One of the biggest concerns for parents is finding a high-quality educational environment for their children. There are a variety of good international schools in Ho Chi Minh City to choose from. The following list consists of the 10 best international schools in Ho Chi Minh City with their information, annual fees, and contacts.
International School Saigon Pearl (Source: ISSP)
International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) provides an integrated international program as well as a multicultural educational environment for all children from 18 months to 11 years old. ISSP is also the only preschool and international elementary school in Ho Chi Minh City fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2021, ISSP also became an IB candidate school to teach IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) that is internationally recognized.
The curriculum at ISSP is designed based on the IB PYP framework, American Core Standards combined with Vietnamese Standards. Furthermore, International School Saigon Pearl has more than 60 interest and sporting clubs, and various extracurricular activities such as cooking, karate, swimming, choir, etc. Therefore, students studying at ISSP not only gain knowledge through transdisciplinary learning but also cultivate their social skills, emotional intelligence, and physical health.
The ISSP campus is purpose-built to bring a modern, safe, and inspirational learning environment. ISSP offers high-quality and convenient facilities, which include fully-equipped classrooms, labs, a library, a pool, a soccer field, etc.
European International School Ho Chi Minh City (Source: EIS)
European International School Ho Chi Minh City provides an education program for children aged 2 - 18. At EIS, students can enrich academic learning and develop their talents, confidence, physical health, life skills, etc.
EIS also has modern and convenient facilities with 13 low-rise boutique villas, two modern buildings, and spacious outdoor space. Extracurricular activities are also held regularly on the campus, so students can engage in athletic, cultural, and artistic activities.
Besides English, students will have an opportunity to learn Vietnamese, German, French, Spanish, and Korean. European International School Ho Chi Minh City creates the best conditions for students to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to become global citizens.
The Western Australian International School System (Source: WASS)
Western Australian International School System is an international school of Ho Chi Minh City that offers both the Bilingual integrated program and the International integrated program for students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The WASS‘s curriculum is designed based on the Western Australian School Curriculum, the International Baccalaureate Programme, and the American Diploma Pathway.
The teachers at The Western Australian International School System are both experienced and passionate about education. They have been qualified and trained for professional standards set by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.
WASS encourages students to become dynamic and global citizens through a rich variety of extra-curricular activities organized during the whole school year such as school clubs, competitions, field trips, etc.
Saigon South International School (Source: SSIS)
Saigon South International School (SSIS) is one of the oldest and most prestigious international schools in Ho Chi Minh City. SSIS was founded in 1997, and the school educates students from 3 to 18 years old from more than 39 countries.
The teaching staff of Saigon South International School all have many years of experience and international qualifications in their fields. SSIS's curriculum is designed based on American standards to prepare students for university study abroad.
In addition, the school is also a member of several organizations such as the National Association of Independent Schools, East Asia Council of Overseas Schools, Association of Mekong International Schools, etc.
International School Ho Chi Minh City (Source: ISHCMC)
International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) was established in 1993. It is also the first international school of Ho Chi Minh City. ISHCMC provides an international environment with teachers and students representing over 50 countries.
ISHCMC offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program to students from 2 to 18 years old, creating a foundation for them to easily transfer to universities around the world. ISHCMC's primary language is English. Their Educators are mostly foreigners with international certifications.
In addition, a variety of sports and extra-curricular activities are organized on a regular basis. Therefore, students can unleash their potential.
Montessori International School of Vietnam (Source: MIS)
Montessori International School of Vietnam (MIS) was the first Montessori international school of Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam. MIS aims to unleash students' full potential by providing them with a stimulating, educational, and safe environment.
At MIS, children can establish a love for learning, and develop their creativity and emotional intelligence. These factors will motivate students to be proactive in creating required changes that will benefit themselves and others throughout their lifetimes.
Saigon Star International School
Saigon Star International School was established in 2005. The school provides children with inspiring and engaging learning experiences in a safe and supportive environment.
Saigon Star is the only international school in Ho Chi Minh City that offers the National Curriculum for England and Wales, which is supplemented and accredited by the International Curriculum (IEYC and IPC). The school’s teachers are mainly from the UK and fully qualified. They are also experienced and dedicated to teaching children for years.
Besides academic classes, Saigon Star International School also offers other classes that help students develop their creativity, talents, and passion such as STEM, World Languages, Music and Dance, Art, etc.
American International School System (Source: APU)
The American International School System (APU) was established in 2004 with its first campus in Ho Chi Minh City. APU fosters the American curriculum, encourages students to be creative, and trains their logical thinking ability.
APU is a College Board member and is permitted to provide a range of programs such as the SAT, Advanced Placement, PSAT, and ACT examinations.
Teachers at APU not only care about their student's grades but also support and consult their future plans. The teachers have high professional qualifications and above all are enthusiastic about students and have been carefully recruited.
American International School Vietnam (Source: AISVN)
American International School Vietnam (AISVN) is one of the most prestigious international schools in Ho Chi Minh City. AISVN currently has the largest campus with an area of 6.5ha.
The school's facilities are designed in accordance with international learning environment standards. The campus consists of fully equipped classrooms and many function rooms such as art rooms, studios, laboratories, multi-purpose sports areas, swimming pool, etc.
Teachers at AISVN all come from The United States with international qualifications and certificates. Students will be taught IB Diploma Program from the age of 3 to 18. Students at AISVN can not only gain knowledge but also receive comprehensive training in social and communication skills, language, critical thinking, etc. to become global citizens in the future.