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

Finding the right school for your child and then having that school choose your child is a process often typified by stress, stress and more stress!  Many schools are able to pick and choose which children they accept, and which they don’t.

Our comprehensive School Placements Service offers expert, independent advice to help you navigate through the complexity of the information and help you place your child(ren) aged 2-18.

If you are:

  • Expectant parents
  • Hong Kong Parents of children aged up to 16/17
  • Parents relocating to Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Chinese, Mainland Chinese, Expats and everything in between!

OR:

  • Applying late

  • Frustrated/confused/stuck/stressed
  • Concerned about Chinese proficiency

  • Keen on a “local” school…
  • In need of English support
  • On a budget

Apply From Birth

Some schools in Hong Kong accept applications from birth. As soon as you have the birth certificate, you can apply. And, in the majority of cases, the date of receipt is important in determining your place in the queue – strictly chronological.

The Admissions Consulting Services 2016/2017 booklet includes a list of primary schools that you can apply to from birth. Where they have preschools attached, you’d normally apply for the lowest grade available, but not necessarily.

Other schools will accept applications only within a prescribed period – usually one or two years before intended entry.

Schools Strong in Chinese

If you’d like your child to be bilingual (Chinese/English) AND biliterate, the obvious choice is a ‘local’ school. However, local schools use “Cantonese”. It’s used as the medium of instruction, as the playground language and forms the basis of the culture. Also, the Putonghua and English is often taught mainly by non-native speakers.

Many parents are more keen on Putonghua (Mandarin). Perhaps they are not Chinese, they are from the Mainland, or they feel that Cantonese is easy to pick up anyway.

They also prefer a more international style of teaching, perhaps according to an international curriculum too. The bad news is the very few schools are offering this!

Successful Placements 2015/16

135 students placed for 2017/18 in: ESF, Harrow School, Hong Kong Academy, Chinese International School, Independent Schools Foundation Academy, American School Hong Kong, Yew Chung International School, Renaissance College, International Montessori School, Victoria Shanghai Academy, Canadian International School, Hong Kong International School, Island Christian Academy, Nord Anglia International School and more.

Fewer than 10 of these placements required a priority debenture.

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Successful Placements 2015/16

2017/18 Acceptances: ESF, Harrow School, Hong Kong Academy, Chinese International School, Independent Schools Foundation Academy, American School Hong Kong, Yew Chung International School, Renaissance College, International Montessori School, Victoria Shanghai Academy, Canadian International School, Hong Kong International School, Island Christian Academy, Nord Anglia International School, Stamford American School and more.

Not one of these placements required a corporate debenture.

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