Welcome Message from the School Director

I am pleased to welcome you to the American School Hong Kong (ASHK). We are delighted to have this opportunity to establish our vision as we continue to build a top-tier, KG - grade 12, International School in Tai Po in the New Territories of Hong Kong.

As we embark on our 3rd year of operation, we are pleased that our Elementary School has a strong foothold. Beginning in 2018/19, the Middle School will be complete with the addition of grade 8. In 2019/20, we will open our High School program. These are exciting times for us as we grow our school. There is little doubt that challenges and opportunities lay ahead, yet we remain confident that the journey we have begun will be undertaken in a professional, positive, and collaborative manner and based on best-practice models.

The research is clear about the characteristics of successful international schools. It takes many years of hard work. There are no shortcuts 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. We remain committed to hiring and retaining 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 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.

John Jalsevac
School Director
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  • ASHK Location
  • 6 Ma Chung Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong
  • General Enquiry: +852 3919 4100
  • Admissions: +852 3919 4111
  • admissions@ashk.edu.hk