ADMISSIONS

PRE-NURSERY AND KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Admissions for 2021-2022 School Year

The 2021-2022 school year will begin on 1st September 2021. Limited spaces are still available in Pre-Nursery and Kindergarten. Upon receipt of your online application, an entrance interview invitation will be sent via email 2 weeks prior to the interview. To inquire about your application status, please contact us at admissions@icms.edu.hk

Please note: To ensure our interview invitation email does not end up in your spam box, please add admissions@icms.edu.hk to your primary email address book.

Regarding Interviews: Entrance interviews will be conducted on an individual or small group basis.

 

Admission for 2022-2023 School Year

Online application for September 2022 intake will begin on Thursday, 1st September 2021. Applications received on or after 1 December 2021 will be reviewed individually and accepted on a rolling basis. Interview invitations will be sent approximately 2 weeks before the interview date by email.

Regarding Interviews

  1. Entrance interviews will be conducted on an individual or small group basis.
  2. The entrance interview will be waived if the applicant has been attending playgroup at ICMH for a minimum of 3 months.
  3. Applicants must be at least 12 months old to be granted an entrance interview. If your child is younger than 12 months old, you may consider enrolling your child in our playgroup where (s)he will be assessed during class; in this case, an official entrance interview will no longer be necessary. (Please refer to #2 above)

Age Requirements

Date of Birth Toddler Program Pre-Nursery K1 K2 K3
Born in 2016 September 2021
Born in 2017 September 2021 September 2022
Born in 2018 September 2021 September 2022 September 2023
Born in 2019 9 to 24 months old September 2021 September 2022 September 2023 September 2024
Born in 2020 9 to 24 months old September 2022 September 2023 September 2024 September 2025
Born in 2021 9 to 24 months old September 2022 September 2023 September 2024 September 2025

Current Playgroup or Pre-Nursery Students

Current Playgroup Students

Current playgroup students have priority consideration for admission, but must follow the same application procedure.

 

Current Pre-Casa (Pre-Nursery) Students

Current Pre-Casa (Pre-Nursery) students will receive an invitation to join the Casa program, pending age and readiness. There is no need to apply to Casa separately.

 

Former Students

Former students who wish to be re-admitted to ICMS are required to apply anew.

Application Timeline for September 2022 Entry

Phase 1:  Applications received between 20th September to 30th November 2021

  • Approximately two weeks before the entrance interview, applicants will receive an email invitation to attend the interview.
  • Rescheduling an entrance interview appointment is possible only once.
  • Applicants will receive their interview results by email no later than mid-January 2022. No further notification will be given.

Phase 2:  Applications received after 1st December 2021

For applications submitted on or after 1st December 2021, the interview process will begin in February 2022. Applicants will receive their Interview results by email within 1 month after their entrance interview. No further notification will be given.

Placement Offer

  1. Priority placement will be given to:
    • Currently enrolled ICMH playgroup students
    • Siblings of current ICMS students
  1. Successful applicants will receive a Placement Offer by email. Parents must complete the registration process by the deadline stated on the Offer Letter to confirm their acceptance of the offer, usually 14 days from the date of the letter.
  2. If an applicant’s interview is successful but the preferred class session or campus is full, parents will be given the option to join another class session, campus or waitlist for the preferred class session.
  3. Parents who do not reply to the Placement Offer by the deadline stated on the Offer Letter, the offer will not be held past the deadline. After the deadline has passed, parents should contact admissions@icms.edu.hk regarding space availability.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  1. Please read the application procedure carefully before applying.
  2. To prevent our email from going to your junk or spam folder, please add admissions@icms.edu.hk to your email address book before applying.
  3. After submitting your child’s online application, please do not mail in your application again.

Required Documents for Online Application

Please have these documents ready at the time of your online application. JPEG images or scanned documents are accepted.

  1. Passport-sized recent photograph of the applicant.
  2. Copy of applicant’s birth certificate. See #5 below for non-local families.
  3. Copy of applicant’s immunization record.
  4. Non-refundable $40 application fee (paid by credit card when completing the online form).
  5. Non-local families – in accordance with Hong Kong Education Bureau regulations, non-local children may enter, or reside in, Hong Kong for the purpose of education only with the approval of the Director of Immigration.

About the Entrance Interview

  1. Applicants will receive an email invitation approximately 2 weeks after we receive your child’s online application.
  2. On the day of the interview, please present the invitation email to our reception staff.
  3. Entrance interviews will be conducted on an individual or small group basis.
  4. Only one parent can accompany the child during the interview. Switching of parents will not be permitted once the interview has started.
  5. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  6. Interview results will be sent by email before mid-January 2022. No further notification will be given.

Acceptance of Placement Offer

Acceptance of the offer must accompany the required documents and payments stated on the Offer Letter, submitted to our School Office on or before the acceptance deadline.

Pre-Nursery & Kindergarten Application

2021-2022 and 2022-2023 School Years