2. Is this Philadelphia School or Pace Academy? What is the relationship between Pace Academy and Philadelphia?
ABOUT THE SCHOOL IN GENERAL
Is Pace Academy a new school?
Pace Academy started in 2001 at Dr. and Mrs. Lao’s residence with five (5) students. We moved to our main building in 2002.
Is this Philadelphia School or Pace Academy? What is the relationship between Pace Academy and Philadelphia?
Pace Academy just took over, and Philadelphia is now a branch of Pace Academy. We are working with DepEd and SEC to change the name of Philadelphia to Pace Academy.
What grade levels does Pace Academy offers?
We accept Junior Nursery (2 years old) to Senior High School Students. Our Talayan campus has only preschool and elementary classes.
How much is your school’s tuition fee?
The tuition fee for 2022-2023 is P75000, including books. (Pre school to Grade 2)
The tuition fee for 2022-2023 is P80000, including books. (Grade 2 to Grade 6)
The tuition fee for 2022-2023 is P80600, including books. (Grade 7 to Grade 12)
Are ocular visits allowed in your school?
You are welcome to visit us. Please call our office to make an appointment for your ocular visit.
Do you have other contact numbers?
Pace Sgt. Rivera numbers are: (02) 8 365-2748, (02) 8 275-6311. You can also reach us using our mobile number, 09190797223/09190772237.
ABOUT THE APPLICATION AND ENROLLMENT PROCESS
What is your process in accepting student applicants?
Students are to undergo an evaluation before they are accepted.
No written exam is required for students who will join the junior nursery or the toddler’s class. Instead, the guidance or a teacher will talk to the child and observe if the child is ready for school.
New applicants from Senior Nursery to Senior High School will take an entrance exam. The exam is for us to know if a child is ready for the grade level that he/she is applying for.
What time do we need to go your school for evaluation?
We conduct the evaluation process via Zoom from Mondays to Fridays, 8:00 to 3:00. We will send your confirmation of the schedule and the Zoom link via email.
What are the requirements that we need to submit in your school?
All the requirements needed should be send to [email protected]
Is the entrance exam free or not?
The entrance exam has a fee of ₱400. On the other hand, we will screen junior nursery applicants via interview, free of charge.
What is the next step after my child has been accepted to your school?
After being accepted, the new student is to pay the tuition and make a reservation fee of ₱5000, which is non-refundable or non-transferable. They can choose to pay later, but the matriculation fee increases as time go by. The matriculation fee is a one-time fee we charge for processing new students’ admission. (Please post the matriculation fee table)
For transferees, we need the original card signed by the principal. We will accept their payment, but they are considered unofficial enrollees without the signed report card.
August 2021 - ₱ 500
September 2021 - ₱ 600
October 2021 - ₱ 700
November 2021 - ₱ 900
December 2021 - ₱ 1,200
January 2022 - ₱ 1,500
February 2022 - ₱ 1,800
March 2022 - ₱ 2,200
April 2022 up to enrollment - ₱ 2,500
6. What is your policy for a student who has a low conduct grade if he or she will be accepted in your school?
ACCEPTING OF STUDENTS IN OUR SCHOOL THAT ARE CASE TO CASE BASIS
Do you accept students who failed in their last school?
Do you accept students coming from China?
We accept students from China any time of the year. Usually, we give them a 3-hour tutorial and send them to a class to make friends and learn from their peers.
Do you still accept students who came from abroad even if they missed a part of school year?
Do you still accept transferees during mid school year?
Yes, on a case to case basis.
If you will accept transferees, what are the requirements?
We need previous report cards and good moral certificates. Applicants must pass our entrance exam.
What is your policy for a student who has a low conduct grade if he or she will be accepted in your school?
We seldom accept students with a low conduct grade. But if there are special circumstances, we may consider.If accepted, the student must sign a probationary agreement that the school has the right to ask the child to leave if we are not satisfied with his/her performance, and he/she promises not to protest.
FAQs in PRESCHOOL
What is a typical day of your students at Pace Preschool?
For SN and K1, their classes start from 8 am to 11 am. They have free play, circle time, Chinese class, recess, and the target lesson for the day (integrated language, Math, Science, reading, and art). We also have afternoon classes on both campuses. The K2 students also have free play, circle time, Chinese classes, recess, lessons for different subjects, lunch, and continuing the lessons. PE class happens every Friday.
Do you have playground where the children can play?
We have a beautiful indoor playground at our Talayan campus. Please come to see to appreciate. While in Sgt. Rivera campus, we have a temporary playground on PE days (Friday).
How many teachers are there in the class? What is the teacher student ratio? How many students in one class?
We maintain a low teacher-student ratio, approximately 1 to 8. Jr and SN have a smaller ratio, while K1 and K2 have a higher ratio. Usually, we have 2 English teachers in a class. The Chinese teacher will roam around different sections.
What are the programs and activities do you have?
Short fieldtrips related to the topic being discussed in class (i.e. house visits, supermarket visits etc)
Monthly-themed activities (i.e. Filipino Month, Christmas Program, Rhyme Contest, Chinese New Year Party)
Individualized instructions wherein children are learning in small groups to cater the individual needs of each child.
Inquiry for New Student(s):
1. What’s the required age?
– JN : 2 years old by June
– SN : 3 years old by June
– K1 : 4 years old by June
– K2 : 5 years old by June
– G1 : 6 years old by June (They must have the LRN)
Cut off age is up to August
Example: For 3 years old learners whose birth month is on January to August can enroll for SN level as long as they turned 3 years old within the months given. However, learners whose birth month is on Sept 1 onwards will not be allowed to enroll for SN level. They will fall under JN level.
2. When is the opening of the School?
June 15, 2020 (Tentative)
3. What are the requirements needed?
Xerox copy of birth certificate (Preschool to SHS)
Immunization Record (Preschool to SHS)
Medical Certificate (Incoming Grade 1)
For Kindergarten (Progressive report card)
For incoming Grade 1 (Certificate of completion)
Form 138 or Report Card (Incoming Grade 1 to SHS)
Certificate of Good Moral (Incoming Grade 1 to SHS)
4. How much is the Tuition Fee?
Same amount for all levels including Tuition Fee and Misc. (Excluding the books and uniforms)
Books (Different level – different prices)
5. Mode of Payment?
– Cash or Cheque only.
– Annual (May)
– 2 payment (May & Oct)
– 4 Payments (May-August-Oct-Dec)
6. Is there a Tutorial Service in your school?
– Yes, Chinese and English
– Chinese (K1 to up only)
– English (K2 to Grade 6 only)
7. What time is your dismissal/Class start?
Pre-Nursery : AM (8:00-11:00) ;PM (12:00-3:00)
Kindergarten : (8:00-2:15)
Grade Level 1 to 3 : (7:30-2:30)
Grade 4 to SHS : (7:30-3:10)
8. Is there any School Bus Service?
– Mr. & Mrs. Lim (0917-841-4240 or 8313-9921)
Caloocan & Valenzuela
– Mae Tan (0926-014-7909)
– Sylvia Espiritu (0926-014-7909, 732-7758 or 8668-3018)
Uniform (New Order)
– Pay at the Stand Alone payment machine
– Present the receipt to the office