Applications Process for 2013-2014 Academic Year

12:26 pm Blogroll, Hong Kong Education

By Anne Murphy
ITS Educational Services

Part 2 of our blog on the application process for Hong Kong international schools. Some very important dates are approaching; we have narrowed down the schools which have deadlines over the next few months.

Canadian International School
Children born in 2011 are eligible for Pre-reception and can apply anytime from August 2013 till 31st October 2013. There are only 40 places available so applicants with corporate debenture nominations, siblings already at the school and Canadian nationality will get first priority for admission. Applications for Reception to Grade 2 close on 31st October 2013 while Grades 3 to 12 will close on 31st January 2014.

Chinese International School
Children born between 1st September 2009 and 31st August 2010 are age appropriate for Reception and applications are opened till 15th October 2013.

ISF Academy
Applications for Foundation Year (children born between 1st September 2008 and 31st December 2009) and Grade 1 (children born between 1st September 2007 and 31st December 2008) close on 31st October 2013 and 30th September 2013 respectively.

Harrow International School
Applicants for the Lower School (Early Childhood to Year 5) should submit applications to by 1st October 2013 while applications for the Upper School (Years 6 to 10) will close on 1st January 2014. Sixth Form applicants need to apply by 1st November 2013.

ESF and Private Independent Schools (Renasissance College & Discovery College)
ESF schools (including Discovery College and Renaissance College) open applications for Year 1 and Year 7 entry between 1st and 30th September, 2013. Children born in 2009 are eligible for Year 1 and children born in 2003 are eligible for Year 7.

Island Christian Academy
Applications for Year 1 entry open from August to September 30th, 2013.

Hong Kong Academy and Australian International School
Hong Kong Academy accepts applications one year prior to entry. Children born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 can now register for a school visit and then apply to Hong Kong Academy while children born between 1st May 2011 and 30th April 2012 are eligible for Reception entry in January 2016 for the Australian school and can start applying from January 2014.

Singapore International School
Children born in 2010 are eligible for Preparatory Primary 1 and children born in 2009 are eligible for Preparatory Primary 2. Applications will be closed on 1 March 2014 for all applicants except for Singaporeans who are relocating to Hong Kong

Hong Kong International School
Applications are accepted two years in advance. All local applications should be submitted by 1st February 2014.

Apart from the above, other schools such as: Kellett School, Kiang Su & Chekiang International School, Discovery Bay International School, French International School and German Swiss International School accept applications at birth with no set deadlines, so it’s advisable to submit applications as early as possible. Some of the other schools which also accept applications on a rolling basis include: Harbour School, Yew Chung International School, Lantau Interntional School, Hong Lok Yuen International School, Delia School of Canada, and International Montessori School.

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