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WELCOME TO BLOOM KKCA ACADEMY

Our school is built with an eye toward the future. Founded by educators, entrepreneurs, and engineers, Bloom KKCA Academy provides an innovative G1-6 bilingual, project-based education.

From a NASA engineer to a reading specialist with more than 1,000 hours of training, our teachers are what make Bloom special.

CARE, THINK, ACT

Care, Think, Act is our education model that addresses our students' holistic development: their wellbeing, positive mindsets, disciplinary thinking, and engagement with the community.

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CARE

At Bloom KKCA Academy, we embed positive education into every aspect of the school. Through our daily campfires, where character and positive education are taught explicitly, students learn to take care of themselves and those around them. Our project-based curriculum also asks students to engage deeply with, and thereby care for, their community and the world around them.

At Bloom KKCA Academy, we embed positive education into every aspect of the school. Through daily campfires, where character and positive education are taught, students learn to take care of themselves and others.

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THINK

A key pillar of our curriculum is the cultivation of mindsets: growth mindset, creative mindset, entrepreneurial mindset, and sustainability mindset.

Instead of viewing knowledge as subjects, a mere collection of dates, actors, formulas and facts, our students engage in disciplinary learning where they learn to think like a mathematician, artist, engineer, or historian. This gives them diverse ways to make sense of the world and many ways to solve problems and apply knowledge.

Our students engage in disciplinary learning where they learn to think like an artist, engineer, or historian. They also cultivate their growth mindset, creative mindset, entrepreneurial mindset, and sustainability mindset.

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ACT

Our school’s bias for action comes through the service that students take on for their community and our incorporation of project-based learning at every grade level. In grade 2, for example, students collect and analyze their own data of temperature and humidity to study the natural world using the scientific engineering method.

Our school’s bias for action comes through the service students take on for their community and our incorporation of project-based learning at every grade level. Students learn by creating real-world products with impact.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach to education is to look past conventional expectations to attend to the child in front of us, the whole child, full of unique potential.

Our bilingual curriculum (Mandarin and English) combines a project-based approach with research-based, academically rigorous programs.

Our curriculum design is based on research about human development and the most progressive and successful programs in the world. We orient our curriculum and teaching approach to maximizing engagement - not teaching to a test or a rubric. We sow the seeds of a lifetime of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, nurture respect for the past and enthusiasm for the future, and develop the habits of mind and learning capacity that are the hallmarks of an excellent 21st-century education.

Education should be inherently positive, yet unfortunately, schools often lose sight of the real reason they exist – the students. Through explicit and implicit focus on Positive Education, we aim to build on and enhance each child’s strengths and create a community of compassionate learners. Daily campfires in primary as well as low student-teacher ratios allow us to focus on the whole child.

“Innovation" is far more than adding technology. We teach innovation as a commitment to see possibilities through to realities, to imagine beyond the status quo and create fresh value. Our project-based learning modules in primary encourage students to gain enduring competencies and the disposition to embrace the open-ended nature of design problems. We take risks, learn from mistakes, and have the discipline to reflect and improve – together.

OUR APPROACH

Our bilingual curriculum (Mandarin and English) combines a project-based approach with research-based, academically rigorous programs.

Our curriculum design is based on research about human development and the most progressive and successful programs in the world. We orient our curriculum and teaching approach to maximizing engagement - not teaching to a test or a rubric. We sow the seeds of a lifetime of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, nurture respect for the past and enthusiasm for the future, and develop the habits of mind and learning capacity that are the hallmarks of an excellent 21st-century education.

Education should be inherently positive, yet unfortunately, schools often lose sight of the real reason they exist – the students. Through explicit and implicit focus on Positive Education, we aim to build on and enhance each child’s strengths and create a community of compassionate learners. Daily campfires in primary as well as low student-teacher ratios allow us to focus on the whole child.

“Innovation" is far more than adding technology. We teach innovation as a commitment to see possibilities through to realities, to imagine beyond the status quo and create fresh value. Our project-based learning modules in primary encourage students to gain enduring competencies and the disposition to embrace the open-ended nature of design problems. We take risks, learn from mistakes, and have the discipline to reflect and improve – together.

OUR TEAM

Our founding team shares an intense passion for changing the way education prepares students for the future. We have led academic programs at top local and international schools on five continents, and we are excited to bring those diverse perspectives to building Bloom KKCA Academy.

Our founding team shares an intense passion for changing the way education prepares students for the future. Together, we have decades of experience leading academic programs on five continents.

Renée Boey

Founder and Head of School

Renée has pioneered innovative learning and entrepreneurship education in Hong Kong for the past decade. She founded Baker and Bloom, a K-12 organization that fosters creativity and helps students achieve academic and admissions success. Renee holds a BA in English from Harvard, an MPhil from Cambridge, and a PGDE from HKU. Before launching Bloom Academy, Renee completed training at Harvard's The Principals’ Center.

Yvette Ho

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Yvette has always been committed to transforming young lives. She has served on numerous charity and school boards, including Diocesan Girls’ School (Council Member and PTA Chairman) and Changing Young Lives Foundation (Vice Chairman). Yvette graduated from Brown University and serves on its President’s Leadership Council. She is an honorary fellow of Oxford University St. Hugh’s College.

Rebecca Bush

Director of Teaching and Learning

Rebecca is one of Hong Kong’s leading certified literacy specialists. Besides her extensive teaching experience in North and South America, as well as in Hong Kong, she has served as a teacher trainer, mentor, and curriculum developer. She holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MA in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama, and an MEd in Advanced Literacy from Concordia.

Mei Chen

STEM Program Director

Mei Chen is an accomplished scientist and engineer who has over a decade of industry experience at Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Lockheed Martin, and NASA. Mei is also a Google Certified Educator with over 15 years of teaching experience. She completed her BS in Computer Science at UCLA and MA in Software Engineering & Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Minh Tran

Head of Admissions and Executive Director

Minh’s career in education has spanned the globe, from teaching 5th grade in Los Angeles to teaching literature at CUHK to advising governments across Europe on large-scale training projects. As Head of Admissions, he is excited to meet families that are interested in Bloom Academy. Minh holds a BA in Psychology from Yale and a Doctor of Education from HKU.

Jing Zhang

Head of Chinese

Jing holds a BA in Chinese from Shanxi University and an MA in Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Since her graduate work, Jing has maintained a vibrant interest in curriculum research and development. Advocating a systematic yet fun approach, Jing develops tailor-made courses to stimulate students’ interest in learning Chinese with a proactive attitude.

THE CITY AS OUR CAMPUS

Our campus extends far beyond the classroom. Our students embark on weekly excursions, from visits to organic farms to tours of start-ups at CoCoon and Science Park. These regular interactions with the community allow for positive values to be translated into caring actions.

Our campus extends far beyond the classroom. Our students embark on weekly excursions, from visiting organic farms to innovative start-ups.

 

GET IN TOUCH AND LEARN MORE

We are accepting applications for our primary program on a rolling basis. To learn more, please fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch soon. You’re also welcome to write our Head of Admissions, Dr. Minh Tran, at admissions@bnb.edu.hk.

Info sessions are conducted in English.

Upcoming info sessions:

Tuesday, July 13th, 6:00 - 7:30pm


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July 13, 2021