Campus & Facilities

Campus & Facilities
Canadian International School of Hong Kong is located on the south side of Hong Kong Island in Aberdeen. The 40,710 square metre campus occupies 14 levels and is equipped with excellent state-of-the-art facilities which provide the perfect environment in which to learn. Take a moment to enjoy the visual journey around the CDNIS campus. Some of the great features you will find at CDNIS are listed below.

  • Main Entrance

    CDNIS has been located at 36 Nam Long Shan Road in Aberdeen since 1991. Flags representing the nationalities of our students hang proudly from the rafters, while floor to ceiling windows allow for a generous flow of natural sunlight.

  • Leo Lee Arts Centre

    Completed in 2005, the Leo Lee Arts Centre is better known as the LLAC. This magnificent facility is completely dedicated to music, drama, visual arts and conferences. The spacious auditorium includes seating for 604 people, custom built retractable stage, fly system, orchestra pit, cinema-size screen, electronic house curtain, lighting bridges, backstage areas, rehearsal studios as well as state-of-the-art sound, lighting, visual and technical equipment. The LLAC also houses several floors of drama, visual art and music classrooms.

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  • Science and Innovation Lab

    The new Lower School Science and Innovation Lab opened in August 2017. This hands-on learning space is where Lower School students learn to tinker, create, engineer and invent, empowering them to grow and develop into successful future ready learners and leaders, able to meet the challenges of our rapidly changing world.

  • Upper School Science Corridor

    The Upper School Science Corridor was designed by our students (literally!) to meet their needs. The varied and multiple sit-to-stand workstations allow students to work collaboratively or to study quietly. Phase two of the project will be completed in August 2018 following the redesign of the five Science Labs.

  • Lower School Tower

    Completed in 2002, the Lower School Tower is home to our Pre Reception to Grade 4 students. This space was specifically designed with our youngest students in mind. Classrooms on Level 9 have direct access to the outdoor play spaces. This area also includes a dedicated Art classroom.

  • Lower School Playground

    There are various outdoor play areas, including a playground on Level 9, an artificial turf field on Level 6, and outdoor courts on Level 2. There is also a covered playground on Level 11.

  • Green Roof

    The Green Roof is a unique experiential learning space, offering innovative and hands-on opportunities for students to appreciate the connection between people, and their outdoor environment. Covering approximately 500 square metres, it features an ecosystem native to Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. It includes study and teaching areas, pre-planted vegetables and herbs, a gardening area for the Horticulture Club and curriculum-related work, as well as a small pond connected to a terraced rice paddy system. It allows for academic as well as leisure activities, such as simply enjoying lunch or taking a short break from the hustle and bustle of class.

  • Chinese Cultural Centre

    Our Chinese Studies Department stands as one of the finest among the English language schools in Hong Kong and aims to provide an education in both oral and written Chinese. The Chinese Cultural Centre officially opened its doors in August 2015 and includes classrooms, a Chinese library, staff offices, and a large multifunctional open space for performances and exhibits. Moveable walls between classrooms, interactive whiteboards, and gallery lighting ensure efficient use of this innovative space.

  • Main Building (Spine)

    The “spine” includes levels 1 through 9 and consists of classrooms and specialized learning spaces geared specifically for students in Grades 5 to 12. This area also houses the gymnasiums, fitness centre, cafeteria, OneDoor, swimming pool, library and main administrative offices.

  • Gymnasiums

    The Lower and Upper School gymnasiums are located on Level 3 and provide excellent venues for basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, gymnastics and many other sports. The larger Upper School gymnasium has a spring-loaded floor with retractable glass basketball backboards and an electronic scoreboard. Student changing facilities are located beside the Fitness Centre, which includes free weights, weight machines, and modern cardio training equipment.

  • Artificial Turf Pitch

    The sports artificial turf pitch on Level 6 is the School’s main playing field. This space is used for physical education lessons, after school activities, and recess. Both home teams and visiting sports teams also make use of the pitch.

  • Swimming Pool

    A 25-metre heated swimming pool located on Level 1. Students from Reception to Grade 12 use this pool as part of their physical education lessons. The pool plays host to many interschool swimming events, and after-hours swimming lessons for children of all ages are also offered. The pool was recently refurbished during the summer break in July 2016.

  • Cafeterias

    The school has two cafeterias, one on Level 12 serving mainly Lower School students and one on Level 6. Staff, parents and visitors are invited to join the students and enjoy the food service, which is available from 7am to 4pm. The indoor area and the enclosed patio combined can accommodate 400 diners at a time.

  • Library

    The library is located on Level 10 and is equipped with a rich collection of educational materials and effective tools to learn/research, challenging students to become life-long learners. The library offers books, newspapers, and periodicals, as well as Chinese, French and International language collections. It also boasts an extensive collection of online databases. A separate primary library caters to our youngest students. The Chinese library is located one level up in the Chinese Cultural Centre.

  • Guidance Offices

    The Guidance Counsellor office for students in Pre Reception to Grade 2 can be found on Level 10, the Grade 3-6 office is located on Level 8, the Grade 7-9 Counsellor office is on Level 7 and the Upper School Guidance Office is located on Level 5. To help our Upper School students navigate the next step in their education, CDNIS welcomes over 300 post-secondary institutions to its campus every year.

  • ​OneDoor

    In addition to state-of-the-art campus wide technology resources including technology-equipped classrooms and learning spaces, this one-stop location on Level 7 serves the IT and learning technology needs of the entire community, including providing support to our 1:1 iPad and 1:1 MacBook programmes. Included is an Innovation space that provides virtual reality, laser cutting, 3D Printing, advanced film making, as well as App coding and robotics options. A BluePrint Club supports projects using these technologies.

  • Main Office

    Located just steps away from the main school entrance, the main office houses the School’s administrative offices. This includes the offices of the Head of School, other Senior Administration Team members, admissions, communications, development, finance and human resources.

  • Campus

    Located on the south side of Hong Kong Island in Aberdeen, the Canadian International School of Hong Kong campus measures 40,710 square metres and spans 14 levels. The facility is home to more than 300 staff and 1,750 students from Pre Reception to Grade 12. It is equipped with excellent state-of-the-art facilities which provide the perfect environment in which to learn.