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Last Day of School at American School Hong Kong

Have a great Summer Break everyone!
See you on August 21, 2017.

First Sports Day @ ASHK
Monday, 19 June, 2017

There were lots of activities for students to participate today including Soccer Games, Potato Sack Races, Tug of War, Relay Race/ Individual Races, Throwing and Kicking Competition etc.
One of the most exciting activities is: Tug of War - Teachers vs Students!!! And the Winners are...
We all had a great day!

First Sports Day @ ASHK - Part 2

Expat Parent - American School's glittering launch

The American School Hong Kong (ASHK) officially launched last month with a lively grand opening ceremony at its Tai Po campus. By Expat Parent
Monday, June 5, 2017

Staff, guests and students officially open ASHK in Tai Po
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International Festival 2017

The International Festival held on May 29 (Monday) was a huge success. Thanks are extended to the many parents who supported the festival and came to share in the celebration.
Thursday, May 31, 2017


ASHK Grand Opening Ceremony – Celebrating our founding staff members, students and their families
Friday, May 19, 2017

Today we celebrated our Grand Opening Ceremony in our new gymnasium.
Thank you students, parents, staff and special guests including the representatives from the American Consulate, the Education Bureau, Esol Regional Director Bassam Abushakra, Esol Strategic Director Ahmed Mitwalli for celebrating our school's Grand Opening together. It was a very successful event to commemorate an important milestone in our school's history.

SCMP - Young Post
8-year-old author Brian Kan wants to change the world with his Tale of Tom the Turtle

The American School student tells Young Post about the tough road to becoming a published author, and how working with Lego reminds him of our fragile environment. By Lucy Christie
Wednesday, February 1, 2017


The PEAK - Back to School
A New Education Opportunity
September Issue, 2016

The new American School Hong Kong will offer students a K-12 program designed to open up access to top tier American and Canadian universities…

John Jalsevac, is School Director of American School Hong Kong

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

A new but familiar face, John Jalsevac, is School Director of American School Hong Kong (ASHK) which will open in Tai Po in August 2016.

ASHK, the Dubai-based Esol Education’s first in East Asia, will operate a KG to Grade 12 through-train school featuring US Common Core curriculum in the Elementary and Middle School Divisions and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the High School.


Talking Heads: John Jalsevac - American School Hong Kong
Thursday, May 5, 2016

We continue the Little Steps Talking Heads series, where parents can meet, greet, and get tips from Hong Kong's Heads of Schools! Get personal with these fabulous personalities and find out what makes them tick, their advice for parents navigating the schooling scene, and their favorite things about life in the city.


Esol Education and ASHK Establish Collaboration with Stanford University
Monday, April 11, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Esol Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Stanford University in the United States that will eventually provide ASHK students with an outstanding opportunity to take part in Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes.


The Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes offer two-week residential courses, labs and workshops for academically talented and motivated high school students. The workshops draw on a range of subjects taught in the Stanford Faculties of Humanities, Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Business. Students who participate in the program will share their interests and abilities with other international students and all will be given opportunities to enrich and accelerate their academic pursuits. "This is an exciting step forward for our organization," shared John Jalsevac, ASHK School Director. "By focusing on communication, creativity and innovation, the programs at Stanford are a natural extension to the STEAM focus at ASHK."

An additional benefit for participants is to experience the academic and social aspects of American college life and culture at Stanford University, ranked as one of the top 5 universities in the world. All participants will stay in Stanford dormitories. Weekend field trips will include visits to UC Berkeley, Golden Gate Park, Monterey, and other San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley neighborhoods and landmarks. Students will also learn about the US college admissions process and about resources and services available to international students at US universities.

As part of the agreement, ASHK students will be part of the Esol Education worldwide cohort, traveling to Stanford in groups of up to 40 with chaperones who assist in their arrival and provide support in residential life. The students have the opportunity to meet and bond with others who share their intellectual interests and vision to advance their education in the US.

Highlighting this as a key development for future ASHK students, Mr. Jalsevac said, "Although availability to the program is a few years away from ASHK’s first cohort, we are pleased to be part of this progressive and innovative collaboration that Esol Education has established with Stanford University, and are looking forward to providing our students this unique opportunity to participate in a world class program."

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Published by SCMP, Good Schools Guide interviewed John Jalsevac, School Director of ASHK
Thursday, March 24, 2016

New US school to STEAM ahead with learning 'through-train' Read More...


American Chamber of Commerce's Interview with Dr Taylor
Thursday, January 14, 2016
As part of the Esol Education community that stretches across the globe, American School Hong Kong is heading into town. The school already has a strong presence in Dubai and the new location will allow it to expand its capacity and offer an accredited American education to students in Hong Kong. The spacious new campus, located in Tai Po in the New Territories, is now under full-scale renovation and is expected to open in September, 2016. Read More...


South China Morning Post's Interview with Bassam Abushakra, Regional Director of Esol Education
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
South China Morning Post's interview with Bassam Abushakra, Regional Director of Esol Education, to share "The American Way".

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