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International Preschools

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

Multiple Locations

ALISON'S LETTERLAND INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN

Causeway Bay: Marco Polo Mansions, Flat C, 2/F, 10 Cleveland Street, Causeway Bay Tin Hau: Parkview Centre, 1/F, 7 Lau Li Street, Tin Hau
Sheung Wan: Wing Hing Commercial Building, 1/F, 139 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Kowloon Centre: (coming soon)

Tel: 5188 0671 Email: Info@letter-land.com Website: www.letter-land.com

Year groups taught: 3 months to age 6 Number of students: 30 Year founded: 1996 Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 used in UK preschools and primary schools Medium: English, bilingual English/Putonghua, Putonghua Special programmes: Putonghua classes every Friday, Saturday class Number of teachers: 4 Average class size: 8 Extra-curricular activities: Saturday language and literacy and Fix-it Phonics class

Fees: Letterland (am and pm): HK$4,400/month; (pm only): HK$220; Saturday class: HK$1,500; Tiny Tots & Baby Buddies class: HK$650; Step 2: HK$800; Bilingual class & Putonghua class: HK$650-HK$800

DEBORAH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE

25 locations in Hong Kong and mainland China

Tel:2362 8379 E-mail: deborahi@netvigator.com Website:www.deborah-intl.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Preschool and kindergarten Number of students: Year founded: 1978 Curriculum, Medium, Special programmes, Number of teachers, Average class size, Extra-curricular activities, Fees: All declined to provide

HK (ASCOT) PRESCHOOL & PLAYSCHOOL

Sha Tin: G/F, 1 Tsun King Road, Royal Ascot, Fo Tan, Sha Tin. (Tel: 2333 2939)
Kowloon Tong: 19 Cumberland Road. (Tel: 2338 6336)

Tel: 2333 2939 E-mail: info@hkpreschool.edu.hk Website: www.hkpreschool.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Ages 2-6 Number of students, Year founded: Declined to provide either Curriculum: Child-centred approach and a curriculum that utilises multiple intelligence theory. Hands-on activities. Computer studies integrated into the curriculum. Two half-day sessions (am and pm) Medium: English, Cantonese, Putonghua Special programmes, Number of teachers: Declined to provide either Average class size: Nursery: 10:1 child-teacher ratio; Lower and upper class (Ages 4-5): 15:1 Extra-curricular activities, Fees: Declined to provide either

LEARNING HABITAT KINDERGARTEN

Tsing Yi/New Territories: L1, Commercial Building, Villa Esplanada, 8, Nga Ying Chau Street. (Tel: 2501 5500)
Hung Hom/Kowloon: UG45c, Fisherman's Wharf, 8 Laguna Verde Avenue. (Tel: 2363 1500)
Tai Kok Tsui/Kowloon: Shop 2, 5/F, Hampton Loft, 11 Hoi Fan Road (Tel: 2510 5105)
Tseung Kwan O/New Territories: L1, Le Prestige, Phase 2a, Lohas Park. (Tel: 2363 3005)

Tel: See addresses E-mail: contact@learninghabitat.org Website: www.learninghabitat.org

Year groups taught: 2 to 6 Number of students: 1300 Year founded: 2000 Curriculum: 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. Seeks to instil self-confidence, love of learning, respect of self and others and develop effective communication skills Medium: English and Chinese (Cantonese and Putonghua) Special programmes: Declined to provide Number of teachers: 78 Average class size: 28 Extra-curricular activities: Declined to provide

Fees: HK$3,700-HK$4,000 half day per month. HK$6,200-HK$6,500 full day per month

PARKVIEW INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL

PIPS Hong Kong: Tower 18, Parkview, 88 Tai Tam Reservoir Road. (Tel 2812 6023. E-mail: pipsinfo@pips.edu.hk)
PIPS Rhine Garden: Tower 1, 1/F, Rhine Garden, 38 Castle Peak Road, Sham Tseng, NT (Tel 2491 1082. E-mail: pips_rg@pips.edu.hk)
PIPS Kowloon: Podium Level, Kowloon Station, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon (Tel: 2812 6801. E-mail: pipsinfo-kln@pips.edu.hk)

Tel: See addresses. E-mail: See addresses Website: http://www.pips.edu.hk

Year groups taught: 1 to 6 Number of students: 926 Year founded: 1989 Curriculum: PIPS HK is an authorised IB World School offering the PYP. Through inquiry children develop a love of learning. PIPS Rhine Garden has a programme centred on 'PLAY'; children develop and acquire logical thinking, language and literacy, problem solving, social skills, creativity and a sense of mastery. PIPS Kowloon offers an inquiry-based thematic approach where play and active engagements foster development of a child's full potential Medium: English, Cantonese and Putonghua Special programmes: PIPS HK: None PIPS RG: Individual programme tailored to meet the needs of SEN children PIPS Kowloon: none Number of teachers: 48 Average class size: 8 to 28 Extra-curricular activities: Ballet, mini-sport, soccer tots, Kindermusik, reading, arts and craft and yoga

