Our Cognita Family

Our Cognita Family of Stamford American School Hong Kong

Stamford American School Hong Kong is part of Cognita, an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools that share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. With 85+ schools in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, Cognita employs some 10,000 teaching and support staff in the care and education of more than 60,000 students.

Together, Cognita schools provide a uniquely global education that goes beyond grades to develop all-round academic excellence – equipping young people with the confidence and resourcefulness that prepares them to grow, thrive and find their success in a fast-changing world.

To learn more about Cognita school network, please visit the Cognita website.

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Academic Excellence

Continuous improvement is at the heart of the Cognita Way. Our Global Education Team comprises of leaders based in each of Cognita’s four global regions and together they utilise evidence – from within our group as well as external sources – to drive outstanding educational practice across all our schools.

Our global diversity fuels our innovation. We take our best and share it so everyone can improve. A key benefit of being part of the global Cognita family is the opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers across the world.

For example, our partnership with University College London (UCL) sees teachers undertake research projects linked to personalising learning for students. This work has a high impact on student progress and agency.

Cognita-Oxford Certificate Program (Easter 2024)

We are delighted to invite applications from current students aged 15 and above the opportunity to experience Oxford and learn in an Oxford college setting.
Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, participants receive a Certificate of Attendance and Achievement issued by Worcester College. for a two-week in-person academic program at Worcester College (University of Oxford) for Easter 2024 (March 24 – April 6). This Cognita-exclusive program is for ambitious students (aged 15-18) who wish to challenge themselves with the highest standard of academic learning. This collaboration between Cognita and Worcester College will provide students with an Oxford college experience, combining the highest academic rigor with a unique insight into the opportunities associated with living and studying at an Oxford college.

Students will be able to choose one of the following cutting-edge courses:
● Economics and Business Management in a Changing World
● English Literature and History of Art
● Artificial Intelligence and the World of Python Computer Coding

The program includes various other activities encompassing sports, music, literature, and seminars on Oxford traditions and cultural visits. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and Achievement issued by Worcester College.

Applications deadline 20 December 2023



Wellbeing forms an integral part of a Cognita Education. We believe that every child has the right to flourish emotionally, socially, and physically and that the education we provide must help them achieve this in a sustainable and meaningful way.

The mental and physical health challenges facing children and young people today are well documented, and the evidence showing the correlation between wellbeing and learning is clear.

Research also emphasises the importance of a proactive approach to wellbeing in schools, embedding a culture that promotes ownership and prioritisation of wellbeing for all members of its community.

Cognita’s annual Global Be Well Day each September sees Stamford American School Hong Kong join together with all other Cognita schools to collapse the curriculum for an entire day to focus solely on wellbeing. Based on the contributors to wellbeing outlined in our Be Well Charter, schools enjoy a range of activities to remind their communities about what they need to do to look after their own wellbeing.

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