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20 April 2018

University Admissions Process

Concordia International School Hanoi enjoys an excellent reputation with top U.S. and global universities. At Concordia, we work with each individual student to assist him or her during the university admissions process helping each find the best fit. Our college counseling office advises students, on when to take exams and what exams are needed, financial considerations/scholarship applications, writing essays, developing activities lists and exploring career options.

We are early in the application process for the U.S., where most of our students are planning to attend university.  Most of our students chose to apply “Regular Decision” meaning they submitted their applications on January 1st and, we are now waiting to hear the decisions. For most universities, acceptance decisions will come between March 15th and April 15th. A few students chose to apply “Early Action” meaning they can apply early and get a response from the university early, but have until the May 1 deadline to consider with their families which university will be their final choice. Many students chose not to apply “Early Decision” (ED) meaning that they apply early, and hear back early, However if they apply ED and are accepted, they must attend that university. This option is good for students that have one dream school.

We will keep you informed of the universities to which our graduates have been accepted as we begin to hear back from the majority of schools.

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20 April 2018

University Admissions Process

Concordia International School Hanoi enjoys an excellent reputation with top U.S. and global universities. At Concordia, we work with each individual student to assist him or her during the university admissions process helping each...

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17 April 2018

Concordia Academics- Test Scores

Concordia prides ourselves on elite academics.  The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and the SAT and PSAT results, are strong indicators which chart our academic success.

The MAP test is taken by most international schools in the world, as well as some Vietnamese schools.  As the name indicates, it is used to measure a school’s overall academic progress.

As these comparative tables show, Concordia consistently tests far above the Hanoi average in the MAP.

MAP results also help us identify specific areas, class by class and student by student, where we are excelling and areas in which we can improve, making it an excellent curriculum tool for shaping Concordia’s overall learning strategies.

Concordia students who have taken the SAT exam have scored exceptionally well compared to global averages.

October 2017 PSAT

Mean Total

Reading & Writing

Math

# of test takers

Range

Grade 9

1042

508

534

20

830-1270

Grade 10

1167

552

616

18

960-1380

Grade 11

1235

590

645

22

950-1450

SAT Summary Report 2016 - 2017

Concordia Hanoi

Mean Total

Range of Individual Student Scores

Reading & Writing

Range of Individual Student Scores

Math

Range of Individual Student Scores

# of test takers

Grade 9 - CISH

1260

NA

670

NA

590

NA

1

Grade 10 - CISH

1350

NA

650

NA

700

NA

1

Grade 11 - CISH

1291

880-1460

620

410-730

671

470-790

7

Grade 12 - CISH

1236

1070-1330

601

580-640

635

540-640

7

SAT Summary Report 2017 - 2018 (up to October 2017 Administration)

Graduation Year

Mean Total

Range of Individual Student Scores

Reading & Writing

Range of Individual Student Scores

Math

Range of Individual Student Scores

# of test takers

Grade 12 - CISH

1374

1280-1550

647

590-750

727

690-800

3

The Concordia student average of 1374 ranks us in the top 93rd percentile globally among those who have taken the SAT, according to College Board statistics.

Our Math portion scores in the top 99th percentile, putting Concordia International School Hanoi in an elite group of schools worldwide. 

During the 2016-2017 school year, 22 Concordia students took 32 AP (Advanced Placement) exams. 90% of the students scored a 3 or higher and 65% the students scored a 4 or 5. The 2016-2017 school year was the first year for Concordia to offer the AP program.


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17 April 2018

Concordia Academics- Test Scores

Concordia prides ourselves on elite academics.  The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and the SAT and PSAT results, are strong indicators which chart our academic success. The MAP test is taken by most international...

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06 April 2018

Big Friendly Giant (BFG)

Our talented high school drama students staged heartwarming play, The Big Friendly Giant, (The BFG), by Roald Dahl, Saturday, November 25th.

The Concordia community journeyed to England and to Giant Country with Sophie and the BFG to learn empathy, courage and how friends can make a difference.

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06 April 2018

Big Friendly Giant (BFG)

Our talented high school drama students staged heartwarming play, The Big Friendly Giant, (The BFG), by Roald Dahl, Saturday, November 25th. The Concordia community journeyed to England and to Giant Country with Sophie and...

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23 March 2018

​Concordia - Phase 2

To support Concordia’s long-term growth and continue our commitment to providing a world-class elite high school education in Hanoi, we break ground on March 1, 2018 on our new high school facility. This 5-storey, (approx. 8300 sqm), building will continue to enhance and develop our overall program.

The first floor is designed for and dedicated to the fine arts and student services.  Art studios with supporting space will allow students to design and develop their passions for the fine arts in painting, sculpting, drawing, and creating. A black box theater, music classrooms for both choral and instrumental groups and individual and small group practice facilities will enhance our performing arts program.   

The first floor will feature a large coffee house atmosphere with space for high school students to collaborate and work with faculty and staff.  A college counseling center and the admissions office will move to the new building.

The second floor will focus on a second gymnasium, locker rooms, a fitness center, and a dance studio.  

The third and fourth floors will have classrooms and lab spaces, which will promote the school’s applied learning programs. The fourth floor will also have an outdoor garden area for students and staff to enjoy the outdoors.  

The fifth floor will be finished at a later date based upon the specific needs of the school.

The entire facility has been designed to promote energy efficiency and provide students with opportunities to learn how buildings work, and we aim to be LEED silver compliant - making it one of Vietnam’s few “green” buildings.

