Head of School Ms. Karrie Dietz
Gender Co-Educational
School Type Primary, Secondary
Ages 5 - 18
Number of Pupils 700
Curriculum American Curriculum, STEAM/STEM, IB Diploma, US Diploma
Fees Year 1-6: (Pre-Primary – Grade 5) HK$178,800; Years 7-8: (Grade 6 - Grade 7): HK$196,200; Years 9-11: (Years 9 – 10 | Grade 8- Grade 9):HK$196,200; (Year 11 | Grade 10): HK$206,000; Years 12: (Grade 11):HK$215,800; Years 13: (Grade 12):HK$215,800;
Debenture Yes
Language of Instruction English, Mandarin, Spanish, Bilingual (English & Mandarin)
Application Dates Year-round
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Address 25 Man Fuk Rd, Ho Man Tin


Stamford uses an American standards-based curriculum based on the rigorous and proven American Education Reaches Out (AERO) and Common Core Plus standards that develop a strong foundation in the core subjects such as language, art, math, humanities, and science. We deliver this curriculum using an inquiry-based approach across themes and nurture every child through a personalized learning approach to foster curiosity and independent thinking. Our programs culminate with three diploma options, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP).

In addition to our adopted American standards, the core of our curriculum has several elements that focus on developing the whole child. These elements include global citizenship, approaches to learning, international mindedness, service learning, building character, and social-emotional skills. These elements are crucial to fostering successful individuals to achieve both academic success and real-world skills. As life outside the classroom requires individuals to work across a broad range of skills and subject areas when solving problems, we use a cross-curricular approach to allow students to combine multiple skills and areas of knowledge. Hands-on project-based learning not only engages learners but allows skill application rather than just testing content memory.

As an IB world school, our curriculum is broad and balanced. Students study a range of specialist subjects, including a modern language (Mandarin or Spanish), visual arts, drama, music, and physical and health education, providing excellent preparation for our three graduation diploma options. Unique to Stamford, our pioneering STEMinn program develops students with the technology skills needed to excel in the careers of today. Our students gain hands-on experience working with industry professionals for course credit in our Cornerstones program in high school.

Inside The School

Parent Reviews

"Stamford American School Hong Kong really cares about the students and their families. They will listen to their concerns and opinions and act upon accordingly. Academic-wise, teachers will assess individuals and deliver personalized learning. Results orientated parents will care about this a lot. But for me, the school's emphasis on the Second Step learning is beyond amazing. Doing well in results means a lot, but being good and doing good are even more important. School never stops improving itself, keep finding ways and areas to work on. Keep it up and #StamfordStrong!" - Mr. Yeung.

Stamford American School has excellent teachers who have consistently nurtured my child's overall development. During this unforeseen pandemic situation, the school made no compromises on student's learning engagements. As a parent I have seen Stamford grown over the years making careful decisions at every step, ensuring the well-being of the whole school community, especially their students. – G3 parent

My girl absolutely loves Stamford and looks forward to going to school every day. We are delighted to see her development and her knowledge grew so much since she started in Stamford few months ago. The teachers are dedicated, and the classes are very well planned with wide range of education offered. – Pre-Primary parent

"My son loves his school. Teachers are very nice and caring. They have put tremendous effort to make their online learning wors. All the learning material and homework are very well organized in Apps. A great school that aims at personalized education." - Ms. Yeung.

Specialist Programmes

Two stand-out specialist offerings are:

Cornerstones and STEMinn programs to develop in-demand skills both academically and for life. Students experience practical hands-on learning through the school's STEMinn (science, technology, engineering, math and innovation) program, unique to Stamford and part of the through-train curriculum to foster collaboration, critical thinking and resilience in addition to their technical skills.

In Grade 9 and 10, students gain additional experience in the Cornerstones Program, which partners students with industry experts such as MIT in a semester-long project to build their creativity and confidence and their portfolios. To support well-being, there is a weekly dedicated lesson in socio-emotional skills that enhance well-being, confidence and build resilience at each grade level so graduates are ready not only for work but to manage a successful life. After school, they will be able to explore their passions with over 19 Co-Curricular Activities on offer.

In addition to these special programs all students child to participate in high-quality specialist programs for athletics, arts (visual, musical and performing) and daily modern language (Mandarin or Spanish) taught by subject specialists qualified in their field. In Elementary your child would also have the opportunity to further develop their appreciation of language and culture in the Bilingual classroom option (Mandarin/English).

Education Philosophy

Stamford American School Hong Kong is passionate about nurturing the whole-child through an innovative approach. Every child is welcomed into an inspiring and caring school community that will foster their self-belief and empower them to succeed.

Every student is instilled with enthusiasm for lifelong learning and a sense of global awareness, along with the necessary skills to prepare them for the challenges and changes that lie ahead after they graduate.

While Stamford has established high standards for academic achievement and performance, the educational program was created to develop the whole child. The core values of integrity, courage, innovation and compassion, and the Approaches to Learning, which are part of the IB program are embedded into school life daily to foster students who are ready not only for school but for life.

Woodland Pre-Schools sister school, Stamford American School(SAS), offers Woodland children a smooth transition from pre-school to elementary. Learn more about SAS

School News and Open Days

Why Choose Stamford American School Hong Kong

Stamford offers an individualised learning program for every child. Students undergo regular standardised Measure of Academic Progress assessments in Reading, Math, and Science, progressing to pre-university testing from Grade 8 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program* (IB DP) or the American High School Diploma, or both; gives a student unparalleled choice and competitive advantage.

Stamford American School’s World Language Program offers 2 daily choices in Mandarin or Spanish, with 4 proficiency levels offered in each language at grade level to ensure students are challenged appropriately.

The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Reading Program and a problem-based STEMInn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Innovation) Program, is offered, from 5 years old, Stamford American School aims to produce the next generation of writers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Stamford also offers 50 co-curricular programs to foster your child’s talents outside the classroom.

New Program for 2020/2021

New Cornerstones program for Grade 9 & 10 students and IBDP teachers joined in August (1 year ahead of schedule) in order to ensure the IBDP program has a strong start in the 2021/2022 academic year.

UK Schools Partnership

In addition to the easy transfer to Cognita schools in Asia, families now also have the option to transfer to Cognita UK Schools if they meet the necessary entry requirements. The benefits include: application priority over non-Cognita applicant; no application fee; visa assistance; smooth transfer of fees; and private homestay options (accredited by our strict Cognita safeguarding guidelines).

Open Days & Seminars

Interested to see and experience Stamford American School Hong Kong? Join an Open Day or online information session to learn about the culture, vision, academics and admission procedures.

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