HONG KONG ISLAND
Alison's Letterland International Kindergarten Hong Kong
10 Cleveland St; Marco Polo Mansions Flat C/2F; Causeway Bay
Tel: 2504 1978
Year groups taught: Nusery to K3; Number of students: 30; Year founded: 1996 Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One UK used in UK preschools and primary schools. Medium: English; Special programmes: Mandarin classes every Friday, Saturday class Number of teachers: 4; Average class size: 8-14; Extra-curricular activities: Saturday language and literacy.
HK$4,000 a month for morning and afternoon; HK$1,250 for Saturday class; afternoon sessions HK$225. Application fee: HK$300
Bambino English Playschool
16-22 Causeway Road; Causeway Tower 4/Fl F
Tel: 2576 5269
Year groups taught: Ages 2-6; Number of students: 40 per session (AM and PM); Year founded: 1978 Curriculum: During class, teachers engage every child at their own pace with methods such as arts and crafts, educational toys, workbooks, singing, story time, circle time, basic literacy and numeracy. Importance placed on the co-ordination of motor skills, identification of colours, shapes, kinds of animals and weather. We prepare the K3 children for primary school and help them to develop into creative and social individuals. Medium: English, Mandarin; Special programmes: Sewing classes for 5-year-olds Number of teachers: 8; Average class size: 10 students per teacher, Nursery:5 students per teacher.
HK$29,000 per year, AM or PM session. No application fee, as long as we have vacancies in that age group.
Casa Dei Bambini
No.419K Queen's Road West; Grand Scholar Shop 2 on G/F and Shop 3 on LG1/F; Western District
Tel: 2259 3372
Fax: 2259 3272
Number of students: 200; Accreditation: Association Montessori Internationale (AMI ); Year founded: 2007; Curriculum: Montessori 0-3 and 3-6 programmes Medium: English; Mandarin; Extra-curricular activities: mandarin, art, music, yoga, Montessori subjects
HK$35 000 to HK$100 000 a year
City Kids HKPPA Preschool
12 Borrett Road; 2nd floor East Wing; Mid-Levels
Tel: 5193 2044.
Year groups taught: 2.9-6; Number of students: 35; Year founded: 1979 Curriculum: Our educational philosophy is based on Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP). These practices include programmes that promote children's active exploration of the environment so that children have the opportunity to explore, reflect, interact and communicate with other children and adults. Medium: English; Special programmes: Mandarin, Music and Movement, Extensive Art programme; Number of teachers: 5; Average class size: 12.
HK$37,800 a year with Building levy HK$2,000 per family. Snack fee HK$100 per month. HK$400 annual membership fee (HKPPA).
ESF International Kindergarten - Hillside
43B Stubbs Road; G/F; Wan Chai
Tel: 2540 0066
Year groups taught: K1 and K2; Number of students: 352; Association membership: ESF; Year founded: 2010 Curriculum: Play-based, interactive and promotes learning through inquiry following the UK Early Years Foundation Stage which is strongly influenced by the IB PYP. Children learn through exciting, hands-on experiences in a range of group sizes. Medium: English; Special programmes: Putonghua Number of teachers: 11; Average class size: 22; Extra-curricular activities: English Language Classes
HK$53,600 per year. Application fee: HK$300
Highgate House School
100 Peak Road; 2/F; The Peak
Tel: 2849 6336
Year groups taught: 1 to 6 years; Number of students: 180; Accreditation: International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education; Year founded: 1992 Curriculum: Our nurturing, homely environment provides opportunities for creative play, artistic and practical activities which allow children to develop vital social, linguistic and dexterity skills giving sound foundations for emotional and cognitive intelligence. Medium: English; Special programmes: Mandarin playgroup and extended day classes available. Number of teachers: 15; Average class size: 13-25; Extra-curricular activities: Mandarin, Creative Activities and Transition to Primary classes available in the afternoons.
Kindergarten HK$8,250; 5 day Nursery HK$8,250; 3 day Nursery HK$5,900; 2 day Nursery HK$4,800; Seedlings HK$6,000 per 12 sessions; Sweetpeas/Rosebuds HK$3,200 for 8 sessions; with refundable deposit for Sweetpeas/Rosebuds of HK$3,000 and Seedlings/Nursery/Kindergarten of HK$7,000. Application fee: HK$600
Island Children's Montessori School and Kindergarten
16 Tin Hau Temple Road; Ground floor; Units B and C; North Point
Tel: 3427 9100
Year groups taught: 18 months to 6 years old; Number of students: 120; Association membership: Association Montessori Internationale; Year founded: 2008; Curriculum: Montessori programmes. Medium: English; Number of teachers: 12; Average class size: 16. Our Montessori classrooms prepare children for each successive developmental plane. By providing them with a prepared environment, children can develop practical and intellectual abilities through individual discovery and exploration of language, mathematics, geography, geometry and art.
