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Best Preschools, Pre-Nursery, Kindergartens In Hong Kong

Preschools For Toddlers In Hong Kong

The best preschools, pre nursery and international kindergartens in Hong Kong

The first steps into education can seem overwhelming. And not just for the little ones! There is so much to research for such a crucial time. Little Steps has gained access to the most trustworthy source of information  – other parents! We have combined reports to construct a comprehensive list of Preschools and kindergartens from central to Kowloon. And check back regularly for updated reports from others for you.

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  • ESF Kindergartens Hong Kong

    ESF KINDERGARTENS: 5 Locations In Hong Kong

    The five ESF International Kindergartens - Abacus, Hillside, Tsing Yi, Tung Chung and Wu Kai Sha - offer an English medium education for children aged 3 to 5 years. All five kindergartens cater for K1 and K2 children aged 3 to 5 years who attend for three hours a day, for either a morning or an afternoon session. The kindergartens offer safe and spacious learning environments which are designed specially to meet the needs of young learners. Students that attend an ESF International Kindergarten for two terms before the primary school interview will receive priority for an interview at ESF Primary Schools.

     

    ESF Kindergarten, 5 locations in Hong Kong, 852 2574 2351, info@esfcentre.edu.hkwww.esfkindergartens.org.hk.

  • City Kids Pre-School: Mid-levels Hong Kong

    CITY KIDS PRE-SCHOOL: Mid-Levels

    A favorite in the Midlevels, CIty Kids is set a beautiful historical building surrounded by greenery.  Offering both playgroups and preschool for kids 2.8-6 years, this gem offers a play-based curriculum in a bright natural setting.  The outdoor playground is a favorite for the kiddos and a perk for a city-based school.

     

    City Kids Pre-School, 2/F, East Wing, 12 Borrett Road, Midlevels, Hong Kong, +852 2522 4446, officemanager@citykidshk.orgwww.citykidshk.org.

  • Small World Hong Kong

    SMALL WORLD CHRISTIAN KINDERGARTEN: Mid-Levels

    Small World Christian Kindergarten is an international kindergarten that has educated curious young learners for more than 30 years, welcoming families of a diverse range of backgrounds, faiths, and nationalities. The school offers a warm and caring environment, with plenty of indoor and outdoor learning space and an outdoor playground amongst the trees. Learning at Small World is based around the International Early Years Curriculum. The kindergarten is the hub of an active community, with parenting courses, parent volunteer opportunities, and parent involvement helping to forge strong family-school partnerships.

    Small World Christian Kindergarten, 10 Borrett Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, +852 2525 0922, office@smallworld.edu.hksmallworld.edu.hk

    Playgroupplaygroup@generations.edu.hkhttps://www.generations.edu.hk/

  • Invictus Hong Kong

    INVICTUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HONG KONG: New Through School In 2020!

    Singapore's award-winning primary school, Invictus, is set to expand its educational prowess into Hong Kong in 2020 and beyond for students in Kindergarten 1 to Year 13 (3-18 years) to both local residents and expatriate families. Invictus School Monterey Place campus located at Tseung Kwan O is offering courses for K1 to Year 6. Subject to regulatory approval, the Chai Wan campus located at 188 Tai Tam Road will open in the third quarter of 2020 and will offer courses for Middle and High school. With fees for primary at only HKD100,000 per year, Invictus is among the most affordable private education options in Hong Kong, while simultaneously being certifiably world-class quality-wise!

     

    Invictus, 23 Tong Chun St, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, info@invictusschool.hkwww.invictusschool.hk

  • Kent College Hong Kong

    KENT COLLEGE HONG KONG: Opening Soon!

    Hot off the press, the UK independent school Kent College is planning to open a campus in Hong Kong following the successful launch of a Dubai branch. The 130-year-old Kent College in Canterbury, UK is a co-ed independent school for students aged three months through to 18 years. The school is yet to make a new announcement on its previous plan to open a Hong Kong campus in August 2020.

     

    Kent College Hong Kong, +852 3151 5588, info@kentcollge.hkwww.kentcollege.hk

  • Norwegian International School

    NORWEGIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (NIS): 2 Locations In New Territories

    Norwegian International School (NIS) is a school like no other in Hong Kong. It’s a school where you’ll find wide-open spaces, lush greenery, and students who love to spend time learning both in and out of doors. It’s a school where the students, families, and staff truly are a learning community together. NIS, at both its Primary and Kindergarten campuses, showcases the very best of life in Tai Po. Learning about the world around them in the classroom leads seamlessly into time spent outdoors, where students help vegetables grow over the course of weeks and study with wonder the decades-old trees that tower above them in the playground.

