Founded : 1991
Age range : 11 to 19
Number of students : 1,200
Curriculum : IGCSE, IB Middle Years Programme, IB Diploma, IB Career-related Programme, BTEC
West Island School is a world class co-educational IB World School. The school motto “Strength from Diversity” reflects that the school caters for students from over 40 nationalities. 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 students graduate to a range of international universities. In 2020, our average score for the IB Diploma was 37, with 29 per cent of students achieving 40 points 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 100 activities are offered termly, and one week annually focuses exclusively on CAS (creativity, activity, service) 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.
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