ADMISSIONS

PRE-NURSERY AND KINDERGARTEN APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Admissions for 2020-2021 School Year

The 2020-2021 school year begins in September 2020. 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.

 

 

Admission for 2021-2022 School Year

Online application for September 2021 intake will begin on Monday, 21st September 2020. Applications received on or after 1 December 2020 will be reviewed individually and accepted on a rolling basis. Interview invitations will be sent approximately 2 weeks before the interview date by email.

Please note: Children must be at least 12 months old to be granted an entrance interview. If your child is too young, we will contact you once they have turned 12 months old.

Age Requirements

Date of Birth Toddler Program Pre-Nursery K1 K2 K3
Born in 2015 September 2020
Born in 2016 September 2020 September 2021
Born in 2017 September 2020 September 2021 September 2022
Born in 2018 9 to 24 months old September 2020 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

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 2021 Entry

Phase 1:  Applications received 21st September to 30th November 2020

  • Approximately two weeks before the entrance interview, applicants will receive an email invitation to attend the interview.
  • We may not be able to reschedule if applicants are unable to attend.
  • Applicants will receive their interview results by email no later than mid-January 2020. There will be no further notification given.

Phase 2:  Applications received after 1st December 2020

For applications submitted on or after 1st December 2020, the interview process will begin in February 2021.

  • Applicants will receive their Interview results by email within 1 month after their entrance interview. There will be no further notification given.

Placement Offer

  1. Priority placement will be given to:
    • Currently enrolled ICMS students
    • Siblings of current 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 your acceptance of the offer, usually 14 days from the date of the letter.
  2. If the applicant’s interview is successful but the preferred class session or campus is full, the parent has the option to join a waitlist or accept placement in another class or campus, subject to space availability.
  3. If the parent has not replied to accept the placement offer by the deadline on the Offer Letter, the applicant’s placement offer will not be held and the application will be suspended. Parents should contact admissions@icms.edu.hk regarding remaining space availability for placement.

IMPORTANT

  1. Please read the application procedure carefully before applying.
  2. To prevent the confirmation email from going to your junk or spam folder, please add admissions@icms.edu.hkto your safe sender list before applying.
  3. Please do not mail in your application again after applying online.

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 your online application is submitted. Please print out the invitation email and present it on the day of the interview.
  2. Applicants will be accompanied by only one parent during the interview. Switching of parents will not be permitted once the interview has started.
  3. The interview consists of two parts: the first part is student-teacher interaction time; the second part is group interaction time.
  4. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Interviews will be centralized at North Point Campus.
  6. Interview results will be sent by email before mid-January 2021. No further notification will be given.

Acceptance of Placement Offer

Acceptance of the offer must be confirmed and accompanied by the submission of the below documents and payments by the deadline on the Offer Letter:

  • Signed Contract of Enrolment
  • Completed bank autopay form
  • Payment of first month’s tuition and material fee if the start date is within 30 days

OR

  • HK$970 reservation fee if the start date is more than 30 days away

Pre-Nursery & Kindergarten Application

2020-2021 and 2021-2022 School Years