Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

To assist with most initial inquiries, we encourage you to look through the questions and answers below which cover a lot  of common questions about our learning community:

Q: Does GP Academy offer the IB Program?
A: No. GP Academy delivers a rigorous academic program based on established International and American educational standards, including the Common CORE State Standards.
Q: How many students are there in a class?
A: Our Daycare classes have a maximum class size of 20 students with a student-teacher ratio of 1:5. Our Pre-School, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes have a maximum class size of 25 students with a student-teacher ratio of 1:8. Most classes are below these maximum numbers.
Q: When is GP Academy’s enrollment deadline?
A: GP Academy adopts a rolling admissions process. We understand that the transient nature of international families as well as the need to provide open enrollment schooling for the local community. Parents are asked to visit our Admissions section here or contact the Admissions Office at gpacademyvn@gmail.com or (024)-6666-6565 to schedule a tour.
Q: How is student performance assessed?
A: Students are assessed internally throughout the year to ensure they have achieved the educational outcomes and objectives according to our curriculum and the U.S. Common Core Standards. Academic progress is reported formally each semester during parent-teacher conferences.
Q: Does GP Academy offer an after school program?
A: GP Academy provides a variety of after school programs in the following areas; language, athletics, performance arts, STEM, etc. Program offerings vary quarterly and are based on parent inquiry and interests. Please contact the Admissions Office at gpacademyvn@gmail.com or (024)-6666-6565 for an updated schedule of program offerings.
Q: Does the school have an indoor swimming pool?
A: Yes, we have a heated, indoor ______ meter pool at our campus. There is a professionally trained swimming instructor there at all times and students from Preschool upwards have one swimming lesson per week. It’s one of our favorite learning areas!
Q: Where do your students come from?
A:GP Academy was founded to enhance the educational choice of families in our community. We accept applications from both the local and international communities in Hanoi.
Q: What areas are covered by the school bus service?
A: The school bus service at GP Academy is provided by _______, an established independent bus service company that has been operating since ______. It offers an extensive range of school bus routes across Cau Giay, _______, ______ areas. Please make your bookings online at _______or contact them at email or at phone.
Q: Can students bring their own breakfast or lunch to school?
A: In order to ensure compliance with MOET regulations that require that all food be prepared on campus, students cannot bring lunch with them when they come to school.
Q:Where do GP Academy’s native teachers come from?
A:The native teachers who guide our English and STEM coursework represent an international body, coming from the US and all over the world including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK . All native teachers have a college degree and have passed a TOEFL qualification. All of our Vietnamese teachers are fully licensed by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET).
Q: How can parents get involved in the school community?
A: GP Academy warmly welcomes parents to be involved in school activities and has many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year such as open house panels, coaching a sports team, field-trip chaperones or serving on the Parent-Teacher Association. Parents can learn more by contacting the Head of School directly or by contacting our PTA at pta@gpacademy.edu.vn.
Q: How does GP Academy communicate with parents?
A: There is a very high level of technology use across the school. It is an integral component of our curriculum and is used by our faculty and students in support of high quality teaching and learning. 50” TVs are installed in every classroom in the school and are used as a differentiation tool to introduce content, allow for visuals with poems, songs, etc. We have a dedicated computer lab where students play educational games and learn computer basics, as well as an e-reader hub in our library. We implement only the best educational content from respected sources like BBC, YouTube Kids and National Geographic.
Q: What are the technology resources on campus?
A: There is a very high level of technology use across the school. It is an integral component of our curriculum and is used by our faculty and students in support of high quality teaching and learning. 50” TVs are installed in every classroom in the school and are used as a differentiation tool to introduce content, allow for visuals with poems, songs, etc. We have a dedicated computer lab where students play educational games and learn computer basics, as well as an e-reader hub in our library. We implement only the best educational content from respected sources like BBC, YouTube Kids and National Geographic.