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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Island Christian Academy. Choosing the right school is an important family decision and we understand the process involved in exploring, evaluating and ultimately, enrolling your child. Members of our Admissions team are happy to guide and walk alongside you on every step of this journey.

Our Admissions team conduct regular live virtual information sessions for prospective families (register here) and welcome all enquiries. If you would like to speak to a member of the Admissions team, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or by phone (+852 2537 252). It would be our pleasure to show you our campus and provide more information about our programs.

We are delighted that you are considering Island Christian Academy for your child, and we look forward to welcoming your family to our community!

Due to the changes occurring at 70 Bridges Street (please see ‘coming up in 2022-23’ for details), the following application procedure is only applicable for enrolments for the current academic year 2021-22. We are unable to accept applications for 2022-23.

AGE GUIDELINES

IslandCA provides programs for students with ages ranging from 5 years old (Year 1) to 12 years old (Year 7).

Application period

Mid-year applications may be accepted at the discretion of the admissions officer, subject to available space, particularly to accommodate families moving into Hong Kong during the school year.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible since vacancies may be limited at certain grade levels. Application does not guarantee placement and those who have satisfied admissions criteria may be placed in a waiting pool if there are no spaces available immediately. Applications can be made online, by post, or in person.

Apply Now!

Apply online through the link below!

Coming up in 2022-23

Island Christian Academy will continue to be managed by Generations Christian Education on the 70 Bridges site until the close of the 2021/2022 school year, when the ten-year agreement with the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong comes to an end.

The Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, the current school sponsoring body, will operate and manage a school at the 70 Bridges Street site from August 2022 under new leadership and with a new school name.

Application
Policy & Aims

  • Generations Christian Education schools welcome all children and families regardless of creed, ethnicity, gender or national origin.
  • We aim:
  • To welcome new children into school and secure a smooth transition for them and their families.
  • To provide school places for children who will be able to access our international, English medium curriculum independently and successfully in the school’s environment.
  • To develop student bodies that are international, both in nationality in line with EDB guidelines, and in heart and outlook as we seek to develop a global people of Christian faith serving others, in line with Generations’ mission.
  • To develop school communities made of children and families who support the Generations vision and mission, and are committed to developing the values and personal goals.


Tuition Fees for 2021-22

  • The tuition fees for the 2021-22 school year are:
  • Year 1-Year 6: HK$122,300, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$12,230.
  • Year 7: HK$134,700, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$13,470.
  • An annual capital development contribution of $12,650 applies to students in all year groups.
  • Parents should attend a School Tour for more detailed information regarding the school fees structure as well as the school vision, curriculum and learning environment before submitting an application.

The interview

A student interview will be scheduled at a convenient time. Depending on the number of applicants at any given time, interviews may be done in groups. Interviews for some classes are scheduled at certain times of the year (please check with the office).

An applicant may be invited for a second interview for further testing or observation. An applicant may also be invited to spend a day at our school to experience the class and environment.

What's next?

Normally a decision will be given within three weeks of the final interview or trial day. The final decision for the offer of placement rests on the Admissions Team.

Parents will be contacted by post, email, or telephone. If placement is offered, parents will be given a period of one week to confirm acceptance of the placement. The placement is secured only after the school has received the signed acceptance letter accompanied by the deposit payment.

Admission
Priority

  • Priority admission will be granted to those children, provided the applicant and family meet all set criteria and requirements, who are also in one or more of the following categories:
    • Applicant is a student at a GenCE school (normally for at least one academic year – may be shorter if arrived in Hong Kong mid-academic year from overseas).
    • Applicant has a sibling who is already in the primary school (or who is a graduate thereof) to which they’re applying, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support. Normally, a GenCE Kindergarten graduate will have priority over a younger sibling attending a different Kindergarten.
    • Applicant has a sibling attending another GenCE school, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support.
    • Applicant is a child of an alumni of a GenCE school
    • Their family is from overseas, and seeks an international education for their children.

Age Guidelines

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year. The cut-off date is December 31st, and students will usually start Year 1 during the year they turn five (5) and Year 7 during the year they turn eleven (11). The table below indicates the year of birth for children in each year group at Generations Christian Education schools.

