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Our Mission

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 is committed to teaching students about, and fostering a love for, Jewish values and traditions, and the Land and State of Israel, its language and culture. 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.

Principal's Welcome

שלום Shalom

Dear Prospective Parents,

At Carmel, everything revolves around 'Excellence, Community, Tradition'. As a Jewish school we develop the whole person within our strong moral and ethical framework, whilst our curriculum highlights the advantages of a Jewish education. The Elementary School curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (DP) Programmes reflect our high academic standards, as well as the personal development aspects of the education we offer. We are proud of the way our students grow into a responsible and caring community of young people, ready for both the academic as well as the personal challenges of tertiary education at top universities worldwide.

Our goal is to facilitate your child's entry into Carmel School at an appropriate stage between Ganeynu and Grade 12 and to welcome the whole family into the Carmel learning community. The school welcomes students from all strands of Judaism and does not confer Jewish status. At Elsa High School, we welcome non-Jewish students, and throughout Carmel, from Ganeynu to the High School, all children with one Jewish parent are accepted.

Family involvement is key and begins from the moment you visit our campuses. We believe the parent–school partnership underpins a child's ability to blossom and develop to his or her full potential. Carmel School functions as one large family, providing support, care, help and direction. We are delighted to invite you to learn more about our unique school here in Hong Kong.


Rachel Friedmann

Our Ethos

As an academic institution, Carmel is an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) School offering the IB Diploma, Middle Years and Primary Years Programmes. We are fully committed to achieving the highest international educational standards as measured against other leading international schools in Hong Kong and top private schools abroad. Students are taught by experienced, qualified teachers who empower each student to realise his or her own potential. Carmel School is an independent Jewish Day School which follows Modern Orthodox principles and has a strong commitment to Zionism. Carmel places emphasis on adherence to traditional Judaism, as set out in the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law). 

Carmel is an independent organization, unaffiliated with any synagogue. The School was established to encourage the participation of all Jewish families in the Hong Kong Jewish Community. Each student is respected for his or her individuality and Jewish affiliation and Carmel strives to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation, embracing all students. In Jewish Studies, Carmel teaches Judaism as a way of life, encourages each child to take pride in his or her Jewish identity and seeks to develop individuals who are knowledgeable and committed to the Jewish tradition.