     

    Norwegian International School (NIS)www.nis.edu.hk

    Primary Campus: 170 Kam Shan Road, Tai Po, New Territories, +852 2658 0341, office@nis.edu.hkKindergarten Campus: 175 Kwong Fuk Road, Tai Po, New Territories, +852 2638 0269, kinder@nis.edu.hk

  • Mills International Preschool Hong Kong

    MILLS INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL: Yau Tong

    Mills offers a caring and stimulating environment for up to 300 girls and boys aged 6 months to 6 years. The school provides a rigorous and international education following the British National Curriculum with Mandarin as an integrated language. It partners with Kids’ Gallery and Star English to bring you a vast range of co-curricular activities. Each classroom is fully equipped with the latest learning aids and technology.

     

    Mills International Preschool, The Spectacle, 8 Cho Yuen Street, Yau Tong, Hong Kong, +852 2717 6336, preschool@millsinternational.edu.hkwww.millsinternational.edu.hk.

  • Tutor Time International Hong Kong

    TUTOR TIME INTERNATIONAL: 5 Locations In Hong Kong

    Whether enrolled full- or part-time, your child will benefit from Tutor Time's total immersion bilingual English and Mandarin programs. With programs for children aged 6 months to 6 years old, Tutor Time has something for every family. Children are guided and encouraged by experienced teachers, and advance through each program at their own pace.

     

    Tutor Time, 5 locations in Hong Kong info@tutortime.com.hkwww.tutortime.com.hk

  • Highgate House School: The Peak & Tai Tam Hong Kong

    HIGHGATE HOUSE SCHOOL: The Peak & Tai Tam

    At Highgate House their main aim is to nurture all-round development, preserving children’s wonder and delight in learning. Established in 1992, Highgate House School is the only accredited Steiner Waldorf preschool in Hong Kong and is fully registered by the EDB. Children who are not hurried through childhood are more likely to become well-adjusted adults; the firm foundations they build at Highgate ensure the education is one for life. Their integrated curriculum is offered from birth to 6 years, in either English, Bilingual or pure Mandarin.

     

    Highgate House - Peak, Highgate House School, 100 Peak Road, The Peak, Hong Kong, +852 2849 6336, info@highgatehouse.edu.hkhighgatehouse.edu.hk

    Highgate House Redhill, G/F, Redhill Plaza, Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong, +852 2849 6336, info@highgatehouse.edu.hkhighgatehouse.edu.hk

  • Kornhill International: Quarry Bay Hong Kong

    KORNHILL INTERNATIONAL: Quarry Bay

    Kornhill International Nursery and Kornhill Anglo-Chinese Kindergarten provide a holistic educational program for boys and girls between the ages of 2 to 6 years. The curriculum is developed with both international and local students in mind, with a merging of curriculum elements from both overseas and local programs. This includes Mandarin lessons starting from K1.

     

    Kornhill International Nursery, 16 Hong Shing Street, Kornhill, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2884 4186, inkids@kornhill-edu.comwww.kornhill-edu.com

  • Yew Chung International School: Kowloon Tong Hong Kong

    YEW CHUNG INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL: Kowloon Tong

    Yew Chung International School (YCIS) combines the best of both Eastern and Western cultures by promoting proficiency in the two major world languages, Chinese and English. YCIS nurtures its students to be outstanding leaders, caring global citizens in a bilingual learning environment. Operating in Hong Kong for over 80 years and initially specializing in early childhood education, YCIS now provides education from early childhood through primary and secondary, culminating in the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.

     

    Yew Chung International School, 3 To Fuk Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, +852 2338 7106, admissions@ycif.comwww.ycis-hk.com/en/academics/early-childhood-education

  • Fairchild Junior Academy: Sai Ying Pun Hong Kong

    FAIRCHILD KINDERGARTEN & JUNIOR ACADEMY: Sai Ying Pun & Tin Hau

    Fairchild Canadian Academy places great emphasis on nurturing all-round children. Through providing children with a sensory-rich and play-focused environment with learning experiences in creative arts, music and movement, STEM and nature exploration, children can achieve life-long skills in an authentic and meaningful way. Fairchild Kindergarten offers high-quality early childhood education programs based on the Early Learning Framework from Ontario and the Reggio Emilia approach for children from 2 to 6 years old with international and dual-language (English and Mandarin) streams. They also have a playgroup in Tin Hau (Fairchild Junior Academy) offering play-based programs for children from 8 months.