Fees: Annual am/pm: (2011-12 fees for PIPS HK & PIPS Kowloon under review) PIPS HK: Pre-nursery: HK$71,450. Other groups: HK$77,800PIPS Kowloon - International: PN HK$70,180. Others: HK$75,680PIPS Kowloon - Trilingual: PN HK$42,350. Others: HK$42,350 to HK$44,550PIPS Rhine Garden - PN am HK$32,940. PN pm HK$29,200. Kindergarten am/pm: HK$24,000, K (full day): HK$40,000. Refundable corporate or personal debentures required for PIPS HK and PIPS Kowloon

SUNSHINE HOUSE INTERNATIONAL PRE-SCHOOLS

Chi Fu: G/F, Blk 1, Fu Lai Yuen, Chi Fu Fa Yuen, 1 Chi Fu Road (Tel: 2551 3781. E-mail: chifu@sunshinehouse.com.hk)
Clearwater Bay: Level 7, Silverstrand Mart, 2 Silver Cape Road (Tel: 2358 3803. E-mail: clearwaterbay@sunshinehouse.com.hk)
Discovery Bay: 1/F, Discovery Bay Plaza. (Tel: 2987 8143; E-mail: dbay@sunshinehouse.com.hk)
Discovery Bay North: Shop 106, 1/F, Blk 6, Discovery Bay North Development (Tel: 2987 0813; E-mail: dbaynorth@sunshinehouse.com.hk)
Pok Fu Lam: Commercial Development Blk A, Pok Fu Lam Gardens, 108 Pok Fu Lam Road (Tel: 2551 3213. E-mail: pokfulam@sunshinehouse.com.hk)
Tai Tam: 1/F, Redhill Plaza (Tel: 2813 0713; E-mail: taitam@sunshinehouse.com.hk)
The Peak: Level 3, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road (Tel: 2849 7123. E-mail: peak@sunshinehouse.com.hk)
Tung Chung: 2 Mei Tung Street, Tung Chung Crescent, Lantau Island (Tel: 2109 3873. E-mail: tungchung@sunshinehouse.com.hk)

Tel: See addresses E-mail: See addresses Website: www.sunshinehouse.com.hk

Year groups taught: 12 months to age 6 Number of students: Year founded: 1990 Curriculum: British National Curriculum (modified to include Asian components), with many other renowned early childhood theorists. It follows a play-based thematic approach taught by a multicultural, fully qualified team of teachers. Primary 1 for 5-6 year-olds also available, following the Primary Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum Medium: English, offering Putonghua, bilingual (English and Putonghua) and Putonghua immersion classes Special programmes: Extra-curricular, Enhancement Classes and Extended Day sessions in the afternoons. Number of teachers: Declined to provide Average class size: 20 to 25 Extra-curricular activities: Reading, Putonghua, phonics, maths, art and craft, cooking, science, computers and sports

Fees: School fees depend on each school's location, but annual fees for half-day sessions range from HK$50,000 to HK$75,000

THINK INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN/NURSERY

Kowloon: G/F, Phase 3, Laguna City, 99 Cha Kwo Ling Road, Kowloon. (Tel: 2727 4747. E-mail: thinkkg_lc@think.edu.hk)
Kowloon Tong: 117 Boundary Street, Kowloon (Tel: 2338 3949. E-mail: think_tis@think.edu.hk)
Ma On Shan: Level 2, Sunshine Bazaar, 628 Sai Sha Road, Ma On Shan, NT (Tel: 2633 7800. E-mail: thinkkg_mos@think.edu.hk)

Tel: see addresses E-mail: thinkkg_kt@think.edu.hk Website: www.think.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Age 2 to 6 Number of students, Accreditation, Association membership: All declined to provide Year founded: 1994 Curriculum: Bilingual education for local children; English-only preschool for international children. Uses theme-based activity approach where children learn through play, reinforced by projects and field trips Medium, Special programmes, Number of teachers, Average class size, Extra-curricular activities, Fees: All declined to provide

TUTOR TIME INTERNATIONAL NURSERY & KINDERGARTEN

Braemar Hill: LG/F, Braemar Hill Shopping Centre, 45 Braemar Hill Road (Tel: 2529 1833)
Mid Levels: G/F, 5 Caine Road (Tel: 2529 2288)
Tai Tam/Red Hill: Unit 101, 1/F, Red Hill Plaza, 3 Red Hill Road (Tel: 2813 2008)
Kowloon Tong: 1 Dorset Crescent (Tel: 2337 0822)
WOW: 9 Suffolk Road, Kowloon Tong (Tel: 2529 1188)

Tel: see addresses Email: info@tutortime.com.hk Website: www.tutortime.com.hk

Year groups taught: Infant to age 6 Number of students: Declined to provide Accreditation: Tutor Time Training Centre Association membership: Learning Care Group, US Year founded: 2001 Curriculum: Students participate in StartSmart and LifeSmart programmes encouraging whole child development. Subjects include nature, design, music, physical development and creating character with special emphasis placed on maths and literacy Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Private language tutoring is available, as are separate Phonics classes Number of teachers: 28 Average class size: 16 Extra-curricular activities: Kung fu, piano and Tumbling Time

Fees: From HK$68,000 per year; one month's deposit required, but refundable with one month's notification of withdrawal