Most importantly, we are working closely with both the construction team and Van Tri Golf Course management to keep the existing school area free of dust and debris, by implementing proper dust barriers, wetting techniques, and other environmentally-appropriate methods to reduce impact on surrounding land and air.

Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2018 and the school plans to start using the space at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.  

The high school students (grades 9-12) will move into the new space and the middle school students will expand on the third floor of the current building.  

We look forward to celebrating and sharing this new world-class facility with you!

23 March 2018

​Concordia - Phase 2

To support Concordia’s long-term growth and continue our commitment to providing a world-class elite high school education in Hanoi, we break ground on March 1, 2018 on our new high school facility. This...

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23 March 2018

Photography Workshop

High school students have been learning the photography tricks of the trade from IT Director Michael Gilliland and middle school teacher Jennifer Zimbrick - both of whom are also experienced photographers.

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23 March 2018

Photography Workshop

High school students have been learning the photography tricks of the trade from IT Director Michael Gilliland and middle school teacher Jennifer Zimbrick - both of whom are also experienced photographers....

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16 March 2018

AP Calculus

AP Calculus AB students are studying differential equations which model exponential growth and logistical growth, a university-level look at how to achieve maximums and minimums. In next semester’s AP Calculus BC class, students will create polynomials of infinite length and represent sine, cosine and tangent.

Calculus BC is a 2nd term university-level course and a gateway to upper level physics.

“My friend is in her 1st year of university in Canada, and when I talk to her, I realize we are doing the same course. So what we’re learning now will put us ahead of our classmates in university.” - Linh, Grade 12

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16 March 2018

AP Calculus

AP Calculus AB students are studying differential equations which model exponential growth and logistical growth, a university-level look at how to achieve maximums and minimums. In next semester’s AP Calculus BC class, students...

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05 March 2018

Math Competition

Concordia’s high school math department held an internal math competition to practice problem solving - an initiative from math teacher Neil Whitehead to get students ready for what they’ll see in math at the next level.  Students who recently took the SAT found the math competition helpful.  The internal math competition focuses on creative process of thinking, and is preparing students for the Canadian Math Competition, in which they will compete later in the year, as well as for the SAT.

“On the SAT there was one problem about standard deviation, and another about sampling and I was like ‘Mr. Whitehead just taught us that’. “

-Angie, Grade 11

“I found the SAT easier than last year because we’ve been training with harder problems. If we practice enough we’re going to nail the math section. I feel I did better than last year.” -Trang, Grade 11

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05 March 2018

Math Competition

Concordia’s high school math department held an internal math competition to practice problem solving - an initiative from math teacher Neil Whitehead to get students ready for what they’ll see in math at...

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28 December 2017

AP Biology Students Test Stoma Cells

AP Biology students are studying stoma cells, their role in photosynthesis, taking samples from leaves, putting these samples onto slides, observing under the microscope, as well as

conducting their own stoma cell experiments.  AP Biology is one of a range of Advanced Placement courses Concordia offers, and has proven immensely popular with students.

“We are doing testing to analyze how cells on the plant photosynthesize, and how light and other variables affect it,” said Anela (Grade 11). In my experiment I isolated light onto a certain plant and left it there for three days, then looked at the stoma cells - and found they were all open. I’ve learned light is a huge factor in determining how well plants can photosynthesize,” Anela added. “I’ve always been interested in biology, and I know Dr. Kilback is very good at explaining, so I really wanted to take this course. Dr. Kilback takes things slow and makes sure everyone understands it. He appreciates quality over quantity - I like that about his teaching style.” 

Posted in: High School, Science

Tagged: Advanced Placement, Biology, High School , science

28 December 2017

AP Biology Students Test Stoma Cells

AP Biology students are studying stoma cells, their role in photosynthesis, taking samples from leaves, putting these samples onto slides, observing under the microscope, as well as conducting their own stoma cell experiments.  AP Biology...

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18 December 2017

Concordia’s University Fair

Leading U.S. and international universities visited Concordia as our students get ready to apply for their future academic careers.

Concordia’s University Fair attracted European and U.S. universities, from Uppsala in Sweden and Carl Benz in Germany to Rutgers in New Jersey, USA. We’ve had more than 100 universities on campus already this year, so stay tuned for news on more visits.

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Tagged: University Recruiters, College Fair

18 December 2017

Concordia’s University Fair

Leading U.S. and international universities visited Concordia as our students get ready to apply for their future academic careers. Concordia’s University Fair attracted European and U.S. universities, from Uppsala in Sweden and Carl Benz...

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20 November 2017

Student Government Pioneer Year for Concordia

The Concordia student government is in its first year of creation and will consist of an executive council as well as one class representative per grade. This student group is tasked with:

  • Being an advocate for the student experience

  • Engaging with school leadership on the thought process of policy decisions

  • Responsibly communicating information to the student body at large

  • Initiating programs to promote student well-being, community, school pride

Congratulations to our newly elected Student Council:

Class Reps

G09: Nam  

G10: Gracie

G11: Daisy

G12: Joy

Executive Council

Secretary: Nate (G11)

Treasurer: Chris (G12)
Vice-President: Daniel (G10)

President: Josh (G12)

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20 November 2017

Student Government Pioneer Year for Concordia

The Concordia student government is in its first year of creation and will consist of an executive council as well as one class representative per grade. This student group is tasked with: Being an...

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