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Admission Process


Welcome and thank you for your interest in Pennsylvania American International School – PennSchool. We are looking forward to being a part of your child’s educational journey.

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an extremely important decision to make. We look forward to meeting you and discussing more details about the learning program and environment at PennSchool.

The school tour will be available after 5PM working days or 8AM to 3PM every Saturday. Click here to schedule a tour and receive further information.

1. CONSULTATION

Parents and students will be consulted about the admission process, facilities, extracurricular activities, admission requirements, school rules, fees, transportation, summer courses based on official policies of PennSchool and the Vietnam Minister of Education and Training (MOET).

2. ENTRANCE EXAMS

Pre and Year 1 students

An entrance test for both International American and Vietnamese American Bilingual Programs will be an interview with Vietnamese and foreign teachers.

From Year 2 and higher

An entrance exam will be different between International American and Vietnamese American Bilingual Programs:

For the Vietnamese American Bilingual Program: prospective students will take a paper test in bilingual and an interview in English. The paper test will examine students’ ability in English, Mathematics and Literature (in Vietnamese).

Duration: 3 hours

Date: usually Saturday or Sunday

For the International American Program: prospective students will take a paper test in English and an interview in English. The paper test will examine students’ ability in Mathematics and English.
Duration: 2.5-3 hours

Date: usually Saturday or Sunday

3. ADMISSION RESULTS

Admission is based on the results of the entrance exam, comments from the Academic Council and numbers of available seats at that time. The result or Letter of Offer will be informed to parents within 3-5 working days.

The Academic Council includes the Principal, Director of programs and program coordinators.

4. ENROLLMENT

Once you receive a Letter of Offer, parents must submit Admission Fee within five days for enrollment confirmation and reserve your child’s seat.

Please contact the Admission Office for enrollment guide, information and forms.

Required Documentation:

  • Enrollment Application
  • School report (from Year 2 and higher)
  • Transcripts (if student is pursuing international program)
  • Medical certificate
  • School transfer documents
  • A notarized copy of birth certificate
  • Translation of birth certificate (applied for foreign students)
  • Translation of passport (applied for foreign students)
  • A primary program completion certificate (for secondary students)
  • A secondary program completion certificate (for highschool students)