• Admissions

  • Applications for Current Academic Year 2019-20

    We adopt a rolling admissions process for grades with vacancies, generally accepting students from August of the current year to January of the same academic year.


    Applications for Next Academic Year: 2020-21 Regular Application Period

    Application for Year One for the 2020-21 Academic Year will commence on Monday, September 2, 2019, and application for Year Two will commence on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

    Rolling Application Period

    Depending on the grade, the school may have available spaces after concluding the Regular Application Process. Hence, from Thursday, April 30, 2020, the Admissions Office will accept and review applications for 2020-21 on a rolling basis.

    The table below serves as a guide to our admissions process and The ISF Pre-School reserves the right to modify these dates and periods if necessary.

    Age Requirements

    Students should be the correct age for their grade as shown below:

    Grade Level Minimum Age* (by August 31 of year of entry) For 2020-21 admissions (Applicants are born between dates shown below)
    Year 1 2 years 8 months September 1, 2016 & December 31, 2017
    Year 2 3 years 8 months September 1, 2015 & December 31, 2016


  • Admissions Assessment Dates

    • Grade Level
      Year One
    • Application Submission Period
      September 2 to September 30, 2019
    • Student Assessment
      November 2, 9 and 23, 2019
    • Parent Meeting
      January to February 2020
    • Release of Results
      End March 2020
    • Grade Level
      Year Two
    • Application Submission Period
      January 2 to 31, 2020
    • Student Assessment
      Will be postponed to a later date
    • Parent Meeting
      March 2020
    • Release of Results
      End April 2020

    To find out more about our admissions events, policy and procedures, details of fees payable, please read our Prospectus 2020-21. Prospective parents may also contact us at psadmissions@isf.edu.hk for further information.

    Admissions Events

    To register for our Annual Admissions Briefing or a guided school tour, please visit Friends of The ISF.

  • Fees & Tuition

  • Application Fee

    Non-refundable application fee of HK$1,000.

    The application fee includes the admissions assessment and the administrative fee for processing the application. The application fees are non-refundable and subject to change for each new academic year.

    Acceptance Deposit

    An Acceptance Deposit must be paid to secure a child’s placement. The deposit is paid to “The Independent Schools Foundation Pre-School Limited” and will be credited towards the total tuition. The Acceptance Deposit is not refundable if the student decides at a later date not to attend the school.

    Capital Contribution Scheme

    Each new student is required to join the Scheme and pay a capital contribution to “The Independent Schools Foundation Limited” in the form of an Annual Capital Levy or a Capital Note.

    Financial Aid Program

    The ISF Pre-School funds a small number of students who need financial assistance. Interested families may contact the School Office for more information.


  • Annual Tuition Fees

    For the 2019-20 academic year, the Annual Tuition, payable in eleven equal installments via bank autopay, is as shown below:

    Year One


    Year Two Half-day Program


    Year Two Extended Program


    The first installment for new students is made one month before the start of the school year. Subsequent installments, for those paying by bank autopay, will be paid on the first bank working day of each month from September to June of the following year.

    * Fees are non-refundable and subject to change for each new academic year.

    Additional Costs

    Co-Curricular Activities Course Fees for selected courses. Enrollments in these courses are optional.

  • Online Application and Event Registration


    1. Register on Friends of The ISF;
    2. Register for one of our Admissions Events, including our annual Information Day in August and School Tours throughout the year; and
    3. Submit an online admissions application, with all supporting documents attached.
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