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…
ITS - PRINCIPAL SPOTLIGHT
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."
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.
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".
American School Hong Kong (ASHK) is a non-profit, non-denominational college preparatory school offering a holistic American education taught by North American teachers. The school is operated by Esol Education, a leading education organization with 40 years of experience in establishing and operating K-12 international schools, currently educating 11,000 pupils in nine schools across three continents. ASHK will deliver a rigorous curriculum, focused on developing well-rounded, motivated, and thoughtful global citizens. It will equip students with the academic, social, and entrepreneurial skills required for success in the 21st century. ASHK is incorporated as Universal American School Hong Kong Limited.