Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA) Hong Kong
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About Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA)


Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong (VSA) is an IB World School, located in Shum Wan next to the Aberdeen Harbour. We have over 1,800 students and offer three IB programmes - Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). VSA emphasises a holistic approach at the heart of which is inquiry-based learning and teaching.

The primary section offers a bilingual education (English and Putonghua); the secondary curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme. In line with our Vision and Mission, Victoria Shanghai Academy Hong Kong aims to attract students who wish to strive for academic and personal excellence and be actively involved in a student-centered community that combines international perspectives and Chinese heritage.

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Curriculum

IB,Chinese

Primary Language

English

Ages

6 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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37 Reviews of Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA)

Average Ratings

Overall 3.16
Facilities 4.06
Academics 3.82
Teachers 3.67
Sports 3.85
Music & Arts 3.76
Science & Tech 3.52

Reviewer Nationalities

Singaporean (1) Chinese (18) Canadian (1) Ukrainian (1) British (2) South Korean (1) American (1)

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Sky, 19/01/2024 @ 13:34:10
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A great school with nice teachers! :)

Wafel, 28/11/2023 @ 03:15:25
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Kids are so nice teacher so nice best school ever no bullies exellent

Chenhao, 10/11/2023 @ 03:36:21
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Victoria Shanghai Academy is an excellent school that offers high-quality education and helps children learn in a fun and happy way. Walking into VSA is like walking into a land of happiness. Hope VSA can improve and become better and strive for excellence.

Henry P., 26/09/2023 @ 08:03:17
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I'm a recent alumni of VSA and find the accusations made below very false. I have heard it has become a 'cool trend' among some students to write negatively about your school, but I hope this won't give discourage prospective students to come study at VSA and get a good education here. Especially those who are looking for a good bilingual school with great teachers who really cares about your well-being. Yeah, perhaps in every school there are some kids who are 'mean' but this doesn't represent the whole student population and of course there are some really nice students and teachers also. In my years here I made such a close-knit group of friends. I think one of the strengths of VSA is the strong sense of community and the amount of resources there are to help you if you look for it. There's areas for improvement for sure but in my recent visit back I saw they have made a lot of changes to the facilities and also Chartwhells is upgrading their food.

hugges, 03/06/2023 @ 07:15:26
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READ IT OR YOU'II REGRET IT-教育的黑暗面/the dark side of education:當你付了大量的金錢,你願意讓你的孩子被剝奪接受ib考試的機會嗎?Are you willing to let your child be deprived of the opportunity to take the ib exam when you have paid a significant amount of money? 一所陰險的學校!!!THIS SCHOOL SCAMS YOUR MONEY!!!!!! If you do not reach a certain score(WHICH IS CONSIDERABLY UNATTAINABLE) they force you to take the VSA diploma which is not recognized by universities and then you realize that you pay an immense amount of school fees. That's very insidious. The school prioritizes attaining high average IB scores at the expense of students' rights to take the IB exam and have the opportunity to get into university. Moreover, this insidious strategy reveals the school's true priorities. Instead of nurturing an environment where all students have an equal chance to pursue the internationally recognized IB exam and gain access to a wide range of universities, they prioritize their reputation and average IB scores. This narrow-minded focus on statistics not only limits students' educational opportunities but also denies them the fundamental right to a fair and equal educational experience. The school also fails to acknowledge that students do not have enough sleep due to stress and mental health issues and excessive workload. This demonstrates the lack of consideration for practicality and student needs. They do not allow students to take the lift after 8:25 which is unreasonable as classes start at 8:30. I strongly advise parents to not put their kids in VSA as the IB is an extremely demanding program and they exploit you for financial gain. DO NOT ENROL YOUR KIDS IN VSA!!!!!! EVERY CHILD DESERVES AN OPPORTUNITY AT A SPOT IN UNIVERSITY WHETHER THEY ARE ACADEMICALLY STRONG OR BAD. YOUR CHILD DESERVES AN EDUCATION WHERE THE SCHOOL VALUES YOUR CHILD'S WELL-BEING, GROWTH, AND FUTURE PROSPECTS. I URGE YOU TO NOT ENROL YOUR KIDS INTO VSA FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR CHILD'S BRIGHTER FUTURE. CHOOSE A SCHOOL WHERE THEY PRIORITIZE YOUR KIDS' HAPPINESS OVER GRADES.

xx, 19/05/2023 @ 02:36:27
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VSA is a toxic school. School Staff ignores and embraces bullying. They just want the money, their solutions wouldn’t solve the root problem. Walk away from the bully? Really?! Do our parents pay so much for this? Failed school. Been here for 10 years + and after I graduate I’ll flee this place. VSA stands for Violence Suppression Association!

anonymous, 16/05/2023 @ 11:43:48
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The lunch is absolutely atrocious and overpriced, and it is extremely unhygienic and disgusting, the teachers are very horrible and some teachers are exceedingly rude.

Kobe Bryant, 16/02/2023 @ 09:56:00
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VSA is a good school with a variety of teachers and facilities. These teachers are very wise and insightful.

mea, 07/02/2023 @ 06:53:48
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The environment is absolutely atrocious

Privacy, 16/11/2022 @ 01:15:34
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Study here please, it will guide you across your entire life trust me.

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Y07T Hin Lok WAT, 2 months ago


Kids watch too much YouTube in class and even though chartwells is disgusting they still buy a lot of food from them... but then the teachers are nice except for a few....Boy on my left, girls on my right

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Y09J Chen Jun Walter KWONG, 5 months ago


I got a fever and a stomach ache when I ate the food, but there are nice teachers in the school, some that actually respond when I say hi.

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StaRFaceYT, 3 months ago


As a student of this school, there’s too many bad kids to exist in this school. Students often swear and talk about private parts in my grade, not just my grade, but people from primary as well (told by friends at school). Teachers are respectful but the food and students are the downside of this school. I’d rather move to a local school with the same education in Canada.

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Y4A4 Zihan (Adrian) LI, in the last week


Overall OK, but I think the food is gross. The fries are soggy, the burgers are like pork croquettes. Prefects all think they're the boss like Donald Trump or Boris Johnson. Drama teacher sarcastic.

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