A reply from Anne Murphy, Education Consultant at ITS
I presume your child was born in 2009, if so, then you can apply to ESF Clearwater Bay between Sept 1 – 30 through ESF Central allocations. You cannot put your child on the waitlist now for ESF Clearwater Bay.
Other international schools that you would accept your application are: Hong Kong Academy, Hong Lok Yuen and Japanese Intl School. Apply now as they all have long waitlists. If you decide for your child to enter a local Kindergarten then make sure that English is the home language as your child will be tested in English. The schools will not frown upon your decision of selecting a local Kindergarten. The main priority is that your child demonstrates fluent English skills and has the academic and social ability to study in an English – learning environment. Other schools to explore for Pre-School would be SKIP, Garden House, Sunshine House and Woodlands.