Our International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
Education is more than just academic excellence. Our IB program offers students a holistic environment that they can thrive in, and grow up to be caring, thinking and morally upright bilingual global citizens
Introduces young learners to and sets the foundation for a dual language and inquiry-based framework
Vastly different from other education syllabi with focus placed on developing children’s ability to think critically and challenge assumptions
Does your child know how to read this?
Not only can our students read this poem, they also understand the history and meaning behind it
游 子 身 上 衣。
临 行 密 密 缝，
意 恐 迟 迟 归。
谁 言 寸 草 心，
报 得 三 春 晖。
Hillside Provides An Authentic, Immersive Bilingual And Bicultural Environment For All
The unique Bilingualism and Biculturalism Model, designed by Hillside World Academy (HWA), supports the development of bilingual and cross-cultural skills. Through annual excursions to China, the programme develops students’ cultural and historical appreciation as well as comprehensive knowledge about their host country. Chinese language lessons are conducted in accordance with China’s national curriculum during Kindergarten, Primary and Middle School.
English and Chinese Support Programme
HWA has two Language Support Programmes, English and Chinese, designed to help students with little to no English/Chinese language background to acquire the foundational language skills needed to successfully integrate into their courses. Our Language Support Programme teachers work closely with HWA’s English/Chinese classroom teachers to better support students at every stage.
Where second language becomes nature.
Watch it for yourself!
Learning multiple languages can be most effective during children’s early years of education. In HWA, the PYP (Primary Years Program) aims to nurture lifelong confident inquirers and confident communicators in both English and Chinese languages.
Read it for yourself!
A Forward Looking And Contemporary Academy, Since 2006
Hillside World Academy was established in 2006 as the Chinese International School and continues to uphold the global vision that integrates Eastern and Western values, through the International Baccalaureate (IB) philosophy. We are a forward-looking, contemporary academy that believes in a holistic approach to teaching, and is 100 percent committed to lifelong learning for all. Advocating research and inquiry in the classroom, our teachers not only steer the lessons, but also take a step back to encourage students to get involved, collaborate, challenge what they are told, and reach well beyond the textbook experience.
- Primary Years Programme – Unit of Inquiry (UOI)
- Social Studies
- Art (Music & Visual arts)
- Physical, social and personal education
- Unit of inquiry (UOI)