The Best Primary Schools in Hong Kong [Local Schools Edition]

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So you have gotten your kindergarten options for your child sorted out – great, now what? Simply put, it’s a matter of moving on to the next one! Now it’s time to focus on primary schools. Here is an alphabetical list of the best local primary schools in Hong Kong, courtesy of Little Steps Asia! Please note that this list is for your guidance only, and to hopefully help you make a well-informed decision for your child’s future.



St. Paul’s Convent School

10) St. Paul’s Convent School 聖保祿學校

Having been started in 1864, St. Paul’s Convent school has a rich history of educating Hong Kong students for over 150 years. An all-round education based on Christian principles can be experienced here, preparing students to possess positive attitudes they will carry with them into adulthood, ready to overcome any challenges.




St. Paul’s College Primary School

9) St. Paul’s College Primary School  聖保祿書院小學

This school utilises a traditional curriculum, focusing on Chinese, Putonghua, English, mathematics, general studies, religious education, physical education, visual art, music, library skills, and computer literacy. Students are given the opportunity to learn more through field trips, projects, and by attending talks. Furthermore, focus is also placed on ensuring children mature into optimistic and positive individuals, and active participation in community service is encouraged.




St. Paul’s Co-Education College Primary School

8) St. Paul’s Co-Education College Primary School 聖保羅男女中學附屬小學

Students at this school are considered to have a well-rounded education, as emphasis is placed on a wide range of subjects such as English, Chinese, a full range of humanities, sciences, and cultural subjects. There is a joint secondary section to Saint Paul’s Co-Educational College whereby students are able to continue their studies.




St. Joseph’s Primary School

7) St. Joseph’s Primary School 聖若瑟小學

St. Joseph’s Primary School upholds a selfless spirit of education, training students to develop into well-rounded individuals, possessing sound knowledge in ethics, intellect, physical development, and social education. The school’s motto is “Diligence, Goodness, Labour, and Virtue.




Po Leung Kuk Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School

6) Po Leung Kuk Camoes Tan Siu Lin Primary School 保良局陳守仁小學

A holistic approach to education is adopted at this school, both with academics as well as extra-curricular activities. A rich and resourceful language-learning environment is provided, ensuring students are well-read in three different languages.




Marymount Primary School

5) Marymount Primary School 瑪利曼小學

This school places particular emphasis on the importance of developing an effective learning environment in addition to a formal and subject-based curriculum. The school also boasts an impressive alumni, including notable individuals such as director Stephen Fung!




Maryknoll Convent School (Primary Section)

4) Maryknoll Convent School (Primary Section) 瑪利諾修院學校 (小學部)

“Our mission is to help each student to become a person who is open to growth, intellectually competent, who has moral and religious values, is loving and willing to serve others.” Maryknoll Convent School is certainly an institution that places a lot of emphasis on the development and all-rounded ability of their students.




La Salle Primary School

3) La Salle Primary School 喇沙小學

La Salle Primary School is regarded as a “highly selective” educational institute in Hong Kong. The school recognises students’ talents, and encourages individuals to participate in tournaments and competitions. Project learning is also utilised as a method of promoting self-directed learning. By attending La Salle Primary School, you have a 75% chance of being selected to continue your education within the La Salle College division, one of the most prestigious and top schools in the city.




Diocesan Girls’ Junior School

2) Diocesan Girls’ Junior School 拔萃女小學

The curriculum at DGS is aimed to equip students with lifelong learning skills which are applicable and adaptable to everyday life. The way this is achieved is by stimulating creativity and inquisitiveness through practical activities. The professional staff are committed to providing students with a strong, well-rounded education based on Christian principles.




Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division

1) Diocesan Boys’ School Primary Division 拔萃男書院附屬小學

A highly effective learning environment where students are encouraged to always reach the best of their potential. The curriculum is designed to offer students a broad education that places emphasis not only on academics, but also on sporting prowess and character development.



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