A new private primary school is scheduled to open this September, offering a fusion of “Chinese principles and modern Western systems”.
Chinese Academy has been established jointly by Confucius Hall of Hong Kong and the International Chinese Academy Education Foundation (ICAEF), a body that aims to “revitalise and globalise traditional Chinese culture to cope with Hong Kong and Greater China’s ascendancy on the global stage”. ICAEF is co-founded and managed by education management organisation, Norton House Education.
The Hong Kong school will be co-educational, with bi-lingual immersion teaching in Chinese and English.
The campus will be situated in the historic Confucius Hall on Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, and will be completed in two stages. Facilities will eventually include a swimming pool, multimedia library, contemplation hall, visual arts centre, STEM lab, sports stadium and performing arts centre.
The focus of ICAEF’s vision is a balanced education model combining Chinese philosophy with Confucianism as the core values, and integrating the “best traditions of the East and the West”.
Fees are anticipated to be $112,000 for the 2017/18 academic year, with a capital levy of $36,000, all subject to EDB approval. The school is now accepting applications for children born between September 1, 2010 and December 31, 2011 (Grade 1) and children born between September 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010 (Grade 2).
Chinese Academy, 77 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, 2499 8000, www.caps.org.hk.