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Admissions Policy

I.  ADMISSIONS POLICY:

  • Priority enrollment:
    • (1) Students who are biological children, paternal/maternal grandchildren of owners of condos/villas in Vinhomes urban areas and are living in such condos/villas will be entitled to priority enrollment at the Vinschool campuses in such urban areas in case of vacancy;
    • (2) Students who are children of leaders, teachers and staff members working in the Vinschool system or Vingroup subsidiaries (if not belonging to the first priority group mentioned above) will be entitled to priority enrollment at Vinschool campuses with vacancie;
    • (3) Vinschool students who meet transition requirements (if not belonging to the first priority group mentioned above) will be enrolled at appropriate campuses based on the available slots;
    • (4) Others will be enrolled depending on the available slots.
  • Requirements for existing Vinschool students:
    • Students enrolled at Vinschool campuses during the 2021-2022 school year will be eligible to attend the next grade within the same educational stage for the 2022-2023 school year, provided that they have completed their current curriculum and their parents have fulfilled all financial obligations in accordance with the Financial Regulations for both the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years;
    • Students who transition to the next educational stage within the Vinschool system, including Alvin students to Grade 1, Grade 5 students to Grade 6, and Grade 9 students to Grade 10, are required to satisfy the requirements specified in the Student Transition Policy;
    • Students who wish to study at another campus will have their request answered based on the aforementioned priority enrollment principles and the availability of slots and ESL classes matching their levels.
  • Application, screening, and Cambridge program entrance exam fees:
    • For students who make a first-time or re-enrollment application:
      • Kindergarten: application and screening fees of VND1,500,000
      • Primary, Secondary and High schools: application and screening fees of VND2,000,000
    • For students who transition from Kindergarten to Primary school:
      • Standard program: application fee of VND300,000
      • Advanced (Cambridge) program: application and ESL entrance exam fees of VND700,000. Alvin students currently enrolled in the Advanced (Cambridge) program are to pay an application fee of VND300,000.
    • For students who wish to switch from Standard to Advanced (Cambridge) program at Primary, Secondary and High schools:
      • Entrance exam fee of VND700,000
    • Application, screening, and Cambridge program entrance exam fees are non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

II. ENROLLMENT AGES:

In the 2022-2023 school year, students in the following age groups will be eligible to enroll at Vinschool:

  • Kindergarten: children born between 2017 and 2020, and between January and June 2021 (at selected campuses);
  • Primary school: students born between 2012 and 2016;
  • Secondary school: students born between 2008 and 2011;
  • High school: students born between 2005 and 2007.

In case a student’s age does not appropriately match the grade or educational stage, Vinschool reserves the right to accept or reject his/her application according to the regulations applicable to Kindergartens and to Primary, Secondary and High schools.

III. CLASS SIZES

Vinschool sets class size limits as follows:

  • Kindergarten: capped at 20-28 students per class, depending on the age group and program;
  • Primary, Secondary and High schools: capped at 25 students per Advanced class and 30 students per Standard class.

In special cases, the regular class size may have a standard deviation of 02 but will not fall below the national standards in order to ensure the best possible conditions for teaching and learning.

IV. ENROLLMENT APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

1. First-time applicants:

  • Applicants must not have infectious diseases, severe congenital anomalies, or special educational needs (since our current care services and facilities are unable to support young students with special needs).
  • Primary applicants must have achieved at least a Pass in both academic performance and personal conduct.
  • Secondary applicants must have completed the Primary curriculum, achieving a Very Good in personal conduct and at least a Good in academic performance throughout their Secondary years and in Term 1 for students who apply for Term 2.
  • High school applicants must have completed the Secondary curriculum, achieving a Very Good in personal conduct and at least a Good in academic performance throughout their Secondary and High school years and in Term 1 for students who apply for Term 2.
  • Students who are foreigners living in Vietnam or Vietnamese people living overseas will be considered for enrollment on a case-by-case basis with respect to the regulations prescribed by the Departments of Education and Training in the cities or provinces where Vinschool campuses are located.

