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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): 388,500,000 ₫
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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 25 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 388,500,000 ₫
Address: 172-180 Nguyen Van Huong Street Thao Dien Ward | District 2 Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam
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Number of students

550

Number of nationalities represented in the school

28

Most common nationality

Vietnamese

Ratio of local students to international students

70% local : 30% international

Average number of students per class

25

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Secondary Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Vietnamese, Spanish, Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

Air-conditioned classrooms with interactive whiteboards and LCD projectors.
Wireless internet access throughout the K-12 campuses.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The Homework requirement increases as a student progresses through the School. A guide to the time expected to be spent on regular homework and individual study is given below.
 Grade 1: 15 minutes approximately each evening plus reading
 Grades 2/3/4: 30 minutes approximately each evening plus reading
 Grade 5: 45 minutes approximately each evening plus reading
 Grades 6/7/8: 1 - 2 hours each evening
 Grades 9/10: 1.5 - 2 hours each evening
 Grades 11/12: 2 - 3 hours each evening

Uniform required

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Placement test.

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.

External examinations or assessments available

Advanced Placement

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

7:45

School finish time

14:45

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Kung Fu, ballet, swimming, magic, badminton, chess, cross country, green club, ukulele, cooking, board games, Spanish.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education.

Sports facilities at the school

Basketball court, soccer field, swimming pool, dance studio.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The American School was founded in 2010 as a private and international Early Childhood to Grade 12 college preparatory school. Its goal is to educate the whole child incorporating mind, body, and spirit. strong partnership of motivated students, caring faculty and parents, affirms and challenges each person within a dynamic American educational program enriched by a multicultural setting in Vietnam. TAS promotes high standards of excellence by enhancing student learning for leadership in a global world.

Teaching approach of the school

The mission of The American School is to educate the whole child incorporating mind, body, and spirit. The school provides the tools, opportunities, and human resources to inspire and promote inquiry and development of self-confidence. The students will be equipped to become leaders with inquiring minds through critical thinking, writing, reasoning, investigating, problem solving, and collaborative experiences. A strong partnership of motivated students, caring faculty and parents, affirms and challenges each person within a dynamic American educational program enriched by a multicultural setting in Vietnam. TAS promotes high standards of excellence by enhancing student learning for leadership in a global world.

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