Applying to Island School

We are delighted that you are considering applying to Island School. We have been providing an exceptional education since 1962.
We look for students who: have a passion for learning, are willing to try new things and will take on responsibilities.
This is a very exciting time from Island School with the opening of the new campus. Our world class facility has been created with spaces to think critically, creative, collaborate and be challenged.
Learn more about our school by visiting us in person! Email Admission@online.island.edu.hk to find out when our next tour is.
We look forward to welcoming you.

Admissions Process

All application procedures are handled centrally at ESF center who will be delighted to help you through the process and answer any questions that you may have. Contact: secondary.admissions@esfcentre.edu.hk
Phone: +852 3762 2411

We are currently accepting applications. Applications for entry to our school are made through the ESF Online Admission System (OAS)

In this section, you will find everything you need to start your journey with us.

Step 1:  Determine enrolment age and year group
In ESF schools, all children in a year group are born in the same calendar year. The academic year runs from August to June. Please refer to the “How to Determine Your Year Group” section in this link for more details.

Step 2: Check school zoning
To be considered for admission into Island School you have to be residing in our catchment area:

You may refer here for more details.

Step 3: Admission Criteria and Priority
Primary & secondary – Please refer to the “Admission Criteria and Priority” section in this link for details.

Step 4: Submit an online application
Primary & secondary – Parents should submit online applications through the ESF Online Admission System (OAS)
Key dates can be found here

Step 5: Assessment/Interview
Students will be required to complete age-appropriate assessments to determine their ability to engage with an English-medium education.

Individual or Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Applications for Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision within ESF, including for school places at JCSRS, follow a different application process. SEN applications are managed through ESF Centre, with an Admissions and Review Process (ARP) to assess students and make placement recommendations in line with the ESF Levels of Adjustment Framework.

Please visit ESF – Admissions of Children with Special Educational Needs for more information. [hyperlink https://www.esf.edu.hk/sen-admissions/]

Useful links:

ESF Admissions Overview: https://www.esf.edu.hk/esf-admissions/

Fees & Charges: https://www.esf.edu.hk/school-fees/

General Admissions FAQ: https://www.esf.edu.hk/admissions/

For Primary & Secondary – Online Admissions system FAQ: https://www.esf.edu.hk/about-esf/online-admissions-system/

Parent Information webinars

Attending the ESF’s parent seminars is another excellent way to understand more about Island School and the ESF, our philosophy, curriculum, and how we help students to be the best that they can be.

ESF staff will be available during the information seminars to answer all your questions in person.

Click here to view and sign up for forthcoming seminars.