Quick Facts & Calendars

Demographics

STUDENTS

  • Whole school: 1,500+
  • Primary (Reception-Year 6): 650+
  • 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: 75%+
  • Annual turnover: 6% (excluding graduates)

Staff

  • Teacher to student ratio: 1:8
  • Teaching staff: 190+
  • Teaching support staff: 60+
  • Administrative & building staff: 100+
  • 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: 4,000+

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 2019-20
Hong Kong CIS 2020-21

Hangzhou CIS 2019-20

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
  • 35th Anniversary celebrations: 2018-19

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%