K1 to K3: HK$68,200; Pre-Nursery: HK$57,600; Toddler Playgroup: HK$3500/month; Application fee: HK$500
50 Jardine's Bazaar; Jardine Centre 19/F
Tel: 3621 0010
Year groups taught: 18 months up to 6 years old; Number of students: 100; Accreditation: AMI; MCI; NAMC; MMI; Association membership: IMS - Associate Member of International Montessori Society; Year founded: 2007 Curriculum: (18M - 3Y) Our programme aims to provide a Montessori learning environment to stimulate young children. Montessori activities which would lead the children to build fine-motor and gross-motor skills, good observation, independency, confidence, excellent cognitive skills, language and creativity. Medium: English, French; Special programmes: Montessori Playgroup; Mathematics; Phonics class Number of teachers: 5; Average class size: 1:6 ratio in all classes; Extra-curricular activities: Field Trip Experiment; Sport Day; Day Camp; Seminar for parents.
Playgroup (18M-3Y) HK$19,200-HK$32,400; Casa Class (3Y-6Y) HK$18,000-HK$28,800 with Deposit of one month tuition
Montessori for Children
1033 RBL Tai Tam Village; House A Phoenix Garden
Tel: 2813 9589
Year groups taught: 2 1/2 to 6 year old children; Number of students: 46; Accreditation: Association Montessori Internationale; Association membership: Association Montessori Internationale; Year founded: 1986 Curriculum: Our curriculum is comprehensive and encompasses the physical, mental and social and aesthetic development of a child in a self-learning environment that is void of stress. Our method allows the child to continue at his/her pace within an individualised learning framework. Our school provides an opportunity for the child to develop social skills and appreciate the arts. To achieve the fullest of Montessori Education a child should spent at least three academic years so he/she is well prepared for further education. Medium: English, Mandarin; Special programmes: Stretch N Grow, Book Week, Cultural Programmes, Language Immersion, Extended Day Number of teachers: 4; Average class size: 14.
HK$6,788 per month (HK$33,940 per term) with registration fee of HK$500..Application fee: HK$500
Small World Christian Kindergarten
10 Borrett Road; Mid-Levels
Tel: 2525 0922
Year groups taught: Ages 2-6; Number of students: 200; Association membership: ACSI, OMEP; Year founded: 1986 Curriculum: Sensorial Approach - children learn through discovery and exploration including the International Primary Curriculum (Early Years). Two qualified teachers in every classroom, complemented by a designated Mandarin teacher. As a non-selective kindergarten, Individual Needs children are also warmly welcome (limited spaces). Medium of Instruction: English with Mandarin programme Number of teachers: 18; Average class size: 18-20 in the youngest class 20-22 in the older class; Extra-curricular activities: Parenting Courses, Helper's Courses, Biblical Values,
HK$47,000, subject to EdB approval [half day only] with Uniform HK$120, Art folder HK$25. Application fees HK$350, subject to EdB approval
109 Repulse Bay Road; The Repulse Bay
Tel: 2592 7527
Year groups taught: Nursery through Upper Kindergarten; Number of students: 107; Year founded: 2000 Curriculum: The curriculum complies with the Foundation Stage of the UK National Curriculum, but students transition to all leading international schools. Sylvan Learning's proprietary systems ensures the progress of each student is tracked individually. Medium: English, Mandarin; Special programmes: Additional individual support using Sylvan's Beginning Reading and Essential Mathematics Programmes. Number of teachers: 6; Average class size: 18; Extra-curricular activities: Putonghua, Arts and Crafts, Music, Sylvan Beginning Reading and Essential Mathematics.
AM and PM sessions: HK$75,000, Extended Day: HK$95,000
12-22 Queen's Road East; Tung Hey Building Flat B, 1/F Wan Chai
Tel: 2527 8676
Year groups taught: Ages 3-6; Number of students: 125; Year founded: 1977 Curriculum: Starters School Curriculum is based on the UK Curriculum. Our aim is to provide our pupils with a safe, secure, healthy, and stimulating environment that promotes their physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Medium: English; Special programmes: Starters School also offers 'Learning Through Play'; Average class size: 20-25.
