The International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a world class Elementary School for children aged 18 months to 11 years old, offering a full US curriculum. We strive to ensure that our students leave us fully prepared for Middle and High School, with many progressing seamlessly to the International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) and American Academy where they continue to become adaptive, thoughtful and active global citizens.
We achieve impressive academic excellence, but also in nurturing the whole child, amply equipping him or her with the learning, social, expressive, emotional and communication skills to succeed beyond our school and indeed, for the whole of their lives.
This is achieved by understanding and responding to the unique abilities, needs and aspirations of each student and building close working relationships with their families.
This student-centric ethos begins with our teaching staff, all highly qualified in their subjects and experienced in engaging and motivating every child to be the best they can, encouraging them to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.
Globally-recognized multiple assessments are used throughout the school year to measure and analyze students’ progress, and to provide the individualized teaching methods necessary to enhance learning to be at its most effective. Our students consistently achieve outstanding results in their Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP) standardized testing, which is taken twice a year. Our 5th graders performed 75% above the norm in English and 94% above the norm in Math compared to U.S standards.
Our methods are ably complemented by our campus, with its outstanding facilities in every area. Technology is integrated into all aspects of the school day … taught in its own right but also as an enabler to effective learning. Our Library Media Centerwith over 10,000 English booksis designed to be a hub for learning and exploration. Our sports and recreational facilities are world class, allowing us to offer an extensive physical education and after school sports program.
With a truly international community of over 25 nationalites represented on campus, at ISSP we place a strong emphasis on culture and language. For students whom English is not their first language, ISSP’s extensive English Language Learners support program prepares them for classroom excellence in our English-speaking school. This structured program is designed to meet the needs of students at various stages in the language acquisition process, through building their core English listening, speaking, reading and writing skills for successful participation in our mainstream programs. In addition, Mandarin, the most widely spoken language globally, is taught by native speakers from age 2 in Kindergarten to Grade 5.
This website is intended to provide you with a small flavor of the high quality education and care we provide at ISSP. Please make an appointment to come and experience our wonderful school for yourself.