Frequently Asked Questions
- Admissions Questions
- School Life Questions
- Faculty & Curriculum Questions
- University Entrance Questions
- Q: What is the Admissions Assessment Criteria?
- Q: Can international students apply?
- Q: Is There Financial Aid or Scholarships Available?
A: Entrance Assessment is completed in an age appropriate groupings. Kindergarten students will be assessed in small groups to their school readiness. Grade 1 - 5 students will take the Branksome Hall Admission Test (English reading, writing and Math). Grade 6 above must attend an assessment and the individual interview. Students applying for Grade 4 above, must also submit two most recent end of year report card, Competed Student Profile in handwriting, Confidential Teacher Recommendations (English/Math).
A: We do offer entrance merit scholarships only for new students. Scholarships are awarded in recognition of student’s academic success and covers partial or full of tuition fees. Scholarship students will be selected by application, essay writing, presentation. (Only new students starting in August are applicable).
You can find out more information on Scholarships here
- Q: When is the School Year?
- Q: What are the Class Sizes?
- Q: What are the Class Times?
- Q: Is there a School Bus?
A: Junior School (JK Prep - Grade5)
8:00am - 3:30pm (co-curricular included)
Junior School finishes at 3pm on Monday and 4pm Tuesday - Friday
Early Years 8:00am- 3:00pm each day
Early Years and Junior School start at 8:15 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and 9 on Wednesdays.
Middle/Senior School (Grade6-12)
8:15am - 8:25am: Go to school
8:35am - 2:55pm: Regular classes
3:00pm - 3:30pm: Flex
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Co-curricular (C.A.S.E.)
- Q: What curriculum do you study?
- Q: How do you recruit teachers?
- Q: What second languages are offered?
- Q: What textbooks are used?
- Q: Is there a co-curricular program?
- Q: Are their additional fees for C.A.S.E. program?
- Q: What is STEM-V?
A: Branksome Hall Asia offers IB programs from Kindergarten to Senior School. Branksome Hall Asia is authorized to deliver PYP, MYP and IB Diploma program and as such is an IB World School. To be an IB world school, the school needs to prove that it has the qualified faculty, secures a certain amount of budget for the professional development for faculty, has certain range of books at the library, and runs the learning program properly. Please visit www.ibo.org for more information about the IB curriculum.
A: A teacher at an IB school needs to able to understand and teach the IB curriculum. The school’s senior leadership team and principal at the international teacher recruitment job fairs do faculty recruitment. The qualifications such as teaching experiences at International schools, whether IB trained or not, and whether the candidate meets the IBO standard are considered when the teacher is hired.
A: Not one specific textbook is used at IB curriculum. We have Coordinators who do the research and develop the textbook for each of Junior School, Middle School and Senior School. Also IT devices are used for educational applications. The teaching materials and IT software program is provided at school at no charge.
A: C.A.S.E (C: Creativity, A: Action, S: Service, E: Enrichment) is a part of IB curriculum. Students are exposed to language, culture, arts, music and sports activities, but also the community service activities. You can find out more about our extensive co-curricular program here
A: STEM V stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Visual Arts. STEM V center is equipped facility for STEM V and is placed in the hub of the campus so that the students can easily access from either Junior School Pod or Middle & Senior School Pod. It provides the girls the opportunity to better experience and get involved in science experiments.
- Q: What support is there for students applying to university in America
- Q: Is is possible to apply to Korean universities?