Stamford American School Hong Kong has obtained a number of educational accreditations which are recognised worldwide and assure that our education meets the most stringent quality standards.

Council of International Schools (CIS)

The CIS is a non-profit membership community committed to quality international education. CIS schools have the following in common:

  • a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and
  • a commitment to high-quality education

Stamford achieved another significant milestone in our growth, earning our full Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation in only 3.5 years. Our full accreditation recognizes our high professional performance standards in international education and our commitment to continuous improvement. We are proud to display our CIS accreditation globally recognized by top universities and colleges, ensuring a smooth path for our students no matter their destination.

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

Stamford American School Hong Kong is authorized as an IB World School.

IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improving the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high-quality programmes of international education that share a powerful vision.


Stamford American School is an ACT testing center. The ACT test is designed for Grade 10 - 12; when students take the test, high school educators and counselors receive valuable information for guidance and curriculum development, such as: 


  • Guide students toward college and career readiness
  • Assist students with college and career planning
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instruction
  • Plan changes and improvements in curriculum