Lower K: HK$35,640 or Upper K: HK$39,204; P1: HK$54,960 Application fee: HK$400
The Woodland Group of Pre-Schools
119-125 Caine Road; Kam Kin Mansion G/F. Mid Levels; Tel: 2549 1211; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also: Woodland Tree House (Pokfulam); Woodland Sai Kung Pre-School (Sai Kung) Woodland Montessori Pre-School (Repulse Bay); Woodland Montessori Pre-School (Tai Tam); Woodland Peak Pre-School (The Peak); Woodland Pre-School (Happy Valley); Woodland Beachside Pre-School (Repulse Bay); Woodland Pre-School (Pokfulam); Woodland Harbourside Pre-School (Aberdeen)
Year groups taught: Mothers and Toddlers classes to Pre-Schools classes; Number of students: 1,500; Accreditation: The Montessori Centre International, London, The Pre-School Learning Alliance, London; Association membership: The Montessori Centre International, London; The Pre-School Learning Alliance, London; Year founded: 1978 Curriculum: Montessori teaching methods for the three Montessori Pre-Schools; Traditional teaching methods in line with the UK National Curriculum's Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for the other seven Pre-Schools. Medium: English; Special programmes: Wide range of age-appropriate extra-curricular clubs; Number of teachers: 170; Average class size: 10 to 24; Extra-curricular activities: English, French, Mandarin, Maths, Art, Science, Literacy, IT, Cooking, Music, Drama, Gym, Sports
For Half Day Pre-School classes: 12 months enrolment - from HK$70,800 to HK$86,400 per year (depending on the campus location) with Refundable deposit - one month's school fee
Kingston International Kindergarten and Children Centre
12-14 Cumberland Rd, Kowloon Tong
Tel 2337 9049, Fax 2337 7382
Year groups taught: 3-5 years. Curriculum:The kindergarten follows the International accalaureate Primary Years Programme and was the first authorised IB PYP school in Hong Kong. Average class size: Teacher pupil ratio 2: 16 for Playgroup to 3 year olds, 2:20 for 4 year olds; Facilities include a library, music room, outdoor playgrounds. Classes for Playgroup and 2 year olds available. Medium: Bilingual kindergarten that uses English and Putonghua as languages of instruction with qualified teachers who are native speakers. . 2009-10
Monthly school fee: Playgroup $3,600 2 days/week; $5,400 3 days/week; 2 year old class: $7,180; 3-4 year old class: $7200
Kowloon Baptist Church Kindergarten
300 Junction Road; 2/F Kowloon Tong
Year groups taught: K1, K2; Number of students: 150; Accreditation: Full Registration with EDB.; Association membership: Outreach Ministry of the Kowloon International Baptist Church; Year founded: 1975; Curriculum: Christian Kindergarten with a 'Learn through Play' and Thematic teaching approach. Ongoing assessments throughout the year are taken for children aged 3-5 years old. Medium: English; Special programmes: Christmas services at Kowloon International Baptist Church. Number of teachers: 6; Average class size: 25; Extra-curricular activities: Sunday School available from 9:30am - 12 noon for students
Half-day: HK$22,000 for K1 and K2. Advance fees of HK$4,400 will be retained for the entire school year for K1 and K2 programme. These advance fees will cover the tuition fees for May and June of last school year of the student. Application fee: HK$60.00. (includes registration)
Box Hill (HK) International Kindergarten and Preschool
Ma On Shan
2 Hang Ming Street; Vista Paradiso, Phase One; G/F 10 Ma On Shan; Tel: 2750 6323; E-mail: email@example.com
Also: Box Hill (HK) International Kindergarten and Pre-school (Fo Tan); International Kindergarten and Preschool (Tseung Kwan O)
Year groups taught: 2-6 years old; Number of students: 207; Year founded: 2004; Curriculum: National Curriculum of England and Wales Foundation Stage focusing on the Six Learning Areas and the Curriculum for Pre-Primary Guidelines of Hong Kong combined with addition of Putonghua and Cantonese. Thematic Approach with Reading Programme and Phonics Programme. Medium: English, Cantonese, Mandarin; Special programmes: Reading Programme, Enrichment Programme; Number of teachers: 18; Average class size: 22; Extra-curricular activities: 'Happy Bee' (Boys/Girls Scout) Ballet/Jazz Literacy Hours
HK$ 45,650 with miscellaneous fee 380/month (K1-K3). Application fee: HK$30
David Exodus Kindergarten
Hin Tin Street; Julimount Garden 4
Tel: 2693 3772, 2699 0100
Year groups taught: play group kindergarten 1 to 3; Number of students: 50; Year founded: 1988; Curriculum: Using the thematic approach and learning through play. Medium: English; Special programmes: Caters for those children with special needs Number of teachers: 6; Average class size: 24; A small independent and established preschool that caters to those parents who choose an alternative to the corporate approach of education for their child.
