House of Knowledge School (HOK) 好思之家学校

HOK encourages active learning that allows children the freedom to explore and thrive.  In the pursuit of creating a rigorous elementary curriculum for internationally minded students, they have adopted the highly regarded International Primary Year’s Curriculum (IPC). The IPC is a comprehensive thematic curriculum with emphasis placed on meeting students at their academic and developmental level and strives to develop children into 21st Century Learners. Pre-K learners follow a Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum, driven by questions, information, and maintaining a child-centered approach.

Founding date: 2007

Age range: 18 months – 11 years

Grades offered:  Nursery, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Pre-school, Elementary to Grade 6

School type: Nursery and Pre-K Reggio Emilio Inspired. Kindergarten – International Primary Curriculum (IPC).  Elementary 60% English 40% Chinese;  IPC and Chinese National curriculum.

Total area (in square meters): Shunyi Campus 5,000, Chaoyang Park Campus 1,600

Curriculum Description: Nursery and Pre-K Reggio Emilia Inspired. Kindergarten – International Primary Curriculum (IPC). Elementary – International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 200

Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes

Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes

Local Chinese students accepted? Yes

Tuition fees for the 2016-2017 academic year:

• Application fee: RMB 2,000

•  Nursery (18 months-3 years):

•  2 Mornings RMB 71,400,

•  3 Mornings RMB 82,200,

•  5 Mornings RMB 91,200,

•  5 Full Days RMB 107,500

•  Pre-school & Kindergarten (3-5 years):

•  5 Full Days RMB 140,200

•  Pre-school (4-6 years): 5 Full Days RMB 143,500

•  Elementary Grades 1-5: 5 Full Days RMB 177,200

Type of lunch offered and cost: In-house food made using high quality ingredients such as Wondermilk and sugar-free yogurt, fresh breads from a local German bakery, meats from a licensed butcher, organic rice, flour, apples etc. RMB, 7,500/per year.

Nationality of students: Chinese, US, German, UK, Canada, and Denmark

Primary teaching language(s): Chinese and English

Other languages taught as electives: German

Average class size: 16 (Nursery), 20 (Pre-K – Elementary).

Average teacher/student ratio: Nursery-4:1, Pre-K/ Kindergarten-5:1, Elementary 10:1

School hours: 8.15am – 3.30pm

After-school activities: Soccer, Ballet, Drama, Magic, Ukulele, Kung Fu, Baking, Super Science, Chess, Creative Movement, Chinese painting, Piano and Gardening, Baking, Robotics, and more.

Provisions for Additional Education Needs (AEN)? ESL

Scholarships offered? Yes. House of Knowledge International School SME Scholarship.

School facilities: Smart boards, dedicated art rooms, libraries, multi-level classrooms, under-floor heating, in-house chef, swimming pool, parents’ corner, outdoor playgrounds, soccer field, kids’ kitchen, indoor gym and air filtering equipment, more. * facilities vary between campuses.

School nurse/doctor available on campus? Yes

Contact: Shunyi Campus好思之家国际学校: North Gate of Quanfa Gardens, 18 Maquanying, Shunbai Lu, Chaoyang District (400 650 7747, www.hokschools.com朝阳区顺白路马泉营路18号泉发花园北门外

Chaoyang Park Campus봤 鋼裂소벌셥當랏蹈: Victoria Gardens, 15 Chaoyang Park Xilu, Chaoyang District (400 650 7747, 朝阳区朝阳公园西路15号维多利亚花园公寓

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