“The true business of the school is not to chain the pupil to preconceived ideas, but to set him free to discover his own ideas and to help bring his powers upon the problem of learning… Let us think of the school as a place where community conditions prevail as they prevail in life itself”. Helen Parkhurst in “Education on the Dalton Plan”.

Southside is committed to cultivating excitement and joy in the ongoing process of learning. We nurture the natural inquisitiveness that exists in all children and help them to develop self-confidence and a positive approach to life. We lay the foundations for future success. Not just in academia, but in all aspects of life.

Southside provides a homely environment. It is a place of transitions; between home and primary school. Our aim is to make those transitions as smooth as possible.

Southside understands that many parents in Hong Kong worry about securing admission to the “better” international schools. We are proud of our results. We are even more proud that these results have been achieved without resorting to cramming or rote learning. Our approach is highly individualized and we work closely with parents to achieve what is best for their child.