Wellspring International School

1.5  / 5
Country:# 7
Region:# 90
Overall:# 218
Hanoi, Viet Nam
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Review Summary:


Question 1:

The facilities of the school adequately provide for a positive learning/working experience.

6.3 / 10
Question 2:

School provides adequate access to teaching materials without any extra expense by the teacher (books, lab supplies, art supplies, materials, copying, etc.

5 / 10
Question 3:

School is well funded to provide students and faculty with adequate materials to support their course offering.

4 / 10
Question 4:

Parent community is actively involved in supporting the school's mission and their child's education endeavors.

3.3 / 10
Question 5:

Classroom student to teacher ratios are kept low.

5.7 / 10


Question 6:

Students are generally of high aptitude.

4 / 10
Question 7:

Student interactions with faculty are primarily characterized by respectability.

3.7 / 10
Question 8:

Students are of diverse ethnicity.

1.7 / 10


Question 9:

Administration positively supports faculty in a professional manner.

1.7 / 10
Question 10:

Administration actively encourages a dialogue concerning school related issues.

2.7 / 10
Question 11:

Administration is actively engaged in developing/supporting/maintaining a clear school vision.

1.7 / 10
Question 12:

Administration makes sure that the financial stability and integrity of the school is well maintained.

3.3 / 10
Question 13:

Administration/Ownership uses school funds to support the well being of the school.

2.7 / 10


Question 14:

Salary scale is competitive.

3.3 / 10
Question 15:

Salary provides the opportunity to save appropriately.

3.3 / 10
Question 16:

Salary provides the opportunity to travel during vacation.

3.3 / 10
Question 17:

Salary scale provides for vertical and horizontal movement based on years of experience and/or units/degree's earned.

1.7 / 10


Question 18:

School provides a quality health insurance plan that covers all major medical (health, vision, dental.

1.7 / 10
Question 19:

School provides retirement benefits that are competitive.

1.7 / 10
Question 20:

School provides a health insurance plan that covers international travel/coverage.

1.7 / 10
Question 21:

School provides for faculty child tuition benefits.

2 / 10
Question 22:

School provides strong support for maternity benefits.

5 / 10
Question 23:

School provides an adequate amount for end of contract airfare cost.

1.7 / 10
Question 24:

School provides an adequate shipping allowance.

1.7 / 10


Question 25:

School provides quality available housing or a housing stipend that affords quality housing.

1.7 / 10
Question 26:

The proximity of housing in relation to school location is within an acceptable distance of travel.

2 / 10
Question 27:

Options of moving housing during the course of contract is acceptable.

3.3 / 10


Question 28:

Colleagues foster a welcoming environment to new faculty.

5 / 10
Question 29:

School hires a diversity of family structures (Singles, couples, families.

4.3 / 10
Question 30:

Colleagues foster a professional environment that supports growth.

6 / 10
Question 31:

Colleagues foster a personal support structure in place of family.

6 / 10


Question 32:

City the school resides in provides opportunities for things to do without having to travel

3.3 / 10
Question 33:

City the school resides in provides easy opportunities to travel to other places.

5.7 / 10
Question 34:

Local culture is apparent in the city/country in which the school resides.

5 / 10
Question 35:

Local culture of in which the school resides is open to integrating expats into local customs and traditions.

2 / 10
Question 36:

City/Country in which the school resides does not exact personal restrictions on lifestyle choices.

2 / 10
Question 37:

City/Country in which school resides provides for potential tax benefits.

1.7 / 10
Question 38:

Quality of local health care is excellent.

3.3 / 10
Question 39:

Cost of living in the city/country where school resides is reasonable.

5.3 / 10
Question 40:

City the school resides in has excellent infrastructure for mass transportation (e.g. - is a car required.

2 / 10
Question 41:

City/Country in which the school resides provides for adequate personal safety.

3.7 / 10

Professional Development:

Question 42:

School makes available a variety of professional development opportunities.

2.7 / 10
Question 43:

School makes available funds to support continued development.

1.7 / 10
Question 44:

Time is specifically set aside in the calendar for faculty and staff formation.

3 / 10
Question 45:

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to professionally grow by the school.

2 / 10
Question 46:

Faculty and Staff are encouraged to experiment, implement, and bring up new ideas for classroom innovation.

1.7 / 10

Settling In:

Question 47:

School meets you on arrival and escorts you to accommodations.

2 / 10
Question 48:

School provides an adequate orientation to the school and local culture upon arrival.

2 / 10
Question 49:

School provides an allowance to support the transition.

2 / 10

After Arrival:

Question 50:

Facilities of the school were well represented during the hiring process.

2 / 10
Question 51:

Contract is honored based on what was agreed upon during the hiring process.

1.7 / 10
Question 52:

School actively maintains a dialogue and support structure to make sure basic needs are being met.

1.7 / 10

Review Narratives:

3 reviews




No written review provided.




This is easily the worst "school" I have ever worked in. The director and her cronies do absolutely nothing to support the teachers at any stage and often try to fine teachers based on either the reports of students, parents or Vietnamese staff who do not speak English. The Viet staff change the students results so they pass even if the child is caught cheating. some students and staff believe that foreigners do not belong in this country and actively work to undermine our efforts. We are not allowed to question any decision the board makes or we get either sacked or put on report. even when we do as we are asked we get told that we are stupid and why cant we be more like the Viets, even though we are told at interview to help to westernise the school. the campus is pretty good but the class facilities leave a lot to be desired and don't dare criticize it or you get blasted by the mad woman in charge. My ICT books are over ten years old and are cheap plagiarized photocopies from Cambridge and Oxford. the pay is just enough to survive but every teacher has to take on extra work to have a life. Most teach English as tutors. This could be a good school if the management new what they were doing and showed , even a bit of respect for their staff and they paid a decent wage. They have no idea how much it cost as a foreigner to live here and care even less. the level of support for passports, work permits etc is close to zero. even when they send you to PD's you will end up having to pay for some of the expenses which they promise to reimburse but never do. Overtime is rarely paid even when promised. Communication is close to zero. we get informed of events that effect our classes on the eve of the event. everything is always at the last minute and it somehow is always the foreign teachers fault. there seems to be no records kept of student progress, or they wont show us as the Viets change the reports depending on how much they get bribed. contracts can be changed at anytime and never reflect the actual working conditions. health insurance is the most basic cover and not enough to cover any major health problem. We have been told that a non qualified, slap the board type ESL teacher is better than a qualified teacher. (read they are cheaper and easier to find). Most of the company policy is either made up on the spot or cut and pasted from the net. overall this is a private Vietnamese school with an English language center attached and is totally bogus in its claims to be the first school in Vietnam to run the IGCSE and have international students. My son is the the only one there and for the first 6 months had about 20 periods a week delivered in Vietnamese despite it being an English course. DO NOT WORK HERE. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE. DO NOT INVEST HERE. IT IS BOGUS.




This is not an ideal place for serious teachers to find themselves employed. This is a "fake" international school. It's a money making scheme. Education is not the focus, this is a place that places a strong value on making a huge profit. The owners of this place see students as having floating dollar signs above their heads. Non Vietnamese students are not encoraged to apply. This is a private Vietnamese school where no students fail despite a lack of academic success. Avoid this place!