Not only stopping at Bac Tu Liem campus, Newton International School has decided to open 2 more campuses in Goldmark City Urban Area, 136 Ho Tung Mau, Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi. Goldmark City’s investor is TNR Holdings, a member of TNG Investment Group, chaired by Ms. Nguyen Thi Nguyet Huong.

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Not only stopping at Bac Tu Liem campus, Newton International School has decided to open 2 more campuses in Goldmark City Urban Area, 136 Ho Tung Mau, Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi. Goldmark City’s investor is TNR Holdings, a member of TNG Investment Group, chaired by Ms. Nguyen Thi Nguyet Huong.

At noon on April 17, the Ministry of Education and Training issued a document requesting the Department of Education to direct Newton Elementary – Middle School – High School to stop the cooperation contract with George Washington International School (GWIS), after the US Embassy in Hanoi confirmed that GWIS could not be found on any list of the US Department of Homeland Security, Florida or California, the two states where the university claims to be located.

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The Ministry also requested clarification of management responsibilities in implementing the cooperation program of Newton Elementary – Middle School – High School with foreign countries for consideration and handling in accordance with the law.

Newton International School in Nam Cuong Urban Area, Hoang Quoc Viet, Co Nhue, Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi. Photo: ngs.edu.vn

Newton International School, located in Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi, is one of the institutions that have cooperated with GWIS to train the “study abroad program” with GWIS since 2012. In addition to this school, GWIS has cooperated with GWIS in parallel training. Equal to schools in 14 provinces in Vietnam, has granted degrees to many students with the commitment of “international value, recognized by American universities”.

Affiliated “ghost” schools teach in Vietnam?

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After successfully implementing this program at Newton Elementary – Middle School – High School (Hanoi) since 2012, Mr. Philip Nguyen, President of GWIS has implemented this program in many provinces and cities.

Many other provinces such as Binh Dinh, Hai Phong, Phu Yen, Vinh Long, Tien Giang, Dak Lak, Dong Thap, Ha Tinh… have even GWIS International School registered under the name of an affiliated English center. teach the program at a high school.

On its website, GWIS introduces a private educational institution for American and international students from grades 1 to 12, with the aim of helping them transition smoothly to the country’s higher education system. Although operating widely in Vietnam, GWIS in the US has many suspicions of being a “ghost” school.

For example, the pictures of students of this school on the website do not have American students, only Vietnamese students receive their degrees and are granted degrees in Vietnam.

Screenshot of GWIS’s website homepage.

This school does not have student information but only introduces agents and 3 branches in Hanoi, China and India. The school also has no year of establishment, no learning activities, classes, and lectures other than classroom photos at Newton School in Vietnam.

GWIS also does not have teacher information and qualifications (including principals, school boards and teachers). There is also no specific timetable or program, only general information.

In addition, the head office address of GWIS listed on the school website is 11255 Central Ave, Ontario, California 91762, USA is the California Education and Performing Arts Center. Means a center specializing in renting to do art and educational events. Anyone who comes can rent and rent by the hour, by the day.

GWIS’s address at 11255 Central Ave, Ontario, California (USA) is a rental center for arts and educational events. Photo: GWIS

When typing the name of the school on the system of the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States, there is no information. In the US, usually prestigious schools will be accredited through accrediting organizations recognized by the US Department of Education (U.S. Department of Education) and the American Council for Standardization of General and Higher Education (Council). for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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The GWIS does not have any information from these two agencies, which means it is not accredited. The Senior Management Commission on Colleges and Schools (WASC) is an organization that evaluates and ranks all schools (elementary, high school, university, etc.) in the western region of the United States.

Many argue that GWIS is located in California, so if it is a serious school, it must be a ranked member of WASC. But this field is also not listed in WASC.

Linked to the “ghost” field for more than 10 years, the Newton field does not know?

Newton School, whose President is Mrs. Le Thi Bich Dung, has been established since 2009 with the name of an international school but is actually a Vietnamese non-public school with many different educational programs.

The President of the School’s Education Council was introduced as Prof. Tran Van Nhung, former Deputy Minister of Education and Training, General Secretary of the State Council of Professor Titles.

Ms. Le Thi Bich Dung and her student Do Nhat Nam in meeting GS.TSKH. Tran Van Nhung – former Deputy Minister of Education and Training visited the school. Photo: Newton School website

According to the introduction on the website, the school has 3 main systems: the “semi-international” system, the Cambridge bilingual system (UK) and the GW bilingual system (USA) to meet the different orientations of parents and students.

On the website of this school, it is confirmed: “Students studying GW system, Cambridge system or all good students with IELTS 6.5 of Newton International School after graduating from high school in Vietnam are entitled to preferential tuition fees. as American citizens”. The tuition fee for the “GW bilingual” system at Newton International School with grades 6, 7 and 8 is 11.9 million VND/student/month; Grade 9 and 10 is 12.7 million VND/student/month; Grade 11 and 12 is 13.7 million VND/student/month.

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Does Newton School not know or know very well that GWIS is just a “ghost” school in the US? Did Newton’s leaders, before signing the cooperation agreement with GWIS, researched and visited the headquarters and campus of GWIS? On what basis does Newton School believe that the curriculum and textbooks taught at Newton under the GWIS brand have been recognized by the U.S. government and that the entire diploma of GWIS students at Newton shall be approved by the U.S. government. America and the official American universities acknowledged?

Not only stopping at Bac Tu Liem campus, Newton School has decided to open another Campus 2 in Goldmark city urban area, 136 Ho Tung Mau, Bac Tu Liem, Hanoi.

The school block Goldmark City project has an area of ​​21,379 m2, of which the construction area is 5,303 m2, the construction density is 24.8%.

Goldmark City School is affiliated with Oxford and Newton International Schools.

According to the introduction of the investor Goldmark City, Goldmark City Urban School is affiliated with Oxford and Newton International Schools. The inter-level system includes: Oxford inter-level 1 and level 2 and Newton level 3.

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Goldmark City investor is TNR Holdings Vietnam Real Estate Development & Investment Joint Stock Company (hereinafter referred to as “TNR Holdings”), a member of TNG Investment Group chaired by Ms. Nguyen Thi Nguyet Huong. Board of Directors.