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                                 Recognized as Hong Kong's Leading International School by the Hong Kong Business magazine's High Flyers campaign for six consecutive years, the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) is a non-profit school that provides a "through-train" education to students from Pre Reception (3 year olds) through to Grade 12 graduation. The school currently has nearly 1850 students representing 41 nationalities.

Also considered as one of the leading schools in South East Asia, CDNIS is an IB World School fully authorized to deliver the International Baccalaureate's Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years Programmes. The school is also authorized to grant credits toward completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), thus providing a "dual passport" for graduates to gain entry into top universities throughout the world.

CDNIS is located on the south side of Hong Kong Island in Aberdeen over looking the spectacular backdrop of the Lamma Channel and surrounding islands. Students are nurtured, inspired and challenged in an award-winning designed campus with superb facilities, including the spectacular 606-seat Leo Lee Arts Centre, which opened in May 2008.

The language of instruction and communication is English, with Mandarin and French taught as second languages. In addition to academics, the school is particularly strong in the areas of technology, sports and the arts. With a strong focus and emphasis on developing international mindedness and global awareness, students are equipped with an understanding of the need to meet the challenges posed in the school's mission statement; to develop responsible global citizens and leaders through academic excellence.


Contact details



Tel: 25257088, 22406363
Fax: 25257579


Age of students

Primary medium of instruction


Year of establishment

Secondary cum Primary





School fees (HKD)  2019/20 school year

115,900-205,400  MORE
Operating Classes R1 R2 R3 Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4
Annual School Fees in HK$ 115,900* 115,900* 157,300 157,300 157,300 157,300 158,900
Age 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Operating Classes Y5 Y6 Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
Annual School Fees in HK$ 158,900 160,100 177,800 177,800 195,100 195,100 205,400
Age 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Operating Classes Y12            
Annual School Fees in HK$ 205,400
Age 17            

Accreditation (Year of last review)




  1. Ontario Ministry of Education (2014)

Southern District

Non-profit making


Special arrangement for incoming families

Overseas families who are relocating to Hong Kong are one of our priority categories for admission. Therefore their children will definitely receive the offer of an assessment. The school also tries to be flexible on admission deadlines.

Support for students with special education needs Financial assistance / scholarship Facilities for hire


We offer some support to students undertaking travel for academic and sporting reasons. We also periodically give full tuition merit scholarships for students in Grades 11 and 12.

School Hall/Auditorium