Other International Preschools

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 12 June, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 12 June, 2010, 12:00am

Anfield International Kindergarten

Kowloon Tong campus: 5 Cumberland Rd. Kowloon Tong and L2, Phase 1, Laguna Verde, 8, Laguna Verde Ave, Hunghom Tel: 2794 3668, Fax: 2549 3878, E-mail: admin@anfield.com.hk, Website: www.anfield.com.hk.

Whampoa campus: L2, Phase 1, Laguna Verde 8, Laguna Verde Ave, Hung Hom. Tel: 2766 3882, Fax: 2766 3933, E-mail: admin-lv@anfield.com.hk.

Established private Catholic kindergarten offering K1-3 and P1 and international P1. International intake. Resources include two playgrounds, library, activity room and computer centre. Experienced educators. Teacher pupil ratio 1:10. Children with differing abilities welcome. Nursery classes for Pupils aged 2 years upwards. Playgroup for younger children and extra currricular programme for students aged from 1-10 years. Uses Foundation Stage and Key Stage One of the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted to the local setting and international intake. Activity-based curriculum develops six learning areas. Pupils learn at their own pace. Medium of instruction is English with daily Putonghua classes.

Deborah Educational Institute

Main campus: Kindergarten Tower, Beverly Garden Tseung Kwan O Tel: 2217 7933; Website: www.deborah-intl.edu.hk

Other campuses in Tseung Kwan O, Tai Po, Ma On Shan, Sha Tin and Tin Shui Wai

Schools offer preschool and play school facilities for children between 2 and 6 years of age. International and bilingual streams are available. Facilities include libraries, indoor and outdoor play areas, computer corners, music rooms and art centres. School bus services are available.

Discovery Mind International Play Centre and Kindergarten

Discovery Mind Kindergarten: 401, Marina Commercial Centre, G/F, 2-8 Coastline Villa, Peninsula Village, Discovery Bay, Lantau.

Play centre: Shop 139B, Discovery Bay Plaza, Lantau. Tel: 2987 8028, Fax 2987 8058. E-mail enquiry@dmk.edu.hk.

Play Centre and kindergarten: 8 Tung Chung Waterfront Rd, G/F, Seaview Crescent, Tung Chung.

Tel: 2987 8070, E-mail: enquiry@dmk.edu.hk, Website: www.dmk.edu.hk

Founded in 2003, Discovery Mind offers preschool programmes for children aged 15 months to three years and kindergarten. The preschool will offer an English and bilingual stream for children from 15 months. Morning and afternoon sessions. At Discovery Bay children learn through fun and structured hands-on activities, and enjoy the experience of exploring and thinking for themselves in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment. The Tung Chung school follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales, Foundation Stage, and non-local curriculum with emphasis on a balanced education that fosters all-round development. Putonghua incorporated into the international curriculum.

HK (Ascot) Preschool & Playschool

Sha Tin: G/F, 1 Tsun King Rd, Royal Ascot. Tel: 2333 2939, Fax: 2634 9831.

Kowloon Tong: 19 Cumberland Rd. Tel: 2338 6336, Fax: 2337 1228.

E-mail: info@hkpreschool.edu.hk, Website: www.hkpreschool.edu.hk.

Purpose-built nursery and preschool for children from two to six years. Students are mainly from Hong Kong. Facilities include a multi-purpose court, large playground, pantry for cooking activities, drawing and painting area. Playgroup also available. There is a sister school in Kowloon Tong that comes with an open play area. Child-centred approach and a curriculum that utilises multiple intelligence theory. Hands-on activities. Computer studies integrated into the curriculum. Offers two half-day sessions.

International Montessori School

Ap Lei Chau: G/F, Blocks 23 to 23A, South Horizons, Phase III. Tel: 2861 0339.

Wan Chai: 4/F, 6 Salvation Army St, Morrison Hill. Tel: 2156 9033.

E-mail: info@montessori.edu.hk, Website: www.montessori.edu.hk. Founded: 2002.

Pre-primary classes are located in a purpose-designed kindergarten facility and comprise well-equipped classrooms, library, kitchen, and indoor and outdoor play areas. Pre-primary through primary classes are located in a former school building where students have outdoor basketball court, playground, a rooftop garden and fully equipped classrooms, library and specialty rooms. Students from 25 countries are taught in multi-age classrooms. Working with Association Montessori Internationale on accreditation. Gives students structures to categorise knowledge, keys to discover and encourage lifelong learning, along with the life skills needed to adapt to change. Subjects are explored experientially, using sensorial learning materials that make concepts concrete for more fundamental understanding. English and Putonghua bilingual environment, with English and Chinese teachers in each class.

Learning Habitat Kindergarten

Tsing Yi/New Territories: Level 1, Commercial Building, Villa Esplanada, New Territories. Tel: 2501 5500, Fax: 2501 5868.

