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Saint Too Bloom Academy:
The First School of Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong

Leading Entrepreneurship Program in Hong Kong

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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter Drucker

OUR PROGRAM

Bloom unleashes the potential of each learner. We teach entrepreneurial thinking and inspire purposeful action. Our team of world-class educators, innovators, and collaborative partners challenge students to own their learning, care about their communities, and make meaningful impact.

Our commitment to academic excellence is unwavering, but it doesn’t stop there. We embrace entrepreneurial innovation, recognizing its pivotal role in enhancing personal resilience and happiness as well as in shaping a prosperous future for humanity and our planet, as acclaimed educator Tony Wagner affirms.

With a forward-looking perspective, Bloom equips our students to navigate the complexities of the modern world through experiential learning, character development, and the practical application of STEM and 21st century skills, preparing students for the future of work and ultimately empowering them to create and implement solutions for sustainable change.

With vision, values, and veteran educators, the Saint Too Bloom Academy merges entrepreneurship and vocational learning with intellectual cultivation. We cultivate compassionate innovators who ask big questions and come up with bold answers. We believe in a hopeful future because we believe in human potential even in the age of AI, and we are committed to cultivating that boundless potential for the good.

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Experience the Future of Work

Bloom’s signature STEM and 21st century studio program allows students to visit state-of-the-art companies such as InnoX Academy and connect with research institutes from China like ShenZhen University and TsingHua University  as well as the West like Harvard and MIT. Students get to see the latest trends and learn and work with industry experts.

Bloom’s signature STEM and 21st century studio program allows students to visit state-of-the-art companies such as InnoX Academy and connect with research institutes from China like ShenZhen University and TsingHua University as well as the West like Harvard and MIT.

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Create Your Own Startup

Students will be able to conceptualise and establish their own company is starting in G7. They will formulate to go-to-market strategy with one-on-one coaching with industry experts.

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World-Class College Counseling

Our Head of School and expert team are experienced with helping students achieve outstanding college admissions results. Our students learn directly from real-world industry experts (including a former NASA engineer, a Hollywood media creative, a PhD archaeology researcher) and passionate innovators who help identify and cultivate their interests and potential.

Our Head of School and expert team are experienced with helping students achieve outstanding college admissions results. Our students learn directly from real-world industry experts and passionate innovators who help identify and cultivate their interests and potential.

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Embrace Chinese Culture Heritage

Our students will have a strong identity of who they are with independent thinking while taking advantage of the Chinese rich history and culture of Mainland. They will receive internship opportunities in Chinese companies and work on projects with Suzhou International School. Our students will also have access to the City University Vet Program and visit and learn from the one and only dairy farm in Hong Kong.


Our students will have a strong identity of who they are with independent thinking while taking advantage of the Chinese rich history and culture of Mainland. They will receive internship opportunities in Chinese companies and work on projects with Suzhou International School.

WHY BLOOM?

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Our curriculum not only prepares students for the frontiers of traditional academic fields but extends into promising emerging ones. Lower secondary students follow the IGCSE subjects like language, humanities, mathematics, science, and computer science, and then bridge to the IGCSEs and A Levels with a wider range of subjects. Our dedicated teachers have subject expertise, experience with assessment preparation and diverse pedagogies. This has resulted in our pilot program alumni attaining stellar results in their IGCSEs and A Levels. We supplement this established curriculum with more up-to-date knowledge and concepts and go well beyond exams to stimulate true intellectual curiosity and scholarship, whether it is through exploring environmental sustainability, digital and media literacies, historical analysis, or global economics. What differentiates us is our ability to support individual students better than larger schools and with closer guidance in areas such as academic writing and research skills which enhances each student’s potential and lays a first-rate foundation for further studies and a range of career options.

WHY BLOOM?

