Montessori Schools

  1. #1

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    Montessori Schools

    Hello,
    We are going to move to HK in May of this year. My son who will be 3 this summer currently attends montessori school in the states.
    I am looking for a good montessori school to apply to in HK. There are many that come up in my searches but some are Montessoris only in name (i.e. don't seem to follow the method of teaching).
    Any suggestions on schools. We still do not know where will be living. In fact depending on the school we pick, we will probably find housing near that.
    Thank you in advance for nay help and guidance on how to navigate the complicated school info in HK


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    flo
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    Best Concept Montessori at Tsim Sha Tsui, but it is 100% Mandarin. They may have an English-speaking assistant later beginning from the summer. Loving, caring, and true Montessori. Even the owner herself holds Montessori teacher qualification, but she doesn't teach. No rise in fees for the 3 years in Casa since I have been there ($4,800/month for 1/2 day, 5 days a week). Truly committed. Good teacher/student ratio at maximum 1:7. I have toured many Montessori schools, but for a younger child, this is the best. I am transferring my son to IMS in September only because I plan to let him continue in primary.


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    Hi,
    Check out the Unique Hong Kong Schools Guide:The Unique Hong Kong Schools Guide 2011 -2012
    Lots of schools listed with information on academic programmes .
    Good luck
    A


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    IMS. True Montessori. It's bilingual though, English and Putonghua, although in the elementary/primary years, your child can be in more 'native' Putonghua stream or in the more 'beginner' stream.


  5. #5

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    I happened to read your tread about Best Concept. Are the classes conducted in 100% Mandarin (or Cantonese)? I thought there is a mixture of English and Cantonese, no?