Carmel School is a Jewish International School committed to academic excellence through fostering intellectual curiosity, self-directed learning and the individual development of each child. Carmel School comprises over 400 students aged 1-18 from countries all over the world. The school is situated across three campuses on Hong Kong Island, The Holly Rofe Early Learning Centre, Carmel Elementary Campus and Elsa High School Campus. Carmel School graduates have gone on to study in some of the top educational institutions in the world.
Our personalised approach, with emphasis on growing caring, compassionate, global citizens, produces students who are independent thinkers and communicators and who will become leaders and contribute to the Jewish and wider world. Through a generous teacher/student ratio and curriculum delivery that caters for a range of learning styles, the School offers a supportive environment that develops students' confidence, imagination and skills, in both academic and social spheres. It is in part this international community and thriving cultural exchange that makes Carmel School such an exciting institution to study at.
Carmel School was established in 1991 and in the nearly three decades since its founding, Carmel School has earned recognition as a superb educational institution—rigorous, traditional and innovative—an institution dedicated to intellectual achievement, and reflecting a tight-knit, welcoming community, supportive of students and profoundly committed to their growth and well-being.
The Hong Kong Jewish community has roots dating back to the early 1900s, and it has played an important role in the development of Hong Kong as an international city of commerce and business. A handful of Jewish merchants settled in the fertile Pearl River delta, establishing vast and intricate trade networks to supply the world with the raw materials and finished goods necessary for everyday life. Here at the gateway to the Far East, they set up rich and thriving export businesses that persist to this day.
A unifying feature of Hong Kong's thriving Jewish community, the school has grown from an inaugural class of 12 pre-school pupils to a multi-campus institution with a current roll of over 400 students. In the nearly three decades since its founding, Carmel School has earned recognition as a superb educational institution—rigorous, traditional and innovative—an institution dedicated to intellectual achievement, and reflecting a tight-knit, welcoming community, supportive of students and profoundly committed to their growth and well-being.
Carmel School is committed to serving as an institution of learning for the Jewish community to perpetuate and build upon the long-standing religious, cultural and economic ties to the region. Through a rich and varied curriculum of both international and Jewish studies, students acquire the knowledge and experience they need to prepare for the future. Carmel students are encourage to form life-long relationships, learn, laugh and ultimately grow together.
Carmel School is an IB Continuum School offering the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. As of 2001, we are an international school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The original concept for Carmel School was to teach a Jewish child how to live in two civilisations—Jewish and secular—and how to achieve the synthesis between Jewish culture and the culture of the wider world.
Ivan Greenstein, First Chairman of the Board of Governors