Hung Hom/Kowloon: UG45C, Fisherman's Wharf, 8 Laguna Verde Avenue. Tel: 2363 1500, Fax: 2363 2010.

Tai Kok Tsui/Kowloon: Shop 2, 5/F, Hampton Loft, 11 Hoi Fan Rd. Tel: 2501 5105, Fax: 2700 4663.

E-mail: contact@learninghabitat.org, Website: www.learninghabitat.org

Pre-nursery and kindergarten classes for children from two to six years. Seeks to instil self-confidence, love of learning, respect of self and others, and develop effective communication skills in English and Chinese. Two bilingual immersion programmes: English-Putonghua and English-Cantonese with one native-speaking English teacher and one Chinese native-speaking teacher in each class. Themes and projects are used as part of a child-centred approach. Parent-child reading scheme. Letterland phonics.

Rightmind Kindergarten and Rightmind International Nursery

Ap Lei Chau: UG Floor, Block 27, South Horizons. Tel: 2875 0452, Fax: 2875 0454, Website: www.rmkg.org.

Teaches children from two to six years. Emphasis on right-brain development. Parental involvement encouraged. South Horizons opened last year, with facilities including Doman exercise corner, reading corner, library and Jelic corner for Montessori life-skills training. Follows the philosophy of Dr Glenn Doman, founder of the Institutes for the Development of Human Potential in the US. Advanced maths and music programme. Medium of instruction: English with Chinese classes taught in Putonghua. French and Spanish programme also available.

St Lorraine English Kindergarten

Yuen Long: 15 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long, New Territories.

Curriculum is heavily influenced by educational standards of the United States and United Kingdom. School works regularly with overseas schools from Wales (UK), Florida (US) and the Gold Coast (Australia) to enrich our teaching curriculum. A vast majority of our children take part in external assessments such as the Junior English Tests, Cambridge Young Learners English Tests and the mathematics segment of the Stanford Achievement Tests 10th Series.

St Teresa's Kindergarten

School with 50 students in age groups: K-1 class - two years, eight months to three years, seven months; K-2 class - three years, eight months to five years. In our English-language kindergarten children are encouraged to wonder, think, feel and imagine using real materials. To make learning relevant, interesting and fun, teachers use the thematic approach, where themes are chosen based on children's own daily life experiences, their interests and current events. An average of 25 children to a class.

Victoria Educational Organisation (Kornhill Nursery & Kindergarten)

Victoria Educational Organisation operates eight nursery/ kindergarten locations in Kornhill, Causeway Bay, North Point, Ho Man Tin, Harbour Green, South Horizons and on Belcher St. Website: www.victoria.edu.hk. Since 1965.

Provides early childhood education aimed at meeting the highest education standards. The Belcher school has been authorised as an IB World School (Ho Man Tin and Causeway Bay schools are candidate IB schools). In addition, has an affiliated primary and secondary school, Victoria Shanghai Academy (please see International through schools table). Victoria Educational Organisation uses a bilingual co-class teaching approach. Through inquiry-based learning and learning engagements, the aim is for children to develop caring, lifelong learning and a global vision. Schools offer preschool and play school facilities for children between 2 and 6 years of age. International and bilingual and Japanese streams are available. Facilities include libraries, indoor and outdoor play areas, computer corners, music rooms and art centres. Bus services available.

Wembley International Kindergarten

Tai Koo Shing: 2/F Tang Kung Mansion, 31 Taikoo Shing Rd, Taikoo Shing. Tel: 2567 5454, Fax: 2884 9098, E-mail wik@pacific.net.hk, Website: www.kindergartenhongkong.blogspot.com.

Non-profit-making, English-medium private kindergarten for children aged two to six, established in 1984. Multinational intake. Children go on to ESF schools or international schools. Both indoor and outdoor play areas available. Animal interaction with pat-a-pet programme. Teacher to pupil ratio of 1:7 at nursery level and 1:12 at kindergarten. Phonics, maths, creative writing, art, music and drama. Option of learning Cantonese and/or Putonghua. Extra-curricular activities.

YMCA International Kindergarten

Tsim Sha Tsui: 2/F, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui. Tel: 2268 7766, Fax: 2131 0258, E-mail: kindergarten@ymcahk.org.hk, Website: www.ymcahk.org.hk.

Christian kindergarten for children from two years, eight months to six years. Multinational intake. Facilities include use of a swimming pool (for full-day students), gymnasium and podium garden. Parental involvement encouraged through reading programme and daily communications booklet. Follows the foundation stage of the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Child-centred approach and group learning to assist English-language development, maths, social development and physical play. Jolly Phonics, gym, art, music and movement, daily Bible story. Putonghua introduced. Full-day children have golf and stretching lessons.

* Schools which did not fill in all details have been summarised in this section.