VICTORIA EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATION

Upper Kornhill Nursery: G/F, 14 Hong Yue Street, Kornhill, Hong Kong (Tel: 2513 1108, 2513 1208. E-mail: ukoffc@victoria.edu.hk)
Middle Kornhill Nursery & Kindergarten: 2/F, 18 Hong On Street, Kornhill, Hong Kong (Tel: 2885 1888. E-mail: mkvkoffc@victoria.edu.hk)
Lower Kornhill International Nursery & Kindergarten: 2-8 Hong On Street, Kornhill, Hong Kong (Tel: 2885 3331. E-mail: lkvkoffc@victoria.edu.hk)
Causeway Bay Kindergarten & Nursery: 32 Hing Fat Street, Causeway Bay (Tel 2578 9998. cbvkoffc@victoria.edu.hk)
North Point Nursery: 5 Fook Yum Road, Ko Fung Court, Harbour Heights, North Point (Tel: 2571 7888. E-mail: hhvnoff2@victoria.edu.hk)
South Horizons International Nursery & Kindergarten: Phase 2, Podium Level, South Horizons (Tel: 2580 8633. E-mail: shvkoffc@victoria.edu.hk)
The Belcher's International Nursery & Kindergarten: Portion of L3 (Kindergarten Area), The Westwood, 8 Belcher's Street (Tel: 2542 7001. E-mail: bgvkoffc@victoria.edu.hk)
Ho Man Tin International Nursery: 9 Carmel Village Street, Carmel-on-the-Hill, Ho Man Tin (Tel: 2762 9130. E-mail: hmtoffc@victoria.edu.hk)
Harbour Green Kindergarten & International Nursery: G/F, Harbour Green, 8 Sham Mong Road, Kowloon. (Tel: 2885 1928. E-mail: hgvk@victoria.edu.hk)

Tel: see addresses E-mail: enquiry@victoria.edu.hk Website: www.victoria.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Age 1-3 (Playgroup), 2-3 (Pre-Nursery). 3-4 (Lower class), 4-5 (Upper class) Number of students: 4,012 Accreditation: None Association membership: The Belcher's and Ho Man Tin schools authorised as IB World Schools; the Causeway Bay school is a candidate IB school. In addition, Victoria Educational Organisation has an affiliated primary and secondary school, Victoria Shanghai Academy (please see International Through Schools section) Year founded: 1965 Curriculum: Victoria Educational Organisation uses a bilingual co-class teaching approach. Through a total immersion programme with trilingual learning environment and activities, children's biliteracy skills and trilingual abilities are strengthened. In addition, teaching is carried out in small groups with an aim to cater for individual abilities. Inquiry-based learning is offered to help children to develop into caring lifelong learners with a global vision Medium: Cantonese, English and Putonghua Special programmes: Declined to provide
Number of teachers: 254 Average class size: Declined to provide Extra-curricular activities: Di Zi Gui, Go, chess, Chinese painting, drama, Shaolin kung fu, skipping, Lion dancing and manners

Fees: Monthly half-day class: HK$3,785-HK$5,122. Monthly full day, upper class: HK$5,910-HK$6,875

THE WOODLAND GROUP OF PRE-SCHOOLS

Mid-Levels Montessori Pre-School: 119 Caine Road, Mid-Levels (Tel: 2549 1211. E-mail: montessoricr@woodlandschools.com)
Repulse Bay Montessori Pre-School: 2/F, 35 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong (Tel: 2812 0274. E-mail: beachside@woodlandschools.com)
Tai Tam Montessori Pre-School: G/F, Red Hill Plaza, 3 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam. Tel: 2525 1655. E-mail: montessoritt@woodlandschools.com)
Beachside Pre-School: 2/F, 35 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong (Tel: 2812 0274. E-mail: beachside@woodlandschools.com)
Happy Valley Pre-School: 2 Hawthorn Road, Happy Valley (Tel: 2575 0042. E-mail: happyvalley@woodlandschools.com)
Harbourside Pre-School (Aberdeen): 3 Aberdeen Praya Road, Hong Kong (Tel: 2559 1377. E-mail: whs@woodlandschools.com)
Pok Fu Lam Pre-School: G/F Commercial Complex, Wah Fu (II) Wah Fu Road, Pokfulam (Tel: 2551 7177. pokfulam@woodlandschools.com)
Sai Kung Pre-School: Shop D, G/F, Marina Cove Shopping Centre, Sai Kung (Tel: 2813 0290. E-mail: saikung@woodlandschools.com)
The Peak Pre-School: 81 Peak Road, The Peak (Tel: 2849 6192. E-mail: peak@woodlandschools.com)
Woodland Tree House: G/F Scenic Villas, 26-28 Scenic Villas Drive, Pokfulam (Tel: 2872 6138. E-mail: wpg@woodlandschools.com)

Tel: 2549 1211 Email: enquiry@woodlandschools.com Website: www.woodlandschools.com

Year groups taught: Mothers and toddlers classes to pre-schools classes Number of students: 1500 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 for the other seven preschools. 'English only' and 'bilingual (English and Putonghua)' classes available Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Wide range of age appropriate extra curricular clubs Number of teachers: Declined to provide Average class size: 10 to 24 Extra-curricular activities: English, French, Putonghua, maths, art, science, literacy, IT, cooking, music, drama, gym, sports

Fees: For half-day, pre-school classes: 12 months enrolment, from HK$93,600 to HK$123,600 per year (depending on campus location). Refundable deposit: one month's school fee

