Pre-Primary - Grade 5 (Ages 5-11)

The elementary years at Stamford (Pre-primary to Grade 5) build a strong foundation of skills and academics through the IB Learner Profile and American standards-based curriculum. Our inquiry-based approach focuses on building positive attitudes toward learning from a young age prepare our students to navigate the future challenges of middle and high school. Our elementary programs include a broad range of classes the develop the whole child, build confidence and enhance your child’s well-being so they achieve their greatest possible potential.

A Stamford Elementary School education provides:

  • Faculty with 12+ average years of experience
  • Critical life skills fostered by Stamford’s integrated STEMinn program
  • Award-winning social-emotional education (Second Step Program)
  • Daily leveled modern language (Mandarin or Spanish)
  • Bilingual (English/Mandarin) or Mainstream option
  • Cutting edge literacy development with Readers and Writers workshop
  • English language support (EAL)
  • Full-scale arts program
  • Physical and outdoor education
  • Over 50 CCA (after school program) options


Lower Elementary (PP-Gr 2)

Learn how Stamford's inquiry-based approach and STEMinn program create confident lifetime learners from Grade 1 teacher, Ms. Marks.

Upper Elementary (Gr 3- 5)

Learn how Stamford's curriculum develops academically strong students equipped with key skills for success from Grade 5 teacher, Mr. Cherry.

IB World School

Stamford American School Hong Kong is through-train IB World School that offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). All graduates will receive the Stamford American US High School Diploma accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), which provides your child a passport to universities globally. The elementary years foster skills to enable our learners to pursue the full IBDP or IB courses option to access over 5,000 universities in 100 countries. With a strong foundation, the possibilities are endless!

Nurturing the Whole Child

A successful elementary education not only builds a solid academic foundation but nurtures the whole child to inspire curious and risk-taking learners. Stamford builds social-emotional skills through weekly lessons in the Second Step Program, focusing on outdoor education and developing life skills. Students develop diverse skills through the IB Learner Profile, Approaches to Learning, and a broad range of specialist courses in the arts, science, languages, and more. As every child is unique, our faculty are experts in personalizing learning. We see each child as a unique individual and our curriculum ensures children are supported and challenged at every grade level. As an international community, we offer over 48 levels of Spanish and Mandarin, EAL support and over 50 CCA programs that caters to a wide range of interests and passions.

IB Learner Profile
Happy school environment at Stamford HK

Online Application - Pre-primary to Grade 12

We offer admissions on a rolling basis, so students can start school any time during the academic year if space is available in their grade. Please note that classes are only offered from Pre-Primary to Grade 11 in the 2021/22 academic year and we will offer Pre-Primary to Grade 12 in 2022/23. We are a through-train school, and once your child enrolls at Stamford, they can attend until the graduation – no need to reapply.

Caring Grade 5 Stamford HK teacher

Virtual School Tour

Come take a virtual walk through the Stamford campus without leaving home! Our Admissions Director will guide you through our campus on a live online tour and answer your questions along the way-just like a physical visit! The virtual campus tour (including Q&A) will allow you to see our campus and better understand our curriculum, values, and what makes a Stamford education unique.

Confident Elementary Stamford HK student

Book A Personalized Tour

We are excited to offer an on-campus tour to individual families with heightened health and safety procedures for your well-being. Our Admissions Team will take you on a guided tour of our campus and share our school culture, vision, academics, and admissions procedures. We are eager to learn more about your child and answer your questions in detail.

Contact Our Admissions Team Today

To inquire about availability or information about Stamford, please contact the Admissions Team

  +852 2500 8688



What makes Stamford special is the care, knowledge and professionalism of the staff and faculty. Nick has been thriving academically, transitioning from Elementary to Secondary with the help and guidance of his teachers and counsellors. When asked about his favourite subject, Nick said that he likes them all. During the pandemic, the school pivoted to an excellent online learning program. Communication and support from the school to parents remains consistently strong.

Stamford’s STEMinn and Arts program are key strengths of the school. This year’s Mission Inspire Project gave Nick the opportunity to collaborate and innovate with fellow students to create and code a space attack video game. Coding is a new skill Nick is now passionate about. Frequent group projects have taught Nick to work well with others. Learning Mandarin five days a week is a plus.

Stamford American International School is a well-rounded school establishing itself amongst the top International Schools of Hong Kong, providing a safe and personable environment for our son to excel. We are excited to be part of Stamford’s journey and can’t wait to see what’s in store next.

Mrs. Christina

Mom of Nicholas Grade 7