Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) Hong Kong
About Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) Hong Kong
Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong is an independent all-through school based in Aberdeen in Hong Kong.
The school is an International Baccalaureate World School and offers three International Baccalaureate programmes – the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme. The school’s primary section offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua), whilst the secondary curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme. Victoria Shanghai Academy has just over 1,800 students There are more than 900 students in the primary section and roughly 880 in the secondary section. Typically, in recent years there have been approximately 80 students in the graduating class. The school’s student body is predominantly from Hong Kong but a number of other nationalities and ethnicities are also represented.
Head of Academy
Dr Judith Guy
Values and vision
Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong wishes to be a student-centred community of academic and personal excellence, combining international perspectives and Chinese heritage. It wishes to promote international-mindedness and cultural awareness with a strong bilingual foundation. As a school, it also aims to develop a culture which places students’ interests at the centre of its decision-making. Importance is placed on fostering a culture of passion in inquiry learning and teaching. Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong also provides with learning opportunities beyond the school, both locally and globally, to enhance students’ learning experiences. It is hoped that through these activities students will develop a greater sense of international mindedness and social responsibility. Such activities include field trips, science competitions and swimming galas.