HK$39,000 with refundable deposit of HK$5,000. Application fee: HK$100
ESF Abacus International Kindergarten
1A Mang Kung UK Village; Clearwater Bay
Year groups taught: K1 and K2; Number of students: 178; Association membership: English Schools Foundation; Year founded: 2002; Curriculum: UK Early Years Foundation Stage framework and is also strongly influenced by the IB Primary Years Programme. Children learn through exciting, hands-on experience. Medium: English; Number of teachers: 8; Average class size: 22; Extra-curricular activities: Sports
HK$53,600; Application fee: HK$300
ESF International Kindergarten (Tsing Yi)
33 Tsing King Road; Maritime Square
Tel: 2436 3355
Year groups taught: K1 - 3 to 4; K2 - 4 to 5; Number of students: 352; Year founded: 1999 Curriculum: Play-based, interactive and promotes learning through inquiry following the UK Early Years Foundation Stage which is strongly influenced by the IB PYP. Children learn through exciting, hand-on experiences in a range of group sizes. Medium: English; Special programmes: Putonghua Number of teachers: 11; Average class size: 22.
HK$53,600 (subject to government approval); Application fee: HK$300
ESF International Kindergarten Wu Kai Sha
599 Sai Sha Road;
Tel: 2435 5291
Year groups taught: K1 and K2; Number of students: 308; Association membership: English Schools Foundation; Year founded: 2009 Curriculum: The curriculum is play-based, interactive and promotes learning through inquiry following the UK Early Years Foundation Stage which is strongly influenced by the IB PYP. Children learn through exciting, hands-on experiences in a range of group sizes. Medium: English; Special programmes: Putonghua and language enrichment in English Number of teachers: 9; Average class size: 22 per class; Extra-curricular activities: English classes.
HK$53,600. Application fee: HK$300
International Christian School - Kindergarten
2-18 Lok King Street; Jubilee Court Shopping Centre Unit 701, 7/F Fo Tan
Tel: 3156 1234
Year groups taught: Reception 1 and 2; Number of students: 116; Accreditation: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Association of Christian Schools International; Association membership: East Asia Region Council of Overseas Schools; Year founded: 2001 Curriculum: Classes are half-day and balance academics with artistic and physical activities. Medium: English; Special programmes: Summer Programme; Number of teachers: 4; Average class size: 15; Extra-curricular activities: Gymnastics.
HK$44,100; Application fee: HK$1,000
Leapfrog Kindergarten (HKPPA)
11 Pak Tam Chung
Tel: 2791 1540
Year groups taught: K1, K2, Playgroup; Number of students: 75; Accreditation: Provisional Registration; Year founded: 1997 Curriculum: UK Early Years Foundation based; Learn through Play; Medium: English, Mandarin; Special programmes: Mandarin in Kindergarten. Number of teachers: 3; Average class size: 15 to 25.
K1 to K2: HK$40,000 (to be approved by EDB for 2010/11); HK$2,700 deposit refundable;$400 HKPPA membership fee; $100 clean-up fee. Application fee: HK$100 KG waiting list fee
New Song Christian Kindergarten
Tso Wo Hang, Sai King, N.T.
18 Tso Wo Road; Commercial Area, Floral Villas Tso Wo Hang
Tel: 2791 2472
Year groups taught: 2 years 8 months to 6 years; Number of students: 55; Year founded: 1991 Curriculum: Play and themed activities with curriculum and equipment chosen to provide appropriate challenge for different abilities and interests. Free-choice play, phonics, early years writing and numeracy, Putonghua, drama, movement, library, and Bible stories. Outings and visitors to celebrate themes throughout the year. Medium: English, Mandarin; Special programmes: Paint and Play Programme Number of teachers: 4; Average class size: 30.
Half-day: HK$38,000; Annual school expenses: HK$1,740 refundable; Application fee: HK$30
SKIP (Sai Kung International Preschool)
159 Che Keng Tuk Road
Tel: 2791 7354
Year groups taught: 1-5 years; Number of students: 120; Year founded: 1989 Curriculum: UK Early Years Foundation Stage using a learning-through-play approach. Children learn about the world around them, literacy and numeracy, art and craft, music, personal and social skills all through the medium of play. Medium: English; Special programmes: Classes are split into playgroups and kindergartens. Number of teachers: 3; Average class size: 20.
K2: HK$29,600; K1: HK$25,000; PG: HK$120/session; Joining and registration fee: HK$300; Kindergarten debenture, HK$3,000, refundable.
