We offer a child-oriented, developmentally appropriate Early Childhood Program designed to meet the needs of the "whole child". Our unique approach draws from Montessori, Reggio Emilia, and Language Immersion Philosophies.
Daily routines at APU Early Childhood Classes motivate children to engage in many active learning experiences both indoors and outdoors. These experiences enhance children's development in cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, social competences, language and literacy skills, creative expression and sensory integration.
The elementary level of APU American International School - Bilingual Program aims to unlock student potential with a curriculum built around competency development consistent with a shared vision of society. Primary education is a vital stage of education at APU American International School - Bilingual Program, a time to provide students with critical thinking capacity, problem-solving ability, and time management skills. Building good learning habits creates a strong foundation for future success. Our primary education also focuses on encouraging the creativity and innate curiosity of children in this age group, knowing that each child will develop at a different pace. We believe it is essential to provide children a safe and suitable environment.
Primary students are encouraged to explore, question and build knowledge. They are focused on developing math, science, language learning, logical thinking, technological literacy and communication skills. Extracurricular activities promote teamwork, develop artistic and athletic talents, and help students develop an appreciation for the diversity of people and ideas. English language instruction focuses on ensuring students develop at their appropriate grade level with the ability to communicate effectively for studying, gathering information and navagating social spaces.
At the Middle School level, core qualities focused on are learning goals, discipline, self-esteem, cooperation and respect. During this period, students focus on improving cognitive abilities and systematic thinking abilities while developing critical thinking skills. The most important learning objective of these years is to equip students with the ability to apply what they have learned to personal and academic life and help them develop physically and intellectually. APU American International School - Bilingual Program is committed to providing an environment where students are inspired to learn actively at the highest level through projects and experiences. Students build a solid foundation of essential knowledge and are given the space to grow according to their individual abilities.
At APU American International School - Bilingual Program, Middle School students develop analytical and scientific thinking abilities, STEM competencies and evaluation tools. Areas of specific focus include the ability to think critically, to assemble and execute effective presentations, to collaborate with peers and to problem-solve. APU American International School - Bilingual Program also focuses on developing logical thinking and technological competency, utilizing the Microsoft Office 365 system in learning activities and communication.
At the Middle School level, students will have 12 - 18 periods of English learning per week, with 90% of instructional time spent with foreign teachers. In addition, APU American International School - Bilingual Program applies the Cognitive Academic Language Learning (CALLA) model, integrating English with other subjects to help students naturally acquire fluency in the English language. After completing Middle School, students achieve English Bands 3 - 5+ and can use English as a second language.
Following the Ministry of Education and Training program protocol, which provides critical vocational guidance, students learn about potential careers and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses to help them choose their most suitable educational paths. APU American International School - Bilingual Program equips students with knowledge, methods, thinking competencies, life-skills, autonomy, and creativity through providing challenging learning spaces as well as opportunities for collaboration and self-improvement. We promote a culture of respect, democracy, and equality of individuals and ideas. Students will gain the knowledge and skills they need to transition smoothly into international university settings. They will develop interdisciplinary thinking capabilities, scientific research tools, complex problem-solving skills and they will complete individual projects.
Additionally, students will become proficient in applying information technology to learning, research, and communication that ensures a solid foundation in computer literacy. Career orientation is suitable to a student's ability and needs. Students are equipped with knowledge of economics, financial management and entrepreneurship.
Students will have 12 - 18 periods of English learning per week, with 90% of instructional time spent with foreign teachers. In addition, APU American International School - Bilingual Program applies the Cognitive Academic Language Learning (CALLA) model, integrating English with other subjects to help students naturally acquire fluency in the English language.
After completing High School at APU American International School, students have eligibility for admission when applying to The American University in Vietnam - AUV and world-renowned universities as well as preparing to study abroad: documents, apply for scholarships, take IELTS, ACT, SAT certificates.
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