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A truly International School in the Heart of Ho Chi Minh City

IB School

The first International Preschool and Elementary School in HCMC accredited by CIS, NEASC & IBO


Multicultural environment with 20+ nationalities


50+ after-school clubs for elementary students and 15+ clubs for preschoolers

Seamless transition to prestigious secondary schools anywhere in the world.

Fostering an international mindset while preserving Vietnamese culture and language

Individualized learning program to unlock each child’s potential.

Welcome to ISSP

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is an IB school for preschoolers (18 months – 4 years old) and elementary students (5 – 11 years old) in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Our teaching and learning approaches follow the IB framework and align with the American standards. This supports the development of the whole child and provides a balanced education.

We are proud to offer outstanding opportunities to our students, which include subject specialist classes; Art, Music, World Languages, Physical Education, and an Innovation Hub incorporating STEAM, a Green Screen studio, Maker Space, and Robotics.

We deliver personalized learning through a comprehensive academic program and a learning environment that stimulates and engages young learners.

Our international curriculum and dynamic approaches to teaching and learning support our students’ transition to prestigious secondary schools such as International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) or ISHCMC American Academy or any other secondary school in the world.

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See What Makes International School Saigon Pearl Different


Our balanced Early Years curriculum and IB approaches develop preschool children’s interpersonal and academic skills.

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Kindergarten and Elementary School

Our international Elementary curriculum that follows IB PYP is designed to provide students with a seamless transition into secondary schools anywhere in the world.

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Our Cognita family

We are proud to be part of the global Cognita family of schools with more than 100 school members all over the world.

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Accreditation and affiliations

We are the first international school for Preschool and Elementary in HCMC that is fully accredited by CIS, NEASC & IBO.

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After-school activities and outdoor education

We offer +50 After-school clubs and a comprehensive outdoor education program.

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Student Support services

Our Student Support Services aim to ensure all children develop their full potential.

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Book a Visit to Our Campus

Discover our vibrant learning environment and culture of care

100% of our Grade 5 Students are Accepted to ISHCMC & ISHCMC-AA

Hear from Our Parents, Students and Alumni

Mother of Ha Nam (EY4)

One of the reasons I chose ISSP for my kid was because I trust Cognita group. The campus has a harmonious combination between modernity and tradition, with green trees and facilities to fully meet physical and extracurricular activities requirements, which is very suitable for this early development stage of my child.”

Mrs. Ngan Nguyen

Mother of Daria A. (Grade 2) and Marya A. (Grade 5)

“For me, the most important thing is the happiness of my children. They love ISSP and always want to go back to school even when they are on holiday. They are getting great academic achievements thanks to the support from the teachers and the ISSP community.”

Mrs. Tatiana A.

ISSP alumni

“I love my friends at ISSP and we did tons of activities together. I like ISSP teachers because they are nice and supportive. ISSP prepares for my future, ISSP is special.”

Ji H.

Father of Joel W. (ISSP alumni)

“My son, Joel, progresses in many aspects thanks to ISSP. Besides academic growth such as reading and math skills, he grows as a person. Joel is more mature and starting to take ownership of his behaviors and choices. Like any other parent, I want the best place for my son and I think ISSP is the right choice. I am so proud of my son.” 

Mr. Adam W.

Mother of James (EY4) and John (KG)

“The school is very warmly welcoming to kids. I have truly appreciated the teachers who spend time saying hello every morning to my kids. At ISSP, I am always confident my children could practice and learn to communicate English well. They feel free and ready to communicate with teachers, the Head of School, and even the bodyguards of the school.”

Mrs. Flora Dang

Mom of Kha N. (Grade 5) and Khang N. (ISSP alumni) 

“How wonderful to see the Principal welcome the children every morning! The best thing about ISSP is the good collaboration between the school, qualified teachers, students, and parents to deliver quality education. I especially appreciate the teacher’s effort in personalized learning to help my sons improve their needs in learning.”

Mrs. Anh Truong

Mother of An P. (Grade 5 Student)

“My daughter has just joined the school at Grade 5. Within 4-5 months, I can see her significant progress in English, Communications, Creativity, and Math.”

Ms. Truc H.

Mother of Chu A L. (EY3)

“The school has a good learning space. The teachers and staff are all very friendly and likable, this is the most important factor when I choose a school for my child. The learning programs of ISSP also have high quality.”

Ms. Huyen D.

Mother of Bao T. (ISSP Alumni) and Loc T. (Grade 5 Student)

“Our family is very confident about the quality of teaching, assured about the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff, and satisfied with the academic results of our children. We love the warm spirit of this school, where our two children have been studying for 10 years. We highly appreciate and thank the teachers and staff of the school for always accompanying our children.”

Ms. Khanh M.

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Upcoming Events

Check our upcoming exciting events

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International Week

We’re thrilled to invite all Sunbirds, along with their parents and caregivers, to join us for an International Week from 27 May to 31 May with lots of fun activities such as: Nation Parade, Food Festival, and more!

Event ISSP-112
From 27 May to 31 May. Please ensure to pay attention to the Toddle messages to be informed about engaging activities for both parents and children to enjoy together!
08:30 - 15:00

Summer Camp Asia 2024

Our summer Camp Asia is tailored for children aged 2-11, themed “Global Innovation,” led by a team of experienced and passionate foreign teachers, offers numerous benefits for your child

Register Now to Reserve Your Seat and Don’t Miss Out on Our Special Offer

Week 1: 24th June – 28th June
Week 2: 1st Jul – 5th July
Week 3: 8th July – 12th July
Week 4: 15th July – 19th July
09:00 - 11:00

Trial Class: Balanced Babies

A lovely morning – Balanced Babies will bring parents and children a great opportunity to explore International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) and our IB program through a wide range of interesting activities.

Limited Slots. Register Now!

8:30: Welcome
8:45: Intro to ISSP
9:15: Exciting Activities
10:15: School tour
10:45: Q&A with ISSP Academic Leadership Team

Student’s Showcase

Have a look at the “Christmas Painting Showcase’ by our talented students

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ISSP Parent Referral Programme
10% off tuition fee for AY 2024-2025