As your child approaches the age for formal schooling, you need to be ready to deal with many difficult choices. It is helpful to have a thorough understanding of your child’s current needs and strengths, and to get advice on what type of schooling environment would best suit your child. There are different types of schools in Hong Kong, and they follow different teaching curricula and use different educational philosophies. Your child can thrive in the appropriate school environment, and having a clear understanding of your child’s strengths and the available options can help you make this important decision.