Hong Kong Island

BAMBINO ENGLISH PLAYSCHOOL

Flat F, 4/F, Causeway Tower, 16-22 Causeway Road

Tel: 2576 5269 E-mail: None Website: None

Year groups taught: Age 2-6 Number of students: 40 Year founded: 1978 Curriculum: Teachers engage each child at his or her own pace with methods such as arts and crafts, educational toys, workbooks, singing, story time, circle time, basic literacy and numeracy. Co-ordination of motor skills is important. Identification of colours, shapes, kinds of animals and weather help children to become aware of the world around them. We prepare Kindergarten 3 children for primary school and help them to develop into creative and socialised individuals Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Sewing classes for 5-year-olds Number of teachers: 5 Average class size: 5-10 students per teacher Extra-curricular activities: None

Fees: HK$34,000/year (am session) or HK$29,000/year (pm)

CASA DEI BAMBINI

Shops 2 and 3, Grand Scholar, 419K Queen's Road West, Western District

Tel: 2259 3372 E-mail: None Website: www.casadeibambini.com.hk

Year groups taught: Birth to age 6 Number of students: 200 Year founded: 2007 Curriculum: Montessori 0-3 and 3-6 programmes. The school is owned/run by a trained Montessori teacher with more than 20 years of Montessori teaching experience; the teachers are Montessori trained and speak either English or Putonghua Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Declined to provide Number of teachers: Declined to provide Average class size: Declined to provide Extra-curricular activities: Putonghua, art, music, yoga and Montessori subjects

Fees: HK$35,000 to HK$100,000/year

CITY KIDS HKPPA PRESCHOOL

2/F, East Wing, 12 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels

Tel: 5193 2044 E-mail: officemanager@citykidshkppa.org Website: www.citykidshkppa.org

Year groups taught: 2 years 9 months to age 6 Number of students: 40 Year founded: 1979 Curriculum: Early Years Foundation Stage Medium: English Special programmes: Putonghua, Music and Movement, Extensive Art programme Number of teachers: 3 Average class size: 13 Extra-curricular activities: Affiliated Playgroup (10 months to 2 years 9months)

Fees: HK$39,070/year with building levy of HK$2,000 per child. Snack fee HK$100/month. HK$400 annual membership fee (HKPPA)

ESF INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN: HILLSIDE

G/F, 43b Stubbs Road, Wan Chai

Tel: 2540 0066 E-mail: kinder@hs.esf.org.hk Website: http://kindergartens.esf.org.hk

Year groups taught: Kindergarten 1 and 2 Number of students: 352 Year founded: 2010 Curriculum: Play-based, interactive; promotes learning through inquiry. The kindergarten has applied to be a IB candidate school for the PYP. Children learn through exciting, hands-on experiences in a range of group sizes Medium: English, introduction to Putonghua Special programmes: Putonghua Number of teachers: 12 Average class size: 22 Extra-curricular activities: English language classes, sports club, ABC Music and Me

Fees: HK$53,600 per year. Application fee: HK$300

HIGHGATE HOUSE SCHOOL

2/F, 100 Peak Road, The Peak

Tel: 2849 6336 E-mail: info@highgatehouse.edu.hk Website: www.highgatehouse.edu.hk

Year groups taught: 1 to 6 Number of students: 200 Year founded: 1992 Curriculum: A nurturing, home-like environment provides opportunities for creative play, artistic and practical activities that allow children to develop vital social, linguistic and dexterity skills. This gives sound foundations for emotional and cognitive intelligence Medium: English Special programmes: Putonghua playgroup and extended day classes available. Number of teachers: 9 Average class size: 13-25 Extra-curricular activities: Putonghua, creative activities and transition to primary classes available in the afternoons

Fees: Kindergarten: HK$8,750. 5-day Nursery: HK$8,750. 3-day Nursery: HK$6,250. 2-day Nursery: HK$5,100. 3-day (pm) Nursery: HK$5,100. Seedlings: HK$6,720 per 12 sessions. Sweetpeas/Rosebuds: HK$3,360 for 8 sessions, with refundable deposit for Sweetpeas/Rosebuds of HK$3,000 and Seedlings/Nursery/Kindergarten of HK$7,000

INTERNATIONAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL

Tin Hau campus: 62 Tin Hau Temple Road, Tin Hau (Tel: 2156 9033)
South Horizons campus: G/F, Blks 23 to 23a, South Horizons Phase 3, Ap Lei Chau (Tel: 2861 0339)
Mid-Levels campus: Mezzanine Entrance, Tung Fai Gardens, 17 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan (Tel: 2857 7007)

Tel: 2861 0339 E-mail: info@montessori.edu.hk Website: www.montessori.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Preschool and primary school Number of students: 500 Year founded: 2002 Curriculum: The Montessori philosophy recognises children have a natural drive to reach their potential. Children engage in interactive, inquiry-based learning at each phase of their education to learn increasingly complex concepts. The social atmosphere combines freedom with structure founded on respect and responsibility. School fosters the fullest development of a child's academic and personal potential Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes, Number of teachers: Declined to provide either Average class size: 25 children to two teachers Extra-curricular activities: Judo, gymnastics, soccer, science, art and music

Fees: Preschool: HK$80,000 to HK$108,000 per year Primary school: HK$118,000 per year

ISLAND CHILDREN'S MONTESSORI SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN

