A rise in applications for International Schools

10:12 am Hong Kong Education


March, 2009

Top international schools in Hong Kong have seen a sharp increase in the number of applications for admissions in September 2009 and long waiting lists still remain. However, there has been a drop in applications at Hong Kong International School; the intake has decreased from 850 last year to 835 this year.

 The Canadian International School in Aberdeen has had a 30 per cent rise in applications across the board, with the number of students applying for pre-reception to Primary Two classes up by 35 per cent to 40 per cent.

 At German Swiss School, on the Peak, there has been a 15 per cent increase in applications for the coming year with 929 received so far this year compared with 806 last year.

 The Discovery Bay International School is currently experiencing the highest waitlists, with a 13 per cent increase from nursery to Primary Four since last year.  And the English School Foundation is experiencing a 10 per cent increase in applications from entry to Year One.



Despite the economic climate at the moment, most top International Schools are remaining stable in regards to their student numbers and there seems to be no change in waiting lists.  However, it is hard to say, if all these applications are relocating families, so thus it is still too early to say whether these numbers will remain and if families offer the spaces given to them.


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