After School Activities Guide for Expats:
The majority of schools in Hong Kong offer full extra-curricular activities which include music, sports, languages and arts and crafts. These extra-curricular activities are generally not included in the instruction fees and command additional charges. Moreover these extra-curricular activities are limited to the students of the school concerned and are not open to outsiders. However, Hong Kong is equipped with numerous organizations which conduct a wide array of extra-curricular activities for children, as both local and expat mum are quite determined that their children have a chance at well-rounded development by way of these extra-curricular activities.
Extra-Curricular Activities Offered by Private Schools (Enrolled Students Only)
Yew Chung International School’s Program
Yew Chung International School offers a bilingual program of after-school activities that include art, music and sports which aim to enrich a student’s life and make them more well-rounded.
The ESF schools after school sports program (Limited to ESF students and held at ESF school campuses)
Children’s after school tennis academy. Open Monday to Saturday.
181 Des Voeux Road
Tel: 2711 1280
Extra-Curricular Activities Offered by Other Organizations (Open to All)
In addition to these after-schoool activities offered by local and international schools there is a wide range of after school activities available for children throughout the year in Hong Kong. A selection of some of the more popular English speaking ones is listed below.
Baron Junior Music
This music program offers much musical entertainment and interaction for toddlers and young children.
Room 1101, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai Tel: 2877 1660
Discovery Bay Pirates
A small rugby club for boys and girls aged 4 to 11. Training takes place on Sundays during the season at the Helicopter Landing Pad in Discovery Bay, Lantau Island
Elephant Community Press
Project-based writing workshops that guide students through the entire process of writing and publication. Students develop their creative thinking, writing and editing skills.
3/F, 10 Pak Sha Road Causeway Bay
Tel: 9383 0845
Faust international offers drama and theatre workshops and creative writing courses. It also hosts camps during Easter and the summer breaks.
Jean M Wong School of Ballet
Ballet school that follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus from beginners to professional level. Classes for toddlers, boys and girls and adults. Studios throughout Hong Kong.
1st Floor, 18 Tanner Road
Tel: 2886 3992
Tiny Tots Soccer Gym
Tiny Tots Soccer Gym offers soccer training for children aged 18 months to 6 years on artificial astro-turf. It also hosts periodic camps.
Universal Trade Centre, Arbuthnot Road, 24th Floor, Room 2403, Midlevels.
Children’s fitness centre. For children aged 6 months to 5 years.
6 Metropolis Drive
Tel: 2334 8334
Red Shoe Dance Company
Dance school specialising in teaching modern and classical jazz, hip hop, street, funk and R&B. Offers courses for children aged between 5-18 years.
24 Bisney Road
Tel: 9813 0079
Southern School of Dance
Classical ballet, jazz and tap dance classes. Courses take place at various locations in Hong Kong throughout the year.
Tel: 2555 6917 / 2872 6917
Arts enrichment programs for kids of all ages, including oil painting, drama, musical theatre, web animation, animation, and film and video, and offers a great summer program during the summer school break. Various locations in Hong Kong.
21/F Coda Plaza
51 Garden Road
Tel: 2501 4842
An extensive selection of children’s programs, including languages, cooking, dance and sports.
3/F 1 MacDonnell Road
Tel: 3476 1340