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Featured Blog Posts

  • From the Traditional to the Creative: A year in the Press Start Academy classroom

    Over the seven years I've been teaching English in traditional classrooms, I have often felt restricted and limited by the approaches I could take to deliver materials. I was limited by my own understanding of what learning was and how it was conducted. In attempting to make education more enjoyable for my students, I would incorporate creativity, but students kept focusing on the assessments and not allowing themselves to be lost in the fun and creativity.

  • “Yes, and…” Educators as Facilitators and Active Listeners

    Using improvisational theater techniques in the classroom can assist in building acceptance and inclusion for all. Improv, as it is commonly known, is unscripted theater that focuses on active listening and collaboration. The hit UK and US comedy series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” has shown the world how improv is and can be used for entertainment - and many of the same principles easily transfer over to more professional settings.

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We take inspiration from concepts like learning through play, gamification, inquiry-based learning and design thinking to foster a lifelong love of learning, develop real-world and academic skills, and cultivate mastery. Our curriculum is aligned with international academic standards, and our skills focus is founded on the 6Cs of 21st-century skills: Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Citizenship, and Character.

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What are 21st-Century Skills?

21st century skills encompass a range of competencies necessary for success in the modern world.

  • Creativity


    Seeking out new ideas and experiences, and seeing familiar things in new ways.

  • Communication


    Articulating ideas clearly, effectively and meaningfully.

  • Critical Thinking

    Critical Thinking

    Evaluating information objectively, identifying biases, and forming well-reasoned judgments.

  • Collaboration


    Working with, learning from, and sharing with others towards a shared outcome.

  • Citizenship


    Understanding society and the world, and our place within it.

  • Character


    How one engages with and behaves in the world.

Our Partners

Hong Kong School Partners

  • Canadian International School of Hong Kong Canadian International School of Hong Kong
  • Victoria Shanghai Academy Victoria Shanghai Academy
  • Stamford American School Hong Kong Stamford American School Hong Kong
  • The Harbour School The Harbour School
  • DSC International School DSC International School
  • La Salle College La Salle College
  • Ying Wa Girls' School Ying Wa Girls' School
  • St. Anthony’s School St. Anthony’s School
  • American International School American International School

University Partners

  • University of Hong Kong University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Polytechnic University Of Hong Kong Polytechnic University Of Hong Kong
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong

Overseas School Partners

  • Vanke Meisha Academy (Shenzhen, PRC) Vanke Meisha Academy (Shenzhen, PRC)
  • The International School of Beijing (Beijing, PRC) The International School of Beijing (Beijing, PRC)
  • Dulwich College Beijing (Beijing, PRC) Dulwich College Beijing (Beijing, PRC)
  • Dulwich College Singapore (Singapore) Dulwich College Singapore (Singapore)

Organisation Partners

  • West Kowloon Cultural District
  • Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation
  • Hong Kong Design Centre
  • Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Ednovators
  • Teach for Hong Kong
  • Clean Air Network
  • Games for Change
  • Changing Young Lives Foundation
  • Mcdonald’s Hong Kong
  • One Bite Design Studio
  • New World Development Group
  • MTR
  • PwC
  • Nan Fung Group
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Natixis
  • Adidas Hong Kong
  • The Shangri-la Group
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Chun Wo Development Holdings
  • Riot Games
  • Hang Seng Bank
  • Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing
  • Accenture Interactive
  • Cyberport Hong Kong
  • Vocational Training Council
  • Civic Exchange
  • Community Business
  • Hong Kong Christian Services
  • The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups
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