Zebedee International Kindergarten
5 Ya Nga Lane; Yat Nga Court; Ground Floor; Yat Wing House
Tel: 2650 3339
Year groups taught: Nursery, K1, K2, K3; Number of students: 80; Year founded: 2008 Curriculum: We offer an adjusted U.K. Early Years foundation Stage curriculum to include daily classes in Mandarin. Medium: English, Mandarin; Special programmes: English enhancement programmes Number of teachers: 6; Average class size: 15 children or less in a class ; Extra-curricular activities: English and Mandarin Learn through Play classes and Playgroups encouraged.
HK$36,000; Application fee: HK$200
Tutor Time International Nursery and Kindergarten
Braemar Hill: 45 Braemar Hill Road; Braemar Hill Shopping Centre; Tel: 2529 1833
Mid Levels: 5 Caine Road; Botanical Court; Tel: 2529 2288
Tai Tam: 3 Red Hill Road; Red Hill Plaza; Tel: 2813 2008
Kowloon Tong: 1 Dorset Crescent; Tel: 2337 0822
WOW: 9 Suffolk Road Kowloon Tong; Tel: 2529 1188
Year groups taught: Infant to 6 years; Number of students: Braemar Hill 60, Mid Levels 30, Red Hill 110, Kowloon Tong 90, WOW 80; Accreditation: Tutor Time Training Center; Association membership: Learning Care Group, USA; Year founded: 2001 Curriculum: Students participate in StartSmart and LifeSmart programs encouraging whole child development. Subjects include Nature, Design, Music, Physical Development and Creating Character with special emphasis placed on Math and Literacy. Medium: English, Mandarin. Special programmes: Private language tutoring is available, as are separate Phonics classes. Number of teachers: 49; Average class size: 16; Extra-curricular activities: Kung Fu, Piano, Tumbling Time, Hip Hop Dance
From HK$68,000 per year; One month's deposit is required, refundable with one month's notification of withdrawal
Parkview International Pre-School
Hong Kong: Tower 18, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Rd
Tel 2812 6023, Fax 2812 2938
Rhine Garden: Tower 1, 1/F, Rhine Garden, 38 Castle Peak Rd, Sham Tseng, New Territories
Tel 2491 1082, Fax 2496 0523
Kowloon: Kowloon Station, 1 Austin Rd West Podium Level, Tel 2812 6801
Year groups taught: 1-6 years; Number of students: 750; Accreditation: IB World Authorised School; Parkview International Pre-School Group; Association membership: International Baccalaureate Organization IB World Authorised School, Hong Kong Kindergarten Association; Year founded: 1989; Number of teachers: 66; Average class size: 8-28; Medium: English, Cantonese, Mandarin; Extra-curricular activities: Ballet, Mini-Sport, Soccer Tots, Kindermusik, Reading Bug Club, Abacus counting, arts and craft, yoga.
Hong Kong: Pre-nursery HK$71,450(half day); HK$114,320 (full day); Other groups: $77,800 (half day); full day $124,480 (full day). Other fees available online.Subscription of either Personal Debenture HK$50,000 or Corporate Debenture HK$60,000. Both are refundable when the student withdraws.
Sunshine House International Pre-schools
Kindergarten: First Floor, D.B. Plaza, Discovery Bay, Tel: 2987 8143; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tai Tam: 1st Floor, Redhill Plaza; Tel: 2813 0713; E-mail: email@example.com
Tung Chung: No. 2 Mei Tung St, Tung Chung Crescent, Lantau Island; Tel: 2109 3873; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peak: Level 3, The Peak Galleria, The Peak; Tel: 2849 7123;E-mail: email@example.com
Playschool (Pok Fu Lam): Commercial Development Block A, Pok Fu Lam Gardens; Tel: 2551 3213; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chi Fu: H1, Fu Lai Yuen, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, Pok Fu Lam; Tel: 2551 3781; E-mail: email@example.com
Year groups taught: 12 months up to 6 years of age; Year founded: 1990 Curriculum: British National Curriculum, with many other renowned early childhood theorists. Multicultural teaching team. Medium: English, offers Putonghua and bilingual classes; Special programmes: Extracurricular, Enhancement Classes and Extended Day sessions are available in the afternoons. Number of teachers: 80; Average class size: 20-25; Extra-curricular activities: Reading Programme, Mandarin Programme, Art & Craft, Cooking, Science, Computer, Sports.
School fees depend on each school's locations, but for half-day sessions the annual fees are on average about HK$50,000 - HK$75,000.