Iris Lau

Assistant Head of Boarding School Counseling

Iris was born in Australia but relocated to Hong Kong for 14 years, where she attended Maryknoll Convent School, a local girls’ school in HK. She then moved back to Australia and attended Pymble Ladies’ College, a top girls’ boarding school in Sydney. She obtained her Bachelor of Commerce (Distinction) Degree from the University of New South Wales with a double major in Finance and Financial Economics. From her previous educational experience, Iris understands the differences between the eastern and western cultures and education systems. She enjoys sharing her studying abroad experience with families and students to help them fully understand the gap between the two.

Iris has over 10 years of experience in working with students in primary and high school. She particularly enjoys working with younger students to help them to explore their interests by guiding them through individualized passion projects. Iris has visited over 80 boarding schools in US, UK, Switzerland and Canada during her past 7 years in Foundation. She has successfully placed students in top boarding schools including. Phillips Exeter Academy, St. Paul's School, Deerfield Academy, Choate Rosemary Hall, The Hotchkiss School, Groton School, The Lawrenceville School, Milton Academy, Middlesex School, The Taft School, Peddie School, The Webb Schools, Loomis Chaffee School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Downe House School, Rugby School, Dulwich College, Oundle School, Shrewsbury School, Badminton School, Aiglon College and College Alpin Beau Soleil.

Iris enjoys spending her time teaching ballet when she is not at work, with the youngest student being 2.5 years old.