On May 31, our students attended the Israel-Hong Kong: Women-to-Women Bridge to listen to some inspirational speakers
As a non-profit and inclusive co-educational Jewish school, we develop the whole child, combining rigorous academic standards (reflected in our Elementary School curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years (MYP) and Diploma (DP) Programmes at Elsa High), with an ethical and moral foundation made possible by Jewish education. We are proud of the way our students grow into responsible and caring members of the world community, equipped with the global competencies required in tertiary education and beyond.
Middle School (MYP)
Indicators include but are not limited to:
- Principal interviews with the candidate and his or her parents
- School reports, including teacher comments, from previous schools attended
- Internationally recognised English proficiency assessments (for non-native English Speakers)
- MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing to assess literacy and numeracy
- Co-curricular interests and achievements
Senior High School (DP)
Admission to the Diploma Programme at Elsa is determined by a holistic evaluation including but not limited to:
- Student consultation with parents, teachers, and members of school management team
- College and Career Counselling
- Review of the student's academic portfolio
- Evaluation of students Service as Action Portfolio*
- English Proficiency
- The development of ATL skills and the results of MYP Grade 10 results
*External Applicants will be evaluated based on courses studies and service activities to date
It is the aim of the School to provide places for all members of the community. In the event that places become limited, then admission is prioritised according to the following criteria:
- Children who have siblings in the School, where all siblings of Carmel School Association age are attending the School. For Tzutzik applications priority will be given to those who can walk.
- Children of employees of the Carmel School Association.
- Children of Jewish community employees, such as the Rabbis of the Hong Kong community.
- Children of families who are members of one of the Hong Kong's Jewish communities, the Jewish Community Centre or other Jewish families living in Hong Kong.
- Non-Jewish families (for Elsa High School only).
Criteria for admission includes, but is not limited to, academic ability based on past scholastic performance and test scores as well as an on-campus interview with either the Principal or Head of Elementary, and past and present teacher recommendations.
The school's curriculum is very demanding academically, and students who select to participate in the IB Programme as either a Diploma or a Courses candidate are expected to be collaborative, hardworking, self-disciplined, self-directed, open-minded and approach tasks with a sense of purpose and pride.