Enrollment Process for Accepted Students
- Tuition Payment. It is recommended to contact Brent’s Accounting Office/Billing section for the exact assessment of school fees. Their office number is (63) (49) 511-4350.
- Uniforms. Proceed to Brent’s Tailor Shop (next to the Cashier, ground floor) to select school uniforms. Payments for regular uniforms are made at the Cashier. Visit Brent’s Spirit Shop (next to gym 1, 2nd floor) to purchase PE uniforms and House Shirts. Items can be purchased directly from the Spirit Shop. The Admissions Secretary shares the specific House assigned to new students once the acceptance decision is given. You may call Brent’s trunk line and ask to be transferred to the desired area; (049) 511-4330 or (02) 779-5140. The Tailor Shop is extension 414. The Cashier is extension 416. The Spirit Shop is extension 102.
- Transportation. Register for Brent’s school bus service at the Transportation Office (Administration Office, next to the pool). This is an optional service. Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten students are bussed as far as Alabang. The Transportation Office number is (63) (49) 511-4354. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ID for Adults. Adults must wear their Brent ID when on campus. ID applications for parents, drivers, and caregivers can be obtained from the Reception Desk (Administration Office, next to the pool). Bring an ID photo (1×1; preferably white background) and a processing fee of 75 pesos per ID. Students are given their ID generally on the first day of classes since a photo was submitted with the application documents.
- Car Pass. Car Pass applications can also be obtained from the Reception Desk (Administration Office, next to the pool). Provide a photocopy of Official Receipt (O.R.), Certificate of Registration (C.R.), and driver’s license. The processing fee is 175 pesos.
- ID for Students. Student ID cards use the POS debit system. A minimum of 500 pesos can be loaded to the student’s account to purchase items in the Cafeteria and Spirit Shop. All purchases are charged to their pre-loaded account each time the student presents their ID. A receipt is always offered for purchases. Please talk to your child/ren about appropriate choices in the cafeteria. Accounts can be loaded in the Cafeteria, at the Cashier, or at the Spirit Shop. Students also use their ID cards to check out books at the library. There are no fees for library books unless the book is returned late, or damaged, or lost.
- First Day of Class, Open House. Dates and times for the first day of school and Open House are indicated on the Enrollment Process document. The Admissions Secretary provides the Reminder sheet to the newly accepted students’ family once the acceptance decision is given.
- Late start Thursdays. Classes begin on Thursday at 8:40 a.m. instead of the regular 8:00 a.m. start. Brent’s busses have later pick-up times on Thursdays—see the Transportation page issued by their office for details, or the page in the Admissions Booklet. Classes still end at the regular time of 2:35p.m on Thursday, Kindergarten through grade 12.
- Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten. Students in Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten attend classes from 8:00 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. The exception is Thursday when classes begin at 8:40 a.m. and end at 11:20 a.m. Families send a healthy snack with children for the snack recess time, and they are home for lunch. Children are allowed to eat on the bus. Pre-Kindergarten is sometimes referred to as Pre-K as well as PK. Nursery is sometimes written simply as N.
- Materials. On the first day of classes students are given paper, notebooks, textbooks, etc. Students generally arrive to school on the first day of classes with a backpack and a lunchbox. The backpack might be empty when they arrive to school, and the lunchbox is helpful just in case the ID is not ready or not yet loaded by the family. A First Day Packet of information is given to students for parents to review. Various forms are signed and returned the following day, and some items like the Parent-Student Handbook can be kept at home.
- Enrolling after the first day of classes. If a student will enroll after the first day of school, the student should arrive at school and proceed directly to their school level office. The Early Learning Center (ELC) is for students in Nursery through grade 2. The Lower School (LS) is grades 3 through 5. The Middle School (MS) is grades 6 through 8. The Upper School (US) is grades 9 through 12. The Secretary or Guidance Counselor will assist the new student with proceeding to class with what they need.
- Communication with the school after enrollment. Once a student is enrolled, communication regarding the student and questions about the school should go directly through the school level office. The Admissions Office assists a student and family until the point of enrollment, and then the school level assists so that communication is most effective.
ELC/LS: Principal Ms. Michelle Jingco; Secretary Mrs. Verna Go (ELC) (049) 576-8047 and Mrs. Abby Altura (LS) (049) 511-4340
MS: Principal Mr. Andy O’Hara; Secretary Ms. Lynn Angeles (049) 511-4348
US: Principal Ms. Sonia Bustamante, Assistant Principal Mr. Brett Petrillo; Secretary Mrs. Nellie Aquino (049) 511-4342
- Corporate Text Messages/Emergency Protocol. If you would like to receive a Corporate Text Message from Brent please sign and return the form given to students on the first day of classes. If school is cancelled a Corporate Text Message is sent to parents who signed up. Every effort is made to post on Brent’s Website a notice informing families of the cancellation of school, but sometimes logistics prevent it. School is cancelled in the event of severe weather, and/or flooding in areas where Brent busses pass through. Sometimes the cancellation of school is known the evening before, but most often is announced early in the morning.
- Arrival Survival. Families new to Manila should consider purchasing the Arrival Survival book from the Spirit Shop for 450 pesos. It is a local publication that has helpful information regarding pediatricians, dentists, house help, women’s groups, and much more.
- Brent’s Website. Brent’s Website should be visited regularly throughout the school year. Helpful information like the school calendar, weekly newsletters from the Principals, Cafeteria menus, and general information about the school can be found.