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By ITS Education Asia

A very impressive Ceremony took place on Friday 19 May, 2017 the American School Hong Kong (ASHK), celebrated the successful Grand Opening Ceremony for its non-profit, college preparatory international school in Tai Po. The entertainment by the students was extremely impressive. A lot of hard work and talent was exhibited on the day. We were delighted to be part of such an event.

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ASHK opened in September 2016 for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students and Middle and High school students are now enrolling for the 2017 and 2018 school years. ASHK will launch the gold standard International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in 2018.

The original old school site granted by the Education Bureau, has been totally redesigned and refurbished to match the 21st century learning that ASHK espouses. Built over six floors, ASHK will accommodate 1000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 when at full capacity. Modern facilities support the delivery of the Foundation Curriculum from the US and the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) approach to learning. ASHK provides an American education taught by qualified and carefully selected North American teachers who inspire, motivate and challenge students to achieve excellence.

Mr John Jalsevac, School Director at ASHK said, “We believe in delivering a rigorous curriculum, focused on developing well-rounded, motivated, open minded and thoughtful global citizens. We promote inquiry, critical thinking and creative problem solving through our holistic approach to learning in a healthy and happy school environment. Our positive teachers and supportive parents make for great learning and happy children.”

 ASHK is owned and operated by Esol Education, the largest operator of accredited American schools outside the United States with headquarters in Dubai. Esol reinvests directly in its schools and faculty, to remain at the cutting edge of educational innovation and is widely recognised for its focus on the attainment of the highest standards of educational excellence.

Esol has been in operation for 40 years, establishing a long history in its schools of student achievement above world averages in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Esol schools have successfully graduated more than 10,000 students to universities and colleges worldwide including several placements in the world’s top 50 schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Yale, MIT and Columbia. ASHK is Esol’s first school in South East Asia, joining the existing 9 schools in 5 countries and 10,000 students that Esol currently serves.

Mr Bassam Abushakra, Esol Regional Director said, “The teams at ASHK and Esol share an unwavering commitment and dedication to excellence in education. We are a close-knit network of schools dedicated to the purpose of changing the future of our world for the better and we are delighted to include ASHK in the community we serve.”

The ceremony was attended by ASHK students, parents and staff and esteemed guests from Esol, the American Consulate, the EDB and the international school community in Hong Kong.

 Joy Tan ( ITS Education Asia, Senior Consultant), Olga Olga Schiffers (Santa Fe Relocation Services), Mary Ewing ( ASHK Admissions Director), Anne Murphy ( ITS Education Asia, Director)

Joy Tan ( ITS Education Asia, Senior Consultant), Olga Olga Schiffers (Santa Fe Relocation Services), Mary Ewing ( ASHK Admissions Director), Anne Murphy ( ITS Education Asia, Director)

For further information on ASHK and Open Days, visit www. ashk.edu.hk


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