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

Discovery College provides an all-through education for primary and secondary students on one campus. Students start Year 1 during the calendar year in which they turn 5 and graduate from the College at the end of Year 13.

The mission of the College is to provide a quality education for all students with English as the medium for teaching and learning, and to offer Chinese (Putonghua using simplified characters) as a specialist subject for all students. There is provision for Chinese for native speakers (CNL) and for Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), including ab initio courses. 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 NOTE: As the Hong Kong Education Bureau is still reviewing the HK$2,000 application fee for Discovery College and Renaissance College, the new ‘one form’ application system will not be launched for admissions processing for 2017-18 academic year. The Year 1 Central Application process will commence on 1 September 2017 under the current online application system. Dual applications will continue to be permitted to ESF and the two private independent schools (PIS).  Applications to Discovery College are through a separate application process, detailed on this website.