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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20 Reviews of Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA)

Average Ratings

Overall 3.19
Facilities 3.75
Academics 3.81
Teachers 3.63
Sports 4.06
Music & Arts 3.56
Science & Tech 3.25

Reviewer Nationalities

South Korean (1) American (1) Singaporean (1) British (1) Chinese (9)

How would you rate Victoria Shanghai Academy (VSA)?

Hannah, 11/06/2021 @ 00:51:53
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VSA helps children grow, but not only that, they encourge them and help them reflect.

Hannah, 11/06/2021 @ 00:29:59
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VSA is an encouaging environment that helps students grow, and even in these hard times they are doing great. I will never forget a school that help students grow and offers programs and all sorts.

Ethan, 22/03/2021 @ 12:06:17
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This school is absolutely amazing. The teachers are super kind and I had a great time there.

Y9, 10/02/2021 @ 04:46:25
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Iv'e spent the past 9 years at Victoria, Personally I loved it, I made strong connections with a loads of teachers and still keep in contact with them after I left. In my opinion Vsa is as culturally Chinese of an international school as you can get. I remember walking up to Canadian International in Y5 for exhibition and not seeing a single word of mandarin on their boards, me and my friends looked at each other and were both thinking the same thing "NO WAY" compared to ours that had to be done with a half half ratio. Yes mandarin in a difficult subject to learn, me as a foreigner found it even more difficult then most of my classmates but that was normal, Vsa has a good support system for us though, In primary school I don't remember much but I never failed a single mandarin exam, the teachers gave me extra sessions when I needed it without me asking for it and even if I spoke up about it or simply had a chat with my teacher after school I knew that she would always be there to help me. In secondary starting from Y6, we were placed into 2 separate classes for mandarin, Chinese B and regular Chinese, this was by far the best decision the school has made in my opinion, All the foreigners in my grade as well as some local students who just needed extra help in the subject, the class was super interactive and definitely helped me, I looked forward to play classes every week. We had 2 teachers are regular one and and an extra one to help. My favourite part of my journey in Vsa would have had to be the Drama and Music, I was super enthusiastic about that since y1 and have always auditioned and had SO MUCH fun rehearsing and performing and it was always the highlight of my year. The thing that the school could improve on is making sure theres always a 10/10 happy environment, sometimes teachers and us students can get carried away in the work and it wouldn't be a fun place to be in.

Michael , 07/02/2021 @ 15:16:51
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In my last year at VSA. I was one of the head prefects. During my 5 yrs there. I think that there has been a lot of improvements. It’s a good school!

i dont know who i am, 26/12/2020 @ 15:19:19
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vsa is a big school with a lot of staff and students. they say it is bilingual and focuses on both chinese and english, however i totally do not agree. most students here mainly speak english, and when they speak chinese they are like foreigners speaking chinese even though they are chinese themselves. some chinese even think they are american/canadian/australian. now if you think their english is good, NO. if you come to vsa then you'll know. so, if youre looking for a bilingual school, DO NOT consider vsa. isf, sis, and cis are better. if youre looking for a mainly english school, hkis cdnis are two good ones. if youre looking for a more chinese school, i think public schools are better and stricter, unlike vsa that is too... not strict which also makes the attitudes of some become bad. now, teachers. i'll just say some are good and some are bad. one of the good ones are ms choi, she made me from a person who cant speak proper english to now a almost fluent person. mr potter, one of the "bad" teachers once shouted at a kid for not knowing how to tie his shoelaces, and compared us to his three year old kid by saying his kid can tie shoelaces, are we that dumb? they arent perfessional at all. only 1/10 were lol. learning. at fifth grade, we were learning fractions. FRACTIONS. like- do you expect students who learn fractions to be smart? by the way, were were doing excercises like shade 1/5 of the pizza... friends. if you dont come in year one or two, youll be lonely and have no friends. i only had three close friends during my four years and ended up being unfriended when i left. overall, this was just my experience. of course there are many good facts like family fun day etc, but to me its just a waste of money and you shouldnt come to vsa. please ignore my typos. yeah my english suck :)))

A Student, 31/10/2020 @ 22:05:33
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I went here until I was in 7th grade, and the experience is ok. Always start in Y1 though, or else you won't be able to survive the next 11 years. Always having a group of friends and people know you gives a sense of security, and it feels pretty good. Lots of clubs and choices, but teachers aren't that good. Most leave after 2 years and a lot are new. Barely any who has more than 10 years teaching experience, VSA can't keep good teachers.

Anonymous, 28/09/2020 @ 06:52:01
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Terrible university support, when I asked for some important documents, they didn't respond, leading to me losing out on a lot of options. Rarely are teachers helpful and caring enough of students. Overall, terrible. At least some of the facilities are ok.

charlotte chan, 27/08/2020 @ 03:21:08
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very good school everyone should come here

Stacy, 16/07/2020 @ 10:06:08
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Very good school! Excellent

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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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