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MindHearts Academy of the Philippines

Nurturing Everyday Heroes

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your start and end dates?

Our school year begins the first or second week of June and ends third week of March. We observe 198 school days as required by DepEd.

What courses do you offer?

For Pre-Elementary we have Nursery I, Nursery, II and Kindergarten. Elementary Level we have Grades 1, 2 & 3 and laddering up to Grade 6.

What will be included in your curriculum?

Helping children develop strong literacy and social-emotional skills are school-wide goals for all children at MindHearts. Our literacy curriculum is research-based and uses children’s literature as a framework for provided stimulating, develop mentally appropriate learning experiences and skill development across all developmental domains (social-emotional, physical, language and cognitive). Educational outcomes are targeted as children select and carry out activities that are fun and motivating to them. This curriculum provides classroom staff with many ideas for individualizing instruction based on the needs of each child.

MindHearts also believes social-emotional development to be essential during the preschool years. To address this need, we have adopted brain-based activities with EQ teaching approach as our curriculum. Teachers use a variety of materials and resources–books, puppets, pictures, videos and role play–to help children develop the necessary skills for positive social interactions, conflict resolution and the identification and appropriate management of feelings.

How do you decide grade placement?

MAP takes into consideration the birth date of the student and the grade level most recently completed. For the younger students, developmental readiness is also considered. Our goal is to place students with age-appropriate peers in the next logical step of their curricular path in order to predict a high level of academic and social success.

MAP uses December 31 as a cut-off date for grade placement. Nursery I students should turn three years old by December 31 of the y ear they are enrolled. Nursery II should turn four years old by December 31 of the year they are enrolled and Kindergarten should turn five years old by December 31 they are enrolled, etc.

What is the teacher-student-ratio per class?

The teacher-student-ratio per class is 1:15 per session for Pre-Elem and 1:25 for Elementary level.

What are the school hours?

MAP is open from Monday to Friday from 8.00am–5.00pm

What are the class schedules?

Nursery I class schedules:
8:00am-10:00am, 10:00am-12:00nn, and 1:00pm-3:00pm

Nursery II and Kindergarten:
8:00am-11:00am (Morning session) 1:00pm-4:00pm (Afternoon session)

Elementary classes are whole day classes from 8:00am–3:00pm.

What are the requirements for Enrollment?

For Pre-Elementary enrolment requirements parents should submit the child’s Birth Certificate (photocopy), the child 2 pcs 2x2 picture, Certificate from previous school (optional) and parent identification card (photocopy)

Elementary level, parents should submit the child’s Birth Certificate (photocopy), the child 2 pcs 2x2 picture, Certificate and Report Card from previous school, and parent identification card (photocopy)

Do students wear uniform?

MAP students have two uniforms. One is for regular classes and one is for Physical Education (PE) classes. Uniforms are available for purchase at MAP. One set of school and PE uniform are included in their Miscellanous fees.

What are the available communication channels between parents and teachers?

A communication notebook will be issued to every child. Parents can write down any concerns and they will be addressed the next school day. Teachers uses communication notebook for assignments, notice of quizzes, exams, projects and announcements.

Parents may also contact the school directly or talk to the teacher in person during their break time.

Teachers will frequently give regular updates and feedbacks to parents about their child’s progress.

A Homeroom Meeting between Parents and Adviser will be conducted to update parents on their child’s progress, school programs and on any other important concerns.

Can you tell us more about the progress report?

Teachers monitor and assess each child’s development and learning based on brain-based approach system. We identify goals for learning and development across developmental domains and teachers assess children’s development and progress on these goals four times a year. Teaching staff uses information from these assessments to identify and plan for individual learning needs.

A per Term Assessment and Parent Consultation will be held after every Term to discuss the student’s progress. Progress Report will be issued every term while Report card will be issued after school year.

Progress report is a detailed information on the child’s academic performance and behavior. It is given every term for parents to have a clear understanding on how their child is coping in school. Parents will also be advised on areas that teachers and parents need to work on to address specific learning difficulties, behavioural issues and other important matters.

What is the payment mode accepted?

All payments should be made by CASH.

Parents may avail Full, Semi-annual and Monthly terms of payment.

A student to be fully enrolled must settle payment of Registration, Books & Workbook, & Miscellaneous Fees before classes commence.

Monthly payment should be made every first Monday of the month.

What after school activities are available for my child?

MAP offers Enrichment Programs such as After School Activities (ASA) or tutorials.

ASA are customized programs to cater each students needs. These include major subjects, all subjects tutorials and Homework.

ASA is a one-hour tutorial which parent may also select a 3 times per week session or daily Mon to Friday sessions.

Do students bring their own food, or buy at school?

Student may bring food from home or buy at school. We offer Food program for students which include Cookie break, Snacks, and Lunch. A hot lunch menu is available for grade schoolers who opt to stay in school during lunch break.

Can parents be involved in school?

Absolutely! MAP has a very active PTA (Parent Teacher Association) that is involved at all grade levels. The primary purposes of the PTA are to promote an atmosphere of goodwill and cooperation, and to promote a continuous channel of communication between the many groups of the MAP community.

Studies have shown that students perform better when parents take an active role in the school, and we enjoy the involvement and help of those parents who have time to volunteer. Parents may attend meetings where current issues are discussed and future events are planned.

Why should my family choose MAP?

At MAP, we aim to develop each child into a well-balanced individual through creativity and Engaging environment that support children’s curiosity and its own wonder; that engages children and offer them a wide spectrum of materials to work in purposefully designed learning areas.

Every child should acquire social skills and the confidence to communicate freely and easily with both adults and peers. MAP, has been established to promote a happy, relaxed and safe environment that contributes to the development of the whole being.

Our excellent staff-to-child ratio is a vital factor in the success of our purposes and programmes.We help children to maximise their opportunities, explore talents and know themselves by providing as many diverse educational experiences as possible.

We provide an environment in which children grow in independence and take responsibility for their own learning and that our God be glorified.

The best way to decide if MAP is your best choice is to make an appointment with the Admissions Office for a tour. While touring our facilities and experiencing the friendly atmosphere, it is not uncommon for a parent to say, “I wish I could go to school here!” Please visit, and see for yourself what makes MAP a unique environment in the Philippines.