Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Hong Kong Primary Schools 2019/2020

Primary School database: [HERE]. There are information of fees (if any), medium of instruction, etc.


  • International Baccalaureate (IB): 

Global approach - involve physical, creative, humanitarian work. IB focuses on six themes: who we are, where we are in place and time, how we express ourselves, how the world works, how we organise ourselves, and sharing the planet.
Diploma Programme (DP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Find an IB World School here.

  • Cambridge International Education: Find a Cambridge International School here.
  • Local Hong Kong
  • American
  • Canadian
  • Singaporean

Language of Instructions:
EMI (Secondary Schools that use English as Medium of Instruction) - Most of public local EMI schools are fairly competitive to get in. Even though all textbooks and reading materials are in English, the instructors used Cantonese in oral instruction in some occasions, making them "mixed-code". List of EMI Secondary Schools.

CMI (Chinese Medium of Instruction)

Types of Schools:

Public Local Schools
Asolutely Free. Mostly use Chinese. Some use English. Application is done through the EDB (Education Bureau)’s Central Allocation. P1 starts at 6 years old. Local Curriculum.

List of Local schools by district [HERE]

Local Primary schools that use English:
  • Li Sing, Tai Hang (Causeway Bay)
  • Sir Ellis Kadoorie, Causeway Bay
  • Catholic Mission School, Central 
  • Po Leung Kuk Man Chan English Primary, To Kwa Wan 
  • Li Cheng UK government school, Kowloon 

Apr 17: According to the Education Bureau (EDB), 72 per cent of primary schools and 37 per cent of secondary schools were using Putonghua to teach Chinese by the school year 2015/16.

Private/ International Schools
List of International Schools in HK [HERE]

DSS (direct subsidy scheme schools) - List of DSS [HERE] - Non-local Schools subsidized (not free) by the government to enhance the quality of private education.
Example of DSS:

  • Delia Man Kiu, Tsing Yi (DSS) English - $7370 per year

Photo: ESF


American International School - grade 1-4: HK$33,920 x 4 installments at HK$135,680 per year. Annual capital levy: First child: HK$12,000. grade 1: 6 years old.

Australian International School - Primary Prep- Year 6: $15,340 (x 10 monthly payments) $153,400 per annum. year one at 6 yo.

Christian Alliance International School, Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon - Grade 1 to 3: $126,400 per year, 10 installments. HK$560,000 for the first child

Christian Alliance PC Lau Memorial International School, Kowloon City (near Pooi To Primary School). Fees: Grade 1-2: 114,660. INDIVIDUAL CAPITAL NOTE (TRANSFERABLE): HK$260,000 for the first child. Annual Capital Levy (Non-refundable): 25k. Age 5-Prep, 6-Grade1. ALBERTA CURRICULUM (Canada)

Creative Primary School - IB PYP, Private Co-ed
School Fee:
P.1-P.3: $116,600 per year ($10,600 per month for 11months)
P.4-P.6: $119,350 per year ($10,850 per month for 11 months)
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:50AM to 3:15PM
Wednesday: 7:50AM to 2:30 PM

Dalton International School, Tai Kok Tsui - Primary: 181,500 per annum

Delia School of Canada | Kwun Tong & Taikoo Shing - grade 1-8 fees: $115,000 ($11,500 per month). additional fee: ESL (English as Second Language) fee: 3500 per month. 8.20am - 3pm. grade 1 at 6 yo.

ESF - Primary schools (Years 1 to 4) HK$115,800 per year. one-off non-refundable capital levy (NCL) 38,000 if entering year 1.
Beacon Hill School (Kowloon Tong)
Kowloon Junior School (Perth St, Ho Man Tin) hours: 8.30am - 3pm
Renaissance College, Ma On Shan

Funful English Primary School, Kowloon Tong - 20/21 school year - SCHOOL HOURS: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (Monday to Friday). 7900 x 11 months. $86,900 per year. British National Curriculum. registered as a Cambridge International School.  application : 1 Nov - 2nd week of December for application. primary one at 5 years old.