     

    Fairchild Kindergarten, G/F & 1/F, Kong Chian Tower, Block 1, 351 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, HK, +852 2803 2638, info@fairchild.edu.hkwww.fairchild.academy

    Fairchild Junior Academy, 22/F, Park Commercial Centre, 180 Tung Lo Wan Road, Tin Hau, HK, +852 2898 1611, info@fairchild.academywww.fairchild.academy

  • Stamford American School Primary

    STAMFORD AMERICAN SCHOOL HONG KONG: Pre-Primary Through School In Ho Man Tin

    Stamford American School Hong Kong offers world-class international education. They provide individualized learning for every child, based on an inquiry-driven education for children aged 5 to 18 years. The elementary years at Stamford (Pre-primary to Grade 5) build a strong foundation of skills and academics through the IB Learner Profile and American standards-based curriculum.

    Stamford American School Hong Kong,  25 Man Fuk Road, Ho Man Tin, Hong Kong, +852 2500 8688, admissions@sais.edu.hk, https://www.sais.edu.hk

     

  • Box Hill International Kindergarten And Pre-schools Hong Kong

    BOX HILL INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTENS AND PRE-SCHOOLS: Various Locations

    Box Hill (HK) International Kindergartens and Pre-schools The Kindergartens and Preschools were started in Australia and they adopt the EYFS programme with English as the medium of instruction providing a full immersion of English learning environment for young children. Their Chinese curriculum both in Cantonese and Mandarin also gives children key skills for interfacing with various types of primary schools. The schools are led by professional and experienced teachers, children will be enjoying a joyful yet meaningful learning journey at Box Hill through abundant purposely planned activities.

     

    Box Hill (HK) International Kindergarten and Pre-schools, 4 branches, click here for full addresses and contact details, www.boxhill.edu.hk

  • Maple Bear Canadian International School Hong Kong

    MAPLE BEAR CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL KINDERGARTEN HONG KONG: New Territories

    Located amidst Tseung Kwan O's greenery, Maple Bear offers a safe and spacious environment for children to explore and engage with nature. The kindergarten provides knowledge and skills for children aged 18 months to 6 years to lay the foundation for elementary school. The curriculum is designed to reflect on the best Canadian bilingual education, integrated with a child-centric and activity-driven approach to empower the future generation.

     

    Maple Bear Canadian International Kindergarten Hong Kong, Shop 7, G/F Alto Residences, 29 Tong Yin Street, Tseung Kwan O, +852 2813 4887, admissions@maplebear.hk, www.maplebear.hk

  • French English Academy Hong Kong

    FRENCH ENGLISH ACADEMY: Southern District

    The French English Academy is a bilingual kindergarten conveniently located near the scenic Repulse Bay beach. The core subjects are taught in French and English, designed to help children acquire creative thinking, pattern recognition, and problem-solving. The huge space offers an outdoor playground, indoor sandbox, and space for nap time. For more about the school curriculum, click here.

     

    French English Academy, 109 Repulse Bay Road Hong Kong, +852 2388 0026, info@feahk.com, www.feahk.com

  • Guidepost Montessori Hong Kong

    GUIDEPOST MONTESSORI IN KENNEDY TOWN & CHAI WAN:

    Guidepost Montessori is one of the largest networks of private Montessori schools in the United States, and globally, over 50 schools are serving 3,500 children from New York, Southern California to Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Located on Queen’s Road West in Kennedy Town and Harmony Garden in Chai Wan, both their beautiful campuses are welcoming and create an ideal place for your child to explore and discover their own potential. The Montessori curriculum offers a knowledge-rich environment through a child-led model. Children learn joyfully, through working with carefully sequenced, hands-on materials. Your child’s enthusiastic exploration naturally leads to a solid foundation and advanced academics. All of the classrooms are fully dual language, led by English and Mandarin-speaking Guides.

