Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS)
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4.5 from 15 reviews
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About Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS)


Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is an independent international school with currently more than 1,800 students and 300 staff, all united by the joy of learning, excellence in achievement, and shared values. Our student body represents more than 40 nationalities from Pre Reception (3-years old) through to Grade 12. With all 15 grade levels coexisting on one campus, members of our community are able to form strong bonds and long-lasting relationships. In fact, 50% of the graduates of the Class of 2019 had been with the school for 12 years or more, a remarkable percentage compared with other international schools.

CDNIS has been a leader in international education since its inception 29 years ago and is now widely recognized as one of the world’s most innovative and cutting-edge institutions. Our future-ready programmes promote academic excellence, the development of character, and strong engagement  both locally and globally.

We are fully committed to the integration of Chinese language and culture with the Ontario curriculum and International Baccalaureate programmes, and are the only school outside of Canada where students graduate with both the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and the IB Diploma.

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Curriculum

Canadian,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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15 Reviews of Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS)

Average Ratings

Overall 4.50
Facilities 4.20
Academics 3.80
Teachers 3.60
Sports 4.40
Music & Arts 4.10
Science & Tech 4.00

Reviewer Nationalities

Australian (1) Dutch (1) British (1) Chinese (4) Canadian (3)

How would you rate Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS)?

Katherine, 15/06/2024 @ 09:04:08
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It has a good and welcoming community and yearbooks!

Nono, 30/05/2024 @ 09:47:07
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I think that the staff are very kind and the facilities and sports are brilliant as well. There are always fun field trips and fun activities to do at this school. Highly recommended!!!

Former Pupil, 14/03/2024 @ 12:08:15
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The school has a very biassed leadership, the leadership members love to abuse their position. I'm glad I transferred schools. The only thing good about the school is its facilities. Pretty much it. Teaching is very poor and I learn more from my tutor classes than school.

Lexi, 16/01/2024 @ 16:23:16
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Great school, good education, friendly students. I hate the uneducated and biased teachers in upper school though.

Iain, 24/10/2023 @ 06:26:51
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School has really lost its appeal in recent years, it is suffering from a lack of identity and the wrong focus of always trying to be too positive about everything. Soft leadership has resulted in the current students being the least resilient of any that I have experienced; the school is failing in their intended job of helping them grow and preparing them for the real world.

grace and Jolie, 16/05/2023 @ 03:16:45
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I am in g7 and my school life is very good. The teachers are very understanding and will support us. Everyone is really nice and very welcoming.

Ingrid, 17/02/2023 @ 09:30:36
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Our experience with Admissions has been poor. We feel that the school would like to earn easy money in this process. In our case the school would only answer our question (can you give us an idea of the chance that all 3 kids will be accepted because we would not want kids in different schools) when a high non refundable registration fee is paid- 3 times (3 kids)! This attitude is not common for HK international schools.

noob, 26/08/2022 @ 13:19:44
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It's a great school, with great teachers and very good people. 100% recommend

William, 09/10/2021 @ 06:46:58
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My two kids have attended after switching from a local school. The difference is significant with first rate facilities, high quality teaching staff (mostly Canadian educated with some British, Australian and Americans, including some Ivy League educated teachers). Both kids are enrolled in high level Mandarin classes and have been able to maintain their high level after enrolling. Placements are on par with other top international schools. Balanced representation nationalities with a very collegiate atmosphere, community/environment/social responsibility emphasis. IB curriculum is very practical in preparing kids in my view, with lots of presentations, speaking and group assignments. The activities offered are diverse and the arts and sports opportunities are well represented. My kids enjoy the school very much. Highly recommended.

Dories , 29/11/2019 @ 04:24:51
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The teachers are warm, friendly and go above and beyond simply teaching. The school is continuously striving to improve interms of facilities and programs offered.

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Andrew Zhang, 3 months ago


Been here 6 years. Overall a nice experience. The teachers and staff are incredibly professional and nice. Has excellent air-conditioning and a great view of the ocean. However the food quality may sometimes vary (Especially on Mondays). All future students please do say hi to Mick the 6th floor vending machine, greatly appreciated.

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HA, 7 months ago


I did not go there, but I saw the video and it was amazing school

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Bertram Lai, 12 months ago


One of the top schools in Hong Kong with a focus on individualised education, IB and community.

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Jiff Lam, 3 months ago


very nice

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Scott Blanchard, a year ago


Both my kids have attended since pre reception and it has been an outstanding experience for them. They are really learning how to think for themselves and, as per the mission statement, preparing themselves to be productive and valuable global citizens.

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