Island School (港島中學)
Campus A (ISSTW): Pok Hong Estate, Sha Tin Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
Campus B (ISTW): Sun Chui Estate, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong
TypePrivate, secondary, co-educational, comprehensive
MottoEveryday is a great day at Island School!
Established1967; 55 years ago (1967)
PrincipalStephen Loggie
Enrollmentapprox. 1,200
HousesDa Vinci, Einstein, Fleming, Nansen, Rutherford and Wilberforce
Colour(s)Red, white and blue
YearsYear 7–13
AlumniOld Islanders
Island School
Traditional Chinese港島中學
Simplified Chinese港岛中学
Jyutpinggong2 dou2 zung1 hok6

Island School (Chinese: 港島中學) is a co-educational international school located in Hong Kong. It is the founding school of the English Schools Foundation, and is still a member. The school has been accredited by international organisations such as the Council of International Schools[1] and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.[2]

The school was originally located in the Hong Kong Mid-Levels district (the site of a former British military hospital) until the school moved to two campuses in Sha Tin District (known as Campus A (ISSTW): Pok Hong Estate, Sha Tin Wai) and Tai Wai (Campus B (ISTW): Sun Chui Estate, Tai Wai) in December 2017, due to renovations to the former campus. It currently houses around 1,200 students across 33 nationalities.[3][4] Island School is a registered IB World School and offers the IB diploma program along with an alternative BTEC program in the senior years. Island School also offers the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) in Years 10-11.


Island School is a diverse school, home to children from a large number of countries.[5]

Stephen Loggie is the current principal of Island School. The previous principal was Christopher Binge, who had been secondary principal at the La Châtaigneraie campus of the International School of Geneva. Binge studied mathematics at St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, was head until June 2009. Binge left to become the head of Markham College.[6]


Island School runs a variety of courses for different subjects. They are led by the following


The previous campus of Island School in 2016
The previous campus of Island School in 2016

The former campus consisted of seven blocks ranging from five to seven floors high, with blocks 1 to 6 arranged in a rectangular fashion. Students could travel to adjacent blocks by linked walkways or footbridges. As the campus was situated on mountainous terrain, blocks located close to the mountain were placed at a higher altitude than their counterparts, and as such the floors between different blocks were often not correlated. The former campus was then demolished and all learning was diverted to the two replacement campuses.[3][4]

The two replacement campuses, Sha Tin Wai and Tai Wai, house two different sets of levels. Sha Tin Wai houses grades 7, 8, 12 and 13, while Tai Wai houses grades 9, 10 and 11.[7]

Notable alumni and staff



See also


  1. ^ "School Information Page". Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  2. ^ "WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools". Retrieved 16 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b "ESF Island School Tai Wai Campus". Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "ll Island School Sha Tin Wai Campus". Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Tragedy, triumph: a mirror of society".
  6. ^ "Who is Chris?". 27 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Three-hour commute: ESF school's plan to temporarily shift campus to New Territories sparks fears of student exodus". Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Prince Joachim". Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Who To Follow". ABS-CBN Sports.
  10. ^ Bloom, Adi (21 June 2019). "Harry Hill: 'Mr Gillingham's words always stayed with me'".
  11. ^ "Annemarie Munk". Linkedin.
  12. ^ "Laura's straw hat puts Patten in the shade". The Independent. 26 July 1992. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  13. ^ "Melanie Wilson". British Rowing.
  14. ^ Driver, C. J. (30 November 2016). Some Schools. John Catt Educational. ISBN 9781909717978. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Home". Jonty Driver. Retrieved 25 November 2019.

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