     

    Guidepost Montessori: Kennedy Town, 1-2 Floor 554 Queen’s Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, +852 3619 1136, kennedytown@guidepostmontessori.comguidepostmontessori.com/kennedy-town | Chai Wan, Kindergarten, Harmony Garden, 9 Siu Sai Wan Road, Siu Sai Wan, +852 2866 8260, chaiwan@guidepostmontessori.comguidepostmontessori.com/chai-wan

  • The Harbour School Hong Kong

    THE HARBOUR VILLAGE: Kennedy Town

    Located in Kennedy Town, The Harbour School’s campus for Pre-K and K (4 to 6-year-old) called the Harbour Village is over 4000 square feet of indoor space providing exceptional and personal education in a high teacher to student ratio setting to prepare its students for primary school and more. As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child, and so the Harbour Village is an intentionally small school where each student knows and is known by the whole community. The first step in learning is to love it and at THS, our faculty wholeheartedly embrace this by making the learning experience special and joyful for each student. Students here learn to develop their interpersonal skills and confidence to advocate for themselves and for others. The Harbour School is WASC-accredited and offers a Pre-K to Grade 12 program based on the U.S. curriculum, emphasizing on 21st-century skills including creativity, collaboration, communication, and empathy. Students enrolled in the Harbour Village will automatically receive a place in Grade 1 at The Grove, THS’s primary school.

     

    The Harbour School, 2/F, 23 Belcher's Street, Kennedy Town, +852 3612 1090, admissions@ths.edu.hk, www.ths.edu.hk

  • Climbing Wall Shrewsbury Hong Kong

    SHREWSBURY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HONG KONG: Preschool And Kindergarten In TKO

    Offering a bespoke program of study to students between the ages of 3 and 11, the team at Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong knows a thing or two about primary education and the journey of successful graduation.  Stamford builds social-emotional skills through the Second Step Program, focusing on outdoor education and developing life skills. Students develop diverse skills through the IB Learner Profile, Approaches to Learning, and a broad range of specialist courses in the arts, science, languages, and more.

    Shrewsbury International School Hong Kong, 10 Shek Kok Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong, +852 2480 1500, admissions@shrewsbury.edu.hk, https://forms.gle/gbxepcM7z6H7EDQZ8

  • Malvern College Pre-school Hong Kong

    MALVERN COLLEGE PRE-SCHOOL HONG KONG: Central & Kowloon

    Malvern College Pre-School Hong Kong believes the Early Years are crucial for laying a firm foundation for future learning and successes, with a programme inheriting the Malvern College ethos and core values, which is tailored to develop the potential in every child through a stimulating and developmental environment. The campus has been designed to reflect the Reggio Emilia education philosophy which views “environment as the third teacher”.

     

    Malvern College Pre-school Hong Kong, G9-12, Coronation Circle, 1 Yau Cheung Road, Southwest Kowloon, Hong Kong | Malvern College Pre-School Island West , G/F, 1/F, Viking Court, 165-166 Connaught Road West, Hong Kong, +852 3898 4668, www.malvernpreschool.hk.

  • PRESCHOOLS AND KINDERGARTENS BY AREA IN HONG KONG:

    Preaschools, Kindergartens, Playgroups Hong Kong

    HONG KONG ISLAND+ CAUSEWAY BAY + HAPPY VALLEY+ WAN CHAI:

    Woodland Preschoolswww.woodlandschools.com 

    Little Montessorian Learning Centrewww.littlemontessorian.com

    Safari Kidwww.safarikidinternational.com/our-centres/hong-kong/

    Victoria Educational Organizationwww.victoria.edu.hk *Other locations available

     

    SHEUNG WAN + CENTRAL + MID-LEVELS:

    Blooming Budswww.bloomingbuds.com.hk

    City Kidswww.citykidshkppa.org

    Highgate Househighgatehouse.edu.hk

    Woodland Preschoolswww.woodlandschools.com

    Carmel Early Learning Centrewww.carmel.edu.hk/elc

    HILLSIDE - ESFwww.esfkindergartens.org.hk

    Avendaleavendale.school *Reggio Emilia

    Fairchild Junior Academywww.fairchild.academy

    Tutor Timewww.tutortime.com.hk

    International Montessori Schoolwww.montessori.edu.hk

    British Council Pre-Schoolhttps://www.britishcouncil.hk/

    Small World International Kindergartenwww.smallworld.edu.hk

    Mulberry House Academywww.mulberryhouseasia.com

     

    NORTH POINT + TIN HAU + QUARRY BAY + SIU SAI WAN:

    Kornhill International Nurserywww.kornhill-edu.com 

    Tutor Timewww.tutortime.com.hk 

    Fairchild Junior Academy - Playgroupwww.fairchild.academy  

    Kiang Su And Chekiang Kindergartenwww.kcis.edu.hk

    PODSwww.pods.com.hk

    Avendaleavendale.school *Reggio Emilia

    Hamilton Hillwww.hhik.edu.hk/en

    MASS International Pre-schoolwww.masspreschool.com

    Island Children's Montessorihttps://icms.edu.hk/

    Victoria Educational Organizationwww.victoria.edu.hk *Other locations available

     

