• Extending children’s learning in a vibrant, rich and caring learning environment that lays the foundation for later school success.

    • Executive Director’s Message

      The Independent Schools Foundation Pre-School (The ISF Pre-School) is a unique, bilingual and bicultural learning institution for pre-school aged children in Hong Kong. Proudly independent, The ISF Pre-School offers a Chinese and English immersion education with a global perspective. Striking a balance between tradition and innovation, between China and the West, The ISF Pre-School hosts a vibrant, rich, and caring learning environment, where the power of experience to shape the future in these critically important formative years of childhood is well understood.

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      Dr. Malcolm Pritchard
      Executive Director
    • Principal’s Welcome

      The Independent Schools Foundation (ISF) was established in 2000 as a registered charitable organization to provide diversity in choice of education for local students. In 2003, the Foundation established The ISF Academy, which caters for students from Foundation Year to Grade 12. The establishment of The ISF Pre-School in 2015 marks an important milestone for the ISF, extending its excellent educational services to the early years. The same vision and mission are shared throughout the Pre-School and the Academy, where the schools focus on the holistic development of young learners through experiential learning.

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      Ms. Tammy Tam
    Application for 2017-2018
    Applications for the academic year 2017-18 will open from September 1 to September 30, 2016. Only online applications will be accepted.


    Rolling Application for 2016-2017
    The regular application period for the academic year 2016-17 is now closed. Please contact our school office for rolling admissions.


  • Welcome to The ISF Pre-School

  • The ISF Pre-School is a non-profit, private early years educational institute established by The Independent Schools Foundation. It is a unique, Chinese-English bilingual and bicultural pre-school where there is a strong emphasis on the core values of the Eight Virtues + One. The Pre-School believes in establishing a community of young learners, dedicated educators and parents, where effective teaching and learning takes place in a supportive, nurturing environment based on mutual trust and respect. It is a place where young learners actively engage in first-hand experiences to construct knowledge and develop skills for a better understanding of the world in which they live.

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  • To register for admissions briefings, school tours or to apply online, please go to our admissions page.

  • Our Program

    Learning Through Play
  • Class Structure

    Our program caters to young learners from two years and eight months to five years of age. Half-day sessions will only be offered in two year levels, Year One and Year Two. Our professional teaching team is highly experienced and qualified in early childhood education. Our favorable teacher-to-child ratio also helps ensure children’s learning needs are appropriately met.

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  • Curriculum

    The ISF Pre-School curriculum is developed on the basis of the Early Years Program of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and The ISF Academy Foundation Year curriculum, drawing together the essence of Chinese and Western thinking. The program is delivered through two languages of instruction, with 70% in Putonghua and 30% in English. It provides a rich bank of experiences from which young children can learn to make sense of their own world and the world around them.

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    The ISF Pre-School
    Shop 2-4, G/F
    17 Po Yan Street
    Sheung Wan, Hong Kong



    Tel: +852 2559 8518
    Fax: +852 2559 8523

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