We’ve Rebranded!

From today onwards, ESF Sports and Language will be known as ESF Explore! 

In celebration of our 30th anniversary as an integral part of The English Schools Foundation, ESF Explore reflects our expanding educational offering with the brand positioning “Inspire and Explore: Learn. Create. Grow.”

Our rebranding is not just about changing the name! We have come to understand our constraints, thus, we listened and improved.

Life isn’t just about academics and sports! Our engaging programmes inspire students to explore new ideas, think critically, and develop a lifelong love of learning. With a widened range of courses, we hope to challenge students, spark their curiosity, and help them uncover their own unique strengths and interests.

Worried about not finding a suitable course? On top of sports and language, we offer playgroups, STEM and art courses. No matter your child’s age, you will surely be able to find the perfect programme! Reminder that applications are not restricted by school, we welcome applications from any student wishing to attend!


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Ages 2 to 3 years old
Admissions Enquiries

ESF Pre-Kindergarten

At ESF Pre-Kindergarten our approach to learning is through play based theory. Across five key areas of enquiry; Wellbeing, Belonging, Communication, Contribution, and Exploration each toddler’s voice will be heard, their progress celebrated and their language and knowledge nourished. Our curriculum centres on the premise that everything that occurs with or for the child is curriculum. It is inquiry based and concept driven. It is designed to be stimulating yet flexible to provide for the children’s desire to explore and investigate.

Admissions Criteria

Children who are two years old may start in a Pre Kindergarten class. Children not reaching two years old by the start of school may waitlist until they reach two. The place will be offered based on availability.

Submit an Online Application
The Pre-Kindergarten programme applications are made from 1 to 30 April in the year your child turns two. Central Application for Pre-Kindergarten may be made through the Online Admissions System (OAS).
Applications received during the month of April will have a computer-generated random number. Applications will be ranked by priority category and assigned a random number for a Pre-Kindergarten place. There is no screening process involved.
AM/PM allocation will be assigned firstly according to priority and random number order until all AM places are filled. There is no guarantee of an AM place.

Moving on to ESF K1
Priority for K1 is contingent upon children completing the Pre-Kindergarten course at the attending kindergarten. Withdrawal from the ESF Pre Kindergarten is considered as withdrawal from the ESF Kindergarten.
Admission for K1 central applications is made in the month of September for entry to kindergarten the following academic year. All Pre-Kindergarten priority children will need to attend a ‘play-visit’ to secure a K1 place.
Children joining the Pre-Kindergarten class after the K1 September central application period will also gain priority for processing.

Have a question? Contact us at:
Admissions hotline: +852 3762 2411
Email: kindergarten.admissions@esfcentre.edu.hk

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