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Graduation & Beyond

The American International School (AIS), Hong Kong, prepares students for life beyond school. AIS has a proud tradition of excellent university placements for our graduating classes, with destinations from around the world, including the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Asia, and Australia.

At AIS, our Core Values (Justice, Knowledge, and Love) and our Learning Model (where learning is designed to be Social, Personal and Applied) serve as the foundation for all learning experiences. Together with an emphasis on our Expected School-Wide Learning Results (Global Citizens, Effective Communicators, Empowered Thinkers, and Well-Rounded Individuals), our students develop their academic skills and character. 

At the center of our Future Framework lies our key outcome – Confidence. Fostering student confidence is key to our students’ success, and growing confidence is intentionally integrated into the comprehensive university and career guidance program that students at AIS receive via the Guidance Counseling and Homeroom Advisory Program at our school.

One of the key components of this program is helping students while they research and plan for their university admissions process. The school supports students every step of the way, from exploration towards matriculation to postsecondary opportunities. Information sessions and university seminars are regularly offered to both students and families, and individual meetings with the High School Counselor personalize the process. Through an individualized and supportive approach with students, and by fostering strong connections with and regular access to universities, counselors work closely with their students to reach best-fit outcomes and post-secondary success.


Boston College
Boston University (❋+)
Brigham Young University (❋)
California College of the Arts
California State Polytechnic University (❋)
California State University
Chapman University
City University of New York
College of William and Mary (❋)
Cornell College (+)
Cornish College of the Arts (+)
De Anza College
Emmanuel College
Emory University
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Fordham University (+)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hampshire College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hult International Business School
Indiana University at Bloomington (❋)
Johns Hopkins University (❋)
Loyola University Chicago (+)
Maryland Institute College of Art
Marymount California University (❋+)
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (❋+)
Michigan State University (❋)
New York University (❋)
Newcastle University
Northeastern University (❋)
Oberlin Conservatory of Music (+)
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Pratt Institute (❋)
Purdue University (❋)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (+)
Rhode Island School of Design
Rochester Institute of Technology (+)
San Diego State University (❋)
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (❋)
Southern California Inst. of Architecture
Suffolk University (❋)
Syracuse University (+)
Texas State University
The George Washington University
The New School (❋)
The University of Iowa
The University of Tampa
University at Buffalo SUNY
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis (❋)
University of California, Irvine (❋+)
University of California, Los Angeles (❋)
University of California, Riverside (❋)
University of California, San Diego (❋)
University of California, Santa Barbara (❋)
University of California, Santa Cruz (❋)
University of Hawaii at Hilo
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (❋)
University of La Verne
University of Maine
University of Massachusetts, Boston (❋+)
University of Massachusetts, Lowell
University of Miami
University of Michigan (❋+)
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (❋+)
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Virginia (❋)
University of Washington (❋)
University of Wisconsin, Madison (❋)
Virginia Commonwealth University (❋)
Wheaton College


Architectural Association School of Architecture
Arts University Bournemouth
Bellerbys College – London
King’s College London (❋)
Liverpool University
Newcastle University
Queen Mary University of London
Royal Academy of Music
Royal College of Music
Royal Holloway, University of London
The University of Edinburgh
The University of Manchester (❋)
The University of Nottingham
The University of Sheffield (❋)
University of Exeter


Le Cordon Bleu Australia Pty Ltd
Queensland University of Technology (❋)
University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney (❋)
Victoria University


Capilano University
HEC Montréal
McGill University
Queen’s University
Royal Military College of Canada
Simon Fraser University (❋)
University of British Columbia (❋)
University of Calgary (❋+)
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo (❋)
Vancouver Island University
York University


City University of Hong Kong (❋)
City University of Hong Kong (❋)
HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
Hong Kong Polytechnic University (❋)
Morningside College
Savannah College of Art and Design (❋+)
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (❋)
The Education University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (❋+)
University of Hong Kong (❋)


International Christian University (❋)
Keio University (❋)
Temple University Japan (❋)
Sophia University (❋)
University of Tsukaba
Waseda University (❋)
Yokohama National University


Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Hanyang University (❋)
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Korea University (❋)
Nanyang University
Seoul National University
Sogang University (❋)
Sungkyunkwan University (❋)
Yonsei University (❋)


International University in Geneva
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management
University of Lausanne

The warmest and most affectionate community.

Although AIS does not feature the largest community, this community without a doubt is the warmest and most affectionate community I have ever been in.


Class of 2015

The best high school life I could ask for.

AIS wasn't just a place of integrating knowledge. It was a place with great friends and teachers who provided me with the best high school life I could ask for. I regret moments not fully appreciating the warm atmosphere within these red brick walls.


Class of 2015

Close-knit community that lends beauty to our school.

Out of all the lessons I've learnt at the American International School, the paramount lesson must certainly be the ability to love. Many may criticize AIS for its humble size; yet, it is exactly the close-knit community that lends beauty to our school.


Class of 2015

The spirit of cooperation at AIS has helped me grow.

It was no accident being at AIS. The spirit of cooperation at AIS has helped me grow. I want to thank AIS for providing me opportunities to explore my potential.


Class of 2015

Friends and teachers became family.

I miss AIS because friends and teachers became family at the end. Teachers took really good care of students. And the students that I met then are still my best friends now. I also miss the Cultural Fair too.

Jasper Y.

Class of 2012

AIS is truly like a family.

Thank you AIS for giving me many worthwhile moments in AIS. AIS is truly like a family and I’m sure this kind of connection between students-to-students and students-to-teachers cannot be easily found.


Class of 2012

I want to relive Adventure Weeks with everyone again!

The deans were always there to talk about anything, whether it be school-related or not. I want to relive Adventure Weeks with everyone again! My advice to younger students is enjoy your time at AIS. It may not seem like the best of times, but really, it IS!


Class of 2013

Tight bonds and relationships bring out the best of AIS.

I’ll miss AIS because it’s been like another family for me for the past 7 years. The community is so small that everyone would know anyone and the tight bonds and relationships bring out the best of AIS.


Class of 2012

I thank AIS for being such an important part of my life.

I thank AIS for being such an important part of my life. The teachers and students here have truly changed my life and made who I am today. I'm truly grateful for that.


Class of 2013