Searching for a best-fit schools doesn't need to be stressful
We have the know-how you need
Top Schools is for you if you are a parent wanting the best education for your children, yet find the process of searching for information confusing, frustrating and stressful.
Where schools own websites often lack consistency and transparency, we make it easy to search, compare and share accurate, up-to-date information on schools and save a lot of time and worry.
Top Schools is unique in that we provide extensive, solid factual information to balance our opinions and those of our members.
Our school profiles are based on our research, visits to the schools and parent, teacher and student interviews. Many school profiles are verified by the schools directly and they have the authority to edit and update all content, except the initial description which remains impartial and is written by Top Schools staff.
Do you have staff that are relocating and need expert school placement advice? We also work with HR professionals to provide expert confidential advice on school placements for executives relocating to the destinations that we service. We offer these services to internal HR departments, relocation companies, private banks, concierge firms, and international corporations. We also offer talks and seminars to internal staff and clients
The Top Schools Difference
Our services are entirely personalised fully flexible to accommodate each client’s unique requirements
We have verifiable, in-depth knowledge of the education system (local and international); in the countries in which we service and we make recommendations based on fact, not hearsay or personal opinion!
We maintain good relationships with schools, parents and other stakeholders and regarded as influencers in the industry
We are focused, and small enough to deliver a personal service
We have a 100% success rate for school placements
We are completely independent education experts
Our small team collectively boasts 70 years’ of Hong Kong-specific education experience.
We work with parents and clients to develop a strategic, realistic and flexible approach to choosing a school and having that school choose your child!
Our consultants speak English, Cantonese, Putonghua
What We Do
We guide parents through a confusing array of opinions, providing honest, unbiased advice on the probability of acceptance for immediate arrival and the following years. Planning viable alternative options, including an interim placement, local school or a school providing additional support for ESL, or other individual learning needs is at the core of what we do.
We understand that the “perfect school” doesn’t exist, so we look to match family and school, based on their priorities. If a compromise is necessary, we advise on where, when and how this should happen with the family’s best interests and mid, or even, long-term goals in mind.
We get to know each of our families well and understand their preferences as well as their child’s academic, emotional and social needs. From there, we manage expectations throughout the process with one dedicated consultant. We can modify a plan at any stage to suit changing preferences and expectations
Our senior consultants are all parents too and we’ve been through the process. Between us, we have – or had – our own children in seven of Hong Kong’s top schools.