Message from Secondary School Principal
Welcome to Victoria Shanghai Academy! VSA is a vibrant community of students, teachers, and families who work together in the pursuit of academic and personal excellence.
Our Secondary School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). MYP students in Year 6 to Year 10 engage in a balanced academic and extra-curricular programme that, in conjunction with the Primary Years Programme (PYP), prepares them well for the rigours of the DP in Years 11 and 12. Our students attain outstanding results in the DP each year and gain entrance into many of the top post-secondary institutions around the world. We are proud of the bi-lingual nature of our school community as most of our students are proficient in at least two or more languages, and many complete the Dual Language IB Diploma.
In addition to producing top academic results, VSA is equally focused on producing balanced, tolerant, principled, and globally-minded students. We invest significant time and resources to provide our students with the social and emotional support needed to be successful in all aspects of school life. Students are expected to participate in clubs, the arts, athletics, and ongoing service learning. Great emphasis is placed on the development of ethical leadership practices so that our graduates will venture out into the world with the values and skills necessary to make a positive impact on their communities. Our motto is: Virtue, Service, Action.
Our teaching staff is comprised of motivated professionals from around the world. They go through a selective process that emphasises top qualifications and significant teaching experience; we also search the globe for teachers who are passionate about working with children. We only hire educators who are excited to come to school every day to work with our students.
At VSA, we pride ourselves in being a warm and welcoming school environment. Parents are encouraged to play an active and supportive role in their child's educational experience. We encourage open, clear, and consistent lines of communication. Our growing alumni base are also engaged, through the sharing of their post-secondary and work experiences with our existing students.
VSA has become one of the most respected international schools, both in Hong Kong and abroad.
Mr. Christopher Coates
Secondary School Principal
VSA Insights on University Counselling and Post-Secondary Admissions
Article contributed by Mr. Christopher Coates