The English Schools Foundation (ESF) offers 9 primary, 5 secondary, 1 special needs, 5 kindergartens and 2 private independent schools, including Discovery College, under the English Schools Foundation. The ESF Ordinance, CAP 1117, states that the object of the Foundation is to offer ‘a modern liberal education through the medium of the English language to boys and girls who are able to benefit from such an education.’

The Foundation’s mission is to inspire creativity and nurture the global citizens and leaders of the future. We will do this by creating joyful learning environments led by a community of exceptional teachers, who bring out the best in every child through a personalized approach to learning and by inspiring curious minds (ESF Strategic Plan 2015-2020).

Discovery College is one of two Private Independent Schools (PIS) under the English Schools Foundation (ESF).

The College provides an all-through education for primary and secondary students on one campus with English as the medium for teaching and learning, and offers Chinese (Putonghua using simplified characters) as a specialist subject for all students. Students start Year 1 during the calendar year in which they turn 5 and graduate from the College at the end of Year 13.  All successful applicants will need to demonstrate an aptitude for language learning.

Discovery College’s admissions policy is subject to regular review.  It is the responsibility of individual applicants to check the College website for any updates to the policy.  Enquiries may be sent to either Mr. Bob Priest (for Secondary and combined Secondary / Primary applications) at or Ms. Annie WONG (for Primary applications) at

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Effective from academic year 2018-19, the Admissions process will be a ‘one form’ application system for all ESF primary and secondary schools including Discovery College. Parents are strongly advised to review this process on the ESF’s website at