1. Where are the Aurora campuses situated in Ho Chi Minh City?
Aurora is located in the Thao Dien ward of Thu Duc city (District 2). District 2 is a bustling suburb of expat and local residents tucked into the meanders of the Saigon River and bounded by the Hanoi Highway. It is home to the likes of many international schools.
Our address: 11 – 11A – 13 – 15 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City (District 2), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2. What is the application process?
From abroad, the entire application process can be managed online via emailing the Admissions Team. From Ho Chi Minh City, the application process can start by contacting the Admissions to set up a school tour.
Our school tours are available daily between 09.00 AM – 10.30 AM and 03.00 PM – 04.00 PM. During this time all information regarding school policies, admissions processes and information regarding Aurora and our philosophy will be shared. From here, a meeting can be arranged with the school principal should you require one. Upon acceptance and enrollment, a start date will be allocated.
3. When is the application deadline?
Aurora has no application deadlines. Aurora admissions can accept children throughout the school year. School places within Aurora are subject to availability and thereby class capacity. All school tuition fees are prorated according to the given start date.
4. What is the school year?
Our school year begins in August each year and runs through to June the following year. Our summer programme runs from the end of June through to the beginning of August.
5. Does Aurora offer summer school during the summer holiday period?
Aurora offers a 6 or 7-week long summer camp programme each year from the end of June to the beginning of August. The programme is inclusive of excursions, incursions and all Aurora facilities. The summer programme revolves around a theme whereby each week explores, discovers, engages and introduces new elements through a carefully curated programme. The summer programme is designed with the community at heart, being open to both Aurora children and non-Aurora children to attend at an affordable rate. In addition, this exciting and eventful summer programme is flexible to holiday plans.
6. What is the class size and student/teacher ratio?
Each class differs in the capacity as class size is relative to classroom size. The teacher-student ratio is dependent on the class.
|1 year – 2 years||1/4|
|2 years – 3 years||1/5|
|3 years – 4 years||1/6|
|4 years – 5 years||1/7|
|5 years – 6 years||1/8|
7. What does it mean if our family is placed on a waitlist?
Our responsibility to all families is to ensure a high teacher/child ratio along with a safe and secure class size. As a result, we extend Enrollment Acceptances cautiously. Families who receive a waitlist notification should know that we are eager to accept their child, and will do so if numbers allow. Aurora’s waitlist is an active one. We contact families as soon as spots become available.
8. Why does Aurora charge a deposit or application fee?
With several numbers of the family seeking placement at any given moment, managing our application process takes an enormous amount of time and effort. We charge a nominal fee for families to apply or join our waitlist to ensure that we are working with families who genuinely want to be a part of our community.