Three leading Hong Kong schools named among top 100 private schools in the world
Harrow International School Hong Kong, Hong Kong International School and Kellett School have been named among the 100 best private schools in the world.
The schools were named amongst the top 15 in China and Southeast Asia, which also included institutions in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.
The Spear's Schools index collated by Carfax Education experts on the ground across the world is the most comprehensive global list available.
Besides formal criteria such as academic results and preparation for university entry, schools are ranked on their unique ethos, their reputation both locally and internationally, and how adequately they prepare students for life beyond academia.
"We are delighted that, once again, Kellett has been recognized as one of the leading schools in Asia and the top 100 private schools in the world," said Mark Steed, Principal and CEO of Kellett School.
He said that the success of Kellett is due to its philosophy that centers on a broader view of education than simply gaining a set of top examination results.
"Our aim is to prepare the young people in our care for life beyond Kellett by equipping them with a range of tools that will enable them to face the challenges of the world of the mid-21st-century," Steed said.
The list provides a comprehensive overview of curriculum and fees as well as practical information such as travel times to local airports.
Fiona McKenzie, Head of Education at Carfax Education, said that the Spear's Schools Index lists schools that are either worth moving countries for, sending children far away for, or aiming to get into if living nearby.
"Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions a family will make for their child and that's why we wanted to share our knowledge in an index that provides a trusted perspective on the very best schools around the world," McKenzie added.
Top schools listed for 2021 include well-renowned British schools such as Rugby School and Wellington College, as well as those further afield, such as St George's College in Argentina and The Scots College in Australia. New entries for this year include Brighton College, Amadeus School, Vienna and YK Pao School, China.
Parents and pupils can now access the list of the top 100 schools across the UK, Switzerland, Europe, United States, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia and the rest of the world, chosen by expert education consultants at Carfax Education and Spear's.