• About

  • The Independent Schools Foundation (the Foundation) is a charitable, tax-exempt organization founded for the purpose of promoting education in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. The Foundation is the School Sponsoring Body for the two schools under its oversight: The ISF Academy and The ISF Pre-School. The Foundation sets the vision, mission and values and strategic direction for both schools and raises funds to support its educational mission. The Pre-School believes in establishing a community of young learners, dedicated educators and parents, where effective teaching and learning takes place in a supportive, nurturing environment based on mutual trust and respect. It is a place where young learners actively engage in first-hand experiences to construct knowledge and develop skills for a better understanding of the world in which they live.

  • The ISF Vision & Mission

  • The ISF Vision

    The ISF is a community of learners, independent in thought and action, deeply rooted in Chinese culture, global in understanding and experience, and excellent in all endeavors.

  • The ISF Mission

    An ISF education is to develop:

    • Independent Minds: Nurturing creativity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning for academic, personal, and social development;
    • Chinese Virtues: Educating learners in a uniquely Chinese-English bilingual and East-West bicultural environment rooted in timeless Chinese values embodied in the Eight Virtues + One ; and
    • Global Outlook: Building life skills through experiential learning, inspiring learners to act as empowered and resilient global stewards.
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