ASHK is operated by Esol Education, the world’s largest operator of international American schools, with 40 years of expertise in establishing and operating international schools worldwide. ASHK opened in September 2016 with Kindergarten to Grade 6. ASHK added Middle School classes in 2017 and our High School program will begin in August 2019 at our Tai Po campus in Hong Kong.

Assistant Principal, Middle/High School


  • While collaborating with other members of the administrative team, ensure that the intent of the school’s Mission and Vision statements are manifest in all areas of the school’s curriculum and organizational plan
  • Support academic subject teams in their development, understanding and implementation of the curriculum
  • Work with the School Director, IB Coordinator, and Middle/High School teachers to ensure compliance with all IB programme authorization and WASC/MSA evaluation requirements
  • Support teachers in their development, understanding and implementation of the teacher advisor program
  • Take a positive and proactive approach to student academic, behavioral, and emotional development
  • Oversee off-campus learning experiences including field trips and the annual ‘Week Without Walls’ program
  • Assist with the organization of Extra Curricular Activities (ECA’s)
  • Develop timetables, schedules and procedures/protocols to ensure the effective delivery of educational services
  • Assist in the development and administration of policies dealing with discipline, conduct, and attendance
  • Review professional growth plans and conduct teacher evaluations as needed
  • Identify teacher training needs and plan and deliver professional development activities in accordance with the school’s curriculum plan and pedagogical and assessment frameworks
  • Oversee assessment and reporting procedures and proof and edit reports as required
  • Assist with the procurement of equipment and resources for the program
  • Assist with the development of the orientation program for new and returning faculty
  • Assist with the recruitment of faculty as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director


  • Teaching qualification and appropriate certification
  • Master’s degree in educational administration or curriculum development
  • Experience with Common Core curriculum
  • A minimum of 10 years of successful classroom teaching including an extended period of exemplary teaching within an IB setting
  • Significant experience in leadership positions in an IB setting
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • A positive, caring, community-minded team player with a passion for middle and high school education

Compensation and Benefits
American School Hong Kong offers an initial contract term of two years (renewable). The salary and benefits package will be competitive within Asia. Benefits include a gratuity upon successful completion of the contract, housing allowance, relocation allowance, medical insurance, tuition subsidy for dependent children, and a professional development allowance.

Application Procedure
The following application materials are required:

  • Expression of interest
  • A current CV with photograph and the contact details of 3 professional referees (at least one from a supervisor at your current school)
  • One-page statement of educational philosophy and leadership style

Include all documents in a single PDF file and forward by email to:
John Jalsevac
School Director
American School Hong Kong