Expatriates with children in Hong Kong have plenty of choices of international schools with all following an international curriculum. It is advisable to pre-select schools and have a good idea of which one you will send your Children to Prior to visiting homes as some schools have multiple locations catering to Children living close to it’s demographic area, although not all. Remember to check on school bus routes and ensure they service the area your plan to live.

Pre-schools And Kindergartens

Preschools and Kindergartens generally cater for children from 2.5 to 5 years in both morning and afternoon groups.

Primary & Secondary Schools

HKIS Hong Kong International School ( is an American School directed by Missouri Lutheran Synod. It has an American curriculum with mostly American teachers. It has high standards with most graduating students being accepted at excellent universities or private boarding schools in Hong Kong and abroad. Uniforms are required for the primary section only. Bring school records and a standard physical examination report completed within six months of entering.

ESF English Schools Foundation ( runs 20 schools across Hong Kong – five secondary, ten primary, one “all-through” school, three kindergartens and a school for children with special educational needs. ESF makes a vital contribution to Hong Kong by providing high-quality and cost-effective education through the medium of English.