Stamford American School, Hong Kong
ABOUT Stamford American School, Hong Kong
Stamford American School – Hong Kong is a world-class international school offering a rigorous standards-based and inquiry-driven education for children ages 5 to 18 years old.
Ensuring individualized learning for every child, students undergo regular standardized Measures of Academic Progress assessments in Reading, Math, and Science, progressing to pre-university testing from Grade 8 and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program* (IB DP) examinations with a choice of over 40 IB courses in Grade 12. Offering students the choice to graduate with either the IB DP or the American High School Diploma, or both; gives your child unparalleled choice and competitive advantage.
Stamford American School’s World Language Program offers 2 daily choices in Mandarin or Spanish, with 4 proficiency levels offered in each language at grade level to ensure students are challenged appropriately. Their bilingual program, commencing from 5 years old, aims to develop excellent written and verbal communication skills in both English and Mandarin through equal daily exposure to both languages across the curriculum. Offering a Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Reading Program and a problem-based STEMInn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Innovation) Program from 5 years old, Stamford American School aims to produce the next generation of writers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Stamford also offers 19 co-curricular programs to foster your child’s talents outside the classroom. Stamford’s vision is for every child to achieve more than they believe they can, both academically and as citizens of our increasingly globalized world.
Head of School
Karrie Dietz joins Stamford American School - Hong Kong after more than 20 years of teaching and school leadership experience in 5 countries. Most recently, Karrie served as the Lower Elementary School Principal at our sister campus, Stamford American International School in Singapore, where she oversaw the growth of the Elementary School division from 450 to 800 students. In this role, she was instrumental in implementing digital literacy programs and managing the development of language programs, including Stamford's Mandarin/English Bilingual Program.
Her leadership and curriculum experience extends beyond that of her time in Singapore, as she was previously the Elementary School Principal of the Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she facilitated school-wide curriculum development across four International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. This included the use of standards and benchmarks and curriculum mapping software. Karrie was also the School-Wide Curriculum Coordinator and Elementary School Vice-Principal at the American International School in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 5-18 yrs
- American Curriculum, International Baccalaureate
- Type of School
- Day School, International School
- Main Language