Frequently Asked Questions


1. What curriculum does Harrow provide?

British national curriculum, IGCSE, A-levels.

2. What age range studies at Harrow?

2 – 18 years old

3. What language courses does the school provide?

English and Mandarin are the primary language courses. We also provide other elective language like French and Spanish for option.



1. Is there a cut-off date for applications to Harrow for the following academic year?

here is currently no cut-off date, but we recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment, for applications are treated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Type 1.Children of foreign citizen(s)

Type 2.PRC citizen parents – B1 child born overseas, B2 child born in Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.

Type 3.Children of Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan residents.

Type 4.SHMEC waiver letter holders.

*Please note that the identity documents required are subject to the updated policy made by the Education Bureau.

2. How can I prepare my child for the Harrow entrance assessments?

There is no specific preparation. The best advice we can give is to make sure your child has a good night’s sleep and eats a hearty breakfast! The dress code is smart casual or the school uniform of your child’s current school.

3. What criteria are most important to the Assessment Team?

We look to admit pupils with the aptitude, ability and personality to thrive in and contribute to a diverse international community and, therefore, we attach importance to the evidence of academic excellence and commitment to a broad range of extra-curricular activities.

4. How does Harrow conduct the entrance assessment?

Interviews are always conducted by academic staff, very often the Head of section in each part of the school.

5. Harrow offers a British Curriculum. Will my child still be able to go to College in the US?

A British education is a very good foundation for entry into any university around the world, including the US. At Harrow, pupils study IGCSE in Year 10 and Year 11, and study A levels in Year 12 and 13 (known as the Sixth Form). A levels are recognised by universities all over the world, including those in America, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

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