We are fortunate enough that our 5 year old kid got accepted in IMS and HKIS. now we have to make a decision between the two which is not an easy one ! we love the bilingual mandarin education of IMS but the school only goes up to the end of primary and then we have to start searching again ! furthermore we are not sure how a kid that has gone through the Montessori system can adjust back to a more traditional system. On the other hand we love the HKIS education system as well, their attention to building well balanced children as well as their facilities which are incredible in HK. Furthermore, they go "all the way" and prepare the kids to Uni in North America where mom and dad went !! but mandarin is not as strong as IMS. Any comments or experiences would be appreciated? would you take the risk in HK to first send your kid to IMS and then hope to integrate HKIS at a later stage if you had both options open to you now ?