G/F 71-77 Smithfield, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
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Before you begin

We invite interested families to attend a school tour or our Open Day prior to starting the application process. It will help you understand the unique curriculum at IWS and meet with the team behind day-to-day operations.

Age Guide

prior to September entry
Birth date
for 2019/20 School Year
Foundation Year 5 turning 6 September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Class 1 6 turning 7 September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
Class 2 7 turning 8 September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012
Class 3 8 turning 9 September 1, 2010 to August 31, 2011
Class 4 9 turning 10 September 1, 2009 to August 31, 2010
Class 5 10 turning 11 n/a
Class 6 11 turning 12 n/a

For the academic year of 2018/19

We are currently accepting applications for the following 4 classes:

Limited spaces are still available. If you are interested, please join a school tour as soon as possible to learn more about us. Admissions will end when a class is full.

For the academic year of 2019/20

We are now accepting applications for the following 4 classes:

Please note the following key dates:

Deadline for applications December 9, 2018
Acknowledgement of submission December 14, 2018
Interviews January 14 – 27, 2019
Interview results February 15, 2019
Deadline for confirming acceptance of offer February 22, 2019

Enrolment Process


Attend a school tour


Submit the Application form with documentation




Suitable candidates will receive an Enrolment Offer


Accept Offer

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 (in order):

  1. Are children of full-time staff at Island Waldorf School
  2. Have or have siblings attending Island Waldorf School
  3. Have or have siblings that attended Highgate House School
  4. Are children of full-time staff in Waldorf schools
  5. Have attended a Waldorf pre-school

Please take note of our policy regarding the admission of children with special educational needs.

  1. Parents are encouraged to attend one of our school tours to learn about our unique curriculum and educational philosophy.
  2. The Application form and all required supporting documentation should be completed and submitted to the school electronically.
  3. If an applicant has had testing or received services for learning support, has health or physical concerns, needs any prescribed medication or has any other circumstances that may affect the applicant, their application must include relevant supporting documentation in order to assist the interview process.

Upon receiving a child’s completed application and if there are spaces available, we will invite your family for an interview. It is an opportunity for you and our admission officers to talk and get to know each other, and to build a comprehensive picture of your child and their development.

The interview will cover a wide range of topics, such as your first years with your child, sleeping patterns, siblings, dietary requirements, allergies, preferences and any specific information about your family you would like to share. The conversation will be as detailed or as simple as you like.

Our officers will also talk with you about how the school runs, how information is shared between school and home, and how you can get involved yourself.

Subsequent to the interview, the application will be considered by our admission officers and faculty in light of the availability of spaces as well as the needs of the class as a whole. Acceptance is not guaranteed.

Once the admission decision has been made, an Enrolment Offer will be sent out as soon as practicable, normally within two weeks of the interview.

To accept the Offer and secure a child’s place, parents will need to sign and return the enrolment acceptance form within 7 days upon receipt of the Offer.