educational sector for 35-
years. I view my occupation more in the realm of vocation than profession. Working with
the many fine children who come through the doors of a school on a daily basis is an
honor and privilege and with it comes great responsibility and joy. I am eager to
embrace this new challenge at ASHK. I welcome you to spend some time on this website
and to stay tuned for updates and news regarding program developments, information
sessions and school registration procedures.
American School Hong Kong (ASHK) is a non-profit, non-denominational college preparatory school offering a holistic American education taught by North American teachers. The school is operated by Esol Education, a leading education organization with 40 years of experience in establishing and operating K-12 international schools, currently educating 11,000 pupils in nine schools across three continents. ASHK will deliver a rigorous curriculum, focused on developing well-rounded, motivated, and thoughtful global citizens. It will equip students with the academic, social, and entrepreneurial skills required for success in the 21st century. ASHK is incorporated as Universal American School Hong Kong Limited.