Year Level
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6

2020-2021
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010

2021-2022
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011

2022-2023
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

2023-2024
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

2024-2025
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Island Christian Academy. Choosing the right school is an important family decision and we understand the process involved in exploring, evaluating and ultimately, enrolling your child. Members of our Admissions team are happy to guide and walk alongside you on every step of this journey.

Our Admissions team conduct regular live virtual information sessions for prospective families (register here) and welcome all enquiries. If you would like to speak to a member of the Admissions team, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or by phone (+852 2537 252). It would be our pleasure to show you our campus and provide more information about our programs.

Due to the changes occurring at 70 Bridges Street (please see ‘coming up in 2022-23’ for details), the following application procedure is only applicable for enrolments for the current academic year 2021-22. We are unable to accept applications for 2022-23.

We are delighted that you are considering Island Christian Academy for your child, and we look forward to welcoming your family to our community!

AGE GUIDELINES

IslandCA provides programs for students with ages ranging from 5 years old (Year 1) to 12 years old (Year 7).

Application period

Mid-year applications may be accepted at the discretion of the admissions officer, subject to available space, particularly to accommodate families moving into Hong Kong during the school year.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible since vacancies may be limited at certain grade levels. Application does not guarantee placement and those who have satisfied admissions criteria may be placed in a waiting pool if there are no spaces available immediately. Applications can be made online, by post, or in person.

Apply Now!

Apply online through the link below!

Application
Priority

Priority admission will be granted to those children, provided the applicant and family meet all set criteria and requirements, who are also in one or more of the following categories:

  • Applicant is a student at a GenCE school (normally for at least one academic year – may be shorter if arrived in Hong Kong mid-academic year from overseas).
  • Applicant has a sibling who is already in the primary school (or who is a graduate thereof) to which they’re applying, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support. Normally, a GenCE Kindergarten graduate will have priority over a younger sibling attending a different Kindergarten.
  • Applicant has a sibling attending another GenCE school, provided the length of time at that school is sufficiently long to indicate support.
  • Applicant is a child of an alumni of a GenCE school
  • Their family is from overseas, and seeks an international education for their children.

The interview

A student interview will be scheduled at a convenient time. Depending on the number of applicants at any given time, interviews may be done in groups. Interviews for some classes are scheduled at certain times of the year (please check with the office).

An applicant may be invited for a second interview for further testing or observation. An applicant may also be invited to spend a day at our school to experience the class and environment.

Coming up in 2022-23

Island Christian Academy will continue to be managed by Generations Christian Education on the 70 Bridges site until the close of the 2021/2022 school year, when the ten-year agreement with the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong comes to an end.

The Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong, the current school sponsoring body, will operate and manage a school at the 70 Bridges Street site from August 2022 under new leadership and with a new school name.

What's next?

Normally a decision will be given within three weeks of the final interview or trial day. The final decision for the offer of placement rests on the Admissions Team.

Parents will be contacted by post, email, or telephone. If placement is offered, parents will be given a period of one week to confirm acceptance of the placement. The placement is secured only after the school has received the signed acceptance letter accompanied by the deposit payment.


Tuition Fees for 2021-22

The tuition fees for the 2021-22 school year are:

  • Year 1-Year 6: HK$122,300, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$12,230.
  • Year 7: HK$134,700, paid in ten monthly payments of HK$13,470.
  • An annual capital development contribution of $12,650 applies to students in all year groups.
  • Parents should attend a School Tour for more detailed information regarding the school fees structure as well as the school vision, curriculum and learning environment before submitting an application.

Application
Policy & Aims

Generations Christian Education schools welcome all children and families regardless of race, creed, colour, gender or national origin.

We aim:

  • To welcome new children into school and secure a smooth transition for them and their families.
  • To provide school places for children who will be able to access our international, English medium curriculum independently and successfully in the school’s environment.
  • To develop student bodies that are international, both in nationality in line with EDB guidelines, and in heart and outlook as we seek to develop a global people of Christian faith serving others, in line with Generations’ mission.
  • To develop school communities made of children and families who support the Generations vision and mission, and are committed to developing the values and personal goals.

Age Guidelines

Applicants must be age appropriate for the year. The cut-off date is December 31st, and students will usually start Year 1 during the year they turn five (5) and Year 7 during the year they turn eleven (11).