Admissions Overview

Welcome to Mulberry House International Kindergarten! We are delighted that you are considering a premier early childhood education for your child, and we are excited about the opportunity to play a key role in helping your child develop and fulfill their potential.

Information Session and Open House

Before you apply to the school, we invite you to find out more about our school and admissions by joining one of our Information Session and Open House for prospective parents. These sessions are listed here and on our Facebook page

When to Apply

Applications for the academic year 2020-21 and 2021-22 are now open for admissions. Parents may apply for a place for your child(ren) two years in advance of the desired year of entry, but not earlier.

Programmes Offered

In the Academic Year 2020-21 and 2021-2022, we are opening Half-Day and Extended-Classes for Pre-Nursery (2-3 years), Kindergarten 1 (3-4 years), Kindergarten 2 (4-5 years) and Kindergarten 3 (5-6 years).

Age Guideline for 2020/2021

ClassAge/ Date of Birth (as at 31 Aug 2020)
Pre-Nursery2 – 3 years old/ 1 Sep 2017 – 31 Aug 2018
Kindergarten 13 – 4 years old/ 1 Sep 2016 – 31 Aug 2017
Kindergarten 24 – 5 years old/ 1 Sep 2015 – 31 Aug 2016
Kindergarten 35 – 6 years old/ 1 Sep 2014 – 31 Aug 2015

Age Guideline for 2021/2022

ClassAge/ Date of Birth (as at 31 Aug 2021)
Pre-Nursery2 – 3 years old/ 1 Sep 2018 – 31 Aug 2019
Kindergarten 13 – 4 years old/ 1 Sep 2017 – 31 Aug 2018
Kindergarten 24 – 5 years old/ 1 Sep 2016 – 31 Aug 2017
Kindergarten 35 – 6 years old/ 1 Sep 2015 – 31 Aug 2016

Time & Tuition

Class DurationTuition Fees (Monthly)
PN-K3AM: 08:30-11:30 $9,250
PNPM: 12:30-15:30 $7,900
Extended Class PM: 11:30-15:30 $4,750

Note:

(1)  Extended Class is optional and is available for children who are attending our morning programme.

(2)  The proposed fees are pending approval by the government’s Education Bureau.

(3)  Meals are not included in the school fees. For health and hygiene reasons, children staying for the extended day programme should bring a packed lunch and snacks.

(4)  An initial set of school uniform is required to be purchased for students from Pre-Nursery onwards.

School Fee Policy

Application Fee: $1,200

This is a non-refundable, non-transferable administration fee which covers the cost of admissions. The collection of this fee does not constitute any assurance that a school place or an interview will be offered.

Security Deposit: A deposit of ONE MONTH SCHOOL FEE is payable upon enrollment. 

The deposit shall be refunded net of any outstanding balance owed to the school, provided a written Student Withdrawal Notice is submitted to the school Admissions Office at least two calendar months in advance. In case of insufficient notice (i.e. less than two calendar months notice), your deposit shall be retained and will not be refunded.

If your child will be leaving school at the end of the school year, a withdrawal notice must be received by 15 June. If a student is not returning to school in the following year and his/her parent has not informed the Kindergarten of the withdrawal on or before 15 June , the parent is liable to the tuition fees for September even if the student does not return to school.

How to Apply

To enroll your child in Mulberry House, you will need to prepare the following documents for submission.

  • Mulberry House Application Form
  • Two passport size photographs of the child
  • Mother’s identity card / passport with valid visa (copy)
  • Father’s identity card / passport with valid visa
  • Child’s copy of Birth Certificate / passport with valid visa
  • Child’s immunization record

To register your child, please send the above-mentioned documents to the following address.

LG/F Kindergarten, Mayfair By The Sea I, 23 Fo Chun Road, Tai Po, Hong Kong

Upon registration, your child will be allotted a class and a date of commencement, or be placed on the waiting list. Before your child begins with us, a confirmation email will be sent to you with details on the school routine, teachers and other important information. We will be happy to show you, your family and your child around our school, introduce you to the staff and talk you through our pedagogy and programme.

If you need further information, please email admissions@mulberryhousekg.com

Admissions Criteria

In considering applications from prospective students, we are very conscious of building diversity, so we welcome families of any nationality. Foreign passport holders will receive priority over local passport holders. We also take into consideration how our values as a school align with the families of our students, so we make it mandatory to meet the parents and the child(ren).

FAQ

The kindergarten has a full capacity of 224 for both the AM and PM section.

Our EDB approved class size is 28, while we would like to maintain a small class size of 20-22 with 2 teachers in each classroom.

We are the only Reggio Emilia inspired, inquiry-based bilingual Kindergarten in the Taipo area. With a beautiful setting of 20,000 sq ft campus, brightly-lit classrooms, a spacious indoor area and an outdoor area for children to play, learn and discover. Led by experienced and passionate early childhood educators, children will become culturally and linguistically fluent in English and Mandarin, as well as develop a lifelong love of learning, and be well prepared for primary schools. 

Highly qualified and experienced teachers are recruited internationally and locally. Currently our English speaking teachers come from the US, UK, Australia and Canada, and Mandarin speaking teachers come from mainland China. 

Our carefully chosen English and Mandarin qualified and experienced Early Years teachers are all native speakers. They guide children through music, stories, movement, arts, exploration etc and at the same time, allowing them to inquire about the world in both languages, while building up their vocabulary and literacy levels.

Yes. We believe language development is critical in the early years, hence both English and Mandarin Chinese are fully integrated into our inquiry-based curriculum, aiming to deliver at a 50/50 split.
 
We teach in Traditional Chinese characters.
Yes. From Mid august each year, there is 2-3 weeks of transition period for young children, so that children and parents or adult carers may visit the kindergarten together and meet new class friends, becoming familiar and comfortable with a new learning environment. During this transitional period:
– Children will get to know more about their new teacher(s), explore their classrooms, indoor and outdoor play areas, toilets etc. 
– Teachers will observe and discuss with parents on each individual child’s learning preference, family background and need, and build a long term parent relationship for better ongoing learning feedback and support.
– Parents can meet other parents and getting into a warm and supportive community. 
All above factors will assist children in having a smooth transition before September beginning of school

Yes. Please get in touch for more details.

Yes. At Mulberry House International Kindergarten, we deeply value the home-school partnership with families. Parents are officially invited by classroom teachers to visit classes, join school activities, do story reading and share their expertise for children’ to get a wide variety of exposure. Parents are also invited to join parenting seminars, workshops, open days etc. Please refer to Parents’ Insights page (coming soon).

Yes, we would be delighted to meet all interested parents and their children. It would be a good opportunity for you to come in to meet our wonderful team of educators and to see how our teachers engage with the children. We will be posting both online and face-to-face Parent Information Sessions very shortly.

You may also contact the Admissions Team through email admissions@mulberryhousekg.com  or call 5598 0909 for an appointment for a Campus Visit.

Yes, please refer to Contact us page, leave your information and we will contact you.

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