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Teacher Application Closed. 
Student Applications Closed.

Costs of the program

Students: HK$14,000
Teachers: No programme cost


MIT STEAM Camp @CIS is open to both CIS and non-CIS students in Hong Kong.

Financial aid is available for families who demonstrate financial need.


CIS is grateful to Mr. Vic Lee, whose vision and generous sponsorship is enabling the launch of this programme, along with support for financial aid.


Dr. Kelly Grogan


Ms. Catherine Han

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2019 Camp

  • Students: July 29 - Aug 9 (Mon-Fri)
  • Teachers: July 29 - Aug 9 (Mon-Fri), plus July 26-27
  • Hours: 9am-3pm

For a third year, CIS is pleased to be collaborating with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to run a groundbreaking “MIT STEAM Camp @CIS”, for Summer 2019.


The goal is to empower students to solve real-world challenges in areas of need, such as energy, education or health. The 2019 theme will be: AIR.


Held on the CIS campus, the 2-week day camp will be open to both CIS and non-CIS students who have completed

  • From: Year 5 (Grade 4 / Primary 4)
  • To: Year 9 (Grade 8 / Secondary 2)

by the end of the 2018-2019 school year in Hong Kong.

Professional Development

A related professional development course for both CIS and non-CIS teachers will run simultaneously to the camp. Both the camp and teacher course will be delivered in English.

Curriculum & Approach

Students will be taught in “the MIT way”, with hands-on, immersive learning by doing. They will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge in the STEAM areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics and then use this knowledge to develop solutions to real problems associated with the chosen theme of the summer camp. Both CIS and non-CIS students will work together to design and build innovative projects that they can share with their communities and families in Hong Kong.

During the camp, they will engage in hands-on activities around the theme, Air, and explore the use of digital technologies and tools (such Scratch, App Inventor, and others) that promote creativity, invention and collaboration. Exploring the central theme, students will learn key principles in subjects like arts, physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, programming, among others. Students will work with staff from MIT and with teachers, who will help them with all aspects of their projects.

The two-week camp will culminate with an open house that will give students the opportunity to share their learning process from the formulation of ideas, to the design, iteration and construction of projects.

Faculty & Facilities

MIT faculty, staff and students will lead the programme and use MIT resources and materials. They will deliver lectures and run workshops and activities, while also working alongside teachers from CIS and other schools who will assist in delivering the programme. All instruction will take place on the CIS campus in Hong Kong, with classes taught in state-of-the-art science and technology labs that were newly completed on the CIS campus in 2016.

A Multi-Organisation Collaboration

The STEAM Camp is a collaboration amongst Chinese International School, Catalyst Education Lab, Diocesan Boys' School, Logos Academy, Marymount Secondary School, St. Paul's College and St. Stephen's Girls' College. In partnership with MIT, these Hong Kong schools work hand in hand with MIT to bridge learning from the East and from the West.