Vision & Mission

The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education is a non-profit organisation subvented by the Education Bureau of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. We work with all schools and universities in Hong Kong, as well as experts from around the world, to provide off-school gifted education programmes for 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 other researchers and related organisations within the Hong Kong SAR.


Specifically, our mission is to secure appropriate learning and development opportunities for 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 including 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 a conducive and enriching 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 in other countries, a knowledge hub for furthering research on gifted education and the exchange of ideas and best practice.

Development Landmarks


  • Legislative Council approved a matching fund for the Education Bureau (EDB) to set up the HKAGE
  • Appointing the first chairman 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 chairman of the Board of Directors


  • Appointing Prof. Ng Tai Kai as the second Executive Director


  • Became a sub-vented organisation of the EDB


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


  • Appointing Ir Dr Alan Lam Hiu Fung as the third chairman 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

Update Date:2022-08-10