Vision & Mission

The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education is a non-profit organisation subvented by the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. We work with schools and universities in Hong Kong, as well as experts from around the world, to provide off-school gifted education programmes for local gifted students aged 10 to 18 with the aim of stretching their potential.


The HKAGE aims to become a regional hub of its kind with an effective framework for strategic planning and delivery of appropriate programmes to encourage and nurture gifted students, and to provide support to their teachers and parents as well as related researchers and organisations within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.


Specifically, our mission is to secure appropriate learning and development opportunities for local gifted students, aged 10 to 18 years, to enable them to realise their potential in a wide range of learning domains including academic and non-academic areas covering leadership, creativity and interpersonal skills, and to cater for their social and emotional needs as well as their sense of commitment to the community.

In addition, we also have to

  • mobilise and steer the interest and effort of parents, teachers, academics and business and community leaders with a view to creating and enriching a conducive learning environment for all gifted students;
  • facilitate the professional development of teachers in the identification and support of gifted students within the school context;
  • develop, through partnership with like-minded organisations both locally and outside the territory, a knowledge hub for furthering research on gifted education and the exchange of ideas and best practices.

Development Landmarks


  • Legislative Council approved a matching fund for the Education Bureau (EDB) to set up the HKAGE
  • Appointing the first Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Mr Irving Koo Yee Yin


  • Appointing Dr Stephen Tommis as the first Executive Director
  • Preparatory work completed and the HKAGE started providing services to secondary school students


  • Piloting programmes for primary school pupils started


  • Reallocating to the permanent campus at Sha Kok Estate from the temporary office at Kowloon Tong


  • Appointing Mr Frederick Lam Yun Fu as the second Chairperson of the Board of Directors


  • Appointing Prof Ng Tai Kai as the second Executive Director


  • Becaming a subvented organisation of the EDB


  • Celebrating the 10th Anniversary
  • Launching the Talent Development Pilot Scheme


  • Appointing Ir Dr Alan Lam Hiu Fung as the third Chairperson of the Board of Directors


  • Adopting the Talent Development approach for programme development, followed by the support of an organisational restructuring exercise


  • Appointing Dr Jimmy Wong Kam Yiu as the third Executive Director
  • Piloting the Gifted Education Satellite Centres Scheme to strengthen the communication and collaboration with schools
  • Broadening the admission channel by admitting winners of the Star Bright Scholarship


  • Upholding the philosophy of Whole Person Development with the Talent Development approach to shape the Academy’s programme development direction
  • Pioneering the Principal’s Nomination to further broaden the intaking channel

Update Date:2023-12-05