Kellet - The British International School in Hong Kong, Kowloon Bay - 172,600 per annum (Reception to Year 6)

Kingston International School - IB PYP. Primary 1 & 2 monthly fee: $13,500. Non-refundable Capital Levy for new student: 120k

Mount Kelly Hong Kong, TST - Year 1-2: HK$ 154,990

Nord Anglia International School, Lam Tin - HK$163,000 per annum (Primary). Non-refundable capital enrollment fee: 100k.

San Wui Commercial Society YMCA of Hong Kong Christian School, Sham Shui Po - Year 1: 105,000. at 6yo. English medium.

Stamford American School Hong Kong, Ho Man Tin - Grade 6 to 9: $196,200 per annum.

Think International School Primary | Laguna City, Mei Foo, Ma On Shan, Kowloon Tong - IB PYP. Year 1 - 3 (19/20):  HK$10,800 per month (10 installments). Cost of Debenture: 200k.  The debenture may be waived for expatriate students. 8.15am-3.15pm. students teacher ratio. 

Yew Chung International School - Year 1-6: $22,571 per month. 10 instalments, $225,710 annually.

YMCA International School Kowloon -

Other areas
Anfield International School, Tai Wai: 127k per annum. 12,700 per month for 10 months. 7.45am-3.30

Canadian International School of Hong Kong, Wong Chuk Hung - Prep to Grade 3: $157,300. The Annual Capital Levy is a non-refundable fee of $36,000.

Carmel School, Shau Kei Wan - Elementary tuition fees: 16,690 per month x 10 months.

Chinese International School, near Tin Hau & Fortress Hill - Primary: Years 1-6: HK$ 217,900

ELCHK Lutheran Academy (IB) | Yuen Long, Hung Hom - Primary 1: $132,447 per annum for non-local students.

French International School | Jardine's Lookout, Happy Vallley, Chai Wan, TKO - Cambridge International. IB. Refundable Private debenture of 90k. International Stream Year 1-6 tuition fees: $125,794 per year

German Swiss International School, Peak & Pok Fu Lam (Sai Wan) - Primary: 16,145 per month x 10

Harrow International School, Tuen Mun- Year 1-5: 171,671 per annum, Non-refundable capital levy of 60k per year.

Hong Kong Academy, Sai Kung - Primary: 194,000 per annum

HKCA Po Leung Kuk, Tin Hau, HK Island - 10,200 x 10 months. Grade 1 at 6 yo. IB

International Christian School, Sha Tin - primary: 12,510 x 10. Debenture: 250k.

International College Hong Kong, Lok Yuen, Tai Po - Nursery to Y6: 126,700 per annum

Invictus School Hong Kong, TKO - 10,000 x 10 months. One time enrollment fee 15k. International Primary Curriculum (IPC)

Island Waldorf school, Kennedy Town - year 1 -6: 12,500 x 10 months. Class 1 at 6yo.

Japanese International School, Tai Po

Korean International School, Sai Wan Ho (After Tai Koo) - Primary: $10,500 per month x 10

Malvern College Hong Kong, Tai Po - Prep 1-6 (primary): $169,600 per annum

Norwegian International School | Tai Po - PRIMARY SECTION (Year 1 – 6) TUITION FEE for 2019-20 is HK$107,400, payable over ten months at HK$10,740 per month.

Shrewsbury Hong Kong, TKO - year 1-6: 177,000. annual capital levy: 50k

Singapore International School, Aberdeen - Primary: HK$122,000 per annum.

Victoria Shanghai Academy, Aberdeen, Island south - Primary: HK$139,500 per annum x 10

Secondary School
Saint Too Sear Rogers International School, Tong Yam St, Kowloon - 19/20 fees: $100,650 per year. Cambridge International.

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