Schools in Hong Kong are well regarded academically. Although public schools uphold a high standard of learning, the curriculum is mostly taught in Cantonese and focuses on rote learning and frequent examinations. The government has made reforms to the curriculum in recent years, though, in an attempt to create a more well-rounded and less pressurised school experience.
Expat families usually opt to enrol their children at an international school with a more familiar curriculum and language of instruction. Fortunately, the diverse nature of Hong Kong’s expat community ensures that there are many international school options.