Units B-C, G/F, 16 Tin Hau Temple Road, North Point

Tel: 3427 9100 E-mail: info@icms.edu.hk Website: www.icms.edu.hk

Year groups taught: 18 months to age 6 Number of students: 120 Year founded: 2008 Curriculum: English is the main medium of instruction. Putonghua is taught three days per week starting in Pre-Nursery. Three Montessori programmes offered: 1) age 3-6 - Kindergarten casa am/pm, full day; 2) age 2-3 - Pre-Nursery am/pm; 3) 18-24 months - Playgroup am programme Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Declined to provide Number of teachers: 10 Average class size: 16 Extra-curricular activities: Declined to provide

Fees: Kindergarten 1-3: HK$68,200. Pre-Nursery: HK$57,600. Toddler Playgroup: HK$3,500/month. Application fee: HK$500

LITTLE MONTESSORIAN

19/F Jardine Centre, 50 Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay

Tel: 3621 0010 E-mail: enquiry@littlemontessorian.com Website: www.childrenworks.net

Year groups taught: 18 months up to age 6 Number of students: 130 Year founded: 2007 Curriculum: Our (18 months to age 3) programme aims to provide a Montessori learning environment to stimulate young children. Activities lead children to build fine-motor and gross-motor skills, good observation, independence, confidence, cognitive skills, language ability and creativity Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Montessori Playgroup; Mathematics; Phonics Class Number of teachers: 5 Average class size: Ratio of 1:6 Extra-curricular activities: Field-trip experiments, sports days, day camps, seminars for parents

Fees: Playgroup (18 months to age 3) HK$19,200-HK$32,400; Casa class (age 3 to 6) HK$18,000-HK$28,800, with deposit of one-month's tuition

MONTESSORI FOR CHILDREN

House A, Phoenix Garden, RBL 1033, Tai Tam Village, Stanley

Tel: 2813 9589 E-mail: hongkong@montessori.edu.sg Website: www.montessori.edu.sg

Year groups taught: 2 years 6 months to age 6 Number of students: 51 Year founded: 1986 Curriculum: Focuses on physical, mental, social and aesthetic development of a child in a self-learning environment without stress. Besides languages, arithmetic and the sciences, children also work with activities that develop and strengthen their muscle co-ordination, motor skills and enhance sensorial awareness. A child should spend at least three academic years at the school to ensure he or she gets the most from our curriculum and is well prepared for further education Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Stretch N Grow, Book Week, Cultural Programmes, Language Immersion, Extended Day Number of teachers: 4 Average class size: 14 Extra-curricular activities: Putonghua

Fees: Contact school for details

RIGHTMIND KINDERGARTEN AND RIGHTMIND INTERNATIONAL NURSERY

UG/F, Blk 27, South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau

Tel: 2875 0452 E-mail: n/a Website: www.rmkg.org

Year groups taught: 2 to 6 Number of students: 284 Year founded: 1980 Curriculum: Emphasis on right-brain development. Parental involvement encouraged. Advanced maths and music programme Medium: English with Chinese classes taught in Putonghua. French and Spanish programme also available Special programmes: Declined to provide Number of teachers: 25 Average class size: 28 Extra-curricular activities: Declined to provide

Fees: HK$5,320/month (Pre-nursery classes). HK$4,935/month (Kindergarten 1-3 classes)

SMALL WORLD CHRISTIAN KINDERGARTEN

10 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels

Tel: 2525 0922 E-mail: office@smallworld.hk Website: www.swck.edu.hk

Year groups taught: 2 years 8 months to age 6 Number of students: 248 Year founded: 1986 Curriculum: Christian-values based, with a warm, loving, excellent learning environment. Follows 'International Primary Curriculum - Great learning, Great Teaching, Great Fun' and sensorial approach. Two qualified teachers are in every classroom supported by one educational assistant Medium: English with Putonghua component Special programmes: Field Trips, Annual Cultural Day, Christmas Play, Dad's Evenings, Parent Teacher Conferences; Inclusion programme for children with individual needs (limited spaces) Number of teachers: 18 Average class size: 18-22 Extra-curricular activities: Annual Taste of Culture Day, Christmas Play, field trips and helper's courses

Fees: Tuition: HK$4,297/month over 10 months; capital levy: HK$2,500/annum. Application fee: HK$300. Art folder: HK$25. Uniform: HK$120

ST TERESA'S KINDERGARTEN

1 Tung Tau Wan Road, Stanley

Tel: 2813 8567 E-mail: sttkg98@biznetvigator.com Website: www.teresakinder.com

Year groups taught: 2 years 8 months to 5 years Number of students: 60 Year founded: 1998 Curriculum: Children are encouraged to 'Wonder, Think, Feel and Imagine' using real materials. To make learning relevant, interesting and fun, the teachers use the Thematic Approach; themes are chosen based on children's own daily life experiences, their interests and current events Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Decline to provide Number of teachers: 4 Average class size: 24 Extra-curricular activities: Declined to provide

Fees: HK$37,860. Application fee: HK$1,000

STARTERS SCHOOL

Flat B, 1/F, Tung Hey Building,12-22 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai

Tel: 2527 8676 E-mail: starters_school@yahoo.com Website: www.starters.edu.hk

Year groups taught: 2 years and 8 months to age 6 Number of students: 125 Year founded: 1977 Curriculum: Starters School Curriculum is based on the UK Early Childhood Curriculum. Designed to fit into Hong Kong child-centred settings to promote effective teaching and learning Medium: English only Special programmes: Starters School also offers 'Learning Through Play'. Number of teachers: 6 Average class size: 20-25 Extra-curricular activities: 'Phonics' and 'Learning Through Play' afternoon classes available

Fees: Lower Kindergarten: HK$33,600. Upper K: HK$36,650. Primary 1: HK$49,800. Application fee: HK$400

WEMBLEY INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN

2/F, Tang Kung Mansion, 31 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing

Tel: 2567 5454 Email: wik@pacific.net.hk Website: kindergartenhongkong.blogspot.hk

Year groups taught: Age 2 to 6 Number of students: Accreditation: Association membership: Year founded: 1984 Curriculum: International Curriculum. Medium: English medium Special programmes: Animal interaction with pat-a-pet programme. Number of teachers: Declined to provide Average class size: Teacher to pupil ratio: nursery level: 1:7; Kindergarten: 1:12 Extra-curricular activities: Phonics, mathematics, creative writing, art, music, drama and Putonghua

Fees: Declined to provide

KOWLOON

ANFIELD INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN

Kowloon Tong: 5 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong (Tel: 2794 3668; E-mail: admin@anfield.com.hk)
Whampoa: L2, Phase 1, Laguna Verde, 8, Laguna Verde Avenue, Hunghom, Kowloon (Tel: 2766 3882; E-mail: admin-lv@anfield.com.hk)

Tel: 2766 3882 E-mail: admin@anfield.com.hk Website: www.anfield.com.hk

Year groups taught: Kindergarten 1-3 and Primary 1-6 Number of students: Declined to provide Year founded: 1999 Curriculum: Uses Early Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 and 2 of the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted to the local setting and intake. Activity-based curriculum develops six learning areas. Pupils learn at their own pace Medium: English with daily Putonghua classes Special programmes, Number of teachers, Average class size: All declined to provide Extra-curricular activities: English and Putonghua classes

Fees: Declined to provide

KINGSTON CHILDREN'S CENTRE AND KINDERGARTEN

12-14 Cumberland Rd, Kowloon Tong Tel: 2337 9049

E-mail: enquiry@kingston.edu.hk Website: www.kingston.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Age 1 to 4 Number of students: 310 Year founded: 1996 Curriculum: All our classes are bilingual. In our kindergarten we offer the IB PYP in classes for 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds. Playgroup and classes for 2-year-olds follow a play-based programme. It features classroom areas with activities where children explore and develop skills through play. Specialist music classes are held for all year levels Medium: Bilingual classes in English and Putonghua Special programmes, Number of teachers: Declined to provide either Average class size: Teacher-to-pupil ratio: 1: 8 Extra-curricular activities: A range of extra-curricular activities are offered to kindergarten students after school each term

Fees: Declined to provide

KOWLOON BAPTIST CHURCH KINDERGARTEN

2/F, 300 Junction Road, Kowloon Tong

Tel: 2336 6213 E-mail: kbck@netvigator.com Website: www.kbck.edu.hk

Year groups taught: K1 and 2 Number of students: 150 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 to 5 Medium: English only 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 to noon for students

Fees: Half-day: HK$22,000 for Kindergarten 1 and 2. Advance fees of HK$4,400 will be retained for the entire school year for K1-2 programme. These advance fees will cover the tuition fees for May and June of last school year of the student. Application fee: HK$60

STAFFORD ENGLISH KINDERGARTEN

14 Stafford Road, Kowloon Tong

Tel: 2337 2388 E-mail: None Website: http://www.stafford.edu.hk

Year groups taught, Number of students, Accreditation, Association membership, Year founded: All declined to provide Curriculum: School provides an international curriculum founded on three aspects: 1. Proficiency in English, Putonghua and Cantonese; 2. Academics - all of our core subjects (English, science, maths, Chinese and music) are benchmarked to international standards, to provide each child with the maximum academic flexibility in the future; 3. Internationalism - we do a lot of videoconferences and projects with schools abroad Medium: English, Cantonese and Putonghua Special programmes, Number of teachers, Average class size: All declined to provide Extra-curricular activities: Our children learn tennis and violin in the last year of kindergarten

Fees: Declined to provide

YORK INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN

49-51 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong

Tel: 2336 1483 Email: yorkoffice49@yahoo.com.hk Website: http://www.york.edu.hk/

Year groups taught: Age 2-6 Number of students, Accreditation, Association membership, Year founded: All declined to provide Curriculum: The trilingual curriculum is based on: 1. Internationalism - we work with schools globally on projects such as videoconferencing, 'pen pals', and cultural exchanges; 2. Academics - Our syllabus is influenced by the US and UK. We encourage our kids to take part in external assessments such as Stanford 10, CYLET, and the YPC Putonghua tests; 3. Activities - We work with external bodies, such as the University of Cambridge on teaching astronomy, and Prince on teaching tennis to our children Medium: English, Cantonese and Putonghua Special programmes: Number of teachers: Average class size: Extra-curricular activities: Students learn violin and tennis during normal classes in the last year of kindergarten