AcademicProgramFutureof WorkInnovationProgramFutureLiteracies

Our curriculum not only prepares students for the frontiers of traditional academic fields but extends into promising emerging ones. Lower secondary students follow the IGCSE subjects like language, humanities, mathematics, science, and computer science, and then bridge to the IGCSEs and A Levels with a wider range of subjects. Our dedicated teachers have subject expertise, experience with assessment preparation and diverse pedagogies. This has resulted in our pilot program alumni attaining stellar results in their IGCSEs and A Levels. We supplement this established curriculum with more up-to-date knowledge and concepts and go well beyond exams to stimulate true intellectual curiosity and scholarship, whether it is through exploring environmental sustainability, digital and media literacies, historical analysis, or global economics. What differentiates us is our ability to support individual students better than larger schools and with closer guidance in areas such as academic writing and research skills which enhances each student’s potential and lays a first-rate foundation for further studies and a range of career options.

“It’s not faith in technology. It’s faith in people.” ~ Steve Jobs

Innovation is not a blind pursuit of technological advancement but the cultivation of human potential to adapt amid change and to do better for people and for the planet. At Bloom, we instill good values through regular SEL learning and a focus on character development and wellbeing, we teach human-centered design, and we delve into how and why people are creating new solutions and tools to solve systemic problems that impact everything from the environment to the economy.

That said, fluency and proficiency in digital and tech skills are indispensable to 21st-century innovation and our project-based learning has four target areas that underpin future development and bear high potential in the GBA: biotechnology, data science and AI technology, game design, and urban planning. Through these pathways we introduce important STEM knowledge and skills, including how teams work, how organizations identify opportunities and build resilience, and we give relevant contexts for application of learning. Learning through doing is key. Bloom students have field trips, internships, the Entrepreneurship Program, and many opportunities to create their own products of change in our own Makerspace.

School was always meant to prepare children for work.But with the unrelenting pace of change, schools haven’t always been able to keep up. At Bloom, we keep a close eye on macro changes and the latest research to give our students future-ready skills.

An integral way we do so is through our Entrepreneurship Program which is research-based and powered by the CoCoon Foundation with its extensive network of startups and entrepreneurs. From company visits to corporate challenges, from learning how successful organizations are built to how they are led and sustained, and from exposure to the diverse range of problems innovators are trying to tackle to the inspiring entrepreneurs and changemakers who are willing to share their personal experiences. In addition to the Entrepreneurship Program, we offer career counseling, internships, research opportunities, and weekly field trip to stimulate and motivate students to envision their own futures and work hard to bring their dreams and ideas to life.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our 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 Academy.

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 (Co-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.

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 KKCA Academy, Renee completed training at Harvard's The Principals’ Center.

Joyce Cowden

Director of Admissions and Marketing

As someone who brings a balanced outlook to life, Joyce appreciates Bloom’s unique bilingual, global, and holistic approach to education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Economics and Management from the University of Oxford. After starting her career as a Management Consultant working with Fortune 500 companies in South East Asia, she was drawn to education and since worked for a range of educational companies from offering teachers professional development in leading petagologies, providing overseas university admissions advice and supporting schools in their resources. Joyce embraces Bloom’s future-centered vision for cultivating positive innovators. She believes Bloom’s creative, bilingual approach is particularly timely for students in this period of rapid change.

Mei Chen

STEM Program Director

Mei 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.

Richard Lee (PhD)

Lower Secondary Program Coordinator

Richard has an impressive liberal arts background with a BA and MA in history and archaeology and a PhD in geography and archaeology. He is also a researcher with academic publications and books in 2009 and 2015 while employed as a freelance writer (most recently by the Macau Magazine in 2020-21).

Richard's passion for education led him to not only having over 10 years of experience teaching humanities, English, history, GCSE, A Levels, as well as MYP & IB, but also into experiencing an operational and strategic role in school management. He has implemented and overseen many secondary humanities programs, and recently integrated MYP humanities and DP history in his previous school, hoping to support innovative and adaptive classrooms. Richard holds a PhD in Archaeology, MA Historical Studies, BA (Hons) in History and Archaeology and Graduate Diploma. He also completed his PGDE in History and English from HKU.

