Studying the IB at The ISF Academy

Education | 21 Apr 2021

The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (The ISF Academy) is a non-profit private independent primary and secondary school providing a unique inquiry-based Putonghua and English bilingual immersion education. We are a Chinese school with a global perspective.

We believe that learning is the active construction of knowledge best experienced through meaningful activities that foster exploration and creativity. An ISF education emphasizes probing discussions, passionate debates, and critical thinking. As cheerful high achievers, ISF learners exude a joy of learning that drives the development of culturally agile and confident communicators who possess the social, creative, and analytical thinking skills necessary to succeed and thrive in a complex world.

We are a strong proponent of learning by doing. Our hallmark Experiential Learning Program features unfamiliar settings and novel challenges that build character and confidence. An ISF learner is at home building dormitories in Laos, researching ancient texts in Cambridge, or exploring the rich history of the Silk Road.

We are an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World school. Our Diploma results place us in the top tier of Hong Kong IB schools. Each year 100% of our IB Diploma students receive the IB Diploma and at least two thirds of them obtain the even higher accolade of the Bilingual IB Diploma. We are proud of our graduates who receive offers from the world’s most prestigious universities.

Small Class Size

ISF Academy students benefit from small class sizes which range from 5 to 22 students per class.  The overall student teacher ratio for all grades is 7:1.

Personalized University Counseling 

Our systematic and personalized university guidance and careers program spans from Grade 9 to 12 and allows our students to make informed decisions for their DP subject choices and subsequent university applications.  

Bilingual Diploma and Bilingual Theory of Knowledge 

We offer both English and Chinese as first language options (Group 1). Students also receive Theory of Knowledge instruction in both English and Chinese, and may choose either language for their written paper. 


The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (The ISF Academy)

Address: 1 Kong Sin Wan Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Tel: 2202 2028



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