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    International Montessori School in Hong Kong

    Hello there !

    I would be very grateful for any moms who knows what the International Montessori School in Hong Kong (near 3 Pacific Place) is like. They have asked for a huge sum now to secure my little girl's place for September this year to start as a 3 year old. I like the Montessori principles and what I could see of the school, but am frankly shocked by the fees when the school describes itself as a charity ! Even the non-refundable application fee was HK$1000 !

    Please can anyone tell me what their views and experience of this school ? Thank you !

    Gabby

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    Hi Gabby,

    Sorry the only thing I've heard about the school is that its fairly new - less than 2 years old. I did have a look at their fees and they are high.

    Half-Day Programme (3.5 hours): $6,500 per month
    Extended Day (5 hours): $8,700 per month

    Are you considering it because its bi-lingual? Also, the registration fees should be anywhere from $200-500

    Have you visited the Woodlands Montessori school on Caine Rd?
    Apparently they have a Mandarin teacher who teaches an hour a week. I know its not much but I was told that they were willing to increase it if there was sufficient demand.

    Rani
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    Hi Gabby,

    My daughter is currently in IMS and this is her second year there. I am very happy with my daughter's progress. She absolutely loves her teachers and friends. She has become a lot more independent and self-motivated.

    The fees are high but they have excellent teachers who really inspire the children. The application fee is high but some international schools also charge $1,000. The turnover is almost zero unlike some other pre-schools. You get both English and Mandarin everyday. The school is in its third year.

    Let me know if you need more info.

    V

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    Hi Vchua,

    What is the school hours ? Do they have extended day program for 3 year old class ?




    Quote Originally Posted by vchua
    Hi Gabby,

    My daughter is currently in IMS and this is her second year there. I am very happy with my daughter's progress. She absolutely loves her teachers and friends. She has become a lot more independent and self-motivated.

    The fees are high but they have excellent teachers who really inspire the children. The application fee is high but some international schools also charge $1,000. The turnover is almost zero unlike some other pre-schools. You get both English and Mandarin everyday. The school is in its third year.

    Let me know if you need more info.

    V

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    There is an excellent Montessouri Pre-school run by a wonderful teacher who was with the Woodlands group for over 9 years.
    They are now called "Busy Bees" and run out of the HK Football Club and Cricket Club.
    I do not have a number for them - but the teacher is Ms. Erin. Fees are reasonable and only about 8 - 10 children per teacher and there is a teacher assistant as well - they have full use of Club facilities so all that GRASS! and you do not have to be a member.......might be an option

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    I would like to know more about "Busy Bees". Does anyone have number or information ? Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Altans
    There is an excellent Montessouri Pre-school run by a wonderful teacher who was with the Woodlands group for over 9 years.
    They are now called "Busy Bees" and run out of the HK Football Club and Cricket Club.
    I do not have a number for them - but the teacher is Ms. Erin. Fees are reasonable and only about 8 - 10 children per teacher and there is a teacher assistant as well - they have full use of Club facilities so all that GRASS! and you do not have to be a member.......might be an option

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    Hi vchua,

    Just sent you a PM. Please check.

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    I am also interested in more contact info on Busy Bee.
    Also, do you have to be a memeber of Football Club/Cricket Club to join?

    Thanks.

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