Welcome to Admissions (TYK)


Welcome to Admissions

Admissions Process

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We are delighted that you are considering ESF Tsing Yi International Kindergarten for your child.

We have been providing an exceptional play-based inquiry education at ESF Tsing Yi for over 20 years. We stay true to our mission to nurture independent, caring, and confident learners, and we aim for every child to be the best that they can be. Learning at Tsing Yi is collaborative and fun, and supports the development of key social and communication skills in our young learners.

As part of the ESF all-through education system, kindergarten children at Tsing Yi joining from K1 will be guaranteed a Year 1 place at an ESF primary school if they can benefit from a mainstream English medium education.

We look forward to you becoming part of our ESF Tsing Yi family.

Suzannah Large
Head of School

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: Admission Criteria and Priority

Please refer to the “Admission Criteria” section in this link for details.

Step 3: Submit an online application

Parents should submit online applications through the ESF Online Admission System (OAS).

Key dates can be viewed on the ESF – Kindergarten Admissions Process page.

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.

Step 4: Assessment/Interview

Students will be required to complete age-appropriate assessments to determine their ability to engage with an English-medium education.

Useful links:

Schedule a school visit

We encourage all parents interested in learning more about our incredible schools and offerings to join a small group campus tour, which will be led by members of the school Admissions office.

Parents are strongly advised to book a place on a tour by contacting us at +852 2436 3355 or

Attend our information sessions

Attending the ESF’s parent seminars is another excellent way to understand more about ESF Tsing Yi 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.

View our virtual campus tour

Before your visit, you may also like to view our campus video on Youtube.

If you’re unable to find the answer to your question about our admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us in one of the following ways:

Contact the ESF admissions team for your admissions case

If you have questions about admissions procedures, school place availability or an ongoing application, contact the ESF admissions team.

Email: kindergarten.admissions@esfcentre.edu.hk
Phone: +852 3762 2411

Contact our school admissions team with general study enquiries

For general questions relating to studying at our school that do not relate to specific applications. Please use this form.