4,200 international school places to be made available in HK

April 21, 2016 15:17
Malvern College will start accepting student in September 2018. Photo: Facebook

Up to 4,200 international school places will be made available locally over the next two years, Chief Secretary Carrie Lam said.

Lam made the announcement during a speech at the cornerstone laying ceremony of the Hong Kong campus of Malvern College in Tai Po, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

The renowned educational institution from Worcestershire, England, produced many outstanding politicians, writers, Nobel Prize laureates and Olympic players.

Last May, the government approved a land plot of 6,200 square meters in Tai Po for the local campus of Malvern College.

The construction is scheduled for completion in 2018 and the new international school will begin accepting around 380 students for grades one to nine in September the same year.

The student body is expected to grow to about 960 when the school expands its offering to grade 13.

Tuition for primary school students is expected to be around HK$148,000 per year, while fees for secondary school has yet to be announced.

Malvern College will offer an international baccalaureate curriculum with focus on science and mathematics, the Sky Post quoted the school's chief executive, Jacqueline So, as saying.

The ratio of foreign and local students will be 9 to 1, So added.

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