Parents usually want their child to have a strong Chinese foundation before switching their child to an international curriculum, but when is the best time or when may it be too late? International schools have been increasingly more attractive to many parents because they believe their teaching approach fosters whole-child development, critical thinking skills and encourages children to adapt to different conditions, preparing them to pursue a career anywhere in the world. Ms. Karrie Dietz, our Head of School, will guide you through the key curriculum elements at Stamford and how your child can adjust to a new curriculum, along with our daily leveled Mandarin program that ensures students are challenged appropriately, improving their ability to use and master the language. Ms. Lisa Olinski, our Admissions Director, will be sharing the admission and assessment process at Stamford. Join this online info session to learn how to smoothly transition to international school and prepare your child for the future.

Date: Sep 18 (Fri), 2020

Time: 1-2 pm

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Karrie Dietz

Head of School

Karrie Dietz

Karrie Dietz joined Stamford American School Hong Kong after more than 25 years of teaching and school leadership experience in 5 countries. Karrie is passionate about collaborating with others to empower children to reach their full potential and make a difference. In addition to being an experienced International Baccalaureate workshop leader, Karrie also serves on and leads Council of International Schools accreditation teams for schools in the Asia Pacific region. 

Lisa Olinski

Admissions and Marketing Director

Lisa Olinski

Lisa Olinski joined Stamford in 2017 and has worked in admissions in Hong Kong at Stamford and also for an international kindergarten. Lisa has 12 years of teaching experience in Asia, focusing mainly on English as Additonal Language speakers in both local and international schools. She also holds a Master of Applied Linguistics from the University of New England in Australia.