Fees: Declined to provide

YMCA INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN 2/F, YMCA, 41 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui

Tel: 2268 7766 Email: kindergarten@ymcahk.org.hk Website: www.ymcahk.org.hk

Year groups taught: 2 years 8 months to age 6 Number of students: 140 Accreditation: Unicef Child Friendly School Association membership: Declined to provide Year founded: 1982 Curriculum: Follows the Early Years 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 using Jolly Phonics, gym, art, music and movement, daily prayer and worship time. Parental involvement encouraged through reading programme and daily communication booklet Medium: English Special programmes: Declined to provide Number of teachers: 13 Average class size: Declined to provide Extra-curricular activities: Full-day children have swimming, soccer, tae kwan do, and basketball as part of the school day

Fees: Declined to provide

NEW TERRITORIES

BOX HILL (HK) INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN AND PRE-SCHOOL

Ma On Shan: G/F, Block 10, Phase One, Vista Paradiso, 2 Hang Ming Street, Ma On Shan ( Tel: 2750 6323)
Fo Tan site: 327 Podium of Jubilee Court Shopping Centre, Fo Tan, Sha Tin (Tel: 2688 2161)
Tseung Kwan O site: Shop K01, L2, Metro Town, Tseung Kwan O (Tel: 2623 0018)

Tel: 2750 6323 E-mail: admin@boxhill.com.hk Website: www.boxhill.edu.com.hk

Year groups taught: Age 2-6 Number of students: 260 Year founded: 2004 Curriculum: English medium with Putonghua and Cantonese supplement, follows the National Curriculum of England and Wales, Foundation Stage with emphasis on the six learning areas and adapted the Early Learning goals. Integrated approach with reading and phonics programmes for all levels Medium: English, Cantonese and Putonghua Special programmes: Reading Programme; Enrichment Programme Number of teachers: 15 Average class size: 22 Extra-curricular activities: 'Happy Bee' (Boys/Girls Scouts), ballet/jazz, literacy hours, enrichment programme (Playgroup)

Fees: HK$45,650 with miscellaneous fee of HK$380/month (Kindergarten 1-3). Application fee: HK$30

DAVID EXODUS KINDERGARTEN

UG/F, Blk 4, Julimount Garden, Hin Tin Street, Tai Wai, Sha Tin

Tel: 2693 3772, 2699 0100 E-mail: lindamheaney@gmail.com Website: www.davidexodus.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Playgroup kindergarten 1 to 3 Number of students: 50 Year founded: 1988 Curriculum: Uses thematic approach with learning through play. Recognises the needs of the individual child and encourages physical, intellectual, social and emotional development Medium: English Special programmes: Caters for those children with special needs Number of teachers: 3 Average class size: 24 Extra-curricular activities: Declined to provide

Fees: HK$4,100 per month, HK$41,000 per annum

DISCOVERY MIND INTERNATIONAL PLAY CENTRE AND KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten: G/F, 401, Marina Commercial Centre, 2-8 Coastline Villa, Peninsula Village, Discovery Bay, Lantau (Tel: 2987 8088)
Play Centre: Shop 139b, Discovery Bay Plaza, Lantau (Tel: 2987 8028)
Play Centre and Kindergarten: G/F, Seaview Crescent, 8 Tung Chung (Tel: 2987-8070)

Tel: 2987 8088 E-mail: enquiry@dmk.edu.hk Website:www.dmk.edu.hk

Year groups taught: 15 months to 3 years and kindergarten Number of students: Declined to provide Year founded: Declined to provide Curriculum: Am and pm 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 is incorporated into the international curriculum Medium: Bilingual stream for children from 15 months Special programmes, Number of teachers, Average class size: Extra-curricular activities, Fees: All declined to provide

ESF ABACUS INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN

1a Mang Kung Uk Road, Clearwater Bay

Tel: 2719 5712 E-mail: kinder@abacus.esf.org.hk Website: http://kindergartens.esf.org.hk

Year groups taught: Kindergarten 1 and 2 Number of students: 178 Year founded: 2002 Curriculum: An interactive, play-based inquiry curriculum using child-led and adult-led activities. Children are also introduced to Putonghua on a daily basis through songs, stories and games. In the process of becoming an IB candidate school for the PYP Medium: English Special programmes: Declined to provide Number of teachers: 9 Average class size: 22 Extra-curricular activities: Sports activities run by English Schools Foundation Services

Fees: HK$53,600. Application fee: HK$300

ESF INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN: TSING YI:

Maritime Square, 33 Tsing King Road, Tsing Yi

Tel: 2436 3355 E-mail: kinder@ty.esf.org.hk Website: http://kindergartens.esf.org.hk

Year groups taught: K1-2 Number of students: 352 Year founded: 1999 Curriculum: Play-based, interactive; 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: None

Fees: HK$53,600. Application fee: HK$300

ESF INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN: WU KAI SHA:

L1, 599 Sai Sha Road, Sha Tin

Tel: 2435 5291 E-mail: kinder@wks.esf.org.hk Website: http://kindergartens.esf.org.hk

Year groups taught: Kindergarten 1 and 2 Number of students: 308 Year founded: 2009 Curriculum: Play-based and interactive. It promotes learning through inquiry. The kindergarten has applied to be a candidate school for the IB PYP. Children learn through exciting, hands-on experiences Medium: English. Introduction to Putonghua Special programmes: Putonghua and language enrichment in English Number of teachers: 9 Average class size: 22 Extra-curricular activities: English and sports classes

