Categories and Numbers of Special Schools

In the 2022/23 school year (as of September 2022), there are 62 aided special schools in Hong Kong:

Category Total No. of Schools No. of Schools with a Boarding Section

School for Children with Intellectual Disability (ID)1

43 17

School for Children with Visual Impairment (VI)

2 2

School for Children with Hearing Impairment (HI)

1 1

School for Children with Physical Disability (PD)

7 4

School for Social Development (SSD)

8 (7)2

Hospital School3

1 -


62 24 / (7)2


1 Schools for children with ID provide educational service for children with mild ID, children with moderate ID and/or children with severe ID in accordance with the missions of respective schools.  Schools for children with mild ID do not provide boarding service.

2 Residential home attached to the SSDs are subvented by the Social Welfare Department.

3 The Hospital School operates classes in 19 public hospitals and provides educational services for hospitalised students.  Students staying in hospital do not require boarding service.


Click here to download the “List of Aided Special Schools”.

Click here to access the website of Special School Profiles.

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