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Ages 2 to 11

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
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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 8 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 13,271,543 Kyat
to: 20,570,892 Kyat
Address: No. 2A, Yangon-Insein Road, Building (2) Hlaing Township, No. 9 Ward Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
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Number of students

70

Number of nationalities represented in the school

19

Most common nationality

For the 2020-2021 school year, the most common nationalities are Myanmar, United States, India, and Malaysia.

Ratio of local students to international students

30% Local, 70% International

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

8

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, each classroom has at least one local teacher with education experience.

Native English speaking teachers

The majority of our teachers are native English speakers and those who are not are fluent English speakers. All of our teachers have completed an American teacher education program.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we offer support for students who have been identified as English Language Learners.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Myanmar, Mandarin Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

We use technology in a relevant and meaningful way that supports learning. All our classrooms have SmartBoards and students have access to one-to-one tablets or laptops, depending on the grade. Out modern textbook series integrates technology into the curriculum and provides extensive resources through its digital platform. We believe that technology is a tool not only for learning, but collaboration and communication. At Yangon American, students learn and build the foundational skills to be smart, safe, and effective users of the technology today and have the critical thinking skills to adapt to the technology of tomorrow.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we have successfully adapted to online learning for all grade levels. Students participate in daily classes via Zoom, participating in direct instruction as well as guided practice just as they would in the classroom. Asynchronous work is also assigned on Seesaw or GoogleClassroom, depending on the student's grade. At least once a week, students also participate in specials classes such as Music, Art, PE, and Technology via Zoom.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Students are always encouraged to read either independently or with a parent for at least 20 minutes each night. In addition to this, students have anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes of homework depending on age and grade.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Not at this time

Entry evaluation for students

Depending on the circumstances. We do not do evaluations for Early Years students.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We review report cards and other school reports to determine whether or not an evaluation is needed. If this is an academic issue or a question of the appropriate grade for a child, we will administer a grade-level assessment. We also evaluate non-native English speaking students to determine whether or not they quality for our ELL program.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline for registration. We have a rolling admissions policy, which allows students to join throughout the year as we understand that expatriate families can arrive at any point during the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Currently, our school only serves students through the fifth grade.

External examinations or assessments available

We utilize the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) at the beginning and end of the school year. Because of the school closures this year, we were unable to administer the test this fall.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

Learning support offered

Our teachers are trained to differentiate instruction to reach students with mild to moderate special needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our teachers practice differentiated instruction, which allows them to offer gifted students more challenging and thought-provoking assignments throughout the school year. Additionally, the IB PYP is structured in such a way that students can extend themselves and their learning through inquiry and research.

Student access to education psychologist

No.

School start time

When physically in session Early Years classes (Nursery through Kindergarten-1) start at 9:00 a.m. while Elementary classes (Kindergarten-2 through Fifth Grade) start at 8:00 a.m.

School finish time

Early Years ends at 2:30 p.m. while Elementary ends at 3:00 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Yangon American offers an After School Activities program for students starting in Kindergarten-2. These activities include world languages, sports, arts and crafts, STEAM, and music.

School provided lunches

Yes, we have a lunch program that is available at an affordable price and is nutrition and delicious. It is catered by a major hotel in Yangon.

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

We do our best to accommodate special diets, but most specific dietary requirements must be brought from home.

Sports activities included

Physical Education covers a wide range of activities with the main focus being building a love of physical activity and movement. Students learn fundamental movement skills and balance as well as the basics to a variety of sports including basketball, soccer, and badminton. We have an annual Sports Day each Fall, where students demonstrate their understanding of a variety of athletic skills at a field day with the whole school.

Sports facilities at the school

We have a covered athletic field that has lines to be used as a futsal field as well as a basketball or volleyball court.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Our mission is to prepare students for success in university and beyond by providing a rigorous, student-centered education in a safe and nurturing globally-minded environment. We strive to inspire all our students to reach their full potential through an inclusive and well rounded academic program that empowers students to take responsibility and agency over their learning.

Teaching approach of the school

Our curriculum is engaging, challenging, and relevant. It is focused on reaching all students and has been designed to support the growth of well-rounded individuals who are ready to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of the 21st Century global economy.

In addition to implementing our rigorous academic curriculum, we work with students to support them to become caring, responsible, thoughtful individuals. This is done through cultivating both the IB Learner Profile Attributes as well as our Yangon American Student Learning Outcomes. We believe that students should not only go into the world ready to perform well, but also prepared and excited to have a positive impact on those around them.

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