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Stamford Receives WASC Accreditation

Hong Kong – Aug 1, 2022
Stamford achieved another significant accomplishment this July, full Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation. The accreditation offered by WASC is globally renowned and recognized by top universities. More importantly, the independent audit process evaluates a school’s ability to deliver high-quality student learning while seeking ongoing school improvement.

The addition of WASC increases Stamford’s global accreditations to three. Stamford first achieved accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS) in 2020 and added the International Baccalaureate World School (IB) authorization in 2021.

The WASC accreditation process includes an independent commission of educational experts evaluating multiple teaching, learning, and operations areas. The in-depth process ensures the integrity of the curriculum standard and allows the school to reflect and grow with the needs of its students.

Stamford is proud to attain WASC accreditation which strengthens an embedded culture of continuous improvement to deliver exceptional student learning practices that prioritize well-being. The ongoing partnership with WASC connects Stamford to expert educators globally to share best practices as education evolves.

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Stamford 獲頒 Western Association of Schools and Colleges 全面認證

香港 – 2022年8月1日

今年 7 月,Stamford American School Hong Kong 創下另一發展里程碑,獲得了國際教育機構 Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 的全面認證。 WASC 的學校認證享譽全球,獲世界頂尖大學認可。其獨立審計過程着重評估學校提供高質素學與教的同時,能否不斷尋求學校改進。

WASC 的全球認證是 Stamford 所獲取的第三個國際教育機構認證。Stamford 於 2020 年首次獲得 Council of International Schools (CIS) 的認證,並於 2021 年增加了國際文憑世界學校 (IB) 的授權。

WASC 認證過程全面,由獨立教育專家委員會評鑑學與教、學校管理及營運等領域。深入的認證過程能確保考察全面及公正,同時助學校按學生的需要檢視學校發展,力求進步。

Stamford 能夠獲得 WASC 認證,深感自豪。這認證將鞏固學校力求進步的文化,勉勵學校上下繼續以學生福祉為先,提供卓越學習機會。教育趨勢日新月異,Stamford 會借 WASC 的聯繫,與全球教育專家交流、合作、分享,一同推動進步。

Stamford American School Hong Kong Sale and Leaseback Arrangement

Hong Kong – July 5, 2022

After listing the Stamford American Hong Kong School premises for sale with Colliers, Stamford is pleased to enter into a sale and leaseback agreement with RLC (PORTLAND COMMERCIAL) LIMITED. The campus has been solely licensed for education since 2017, with the new lease agreement currently set for 25 years. Cognita continues to operate the school fully, and the arrangement will not impact operations.

The Cognita Schools group purchased the building in 2016 to fully renovate the premises to meet their world-class health and safety standards while ensuring community voice. The facility expanded its footprint by 50% after the school opened in 2017. The expansion included a library incorporating student design elements, IB-ready science labs, art studios, and three outdoor spaces.  

Cognita currently operates 91 schools in 12 countries with the primary focus of providing the highest quality teaching and learning in every school. The successful campus completion signaled the transition to traditional school operations in Hong Kong, where land is leased rather than owned to allow Cognita to continue to invest in education in Hong Kong and globally. A focus on growth is evident as Stamford reaches milestones such as its first graduating class in 2023, the ongoing expansion of the Cornerstones Program, which provides real-life industry experience for high school students, and multiple professional accreditations such as IBDP authorization.

Cognita sits under the umbrella of Jacobs Holding AG, whose sole beneficiary is Jacob’s Foundation, a leading charitable foundation focusing on the future of young people through multiple programs and initiatives. With a solid commitment to investing in young people, Stamford achieved a successful first five years in Hong Kong and continues to innovate with an ongoing commitment to excellence and feedback from its close-knit, caring community.

 

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Stamford American School Hong Kong 原址地皮項目售後租回安排

香港- 2022年7月5日

Stamford American School Hong Kong(下稱Stamford)早前委托高力國際代理出售何文田校舍地皮,現在欣然公布校方與RLC (PORTLAND COMMERCIAL) LIMITED已達成售後租回協議。Stamford原址自2017年起已取得學校牌照,只作教育用途,是次項目成交後Stamford將租用原址地皮繼續辦學,租約期現為25年。Cognita將繼續作為Stamford American School Hong Kong的全資擁有者及營運機構,而該土地買賣協議將不會影響學校運作。

現學校地皮及校舍項目由Cognita教育集團於2016年全資購入並進行翻新,校舍建築符合世界級健康及安全標準,施工期間亦盡力減低為鄰近社區帶來的影響。學校於2017年在原址進行擴建工程後為學校增加近半全新校園設施,擴建範圍包括由Stamford學生參與設計的圖書館、IB課程專用的實驗室、視覺藝術工作室以及三個戶外活動空間。

Cognita教育集團現時於全球12個國家經營91間學校,並為每間學校提供高質素教學資源。Stamford校舍地皮出售後,學校將按售後租回協議租用原址繼續營運,而Cognita集團將繼續於香港乃至全球發展教育項目。學校即將邁入創校第六年,並於2023年迎來首屆畢業生,近年學校加強發展Cornerstones Program,為中學生提供多元化的行業體驗機會,學校亦已獲得多項專業教育認證,如正式成為IB文憑課程的教學機構。

Cognita隸屬Jacobs Holding AG,慈善基金會Jacob’s Foundation為其獨立受益機構,基金會多年來透過不同項目幫助年輕一代建立更美好未來。Stamford本着同一宗旨,堅持把優質資源投放於培育下一代,創下成功的首個五年里程碑,並承諾創新教學,聆聽社群的聲音,繼續為學生提供更優質的教育。

 

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