Grand Opening Ceremony

Distinguished Guests,

Dear Parents,

Dear Friends of the School,

This is a particularly happy day.

After almost two years of preparation, we are finally opening the first Italian international kindergarten in Hong Kong.

Let me remind you of a few points:

Our project

  • Is non-profit
  • Has pure cultural & educational purposes
  • Has been conceived to offer the best in early childhood education

Our system

  • Is based on the modern Italian pedagogical tradition (“the Reggio Children approach”)
  • And it is aimed to respect and integrate the best cultural elements of Hong Kong, a truly international society

Our team

  • Is composed of young and highly qualified teachers (most of them have a Master’s Degree) who are native speakers of Italian, English, Putonghua and Cantonese

Our target teacher/pupil ratio is 1:9

In brief, our students will be exposed to an advanced pedagogical system, which blends different cultures and will be taught by professional and dedicated teachers:

We trust our children will expand their knowledge, become more open-minded, smarter and ready to master the transition to other educational systems without any difficulty.

I would like to express my gratitude for their help and support to:

  • The Ambassador of Italy, Ettore Sequi
  • The Consul General of Italy, Clemente Contestabile, and his Deputy, Giorgia Norfo
  • Mariassunta Peci, who has drawn the basic lines of the project
  • Claudia Giudici, President of Reggio Children
  • Miss Giulia Ziggiotti, our Executive Director
  • And to all the school team led by our principal Azalea Wong.

Last but not least, I would like to give special thanks to all the Hong Kong Authorities, particularly to the Education Bureau, who have paid special attention to our project!

Thank you!

Franco Cutrupia

School Founder and Supervisor, Italian International Kindergarten

President, Sapientia (H.K.) Limited


Italian International Kindergarten First Open Day Post-event

Dear families, children and friends,

The first Open Day of the Italian International Kindergarten in Hong Kong was held on Saturday, January 12th.

We share some pictures of the premises, families and guests.

Stay tuned for more events!

For enrolment information, please contact

Italian International Kindergarten in Hong Kong, Open Day Jan. 12th 2019

From the footsteps of our Accredited Italian Embassy School in Beijing, we are glad to announce that the Italian International Kindergarten in Hong Kong has received the licence from the Education Bureau (School Registration Number 611646).

The kindergarten will be the first school in Hong Kong to collaborate directly with Reggio Children, the famous Italian educational institution originated in Reggio Emilia, inspiring schools in more than 110 countries in the world, and to root the Italian tradition in education in Hong Kong, Asia’s world city.

The establishment of an Italian School, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Italy and other Italian agencies and institutions active in Hong Kong, will ultimately contribute to the promotion and spread of the Italian culture and language and, indirectly, of the so called “Made in Italy”, thus to guarantee an integrated cooperation between Italy and Hong Kong both in cultural and economic aspects.

As in Beijing, the School is meant to provide a service to Italian, international as well as local families dwelling in Hong Kong. For this reason, tuition fees will be reasonable compared with the local market.

The kindergarten will offer two curricula: the “Italian/English plus Chinese language and culture” will eye at the Italian and international families, for their child/children to fully embrace the local language-rich environment and the “English/Chinese, plus Italian language and culture” for those local families interested in their child/children to discover the authentic Reggio Approach and to learn more about Italian language and culture.

We hereby invite you to join the first Open Day that will be held on Saturday, January 12th 2019 at the School premises (address: Podium Level 1, Block 4, Phase 1, South Horizons, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong) in two sections:

Italian-English curriculum, starting at 10:30 am
English-Chinese curriculum, starting at 2:30 pm

Welcome by the founders, Franco and Pauline Cutrupia
Greeting by Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong, Clemente Contestabile
Introduction to the pedagogical-didactical project, Scientific Coordinator, Mariassunta Peci
Organisational set-up of the School, Executive Director, Giulia Ziggiotti
Q&A e tour of the School

Download the leaflet (IT, EN, CN) of the Italian International Kindergarten to know more about our values, curriculum and cooperation with Reggio Children.


Please provide full name of participants, date of birth/gender/current school of your child/children.