Levent Erdogan

Director of Digital Innovation

Levent has extensive experience in numerous disciplines of digital technologies, both as an industry expert and as an educator. He is passionate about creating cross-curricular learning opportunities in disciplines such as NFT Design, Film Production and Metaverse Design, bringing digital innovation and implementation to education. Levent holds an MA in Learning, Design and Technology, Diploma in Music Production and Engineering, BA Hons in Arts, Kinesiology & Health Sciences, along with his Bachelor in Education from York University. Levent is also an Apple Distinguished Educator.

Sybil Shen

Math and Science Teacher

Sybil is an experienced teacher, having taught both  mathematics and science at all levels since 2014. In pursuit of an innovative and interactive classroom teaching style that can articulate the intricate knowledge to students in an easily understandable manner, Sybil has relentlessly been focusing her efforts on a practical and efficient pedagogy allowing her students to fulfil their potential while enjoying the learning process. She understands that every student is unique in terms of interest and aspiration, and therefore develops lesson plans that help each and every student to excel. With a Master degree in Education from the University of Hong Kong and a Bachelor degree in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from the East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai, the strong academic background in cross-disciplinary research has equipped Sybil with the capability and thinking to understand every step that students need to take for success.

Lily Guo

Chinese Teacher

Lily is from mainland China and Mandarin is her first language. She has a genuine passion for teaching Chinese, after she obtained her degree in Education from the Taiyuan Normal University, she continued to study at The Education University of Hong Kong and received her Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese Language. Lily has been teaching Chinese for six years and she is also trained in theatre study. She likes to use theatre techniques to create a fresh and dramatic learning process for her students. Helping them to achieve their own milestones is one of her personal motivations.

Michael Chan

Secondary Science and Makerspace teacher

Michael, Bloom’s secondary science and makerspace teacher, hails from Newcastle, England. He holds a BSc in Biomedical science and also has working experience in the biotechnology industry. With a strong interest in computer science, Michael also holds certifications in programming and hardware engineering. Before teaching, Michael worked with scientists across the United Kingdom focusing on using bioreactors and incubator shakers to research and develop new antibiotics from novel organisms. Michael’s teaching philosophy involves showing students real world applications of the content in the curriculum so they understand why they are learning it. He has been a lead teacher and has extensive experience developing secondary curriculum. Attending his science classes, you will find a positive and nurturing environment where students are encouraged to explore creative ways to show their understanding. In his Makerspace classes, his students can expect to learn how computers work and get involved in projects that require them to develop their engineering skills.

OUR DEPARTMENT ADVISORS

Theodore Ma

Theodore Ma is the co-founder of CoCoon, one of the largest entrepreneurship communities in Hong Kong with over 1200 members and alumni. CoCoon helps to bridge the business innovation community with the startup community through hosting startup events, developing entrepreneurship education and angel investing. Theodore earned his Masters in E-Commerce & Internet Computing from HKU and his BA in Digital Communication from Stanford University. He is a board member of ASTRI, advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation and HKSAR Elderly Commission, and was former president and current board member of Stanford Club of Hong Kong.

Bruce Au

Bruce is a philanthropic grantmaker who started out as a financial analyst on Wall Street. As a Senior Charities Project Manager, he currently supports The Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Trust-Initiated Projects in his focus areas of talent development, technology education and community resilience. He was previously a founding Director of Operations at Character Lab, a New York-based NGO that advances scientific insights that help kids thrive. Bruce had also been a strategy consultant who specialised in serving mission-oriented enterprises, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank. He holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School and a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Bruce went to local schools in Hong Kong and is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong.

Larry Rosenstock

Larry Rosenstock is CEO and founding principal of High Tech High, a network of sixteen K-12 public charter schools in California,  and is the Special Advisor to the President of the HTH Graduate School of Education. Larry taught carpentry in urban high schools in Boston and Cambridge and was principal  of the Rindge School of Technical Arts, and of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.  A member of the Massachusetts and U.S. Supreme Court Bars, he served as an attorney  at the Harvard Center for Law and Education, and was an instructor at the Harvard  Graduate School of Education and at the University Of California at Berkeley. He  directed the federal New Urban High School Project. Larry and his work have been  featured on Oprah, Lehrer, Newsweek, and Forbes. He is a winner of the Ford  Foundation Innovations in State and Local Government Award, is an Ashoka Fellow, was  awarded the McGraw Prize in Education and is the 2019 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Laureate.

