Advise re HK EMI (English Medium Instruction) Public/Subsidised Schools

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    Advise re HK EMI (English Medium Instruction) Public/Subsidised Schools

    I would like some information on the EMI (English Medium Instruction) Public Schools in Hong Kong. There are a number of famous EMI schools: St Stephens, St Clarre, St Louis, St Josephs etc and many of these schools are located in Sai Wan (Western) HK) where we live so would like feedback on these schools and application process

    Here is a EMI link with a list of EMI secondary schools:
    EMI Website: The Association of English Medium Secondary Schools
    It looks like the primary schools are bilingual (rather than pure english), which is fine, and most of the well known schools seem to have associated primary and/or kindergartens.

    If any current parents and/or former pupils have feedback on the Secondary, primary or kindergarden EMI schools and the application process it would be appreciated. Our Children are Western background so interested in hearing views from different backgrounds. I would prefer feedback from people with children at schools rather than general statements of what people have heard.

    Thanks

    MR (2011)


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    A lot of the schools in this list are well-known, highly competitive "Big Name" schools.

    They are not easy to get into. My son was rejected by DBS in primary. I had a neighbor who was able to get her girl into St. Stephen's, but she was an Old Girl herself, which helped.

    Some of them are not complete "through train". For example, not all boys who go to La Salle Primary can continue in La Salle Secondary, it depends on their exam results in the final year. I have a good friend whose sons go there and she was quite worried about that (it worked out for them).. My niece goes to Maryknoll and she works hard. The work-load and pressure can be quite high and the exams are fairly frequent. One of my colleague's daughter is in Heep Yunn primary and she (my colleague) often takes annual leave to stay home and help her daughter study for the exams.


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    i also wanted to know about the EMI christian/catholic kindergartens in central and western district.

    my main question is whether we have to be christian or catholic to admit our son? we aren't religious so not sure how the admissions work in these schools.