Admissions Policies & Criteria

AIS maintains an admissions process that respects the needs of students and families to learn about the school. We endeavor to provide all prospective applicants with clear and appropriate information to aid in their decision-making.

AIS has a clear set of practices that we use for gathering, disseminating, and maintaining a prospective student's information. We respect the privacy of our students and our families; we keep the confidentiality of personal documents, beginning with the admissions process.

AIS seeks to admit families who support the school’s educational philosophy, willing to collaborate with the school community, and play an active part in supporting their child’s development in an English-medium environment.

The language of instruction and communication at AIS is English. Students seeking admission to AIS are expected to be proficient users of English in a level appropriate to their age and in line with the language requirements of their grade level. An appropriate degree of English proficiency in both academic and communicative areas will be necessary for the application of any prospective student to be considered. AIS does not have any support programs for English as an academic language or for students with special learning needs. All applicants must disclose any and all additional documentation or reports relating to the applicant’s ability to successfully learn in a regular school environment. 

Remaining true to our mission of providing an affordable option for families seeking an American international educational program in Hong Kong, AIS, unlike most other international schools, has instinctively resisted the introduction of a debenture scheme and other huge fees that may prevent families from seeking admission.

AIS does not discriminate on the basis of gender or race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of our educational policies, admissions policies and other school-administered programs.

The AIS admissions process is selective and will at all times seek to ensure an appropriate match between prospective students and the school. The decision to accept any student will only be made once all steps in the admissions procedure have been completed. The final decision to accept or reject any application rests solely with the school’s administration. Please visit the Admission Decisions section for more details. 

If you are interested in applying to the school, please visit the How to Apply section, or contact us at or (852) 2336-3812.

The admissions procedures of the American International School Hong Kong have been developed in line with the National Association of Independent Schools’ (NAIS) Principles of Good Practice. These principles of good practice define high standards and ethical behavior in key areas of school operations to guide schools in becoming the best education communities they can be.