ESF - English Schools Foundation

Special Schools

PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 27 June, 2011, 12:00am


2/F, 17b Ventris Road, Happy Valley

Tel: 2526 3061 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Primary 1 to 6 Number of students: 72 Accreditation: Applied Behaviour Analysis Association membership: None Year founded: 2007 Curriculum: Autism-specific curriculum with applied behaviour analysis in 1:2 teacher-student ratio. Subjects include languages, mathematics, general studies, arts, computer, physical education, music, social and play skills, self-help skills, behaviour management and emotional regulation. Tailor-made curriculum designed to maximise learning capacity and improve all-round life quality of children with autism Medium: English, Cantonese Special programmes: Therapy, Parent Training, Home Visits, Interest Classes Number of teachers: 21 Average class size: 10-12 Extra-curricular activities: Yoga, dance, swimming, sports, birthday party tolerance programmes, salon, movies

Fees: HK$18,500/month. Refundable deposit: HK$18,500. Application fee: HK$1,500


Room J, 3/F, San Wui Commercial Society School, 1 Kui In Fong, Sheung Wan

Tel: 2854 9115 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: 6-14 Number of students: 10 Accreditation: Declined to provide Association membership: Declined to provide Year founded: 2008 Curriculum: Reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, PE, Brain Gym, music therapy, developmental therapy, sensory integration, speech therapy, arts and crafts, monthly field trips, thematic study, social and language skill clubs Medium: English only Special programmes, Number of teachers: Declined to provide either Average class size: 7 Extra-curricular activities: Sports programme

Fees: HK$15,000/month per student. The rest is supported by Autism Children Foundation


2b Tin Kwong Road, Ho Man Tin

Tel: 2761 9893 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Age 5 to 19 Number of students: 60 Accreditation: Asdan programme Association membership: English Schools Foundation Year founded: 1985 Curriculum: Modified curriculum uses a theme approach and IEP to foster the child's development. Heavy emphasis put on integrating therapy provision with academic learning, including the use of a sensory curriculum. Secondary students follow the Asdan Award Programme. The programmes are activity-based, which provide a real-life context to promote the development of literacy, numeracy, personal, social, independent, ICT and work-related skills Medium: English Special programmes: This purpose-built international special school provides a quality, inclusive education for pupils with severe learning difficulties and complex needs. Number of teachers: 8 Average class size : 1:8 (teacher/child ratio) Extra-curricular activities: Swimming, sports, hiking, trampolining, wall climbing, cycling, music and dancing

Fees: Primary: HK$63,000; Secondary Y7-11 HK$95,100, Y12-13 97,100 Refundable deposit: HK$10,000 (primary), HK$16,000 (secondary). One-off HK$25,000 refundable capital levy payable by new students.


2/F, Block A, 122 Pokfulam Road, Pok Fu Lam

Tel: 2813 4508 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Primary programme: 5-11; middle: 11-16; post-secondary transitional: 16-21 Number of students: 25 Accreditation: Asdan Association membership: Hong Kong Council of Social Services, Growing Together Year founded: 1994 Curriculum: British national curriculum Medium: English Special programmes: All our programmes are special in that each student has his/her individualised education plan (IEP) to reflect the student's overall strength and needs. Number of teachers: 3 Average class size: 6-10; (3:1 student-teacher ratio) Extra-curricular activities: Youth club

Fees: HK$2,000-HK$8,800. Application fee: HK$1,000


Matilda centre: Matilda International Hospital, 41, Mount Kellett Road, The Peak (Tel: 2849 6138)

Wan Chai centre: Tang Shiu Kin Hospital, G/F, Community Ambulatory Care Centre, 282 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai

Tel: 2849 6138 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Up to age 6 Number of students: 150 Accreditation: Asdan Association membership: Growing Together Year founded: 1976 Curriculum: British national curriculum Medium: English, Cantonese Special programmes: Evidenced-based intervention for children with special needs. Number of teachers: 4 Average class size: 8-10; 1 member of staff to every 3 children Extra-curricular activities: Therapeutic interventions including speech, occupational, physiotherapy and educational assessments