    KENNEDY TOWN:

    Woodland Preschoolswww.woodlandschools.com

    The Harbour Villagewww.ths.edu.hk

    Wildernesswww.wilderness.asia

    Mighty Oakswww.mightyoaks.edu.hk

    Island Waldorf Schoolwww.iwshk.org

    Wittywitty.edu.hk

    Victoria Educational Organizationwww.victoria.edu.hk *Other locations available

     

    POKFULAM:

    Woodland Preschoolswww.woodlandschools.com

    Safari Kidwww.safarikidinternational.com/our-centres/hong-kong/

    Little Daltonwww.littledalton.com

    Sunshine House Pre-Schoolswww.sunshinehouse.com.hk *Other locations available

     

    SOUTHSIDE:

    Woodland Preschoolswww.woodlandschools.com

    Highgate Househighgatehouse.edu.hk

    Southside Kindergartenwww.southside.edu.hk 

    Safari Kidwww.safarikidinternational.com/our-centres/hong-kong/

    International Montessori Schoolwww.ims.edu.hk

    Victoria Educational Organizationwww.victoria.edu.hk *Other locations available

    Lou Pichoanwww.loupichoun.com

    PIPS (Parkview International School)www.pips.edu.hk 

    Rightmind Kindergartenwww.rmkg.org

     

    KOWLOON / NEW TERRITORIES / CLEARWATER BAY + TSEUNG KWAN O:

    ABACUS - ESFwww.esfkindergartens.org.hk

    United Christian Music Kindergartenucmkg.org *New

    Garden Housewww.gardenhouse.edu.hk

    Sunshine House Pre-Schoolswww.sunshinehouse.com.hk *More locations

    Hong Kong Adventist Academywww.hkaa.edu.hk

    Deborah International Preschoolwww.deborah-intl.edu.hk *More locations

    Learning Habitat Kindergartenlearninghabitat.org  *More locations

     

    KOWLOON TONG + SAI KUNG:

    St Nicholas Kindergartenwww.stnicholas.edu.hk

    Woodland Preschoolswww.woodlandschools.com

    Nord Anglia Early Years Campuswww.nordangliaeducation.com

    Leapfrogwww.leapfrogkindergarten.org

    SKIPwww.skip.edu.hk

    Sai Kung Montessoriwww.saikungmontessori.com

     

    SHA-TIN + LAI CHI KOK + TSIM SHA TSUI:

    Dramatic English International Educationdeikindergarten.org *More locations

    Kendallwww.kendall.edu.hk

    YMCA International Kindergartenwww.ymcaikg.edu.hk

     

    FANLING:

    Dramatic English International Educationdeikindergarten.org *More locations

     

    KOWLOON + NEW TERRITORIES:

    EtonHousewww.etonhouse.com.hk

    Mills Internationalwww.millsinternational.edu.hk 

    ESFwww.esfkindergartens.org.hk 

    Tutor Timewww.tutortime.com.hk 

    Anfield International Kindergartenwww.anfield.com.hk

    Aristle International Kindergartenwww.aristle-gifted.com/wp_aristle

    Galileegis.edu.hk

    STEAMwww.steamis.com.hk

    Harts Pre-Schoolwww.hartspreschool.com

    Sun Kidswww.sunkids.edu.hk

    Ludos Kindergartenluduskindergarten.com

    St. Nicholas English Kindergartenwww.stnicholas.edu.hk

    David Exodus Kindergartenwww.davidexodus.edu.hk

    Victoria Educational Organizationwww.victoria.edu.hk *Other locations available

    Zebedee International Preschool & Nurserywww.zebedee.edu.hk

    Norwegian International Schoolnis.edu.hk

    Little Habswww.lhfamilies.org

    Piccolo Montewww.pme.edu.hk

    ICHK Kindergartenwww.ichkhly.edu.hk/site/

     

    OUTER ISLANDS + DISCOVERY BAY:

    Discovery Montessoriwww.montessori-ami.edu.hk

     

    TUNG CHUNG + LANTAU OTHER:

    ESF Tung Chungwww.esfkindergartens.org.hk 

    Sunshine Housewww.sunshinehouse.com.hk *More locations

    Lantau International Kindergartenwww.lis.edu.hk

    Dramatic English International Educationdeikindergarten.org *More locations

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