ESF Hillside International Kindergarten
Curriculum: IB PYP
Languages: English, with dual-language options
When to apply: K1 and Year 1: Central Application is open from September 1 to 30 of the year before. All year groups: any time during the year, with applications added to waiting lists.
Waiting list time: Varies by case
Campus and facilities: ESF Hillside’s new location, after a move in 2010, is double the size of its previous Sheung Wan site, providing 3,000 square feet of space on two floors and catering for 360 students. At ESF Hillside International Kindergarten, play is the primary mode of learning and the learning environment is set up to promote inquiry through a broad range of play spaces that promote creativity, critical thinking, and communication.
At ESF Hillside the students develop their sense of self, and further develop the skills necessary to nurture positive friendships with other children. They become more aware of their place in the wider-world. Staff work with children on adult-initiated inquiries and to support those that are child-initiated. Hillside has eight classes, four in K1 and four in K2. Children start K1 in the year in which they are three years old. Children attend the kindergarten on a part-time basis, five morning or five afternoon sessions per week, with sessions being three hours long.
ESF Hillside International Kindergarten, 43 Stubbs Rd, Happy Valley, hillside.edu.hk