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.
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.
Dr. Malcolm Pritchard
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.
Ms. Tammy Tam
Vision & Mission
The ISF Pre-school is a community of learners, independent in thought and action, deeply rooted in Chinese culture, global in understanding and experience, and excellent in all endeavors.
The ISF Pre-school:
- Educates learners in a Chinese-English bilingual environment;
- Anchors its values on the Eight Virtues + One;
- Nurtures curiosity, critical thinking, and a lifelong love of learning; and
- Builds life skills through experiential learning.