We were informed in April of 2017 that we would be moving to Hong Kong for a job opportunity for my husband Daniel. Finding an excellent school was at the top of our priority list and the timing was not favorable considering the highly competitive environment in Hong Kong. Stamford was our first choice from the beginning and I will explain why, I have a sister who has been living in Singapore for 6 years, and my two nephews study at Stamford American School Singapore. I knew already how happy she was with the school, based on their approach to academics, the diverse body of teachers and students, the school´s focus on innovation while still prioritizing the development of social and emotional skills. I was surprised when she mentioned that a new campus was about to open in Hong Kong! The admission process could not have been better, the team scheduled an interview with Felipe, my six years old son, by Skype. It was a very friendly and one-to-one approach. Within a week, we received a positive response. In June, we came to Hong Kong to do the LOOK and SEE trip and also joined the Superintendent’s presentation at Central. At that moment, we learned more about the unit of inquiry approach and that school’s vision is for each child to “achieve more than they believe they can.” This year, this has been in fact delivered - which reinforced our choice.
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Paween recently relocated to Hong Kong from Thailand with his family including his two girls aged 11 and 12. In addition to relocating, the family also faced an additional challenge of moving the daughters from a local to an international education system.
"As we were relocating to Hong Kong, we had some concerns if our girls, who are from a local school in Thailand would be able to adjust to both a new school and an international environment. However, with the support from the school, the teachers and school staffs, the transition was amazingly smooth. Both of my girls have really enjoyed the school since day one and always want to go to school. As a parent, we are also very impressed in the quality of the overall education and learning environment including quality of the teachers, special subject programs, technology-driven learning, personalized learning programs, classroom library, and a lot more. I strongly believe that this is the way to prepare the children to meet the challenges in the future."
- Paween, Parent of Grade 6 & 5 Stamford students
Ayu relocated from Indonesia with her husband and two daughters last summer, and they were impressed by Stamford after attending an Open House session. Their eldest, Divanya, enrolled at Stamford, and they were excited for their younger daughter to join the school in the 2018/2019 academic year.
Divanya shared with us, “I’m so happy at Stamford. I enjoy every second with my friends and teachers! Stamford has dedicated and caring teachers which is as important to us as parents."
"We can tell you that we are very happy with Stamford. The high standards at the school and the attention the teachers give to each student is remarkable. In terms of communication, there is no problem at all. Parents are always kept informed of what our kids learn at school and what happens in class. We are able to easily access information through the school portal, MyStamford. We are very happy for our second daughter, Kenisha, to join Stamford this school year."
- Ayu, Mom of Divanya Grade 2