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


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




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


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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Discover our vibrant learning environment and culture of care

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 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

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Upcoming Events

Check our upcoming exciting events

15:30 - 16:30

ISSP Academy: Technology in the PYP

Location: Innovation Hub 304 & 305, International School Saigon Pearl, 92 Nguyen Huu Canh, Binh Thanh District, HCMC

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How technology enables our little Sunbirds to investigate, create, communicate, collaborate, organize and be responsible for their own learning and actions.
09:00 - 11:00

Open Day: Reading Picnic

A lovely Open Day morning – Reading Picnic will bring parents and children a great opportunity to explore the facilities and teaching and learning approaches of International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP). Parents and children will also have a chance to interact with our Head of school, Mr. Lester Stephens and Deputy head of school, Ms. Tiffany Proctor.

9:00am: Intro to ISSP
9:30am: Reading strategies for parents and students
9:40am: Read aloud with Deputy head of school
9:50am: Family reading time & snacks
10:20am: Parent sharing about the reading session at ISSP
10:30am: 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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