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Founders see long-term future for Hi-Bridge

Hi-Bridge has only been operating for a little under five years, but the school’s quality of education remains so exceptional that the school’s founders are planning to offer secondary education.

Or Veng, co-founder of Hi-Bridge School who has spent more than 20 years working in Cambodia’s education sector, said the school was relatively new compared to many other private ecucational institutions in Phnom Penh.

Since the school’s inception in 2012, there are now two Hi-Bridge branches with about 300 students altogether.

“Due to the increasing number of students every year, this year our school will open classes up until high school,” Veng said.

When the school first started operating, the management team focused on accepting students for nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and elementary school up to grade three. But in the second year, the school opened classes for grades four, five and six; while in this new school year (2016 to 2017), Hi-Bridge will open grade seven classes.

“The school is planning to step into secondary school next year in response to requests from parents who wish to see their children continue to pursue their education at Hi-Bridge because they have seen satisfying results,” Veng said.
From the many slogans on the campus and the building walls, the ‘English Only’ sign stands out the most.

According to the school curriculum, all classes are to be taught in English, except Khmer class, where the students can speak Khmer in the classroom.

The classroom arrangements, or nursery rooms for children under two-and-a-half years old, are carefully crafted, with styrofoam protection placed on the walls and the floors. According to Veng, Hi-Bridge has designed every classroom with the purpose of stimulating the child’s ability to learn and think.

“Even the programs that we play on the television in each class are carefully selected with educational messages along with entertainment,” Veng said.

“This year, among the five of our students that we sent to compete in the subjects of mathematics and English in a program from Singapore, one Hi-Bridge student got a gold medal, and two got bronze medals.”

He continued, “From this new school year onward, Hi-Bridge will start having two additional hours of math classes a week to strengthen students’ math ability.”

For more information, contact Hi-Bridge via the following:
Campus I: #34, St.388, Sangka Tuol Svay Prey I, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Campus II: #13, St 475(406), Sangkat Tumnob Teuk, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 012 911 012,
012 853 030 & 010 333 320
Email: info@hibridgeschool.edu.kh

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