West Island School

West Island School (WIS) is an ESF secondary school.

WIS is a world class co-educational IB School. In 2001 WIS received an Outstanding School Award from the Hong Kong SAR Government. In 2012 the school was awarded CIS/WASC status. The visiting team commented: “the team congratulates the staff on their enthusiasm and passion for student learning”.

The school motto “Strength from Diversity” reflects that the school caters for students from over 40 nationalities in a modern building overlooking the University of Hong Kong and the vibrant shipping lanes of the South China Sea. The school has a strong focus on the value of international mindedness and the importance of community. It has a reputation for academic excellence balanced with compassion and service beyond the classroom. The vast majority of stduents graduate to a range of international universities with 92.5% achieving their first choice. In 2016, the average score of the IB diploma was 36.6 with 32% achieving 40 or more.

Students are encouraged to become “responsible global citizens” as part of the mission of the school. Training for leadership roles within the school and beyond is a strength which the school believes heralds access to better choices beyond Year 13. Over 120 activities are offered termly and one week annually focuses exclusively on CAS projects within Asia. The school has a unique one to one tutoring model where students meet individually with their tutor to consider academic progress and commitment to CAS.


Christopher Sammons


Address: 250 Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Tel: (+852) 2819 1962
Fax: (+852) 2816 7257
E-mail: wis@wis.edu.hk
Website: www.wis.edu.hk

Zone: Part of Central District, Sheung Wan, Western District, Kennedy Town, Mount Davis, Pokfulam, Aberdeen, Ap Lei Chau, Discovery Bay (shared with Island School)* and the outlying islands.

*Determined by ESF at time of initial online application