2. Students formerly enrolled at Vinschool:

  • Their applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

V. ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES:

1. Admissions procedure for first-time applicants:

2. Admissions procedure for transition students:

VI. SCREENING:

  • All first-time applicants must pass the screening organized by Vinschool. Each student has only one chance per term to succeed.
  • Students who are attending Standard classes at Vinschool Primary, Secondary and High schools must pass the ESL entrance test in order to switch to the Advanced (Cambridge) program. Students in Grade 10 or higher who wish to switch to the Advanced program must pass the Math and Sciences tests in English in addition to the ESL entrance test. Each student has only one chance per term to succeed (if slots are available).
  • For Kindergarten: the Kindergarten screening aims to record children’s characteristics and abilities for their future homeroom teachers so that appropriate care and education can be provided for their development. Vinschool refuses to accept students who have infectious diseases, severe congenital anomalies or special educational needs as our current care services and facilities are unable to support young students with special needs. The Kindergarten screening at Vinschool takes the form of a teacher-student conversation which employs words, gestures and body language. During the conversation, teachers may use appropriate teaching tools, toys and games to engage children and create scenarios to observe their reactions, thereby identifying their skills. Children need to demonstrate basic knowledge as well as fundamental cognitive and motor skills (holding, grasping, stacking, walking, running, jumping, etc.) expected of their age.
  • For Primary, Secondary and High schools: students will be evaluated in the following subjects:
    • Standard program: Math, Vietnamese Language/Literature, ESL, Logical thinking;
    • Advanced program: Math, Vietnamese Language/Literature, ESL, Logical thinking. Students who enter Grade 10 must also take Math and Sciences tests in English (these students are exempt from taking the Math test in Vietnamese). Students who enter Grade 11 must take the ESL test as well as Math and Sciences tests in English. Those who apply for other grades may take the Math test either in English or Vietnamese;
    • Students will be directly interviewed by teachers.
  • The screenings for the first grades of each educational stage are in line with the regulations prescribed by Departments of Education & Training.

VII. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

1. For application and enrollment at Kindergarten:

No. List of required documents For
application
For enrollment
1 01 4×6 photo of the student taken within the past month (soft copy) x
2 01 health certificate of the student with doctor’s confirmation and seal of the health facility, issued within the past month (soft copy) x
3 01 notarized copy of birth certificate of the student (hard copy) x
4 Student pick-up and drop-off registration document (hard copy) x
5 Household registration book (soft copy) x
6 Student immunization record (soft copy) x
7 01 4×6 photo of the student’s biological father x
8 01 4×6 photo of the student’s biological mother x
9 01 4×6 photo of the student’s guardian x

2. For application and enrollment at Primary, Secondary or High school:

No. List of required documents For
application
For enrollment
1 01 4×6 photo of the student taken within the past month (soft copy) x
2 01 notarized copy of birth certificate of the student (hard copy) x
3 Transcripts for all years at the current educational stage (originals) x
4 Primary school graduation certificate (original) for students applying for Grades 6-9 x
5 Secondary school diploma (original) or provisional Secondary school graduation certificate (with red seal) for students applying for Grade 10 x
6 School transfer request letter (original) for students applying for Grades 2-5 x
7 School transfer recommendation letter (original) for Secondary and High school students, verified by:
– Principal of the current school (for all students)
– Head of the local Education and Training Office (for Secondary students moving from another city/province)
– Director of the local Department of Education and Training (for High school students moving from another city/province and Secondary or High school students moving to Ho Chi Minh City)
x
8 Household registration book (soft copy) x
9 Copy of valid compulsory health insurance card or parent’s military card if the student’s parent serves in the military (soft copy) x
10 01 4×6 photo of the student’s biological father x
11 01 4×6 photo of the student’s biological mother x
12 Other documents as requested (depending on the time of enrollment) x

VIII. ENROLLMENT APPLICATION SCHEDULES:

  • For Kindergarten: Vinschool accepts enrollment applications from January until there are no available slots left.
  • For Primary, Secondary and High schools: 02 application periods:
    • At the beginning of the school year: from January to August, official enrollment in August.
    • At the beginning of Term 2: from November to December, official enrollment in January.

IX. ONLINE REGISTRATION AND COUNSELING:

  • Register via VinschoolOneHERE.
  • For more information, please contact: