ESF Hillside International Kindergarten offers an English medium education for K1 and K2 children aged 3 to 5 years. The kindergarten is an IB World School authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation to offer the Primary Years Programme.
Putonghua is the specialist language and is integrated into the programme, forming a core aspect of the curriculum.
The only ESF Kindergarten on Hong Kong Island, the school's mission is to provide an educationally caring, supportive and enriching environment to nurture and stimulate the student's abilities and talents.
K1 - 2
English Schools Foundation (ESF)
Number of Places per Year Group
K1 and K2 x 4 classes in the am and pm, 24 in a class
New students are required to purchase either a CLASS A or a CLASS B debenture when a place in a kindergarten is accepted.
The nominal value of CLASS A and CLASS B debentures are HK$500,000 and HK$7,000 respectively. The debenture is non-transferable and will be refunded within 30 days of the child’s last day of attendance at the kindergarten, subject to a one-month advance notice of withdrawal in writing. Details about the CLASS A debenture and the debenture redemption policy can be viewed here
The CLASS B debenture will be redeemed on the earlier of: (a) the date the child (for whom this debenture was acquired) graduates from the kindergarten, which is normally at the end of K2, or (b) the expiry of one month’s notice in writing to the kindergarten of the child’s withdrawal from the kindergarten provided that all fees due to ESF Educational Services Limited have been fully paid at that date.
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