Vision and Mission


VSA is an IB world school, located in Shum Wan next to the Aberdeen Harbour. We have over 1800 students and offer the three of the IB programmes - Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). VSA emphasises a holistic approach at the heart of which is inquiry teaching and learning. The primary section offers a bilingual education (English and Mandarin); the secondary curriculum is delivered in English and supplemented by a strong Chinese programme.


A student-centred community of academic and personal excellence, combining international perspectives and Chinese heritage. 



We will

• Develop a culture which places students’ interests at the centre of decision-making.

• Support students in taking ownership of their own development.

• Develop a collaborative environment and sense of belonging among all stakeholders and promote active partnerships to nurture a supportive community.

• Promote a culture of passion in inquiry learning and teaching ensuring students strive to reach their personal and academic potential.

• Promote international-mindedness and cultural awareness with a strong bilingual foundation.

• Become a hub of Chinese culture to promote and develop pride in the Chinese heritage.