1. What must I do if I am interested to enroll my child in Bannister Academy?

    Bannister Academy accepts inquiries Mondays to Fridays, from 8 AM to 4 PM. Interested applicants may visit the school to observe a class. They may also get the application form from the school’s Admissions Office. An assessment fee of P1,200.00 must be paid to take the entrance test. After the entrance test, a member of the school will also interview applicants. Parents are also interviewed as part of the admissions process. 

    For transferees, the following requirements must be submitted, together with the application form:

         (a) a copy of the latest report card

         (b) a copy of the child’s transcript of records

         (c) a recommendation form filled out by the guidance counselor form the previous school admitted

         (d) a certificate of good moral character

  2. Does Bannister Academy offer classes for toddlers?

    Beginning this school year (2014-2015), Bannister Academy has opened a toddler class, open to children ages 2-3. It is not necessarily a yearlong program, which means that parents may choose to put their children in the toddler class for a period of time they deem necessary. It can be a weeklong attendance or it could last for several months. Many opt to take it for several months. 

  3. Does Bannister Academy give out scholarships?

    Last year, among our first batch of graduates, the first academic scholar of Bannister Academy finished her studies. She was a given a full scholarship. Bannister Academy accepts scholars and, in fact, encourages deserving students to apply for one. It is evaluated based on the student’s academic performance and financial capacity. The school also gives partial scholarships based on need. 

  4. Does Bannister Academy have a school bus?

    Yes, Bannister Academy has a school bus that caters to students from the Ortigas-Pasig-Marikina-Rizal area. 

  5. Where is Bannister Academy?

    Bannister Academy is located inside Circulo Verde, a property owned by Ortigas & Co., along Calle Industria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City. 

  6. Is Bannister Academy a progressive or traditional school?

    Bannister Academy believes that a good education is a balance of both. Our class sizes, kept at 10-15 students per level, help us keep an environment that is focused on students, facilitating what we call coaching. This way, we are able to provide a very personalized learning experience to our students, while still maintaining a structured class. 

  7. What levels does Bannister Academy offer?

    Bannister Academy is a K-12 compliant primary and secondary school. We offer classes for preschool (nusery, pre-kinder, and kinder), grade school (grade 1 to 6), and high school (grade 7 to 12). 

  8. Is Bannister Academy an international school?

    Bannister Academy follows the international standards set by the PAIDEIA Group, an educational association based in the United States of America. Bannister is the only school in the Asia Pacific region with such an accreditation. 

  9. What is PAIDEIA?

    The Paideia Program, or simply Paideia, is an educational philosophy pioneered by Mortimer Adler in the United States. It seeks to bring back the democratic process in learning by giving students a personalized type of education. Following the Paideia Program, classes in Bannister Academy are normally divided into three (3) parts: lectures, coaching, and Paideia seminars.

    For more information, you may visit their website at www.paideia.org 

  10. What is the Paideia Seminar?

    The Paideia Seminar is an academic exercise where students are given a text (i.e. an article, a primary source, a work of art, a film, an invention, a mathematical concept, etc.) to process among themselves. In a seminar, the teacher takes a step back and it is the students who lead the discussion, following certain questions that the teacher gives. More often than not, the discussion takes a direction dictated by the students themselves. In these seminars, the teacher gives the students an opportunity to discuss big ideas or values relevant to the subject matter.