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Chinese International School
1 Hau Yuen Path

Coordinates22°17′2.91″N 114°11′50.94″E / 22.2841417°N 114.1974833°E / 22.2841417; 114.1974833Coordinates: 22°17′2.91″N 114°11′50.94″E / 22.2841417°N 114.1974833°E / 22.2841417; 114.1974833
TypeReception-Year 13 (ages 4–18), private, international, mixed-sex
School districtEastern
HeadmasterSean Lynch (from 2018–22)
GradesReception (= UK Kindergarten, or US pre-K) -
13 (= UK A-Levels, or US Grade 12)
Colour(s)   Maroon and navy
Chinese International School
Traditional Chinese漢基國際學校
Simplified Chinese汉基国际学校

The Chinese International School is a private international school in Hong Kong.


The school opened in 1983, with an initial intake of approximately 75 students in Years 1 to 3. Its first location was at 7 Eastern Hospital Road in Causeway Bay.

In 1986 and 1989, the school expanded to additional sites at 10 Borrett Road and 26 Kennedy Road. In 1991, the school moved to the current campus on Braemar Hill.

In 2013, the school opened Hangzhou CIS, a one-year boarding program for Year 10 students.

In 2016, the school unveiled the new building, consisting of 9 floors with open space atriums from the 5th-7th floor.


The school is overseen by a Board of Governors of approximately fifteen members. The Board has been chaired by Andrew Brandler a parent of the school. Dr. Theodore S. Faunce served as Headmaster from 2006 to 2017. Deputy Head of School Li Bin served as Interim Head of School in 2017–18. In 2018, Sean Lynch was appointed to serve as the Headmaster of CIS.

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