30 June 2020

Smooth Sailing to University

University admissions is a passion-finding process that can become overwhelming for first-time families, but an experienced guidance counselor can reduce this stress and turn the process into a rewarding journey for families. [Read More]
30 June 2020

A Glimpse into Curriculum Development

Because each school has its own unique curriculum, does that mean that only established schools can deliver a well-built broad curriculum for their students? Not necessarily—because a curriculum's strength comes from those leading its development and the teachers facilitating it in the classroom. In addition to exper...

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30 June 2020

The Power of the Arts

Gone are the days when rote learning was the norm. Nowadays schools create meaningful learning experiences connected to subjects areas, with the goal to challenge students into developing transdisciplinary skills and empowering them to find their own voice. The arts hold one key to unlocking a truly holistic education. [Read More]
30 June 2020

Nurturing the Whole Athlete

An important component of Stamford’s holistic approach to developing the whole child is the opportunity for students to participate in sports during their school life, and this includes twice-weekly Physical Education lessons and options for both skill-building and competitive sports in the after-school Co-Curricular...

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18 June 2020

Stamford Cornerstones Collaboration - Inspiring Aspirations in Every High School Student

Guiding students along their path and helping them find their ultimate career choice is an essential part of the high school years. It is crucial to ensure students are ready for university academically but can also move forward confidently through their tertiary education on their unique path. Teachers, advisors and c...

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16 June 2020

Demystifying Language Teaching

Every teacher once was a student, and it is fascinating to see how their unique learning experiences shaped their philosophy as a teacher. Our Head of Modern Languages, Ms. Qian Wang opens up about her background and how it inspired her in designing the one-of-a-kind language program that we have at Stamford. [Read More]
16 June 2020

Defining STEM Education

STEM has become a buzzword in the education world, but at Stamford, it is part of our learning culture. Stamford’s STEMinn Co-ordinator, Ms. Linda Cheung, shares why STEM education is critical to access the jobs of the future and how her own journey as an educator has led her to passionately define the STEMinn app...

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15 June 2020

Counselor's Corner- School's Out

Ah! Summertime. A glorious period of camping and bonfires, swimming and boating, sleeping until noon and doing nothing… Yes, summertime is a vacation; a break, but how can you balance the freedom of summer and prevent the summer slide? [Read More]
15 June 2020

Reforming Education with Technologies

The subject of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) underwent a tremendous transformation in the past decade. ICT educators have come a long way from conducting classes in “computer labs”, and are now revolutionizing schools with new mediums as well as a new mindset to teach and learn. Our Education Te...

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5 June 2020

Inspire Your Child to Become Motivated Learner

If you are struggling because you think your child is not motivated to do their work, know that you are not alone. Your child is not lazy or dysfunctional. They have just lost their sense of control. Continue reading to see how you can inspire your child. [Read More]
27 May 2020

From Data To Differentiated Classroom Strategies

Literacy is the backbone of education, and mastering reading skills from a young age is fundamental in achieving higher academic performance across disciplines. Therefore, it is essential that schools have a clear framework in place to develop students’ literacy and a system to measure success. [Read More]
26 May 2020

Bilingual Program: Learning Beyond the Language

The Bilingual Program at Stamford American School Hong Kong develops communication skills in both English and Mandarin across the curriculum. This stream uses a 60/40 (English/Mandarin) immersion model using simplified Chinese characters similar to the curriculum in Stamford Singapore. Taught using a unique one-teacher...

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8 May 2020

Counselor’s Corner - Understanding Manners

This week, Ms. Divina Ancheta, our Behavior Interventionist, shares methods for parents to encourage your child to learn manners. [Read More]
6 April 2020

Secondary curriculum: American standards to the IBDP—how does it work?

Not all International Baccalaureate (IB) schools offer the PYP (primary years) or MYP (middle years) frameworks—some choose to provide only the IB’s Diploma Programme (DP) as an option for their older students. American standards to the IBDP—how does it work? [Read More]
24 March 2020

Online Learning: A Day in the Life of a Secondary Student

It is an extraordinary time to be a student. As the school suspension continues until after Spring Break at the earliest, teachers, students, and parents have adapted their daily routines to accommodate home learning activities. Stamford American School Hong Kong, a leader in educational technology, particularly in the...

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