Fees: HK$56,300. Application fee: HK$300

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL - KINDERGARTEN

Unit 701, 7/F, Jubilee Court Shopping Centre, 2-18 Lok King Street, Fo Tan

Tel:3156 1234 E-mail: kindergarten@ics.edu.hk Website: www.ics.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Reception 1 and 2 Number of students: 120 Year founded: 2001 Curriculum: Classes are half-day and balance academics with artistic and physical activities. In Reception 1 (age 3), they learn about the world around them and how to get along well in a group setting. In R2 (age 4), phonics, handwriting, and beginning mathematics skills are added. Putonghua is also part of the curriculum Medium: English Special programmes: Summer programme Number of teachers: 4 Average class size: 15 Extra-curricular activities: Gymnastics

Fees: HK$46,700. Application fee: HK$1,000

LEAPFROG KINDERGARTEN (HKPPA)

11 Pak Tam Chung Village, Sai Kung Country Park, Sai Kung

Tel: 2791 1540 E-mail: admin@leapfrogkindergarten.org Website: www.leapfrogkindergarten.org

Year groups taught: K1-2, P1-3 Number of students: 75 Year founded: 1997 Curriculum: Based on UK Early Years Foundation Scheme. 'Learn through Play'. Full curriculum available on website: www.leapfrogkindergarten.org Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Putonghua in Kindergarten Number of teachers: 2 Average class size: 15 (Kindergarten), 18-20 (Playgroup) Extra-curricular activities: Declined to provide

Fees: K1-2: HK$40,000/school year. HK$4,000 deposit refundable. HK$400 HKPPA membership fee; HK$100 maintenance and supplies levy/term. Application fee: HK$100 (for K)

NEW SONG CHRISTIAN KINDERGARTEN

Floral Villas Commercial Area, 18 Tso Wo Road, Tso Wo Hang, Sai Kung

Tel: 2791 2472 E-mail: newsong@netvigator.com Website: www.newsonghk.com

Year groups taught: 2 years 8 months to age 6 Number of students: 55 Year founded: 1991 Curriculum: Play and themed activities with curriculum and equipment chosen to provide appropriate challenges 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 help celebrate themes throughout the year Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: Paint & Play Programme Number of teachers: 2 Average class size: 30 Extra-curricular activities: Declined to provide

Fees: Half day: HK$38,000. Annual school expenses: HK$1,740. Application fee: HK$30

SOUTHSIDE KINDERGARTEN

109 Repulse Bay Road, Repulse Bay

Tel: 2592 7527 E-mail: info@southside.edu.hk Website: www.southside.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Nursery to 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. Has low teacher-to-pupil ratio of 1:6 and 1:8. The use of Sylvan Learning's proprietary systems, ensures the progress of each student is tracked individually Medium: English and Putonghua 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's Beginning Reading and Essential Mathematics

Fees: am and pm sessions: HK$78,000. Extended day: HK$98,000

ST LORRAINE ENGLISH KINDERGARTEN

15 Sai Ching Street, Yuen Long Tel: 2476 0091 E-mail: stlorraineoffice@yahoo.com.hk Website: www.st-lorraine.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Kindergarten Number of students: Year founded: Curriculum: Curriculum is heavily influenced by US and British educational standards. School works regularly with overseas schools from Wales, Florida and the Gold Coast, Australia, to enrich teaching curriculum. Most 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 Medium, Special programmes, Number of teachers, Average class size, Extra-curricular activities: All declined to provide

Fees: Declined to provide

SKIP (SAI KUNG INTERNATIONAL PRE-SCHOOL)

159 Che Keng Tuk Road, Sai Kung

Tel: 2791 7354 E-mail: skip@skip.edu.hk Website: www.skip.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Age 1-5 Number of students: 120 Year founded: 1989 Curriculum: UK Early Years Foundation Stage, which uses a learning-through-play approach. Children learn about the world around them, literacy and numeracy, art and craft, music, personal and social skills through the medium of play Medium: English Special programmes: Classes are split into playgroups and kindergartens. Number of teachers: 2 Average class size: 20 Extra-curricular activities: None

Fees: Kindergarten 2: HK$36,500, K1: HK$29,500, PG: HK$125/session. Joining and registration fee: HK$300. Kindergarten debenture: HK$3,650 (refundable)

ZEBEDEE INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN

G/F, Yat Nga Court, Nam Wan Road, Tai Po

Tel: 2650 3339 Email: admin@zebedee.edu.hk Website: www.zebedee.edu.hk

Year groups taught: Kindergarten 1-3 Number of students: 80 Accreditation: UK Early Years Foundation Stage Association membership: Declined to provide Year founded: 2008 Curriculum: Offers an adjusted UK Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum that includes daily classes in Putonghua. Children benefit from English-speaking, play-based learning environment taught by native-English teachers Medium: English and Putonghua Special programmes: English enhancement programmes Number of teachers: 6 Average class size: 15 Extra-curricular activities: Learn English through play classes, playgroups, Kindermusik Cambridge YLE Starters, art and dance

Fees: HK$39,600. Application fee: HK$200

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