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Ages 2 to 18

The American School

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 457,500,000 ₫
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 14 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 457,500,000 ₫
Address: 177/8 Nguyen Van Huong Street Thao Dien Ward | District 2 Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
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Number of students

Around 600 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

More than 20 nationalities

Most common nationality

Vietnamese

Ratio of local students to international students

Around 80% are local students, 20% are international students

Max. number of students per class

22 students

Average number of students per class

12 - 15 students, depending on the grade level of each class

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer EAL - English as an Additional Language - classes for students who need more assistance with their English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Vietnamese, Spanish, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

- iPads are used by students in Elementary School
- One-to-one computers and laptops in Middle School and High School
- Dedicated computer labs in both Elementary School and Middle School/High School

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, but as an extension of in-class learning only.

Approximate hours of homework given

The amount of time suggested is as needed for students to complete their homework; there is no specific amount of time. Time for homework will increase as students progress through grade level.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. We have our Entry Evaluation, consisting of these documents and actions:

- Previous transcript
- Diagnostic test
- Interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Placement testing is required for all students applying for admission. The Placement Test includes the following components:

- English Language Test to measure the student’s reading comprehension, writing accuracy, speaking fluency, and listening comprehension levels.
- Mathematics Test to assess the student’s knowledge of math concepts and skills.
As part of the Admissions process, the ESL teacher will conduct a 15-minute interview with each student following placement testing.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have no deadline for registration. As long as the students are qualified and there are still enough vacant spots for students in the classes, then they can join at any moment during the academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes. But the eligibility of student's enrollment in the middle of the academic year will be determined by Admission Department, depending on the vacancy in the classes. So not all cases of enrollment in the middle of the academic year can be accepted.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

PSAT and SAT

Results in these examinations

We currently don't have data for this question.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. We have Learning Support Department to assist students with special learning needs.

Learning support offered

Students with mild to moderate special needs are provided:

- Goal Setting
- Appropriate accommodations
- Push-in, one-to-one support in the classroom
- Pull-out, when necessary
- Teacher support of differentiation and scaffolding

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have AP classes and extracurricular activities for talented students in Performing Arts and Drama to practice their crafts, such as musicals, school performances...

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 can get access to the Social-Emotional Counselor, who holds Bachelor Degree in Intensive Psychology/Minor in Education

School start time

7:45 AM

School finish time

2:45 PM

Supervised care before/after school

For Early Childhood and Elementary School students, we do let parents pick up their children late, but no later than 3:30 PM.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Performing arts in form of annual musicals, and clubs tailored to students' different needs:

- For Early Childhood and Elementary School students: Muay Thai club, Acting club, Magic club
- For Middle School and High School students: Glee club, Drawing club, Board game club, Sustainability club, Model United Nations club

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes. We have options for students who are vegan.

Sports activities included

Running, basketball, volleyball, soccer, swimming, table tennis, badminton, cross country race

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, grass soccer field, basketball court, dance studio

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We have sports teams for lots of sports in various ages, including U11 teams in basketball, table tennis, soccer; U14 teams in basketball, soccer, badminton, table tennis; U19 teams in volleyball, table tennis, basketball, badminton, soccer; Middle School/High School swimming team and cross country team.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

- Educating the whole child incorporating mind, body, and spirit.
- Dynamic and rigorous American educational program enriched by the multicultural setting in Vietnam
- Immersive EAL program supporting the theory of additive bilingualism
- Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities to extend the learning beyond the classroom
- Expanding to new, modern facility in January 2020.

Teaching approach of the school

The goal of every classroom is to create a safe, fair, and consistent environment challenging students to become reflective risk-takers that aspire to take responsibility for their own learning. Courses are based on American content standards (CCSS, Next Gen, AERO, NCAS). Units of study are planned backwards utilizing the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. Relevant, meaningful summative assessments are developed to provide every learner with the opportunity to demonstrate understanding. Learning plans are focused on developing the transfer skills inherent to all content and providing engaging activities founded on creating creative, collaborative, critical thinkers capable of making informed decisions.

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