• Class Structure

  • Our program caters to young learners from two years and eight months to five years of age. Half-Day Programs are offered to Year One students, while Year Two students have the option to join the Half-Day or the Extended Program. Our professional teaching team is highly experienced and qualified in early childhood education. Our favorable teacher-child ratio also helps ensure children’s learning needs are appropriately met.

    School Hours

    Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    Afternoon Session: 1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
    Extended Program: 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

    School Bus

    Parents are highly encouraged to consider the use of the school bus services as the road structure near the school has limited capacity to accommodate a high volume of traffic. For school bus route enquiries, please contact the Pre-School office.

  • Curriculum

  • The ISF Pre-School curriculum is developed on the basis of the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and The ISF Academy Foundation Years 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.

    The ISF Pre-School curriculum’s fully integrated, balanced, inquiry approach to teaching and learning capitalizes on young children’s interest and their desire to explore, ask questions and find the answers. Each unit is designed to focus on issues relevant to young children and lasts several weeks to allow in-depth and authentic learning. The curriculum fully integrates the six key learning areas:

    • Language (Chinese and English)
    • Early Childhood Mathematics
    • Arts and Creativity
    • Nature and Living
    • Physical Fitness and Health
    • Self and Society

    The program is designed to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate for individual children’s patterns of learning and development. The program provides opportunities for new learning to be fostered and enables children to reflect on different ways of doing things, makes connections across time and place, establishes different kinds of relationships and encounter different points of view.


    Effective assessment procedures are critical to effective teaching and learning at all ages. Teachers can best meet the needs of individual learners when they are able to establish, through a range of diagnostic and formative assessment procedures, the next step required to be taken in the teaching process. Taking the time to find out what a child has actually learned at the end of a lesson is an essential part of the planning process.


    The progress and achievement of our students are reported to parents through portfolios, semester reports and parent-teacher conferences.


    Download Detailed Curriculum >

  • Co-Curricular Activities

    In addition to our theme-based program, the Pre-School offers a variety of co-curricular activities (CCAs) after school. CCAs allow students to explore different interests and enhance specific knowledge and skills. Participation is voluntary. The following are the activities on offer in the 2020-21 Academic Year:

  • * Arts and Crafts
    * Chess Academy
    * Gym-Fit
    * Kids’ Jazz
    * Kids’ Theatre
    * Little Foodies
    * Little Musician
    * Science Adventure
    * Shirley’s Art
    * Tinytots
    * Wushu
    * Mechanic Workshop

  • Playgroup

    The Playgroup program is designed for children aged two to three who are interested in applying to The ISF Pre-School. Led by experienced early years teachers, these 90 minute sessions are held on Saturdays in small classes and conducted in Putonghua or English. Children will explore different themes through a variety of developmentally appropriate activities, including sensory exploration, music and movement, physical games, stories, and arts and crafts.

    Download Playgroup 2020-21 Course Information


  • Summer Camp

    The Summer Camp, which offers activities to children aged two to five during the summer break, comprises a variety of courses. In addition to a drama-focused integrated program that aims to enhance children’s language development, there are activities to help children explore their interests in areas such as science, technology and engineering, cooking, art, music, dance, language arts, yoga and chess. The summer camp is open to The ISF Pre-School students, as well as other students.


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