Preparatory Years

Our Preparatory Years (PY) Programme is highly sought-after in Hong Kong for its focus on holistic development and bilingualism. Our two-year programme offers a balanced education catering to our students’ moral, emotional, social, physical, intellectual and aesthetic development. While we are known for our academically rigorous programme, we offer a broad-based education in which every child is given the care and support to help them flourish and enjoy the process of learning.

Preparatory Year 1 (PY1) is the first year of entry into SISHK. This year group has the largest number of applications and most students will usually continue with us to the Secondary school. We also accept applications into Preparatory Year 2 (PY2), although places are very limited.

The application period for PY section for AY2019/20 closed on 30 September 2018.

Applicants who are Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents relocating to Hong Kong may still apply after 30 September 2018. However, admissions assessments for applications received after 1 December 2018 are subjected to the availability of school places.

Applicants who apply after the application deadline of 30 September 2018 and are not Singapore citizens or permanent residents will be invited for admissions assessments only if a suitable school place surfaces.

The application period is from 1 August 2018 to 30 September 2019.

Applicants who are Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents relocating to Hong Kong may still apply after 30 September 2019. However, admissions assessments for applications received after 1 December 2019 are subjected to the availability of school places. The majority of our students have been with us since PY1, we advise parents who wish for their children to join SISHK to start at PY1.

Applicants who apply after the application deadline of 30 September 2019 and are not Singapore citizens or permanent residents will be invited for admissions assessments only if a suitable school place surfaces.

The application period is from 1 September 2019 to 30 September 2020.

Applicants who are Singapore citizens or Singapore permanent residents relocating to Hong Kong may still apply after 30 September 2020. However, admissions assessments for applications received after 1 December 2020 are subjected to the availability of school places. The majority of our students have been with us since PY1, we advise parents who wish for their children to join SISHK to start at PY1.

Applicants who apply after the application deadline of 30 September 2020 and are not Singapore citizens or permanent residents will be invited for admissions assessments only if a suitable school place surfaces.

Application Process

Application Checklist

The following documents should be submitted with the online application form in order to be deemed as a complete application:

  • Applicant’s most recent two years’ school reports, if applicable
  • Applicant’s recent passport-sized photograph
  • Applicant’s birth certificate
  • Applicant’s passport
  • Applicant’s valid Hong Kong visa, if applicable
  • Applicant’s Hong Kong identity card, if applicable
  • Applicant’s valid Singapore re-entry permit, if applicable
  • Both parents’ passports
  • Both parent’s Hong Kong identity cards, if applicable
  • Both parent’s Singapore re-entry permits, if applicable
  • A non-refundable application fee of HK$2,200

Admissions Assessment

  • Parents are required to select either English or Putonghua as the main language to be used during the PY assessment
  • Applicants will undergo assessments in English and Putonghua, with the bulk of the assessment conducted in the main language
  • The assessment will begin with some group activities followed by a short conversation with one of our friendly teachers
  • All assessments are conducted at the school’s premises
  • Assessments are usually conducted in the first two weeks of December in the year before the applicant is due to start