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Hong Kong International School

Hong Kong

Accreditation

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Curriculum

United States of America

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

2999

Teacher numbers

266

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A co-educational private day school grounded in the Christian faith, Hong Kong International School (HKIS) serves Reception 1 through Grade 12 students from around the world seeking an American college-preparatory education. HKIS is accredited by the United States’ Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).

Serving around 3,000 students, HKIS has two campuses on the south side of Hong Kong Island: the Lower and Upper Primary Schools are located in Repulse Bay, while the Middle and High Schools are in Tai Tam.

Founded in 1966 by a partnership between the American community and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, HKIS seeks to develop an educational community that lives out the words of its mission statement, while striving towards its vision:

MISSION
Dedicating our minds to inquiry, our hearts to compassion, and our lives to service and global understanding
An American-style education, grounded in the Christian faith and respecting the spiritual lives of all

VISION
HKIS will be a leading place of learning that inspires a socially engaged community of collaborative, creative and resilient learners dedicated to realizing their full potential.

Taxes

Maximum standard rate of tax is 15%
Click below for a tax estimation:
Website: https://www.ird.gov.hk/eng/ese/st_comp_2020_21/stcfrm.htm

Accommodation

Provided on campus. If there are no vacancies in HKIS-owned apartments, housing subsidies are provided based on family size:

Single (One bedroom): US$2,940/month
Couple/Couple + 1 child (Two bedrooms): US$4,230/month
HKIS Full Time Teaching Couples: Additional US$640/month

Note: Amounts are based on 2020-21 subsidies and subject to annual review

Flights/Transport

Annual economy class airfare (cash allowance) to employee’s home of record for eligible employee and dependent(s) residing in Hong Kong

Moving Allowance

Air ticket from home of record to Hong Kong for employee and eligible dependent(s).

Shipping allowance based on family size:
Single: US$5,130
Couple/Couple + 1 Child: US$5,760

Settling-in allowance of US$1,280 (per family)

Dependent Opportunities

100% tuition scholarship for up to two dependent children
80% tuition scholarship for third or subsequent child(ren)
Scholarship excludes uniforms, meals, laptop computers, school trips, bus fees

Medical

Global medical coverage for employee and eligible dependent(s) Premium is covered 90% by HKIS and 10% by the employee

Disability

Total Permanent Disability Insurance equivalent to one year’s base salary

Other

Term Life Insurance equivalent to one year’s base salary

Retirement

10-12% of salary depending on teacher’s contribution:
• HKIS contributes 10% if the teacher contributes 0%
• HKIS contributes 12% if the teacher contributes 6% or 12%

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