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Appreciating a Decade of House of Knowledge!

In 2007, a man from Germany decided it was time to open a kindergarten in Beijing, House of Knowledge (HoK) was born. When Farshad Danicek, founder of the international kindergarten, began this educational journey 10 years ago, he could not have known how far his...

The Reggio Emilia Approach: The Unique Role of the Teacher

Reggio Emilia approach to education is a concept named after an Italian city that offers an unprecedented early development strategy for children. In 2007, this unique way of teaching made its first appearance on the Beijing scene, as HoK opened its doors. But what is...

Mastering Multi-languages Bolsters Kid’s Confidence

A young Chinese girl plays on a beach in Thailand, making sandcastles while her parents look on during a well-deserved break from work and school, but the best aspect of that girl’s classroom life stays with her during that vacation. She sees another child, about her...

How to Make Classrooms Homes Away From Home

It’s all in the name: House of Knowledge, not only a school but also a home where learning resides and an engaging environment where students can settle in and feel comfortable studying. Indeed, the House of Knowledge’s (HOK’s) Chaoyang Park Campus is a home away from...

Why Choose a Multilingual Education?

As an educator in a multilingual school, and a foreign expat that can fluently speak Mandarin Chinese, and relies on my bilingual ability in my daily life, I am a huge advocate for multilingual education. That being said, I do not think it is entirely necessary for...

How to best transition from Kindergarten to Elementary

It is important that you have a very clear understanding of the elementary curriculum that the school you are interested in uses, and what areas you might need to work with your child on so that they are well prepared, and not far behind the grade-1 classroom...

5 Great Reasons to Choose HoK Elementary!

21st Century Smart: HoK has adopted the International Primary Curriculum, which allows us to provide an innovative and exciting curriculum that is relevant to today and tomorrow. Many education models have become outdated, but with the IPC, our school has a global...

Tips For Raising A Multilingual Child

Is it estimated that between 60-70% of the population of the world speaks two or more languages. In a world that is shrinking due to globalization, being multilingual is not only essential but also studies have shown multilingualism to be beneficial to social,...

5 Outstanding Reasons Parents choose our HoK Early Years Program

At House of Knowledge we have many reasons why parents choose our school, but here are a few tasters to help you understand why we are the right choice for families looking for a caring, child-focused, community-based learning environment for their children. Highest...

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