Quick Facts & Calendars

Demographics

STUDENTS

    • Whole school: 1,500+
    • Primary (Reception-Year 6): 600+
    • Secondary (Years 7-9 & 11-13): 850+
    • Hangzhou CIS (Year 10): 100+
    • Graduating class: 100+ (in recent years)
    • Nationalities: 30+
    • Countries of birth: 20+
    • Born in Hong Kong: 60%+
    • Annual turnover: 5% (excluding graduates)

Staff

    • Teacher to student ratio: 1:8
    • Teaching staff: 190+
    • Teaching support staff: 60+
    • Administrative & building staff: 90+
    • Nationalities: 20+
    • Average Tenure: 9 years

Class Size

    • Primary: Maximum 24 with 2 class teachers
    • Secondary: Maximum 21

Current Families

    • Number of families: 1,000+
    • Annual Fund participation rate: avg. 60%+
    • Volunteerism participation rate: avg. 30%+

Alumni

    • 1st Graduating Class: 1994
    • Graduates to date: 2,000+
    • Alumni in database: 2,500+

Key Dates

Calendar

The school observes Hong Kong's 17 public holidays, plus these school holidays:

    • Mid-Term Break: 1 week in October
    • Christmas Break: 2-2 1/2 weeks
    • Chinese New Year Break: 1 week
    • Easter Break: 1 week
Hong Kong CIS 2016-17
Hong Kong CIS 2017-18

Hangzhou CIS 2016-17
Hangzhou CIS 2017-18

Hangzhou CIS generally has longer holidays than Hong Kong CIS.

Milestones

    • CIS opens: 1983
    • Braemar Hill campus opens: 1991
    • IB Diploma Program launched: 1992
    • 1st graduating class: 1994
    • IB Middle Years Programme launched: 2002
    • Hangzhou CIS launched: 2013
    • 30th Anniversary celebrations: 2013-14
    • "Phoenix Soaring" redevelopment completed: 2017

After CIS

UNIVERSITY PLACEMENTS

Varies from year to year, but roughly:

    • US: 45%
    • UK: 30%
    • Canada: 10%
    • Hong Kong: 10%
    • Australia: 5%
    • Other Asia & Europe: <1%

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