Fees: HK$650-HK$6,200. One-month deposit based on programme. Application fee: HK$650


2/F, Kennedy Town Centre, 23 Belcher's Street, Kennedy Town

Tel: 2812 2144 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Ages 3 to 12 Number of students: 14 Accreditation: IRD charitable organisation Association membership: Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Association of Behavior Analysis International, Hong Kong Association for Behavior Analysis, partner with Harbour School Year founded: 2003 Curriculum: Individualised one-to-one special instruction, with some group instruction format. Applied behaviour analysis and verbal behaviour analysis implemented and supervisors are certified behaviour analysts. Multiple subjects are taught in inclusive classes within Harbour School Medium: English, Putonghua Special programmes: Inclusive special education in The Harbour School. Number of teachers: 3 Average class size: One-to-one instruction for all students Extra-curricular activities: Music, art, physical education, class trips, library, after-school programmes

Fees: HK$25,300/ month


LG/F, Sai Ying Pun Community Complex, 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Chai Wan Integrated Life Skills Centre: 15/F, Block F, Senior Staff Quarters, Pamela Youde-Nethersole Eastern Hospital, 3 Lok Man Road, Chai Wan

Tel: 2813 4550 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Post 16 Number of students: 40 Accreditation: Declined to provide Association membership: Asdan Year founded: 1993 Curriculum: A functional and tailored programme exclusively designed for post-16 international adults with learning disabilities, focuses on outcome-oriented functional skills and a successful transition to adult life. It has at its core the development of the skills required and activities necessary to help individuals to live as independently as possible as adult members of the community and care and advocate for themselves Medium: English, Putonghua Special programmes: The Mandel Music Scholarship, LCCI, ASDAN Number of teachers: Declined to provide Average class size: 4-8 Extra-curricular activities: Sports, dance, performance groups and sailing

Fees: HK$8,000-HK$14,000


Rainbow Project Learning Centre: G/F, Yuen Fai Court, 10 Sai Yuen Lane, Sai Ying Pun

Rainbow Primary Classroom: 5/F, Bayanihan Centre, 55 Victoria Road, Kennedy Town

Tel: 2548 7123 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Preschool to primary Number of students: 17 Accreditation: None Association membership: Growing Together Year founded: 1999 Curriculum: The Rainbow Curriculum encompasses individual and group goals and was developed to address the needs of children with divergent needs. It comprises three major strands: developmental, ASD specific and academic Declined to provide Medium: Declined to provide Special programmes: Training programmes provided for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families Number of teachers: 4 Average class size: Primary: 7; early-intervention programme: 5-10 Extra-curricular activities: After school and Saturday club, occupational and speech therapy, outreach programme

Fees: Early intervention programme: HK$8,000 a month (half-day); HK$10,540 a month (full day). Primary: HK$12,121 a month with one-month refundable deposit. Consultation fee/assessment fee: HK$1,000


Hong Kong centre: G/F East Wing, 12 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels (Tel: 2521 7364)

Jordan centre: 4 Jordan Road, Kowloon (Tel: 2377 9666)

Tel: 2521 7364 E-mail: Website:

Year groups taught: Up to age 6 Number of students: 200 Accreditation: None Association membership: Growing Together Year founded: 1983 Curriculum: Intensive and well-rounded early intervention and therapy, including specialist teaching (individual and group), speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy. We adopt various approaches and curriculums, including AEPS and Macquarie programme Medium: English Special programmes: Sensory Integration, therapeutic listening, MORE, craniosacral therapy, Stretch 'n' Grow Number of teachers: 5 Average class size: 6 Extra-curricular activities: Self-financing programme during weekdays and Saturdays, including individual therapy groups

Fees: Government-subsidised programme: HK$550/month; self-financing preschool programme: HK$2,500-HK$4,000/month