English Schools Foundation

The largest provider of English-medium international education in Hong Kong

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Type: Primary: Beacon Hill School • Bradbury School • Clearwater Bay School • Glenealy School • Kennedy School • Kowloon Junior School • Peak School • Sha Tin Junior School • Quarry Bay School

Secondary: Island School • King George V School • Sha Tin College • South Island School • West Island School

Curriculum: IB PYP; IB MYP; IBCP; IB Diploma; GCSE/IGCSE; BTEC qualifications

Languages: English, with dual-language options

When to apply: K1, Year 1 and Year 7: 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

Fees: Years 1-5: HK$115,800 • Years 6: HK$98,500 • Years 7-11: HK$133,800 • Years 12-13: HK$140,700

Debentures: None

Campus and facilities: All campuses and facilities are of world-class standard, designed to support the inquiry-based approach to learning that sits at the heart of the ESF philosophy.

Competitive advantage: ESF is on a mission to help its students become the leaders of the future. Walk into any of its classrooms and you’ll see students working together to problem-find, not problem-solve. You’ll see them grappling with complex issues and coming up with solutions. Its teachers instruct students on where to look, but don’t tell them what to see. That is the future of education that ESF is driving in all its schools right now.

Top university acceptances: University College London, University of Toronto, The University of Edinburgh, New York University, University of California (Berkeley, Los Angeles), University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College London, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Various locations around Hong Kong, esf.edu.hk