Discovery College (Hong Kong)

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Discovery College
Discovery Bay (Yi Pak Bay), Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Type Private Secondary and Primary School, co-educational
Established August 2006
Principal Mr. Mark Beach[1]
Enrollment 1,448
Colour(s) Red and grey

Discovery College (traditional Chinese: 智新書院; simplified Chinese: 智新书院; pinyin: Zhìxīn Shūyuàn; Jyutping: zi3 san1 syu1 jyun?) is a private independent school operated by the ESF in Hong Kong. It offers both primary and secondary education on one purpose-built site. The school opened in August 2008, and replaced a former ESF primary school, Bauhinia School. Discovery College has five houses, and provides education from year 1 to year 13.

Discovery College was established by the English Schools Foundation to serve the needs of the local and expatriate communities in Hong Kong. It is a full Years 1 to 13 school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Years 1-6, Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Years 7-11, and Diploma Programme (DP) for Years 12-13.

Discovery College is one of two Private Independent Schools (PIS) within ESF. For PIS campuses, the there is no recurrent annual grant being provided to the new school by the HKSAR Government, i.e. student places are not ‘sub-vented’ in the way that other ESF schools are. As a result, Discovery College is operated by ESF Educational Services Limited, a part of ESF.

In addition to being an IB World School, Discovery College is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).


Discovery College close-up
Discovery College (under construction) next to Club Siena in Yi Pak Bay, Discovery Bay

Discovery College adopts all three of the International Baccalaureate programmes.[2]


  1. ^ English Schools Foundation. "Principal Appointment Confirmed". Retrieved 2007-07-31. 
  2. ^ Discovery College. "Curriculum – General". Retrieved 2007-08-30. 

Coordinates: 22°18′14″N 114°00′51″E / 22.3038°N 114.0142°E / 22.3038; 114.0142