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

1st

International Preschool and Elementary School in HCMC accredited by both CIS and NEASC

30+

Nationalities

80%+

Of students achieve above grade level English and Mathematics

IB PYP Candidate School

Fully qualified and passionate teachers

Culture of Care

Welcome to ISSP

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a world-class, purpose-built Early Years and Elementary International School for children 18 months to 11 years old in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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 stimulate and engage young learners.

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

See What Makes International School Saigon Pearl Different

Preschool

Our balanced Early Years curriculum and Reggio-Emilia-inspired 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 85 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 both the CIS and NEASC.

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After-school activities and outdoor education

We offer +65 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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What parents and students say about us

Hear from 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 Alferova (Grade 2) and Marya Alferova (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 Alferova

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 Hy

Father of Joel Whiteman (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 Whiteman

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 Nguyen (Grade 5) and Khang Nguyen (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

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Upcoming Events

Check our upcoming exciting events

Sep
30
Friday
08:00 - 15:00

Global Be Well Day

Global Be Well Day gives an extended opportunity to focus on the Be Well Charter and the contributors to wellbeing – sleep, diet, exercise, connecting, doing and giving, and brings the whole school and Cognita community together. ​

Purpose of GBWD Poster (English)

GBWD poster
Agenda
On Friday, 30 September 2022, we will have our GBWD (Global Be Well Day). This year’s focus will be based around nutrition, physical activity and sleep. Please look out for more details on our GBWD schedule in future communications.
Oct
06
Thursday
08:50 - 10:45

Model Class: Little Scientists – Free of Charge

This event is best for children aged 18 months to 4 years old. The event is where parents and children can experience the IB framework and Reggio Emilia-inspired educational approach at ISSP. This is also a great chance to explore our facilities and culture of care.

 

Agenda
9:00am: Model Class - Little Scientists
10:00-10:30am: Admissions info/School tour

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Student’s Showcase

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

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