SEARCHING FOR A TOP SCHOOL DOESN’T NEED TO BE STRESSFUL!

Top Schools is for you if you are a parent in Hong Kong wanting the best education for your children, yet find the process of searching for information confusing, frustrating and stressful.

Where schools own websites often lack consistency and transparency, we make it easy to search, compare and share accurate, up-to-date information on schools and save a lot of time and worry.

Top Schools is unique in HK in that we provide extensive, solid factual information to balance our opinions and those of our members.

Our school profiles are based on our research, visits to the schools and parent, teacher and student interviews. Many school profiles are verified by the schools directly and they have the authority to edit and update all content, except the initial description which remains impartial and is written by Top Schools staff.

THE TOPSCHOOLS DIFFERENCE

  • Our services are entirely personalised and fully flexible to accommodate each client’s unique requirements

  • We have verifiable, in-depth knowledge of the Hong Kong education system (local and international); we make recommendations based on fact, not hearsay or personal opinion!

  • We maintain good relationships with schools, parents and other stakeholders and regarded as influencers in the industry

  • We are focused, and small enough to deliver a personal service

  • We have a 100% success rate for school placements

  • We are completely independent education experts

  • Our small team collectively boasts 70 years’ of Hong Kong-specific education experience.

  • We work with parents and clients to develop a strategic, realistic and flexible approach to choosing a school and having that school choose your child!

  • Our consultants speak English, Cantonese, Putonghua and Tagalog

WHAT WE DO

STRATEGISE

We guide parents through a confusing array of opinions. We give honest, unbiased advice on the probability of acceptance for immediate arrival and the following years.
We plan viable alternative options, including an interim placement, local school or a school providing additional support for ESL, or other individual learning needs.
We understand that the “perfect school” doesn’t exist, so we look to match family and school, based on their priorities. If a compromise is necessary, we advise on where, when and how this should happen with the family’s best interests and mid, or even, long-term goals in mind.

CUSTOMISE

We get to know each of our families well and understand their preferences as well as their child’s academic, emotional and social needs. From there, we manage expectations throughout the process with one dedicated consultant. We can modify a plan at any stage to suit changing preferences and expectations.

EMPATHISE

Our senior consultants are all parents too and we’ve been through the process. Between us, we have – or had – our own children in seven of Hong Kong’s top schools.

HOW WILL WE GUIDE YOU?

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Initial discussion and questionnaire

We prefer to meet you face-to-face. We’ll ascertain how much you know about the options available and fill you in where you have gaps. We’ll then guide you through a questionnaire to understand family background, current schooling situation and expectations.

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Analysis and follow-up discussion

We’ll analyse your responses to the questionnaire and generate a ‘long list’ then speak with you again to discuss and shorten the list.

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Shortlist

Next, we’ll draw up a list of schools and send the details information to you in a comparable table format. We’ll arrange for you to visit the schools. We have developed good relationships with the schools and can often arrange visits outside their normal schedule.

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Timeline

We’ll make sure that you don’t miss any application deadlines, based on your child’s date of birth and each specific school’s requirements.

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Interview preparation

We’ll advise on the format of child assessments and parent interviews and brief you on what to do/say and what not to.

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Follow-up

Once and application is submitted, we can check with the school to understand actual vacancies and the wait list situation. Lastly, we can advise on choosing a school, if multiple offers are received (as they often are!)

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Applications

We can check and advise you on your applications and supplementary information to give you the best chance of success. We can advise on debentures.

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