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Esol Education will open its newest school, the American School Hong Kong (ASHK), in September 2016 after being selected by the Hong Kong Education Bureau through a competitive bidding process. A non-profit, non-denominational school, ASHK will offer an accredited American education delivered by North American teachers, guided by Esol Education’s forty year track record of educational expertise in establishing and operating premium K-12 American international schools worldwide. Esol is working with Hong Kong-based REO Education on the project.
Located in Tai Po in the New Territories, the school will offer holistic education to its students, promoting their full intellectual, physical, moral and social development. A strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus will be a key characteristic of the school, along with a nature program, which will take advantage of the school’s lush, green surroundings. The school will initially open for Kindergarten through Grade 6, basing its curriculum on the US Common Core. ASHK will then evolve to a full-scale K-12 school, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) in Grades 11 and 12, in addition to a US High School Diploma and Advanced Placement options. The spacious school site will undergo a full renovation and upgrade before ASHK’s 2016 opening,
“Like our 10,500 existing students, the kids at the American School Hong Kong will be provided a challenging curriculum, exceptional extra-curricular and service opportunities, and a gateway to the world’s leading universities,” said Esol Education Chairman Mr. Walid Abushakra. “Our graduating seniors from the Classes of 2015 are matriculating to top institutions such as Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Columbia University, University of California - Berkley, London School of Economics (LSE), University of Toronto, McGill University, and many more,” he added.
Esol Education’s nine international schools, educating 10,500 students, include the Universal American School in Dubai, the American International School in Abu Dhabi, the American International School of Cyprus, and the American International School of Egypt. Esol Education’s American schools are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in the USA, and by the Council of International Schools in Europe.
“It’s a great privilege for us to be selected by the Hong Kong Education Bureau, and we look forward to making a positive contribution to the growth of this wonderful city by providing a world-class education for its children,” added Mr. Abushakra.
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