Li Ping

Li Ping is the Vice Principal of the Chinese Program at United World College (UWC) Changshu, China. In 2017, she was voted "Most Influential International School Principal" in Mainland China. Li Ping worked at Xiamen University’s Chinese Language and Literature Department for 13 years before teaching IBDP Chinese A courses for 20 years at Li Po Chun UWC Hong Kong. She is an accredited Senior Examiner of the International Baccalaureate Organization. Li Ping has hosted training workshops for teachers on behalf of the IBO, and in 2013, was named "Outstanding Educator" by the University of Chicago.

Orly Friedman

Orly Friedman is the Founder of Red Bridge School, a new K-8 school in San Francisco with a mission to develop a sense of agency in every child as the foundation for academic and life success. Earlier in her career, Orly spent five years teaching elementary school in Washington DC. She moved to California to get her MBA at Stanford, after which she joined the founding team of Khan Lab School and worked there for four years, serving as Head of Lower School and Assistant Head of School. Orly also holds a BA in Urban Studies/Affairs from Yale University and a MA in Early Childhood Education and Teaching from George Mason University.

Dickie Liang-Hong KE

Dickie is a recognised expert and practitioner on entrepreneurship and innovation with more than 30 years of experience in global technology management and advisory. Dickie has held executive and leadership roles at companies such as Microsoft and Nokia. Dickie is a Guest Lecturer for leading universities and business schools, and is also an admissions interviewer in prestigious postgraduate leadership degree programs for Tsinghua University and London Business School.

The world needs future leaders who are looking to make a difference. Entrepreneurs, by definition, want to make a difference.

Cocoon foundation

POWERED BY COCOON

to launch Hong Kong’s
Leading Entrepreneurship Program

Supported by

200+

Startups and Corporates

Partnered with

55+

Local Secondary Schools

Served

22,000+

Hong Kong Students

What People Say

Entering my fifth academic year in the Secondary programme, I can easily say that the past few years have been the happiest in my school life. We are always given the space to ask questions and to offer our own insight into the material. I've been supported in my academic endeavours, and often feel excited about what we're doing. What really makes me feel comfortable here, however, is the community: we have a clear sense of school culture that is positive, welcoming, and always encourages us to do our best in class.

Secondary student

With very supportive teachers, this is the perfect learning environment. The curriculum is challenging and classes are interesting. Unlike other places, homework is reasonable and we focus on learning.

Secondary student

My kids enjoyed the most personalized and targeted learning experience possible and I'm grateful that all the teachers are passionate educators, not to mention their exemplary qualifications and teaching experience. I can see how satisfied my kids are intellectually when they talk non-stop about what they have learned or discussed with teachers in class on a daily basis.

Parent of G9 student

We find ourselves very lucky having crossed paths with Bloom. Our 12-year-old son is attending the school full time after homeschooling for 3 years. We feel that the small classes allow for engaged and interactive lessons and therefore a happier and easier way to learn. We are very impressed with the faculty, and our son loves the approach and challenges by the math teachers. I highly recommend attending to their monthly talks, and learning more about their network of projects.

Barbara (secondary parent)

Over the last couple of decades, I have been working with technology conglomerates such as Microsoft, China Mobile and Japan NTT in the arena of innovation. Since ten years ago, I have also been advising founders of startups and near unicorns around the world. I believe in supporting young leaders and am impressed by Bloom's future-oriented vision and mission, and their entrepreneurship program convinced me to send my son to join Bloom Pilot Program in the first place. It’s important to allow students to learn critical thinking and find their interests and explore different pathways from a young age. With all the collaborations Bloom does with GBA, HK and via Cocoon Foundation, I am sure my son would greatly benefit from solving real life problems and exploring his interest and passion while also excelling academically.

Dickie Ke (G8 parent)