Kendall International Preschool is a community where children with a passion for self-discovery converge with a truly rewarding learning experience. Our unique blend of academic and personal development means our students will be personally poised, confident and academically equipped to successfully enter the finest primary schools in Hong Kong and around the world.
Kendall International Preschool aims to:
- Fuse Western skills and knowledge with time-honoured Chinese values
- Lay solid foundations in the universal literacy of English and Chinese
- Nurture personal integrity, curiosity and humility
- Embrace constructive, purposeful play as the primary vehicle for learning
- Foster personal responsibility for self, family and community
Dr. Wil Chan
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
(B.A. University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D. Washington State University)
Dr. Chan was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area to immigrant parents and studied at the University of California at Berkeley where he subsequently began his teaching career.He was recruited by Hong Kong International School (a leading U.S. based curriculum international school) in 1984 and was appointed the Associate Principal in 1987. After briefly serving as a public school Principal in the U.S., he returned to Hong Kong to serve as the HKIS Middle School Principal. He subsequently moved on to become the Chief Principal at the Hong Kong Baptist University Affiliated Wong Kam Fai Secondary and Primary School (a local through train DSS school). Since retiring from the HKBUAS, he was invited to serve as the interim Principal of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (a leading K-12 IB international school).Dr. Chan’s personal and professional experiences perfectly embody the convergence concept of Kendall International Preschool.
Mr. Arthur Kenji Noguchi
(Certificate Course for Kindergarten Principal (English), HKBU; Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood, HKBU; Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Marketing, Macquarie University (Australia, Sydney); Registered Childcare Supervisor and Worker under Hong Kong Social Welfare Department; Registered Teacher under Hong Kong Education Bureau)
Mr. Arthur Kenji Noguchi (Mr. Kenji) comes to Kendall with a wealth of experience as a Head Teacher and a former principal of a very successful International Baccalaureate (IB) World kindergarten. Raised in Hong Kong with university in Australia, Mr. Kenji understands the dynamic environment of our city and the importance of stability and support from family and community. Perhaps most important is Mr. Kenji’s uncompromised priority to the care and nurture of his students. Understanding that every child is unique and gifted, Mr. Kenji begins from the child’s perspective and meticulously assembles the supportive structures of strategies, opportunities and skills required to elevate each to success.
Ms Joice Chen
CO-PRINCIPAL & DIRECTOR OF CHINESE PROGRAMS
(Principal Certificate of Kindergarten (Chinese), Hong Kong Baptist University; MA in Early Childhood, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Zhejiang Normal University; Registered Childcare Supervisor and Worker; Registered Teacher)
Originally from Fujian, Ms. Chen feels blessed to have started her journey in Early Childhood Education since 2007, when she realized that she could shape someone’s future with efforts of positive nurture and care. Teaching children in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong has signited her true passion for education while sealing it as her life-long career. She believes that the larger task of educating children can’t be done alone. We must work hand in hand in full collaboration with others to find common paths toward the successful growth and development of our younger generation. Kendall International Preschool is delighted to have Ms. Chen shares her passion for children and deep experience as Kendall’s Co-principal. We firmly believe that she will bring an incredible depth of professional knowledge and practice to help Kendall embed a strong thread of Chinese culture and value into our school curriculum for the benefit of all Kendall children and families.
Teaching and Learning Team
There is no question that the quality of a child’s education is powerfully influenced by their learning environment. We at Kendall International Preschool have taken references from some of the best kindergarten designs over the world and engaged a dynamic and creative team of architects and artists to help us design a one-of-a-kind campus.
We have created a learning environment where classrooms and open areas seamlessly converge allowing students to move from a structured environment into a larger free-flowing open space. The unique five metre ceiling of the premises also provides greater flexibility for creative use of the campus both horizontally and vertically,
Grounded in the concept of community, the facilities warmly encourage interdisciplinary and interclass interaction where personal and structured learning can truly come together.
Our West Kowloon campus is located in Cheung Sha Wan (one minute from Exit A2 of Cheung Sha Wan MTR station) allowing easy access from all areas of Hong Kong. We are honoured to be in a neighborhood surrounded by several quality primary schools in the area.
Our Island East campus is just two minutes away from Exit B of Tai Koo MTR station.
West Kowloon Campus:
G/F, RESIDENCE 228,
228 Fuk Wing Street, Cheung Sha Wan,
West Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Island East Campus:
UG/F, PARK VALE,
8 Greig Road,
Island East, Hong Kong
West Kowloon Campus Directions
Island East Campus Directions (registration in process)