Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||Chinese and English|
|Native Chinese and English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than Chinese and English)|
|Class sizes||Average||22 students / class|
|Maximum||22 students / class|
This school is not available for a 12 year old child.
Address: 12-14 Cumberland Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong
Address: 113 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong
Address: 105 Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon Hong Kong
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Native Chinese and English speaking teachers||
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Depends on the subject and grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The purpose of the interview is to determine your child’s language abilities, as well as developmental skills. The interview will be conducted in English and Putonghua and will be approximately 30 to 45 minutes in duration.
|School bus service available||
The buses are not run by Kingston but rather by an outside company. Kingston has a very good relationship with the company and does its best to help parents with any bus questions and concerns.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
The school supports student with SEN, but doesn't have any special program.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Floor hockey, basketball, football, phonics, drama, art, computers, chess, martial arts, Spanish
|School provided lunches||
No. Parents should supply their child with a healthy lunch, and two healthy snacks.
|Sports activities included||
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Kingston Children’s Centre and Kindergarten was founded by Emily Ngan in 1996 as an alternative to the traditional form of education offered in Hong Kong. Emily firmly believed in the power of play and in the importance of learning to speak Putonghua as well as English. She recognized that to foster language acquisition it was important to have small class sizes and native speaking teachers, and so Kingston began.
Kingston is the first school in Hong Kong authorized to teach the International Baccaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP).
|Teaching approach of the school||
Kingston follows the IB curriculum.
Each class is led by 1 fully qualified native English teacher and 1 fully qualified native Putonghua teacher for a full immersive bilingual education.