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Hong Kong International Schools 2021 IB Rankings

Updated: Jan 21



IB World Schools Yearbook 2021 revealed that IB currently engages with over 5,300 schools worldwide across 158 countries and regions. There were 165,857 candidates in 2021 and the United States was ranked the first on the number of candidates with 83,374 candidates. The world average score increased from 31.33 points in 2020 to 33 points, with a record number of 1,187 candidates achieving the perfect score of 45 points.



IB has gained popularity in Hong Kong that more local international schools, private schools and direct subsidy schools have been authorised to offer IB programmes in recent years. There are currently 67 IB schools in Hong Kong, of which 34 schools are offering IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). In 2021, Hong Kong was ranked 11th globally on the number of candidates with 2,143 candidates. And the average score of Hong Kong candidates was 38.9 points, 7.1% higher than 36.3 points in 2020. 130 candidates also achieved the perfect score.


Are you considering IB schools for your child? And which are the best IB schools in Hong Kong? Of these, which are international schools?


*Top 5 Hong Kong IB Schools in 2021 (by average score)

1. St Paul's Co-educational College

2. Diocesan Boys' School

3. German Swiss International School

3. Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong

5. G. T. (Ellen Yeung) College


*Top 5 Hong Kong international schools offering IB curriculum in 2021 (by average score)

1. German Swiss International School (3rd in HK)

1. Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong (3rd in HK)

3. Singapore International School (Hong Kong) (7th in HK)

4. Chinese International School (9th in HK)

5. The Independent Schools Foundation Academy (10th in HK)


View the full ranking and figures for 2021 below:




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