Shau Kei Wan Hong Kong
Carmel School Association Elsa High School

Thank you for considering Carmel School Association. Our personalised approach, with emphasis on growing caring, compassionate, global citizens, produces students who are independent thinkers and communicators and who will become leaders and contribute to the Jewish and wider world. Through a generous teacher/student ratio and curriculum delivery that caters for a range of learning styles, the School offers a supportive environment that develops students' confidence, imagination and skills, in both academic and social spheres. It is in part this international community and thriving cultural exchange that makes Carmel School such an exciting institution to study at.


Carmel is an all-through school from pre-K through to Grade 12, comprising an Early Learning Centre, an International Baccalaureate (IB) PYP School, MYP and DP High School. Serving both the Jewish and international community, Carmel strives to develop independent self-directed learners.

  • Day school tuition $9896 - $25224 USD
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Number of Students 450
  • Year founded 1991
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula IB Diploma, IB Middle Years, IB Primary Years
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

Our admissions process includes a MAP entrance exam and interview. Entrance exams must be administered on site. Grade 11 (DP) applicants must demonstrate completion of appropriate courses to a Grade 10 level. More information about our admissions criteria can be found here.

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Chinese, English, French, Hebrew, Spanish
  • Examinations available International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB Dip

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school Yes
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes
  • Student nationalities 20
  • Average class size 15

Bus Service

Bus Information


Carmel School students wear their school uniforms with a sense of pride. A high standard of personal appearance is expected of all students and students must arrive at School in full school uniform. More Information.

Religion at School

Carmel School is an independent Jewish Day School which follows Modern Orthodox principles and has a strong commitment to Zionism. Carmel places emphasis on adherence to traditional Judaism, as set out in the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law). Carmel is an independent organization, unaffiliated with any synagogue. 

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University Relations

University Destinations

The IB Diploma is recognised worldwide and our students attend and have received offers from some of the top Universities and Tertiary Education Institutions from around the World. More information.

University Counseling

Carmel School graduates produce consistently strong results across all curricular subjects. In the seven years of graduating classes from Elsa High School, two of our students achieved perfect scores. Out of over 150,000 candidates worldwide annually, only 150-180 achieve a perfect score. Our graduating class of 2018 achieved an outstanding average score of 38, placing us 4th highest in Hong Kong. More information.