Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) Hong Kong
About Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) Hong Kong
Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) is a private independent, non-denominational, co-educational day school established in 2004 under the auspices of the Victoria Shanghai Education Foundation Limited, a registered charitable body.
VSA is an IB World School and the first in Hong Kong authorised to deliver three of the International Baccalaureate Programmes, providing a “through-train” IB education for students aged 6 to 18. The Primary School was authorised as an IB Primary Years Programme school in December 2005. In the Secondary School, the Middle Years Programme (“MYP”) and Diploma Programme (“DP”) were authorised in December 2006 and June 2007 respectively.
VSA emphasizes a holistic approach to education, at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching. The Primary School offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua); the Secondary School curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.
VSA has approximately 1,868 students and a total faculty size of 187.
VSA is accredited by CIS and NEASC. More information about Victoria Shanghai Academy can be found here: www.vsa.edu.hk
Head of Academy
Dr Maggie Koong
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.