The Peak Hong Kong
Highgate House School

Thank you for considering Highgate House School.


Highgate House School was established in 1992 in Repulse Bay for the founders' own children. In 2001, Julie Lam, a founder member, brought the philosophy of Steiner Waldorf education to Hong Kong by introducing some of the basic principles into the school and with additional groups for younger children. Following the set up of a teacher training programme, the International Kindergarten Association accredited the school as a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten in 2003. There is a recognized need amongst child development experts for pre school education to provide a more age appropriate curriculum. Children today, particularly in major cities, can be pushed too far beyond their capabilities and this adversely affects healthy development. Stress is often expressed through social and emotional difficulties that halt effective learning. It is a case of "Too Much, Too Soon!" *. On the other hand, research shows that children with well developed social and emotional skills are able to learn better in all areas and this is the key to a happier and more successful life. *"Too Much, Too Soon" David Elkind

  • Day school tuition No Information
  • Grades for day school Pre-K/Reception -
  • Number of Students 200
  • Year founded 1992
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula Host Country's National
  • Type Co-ed

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

• Send completed application form. • Informal interview. • Contract and fees.

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes
  • Application fee (domestic) $65 USD
  • Application fee (international) $65 USD


  • Assigns homework No
  • Language of instruction Mandarin, English
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Number of teaching staff 18

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available No
  • Pastoral Care No
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • School start time 09:00
  • School end time 12:00
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist No

School Lunch

Snack time is from 10:20 to 10:40.

University Relations

  • University counseling No