Currently, the number of international preschools and international kindergartens in Ho Chi Minh City is increasing rapidly. Many parents find it challenging in choosing an appropriate international preschool or international kindergarten for their children. In this article, International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) will share with parents 3 tips to select an appropriate preschool or kindergarten for their children and the list of 5 best international preschools and international kindergartens in Ho Chi Minh City in 2022 – 2023.
3 tips to select an appropriate preschool or kindergarten for children
Location of the school
The location of international preschools or kindergartens has certain influences on the daily activities of both parents and children. In particular, children need to go to school and parents need to go to work. Therefore, the location of the school needs to meet the convenience of distance and travel time. Parents should choose an international preschool or kindergarten less than 10km from home to make it easier to pick up and drop off children.
Character of a child
Parents also need to pay much attention to their child’s thoughts, aspirations, strengths and characters. Not every child is ready for international education, nor is able to respond and adapt to it. Therefore, before choosing an international kindergarten, parents should talk and listen to their child’s expectations. After that, parents should choose the school that is best suitable for a child rather than the one that is oriented and expected by them. Furthermore, booking a school tour to visit some international preschools or kindergarten for general overview and experience about their curriculum may help parents make better decisions.
Teaching & Learning Approaches
For preschool, the most two popular teaching learning approaches are Reggio Emilia and Montessori. Each approach has its own advantages, thus parents should choose the approach that best fits to the needs of children.
A good international school should have a strict recruitment process for academic staff. The teachers at international schools should meet the required qualifications for teaching young children and must go through a global background check as well as training programs in child protection and safeguarding before entering the school. Parents should be able to check the above information when they visit the school.
List of 5 high quality and prestigious international preschools and kindergartens in Ho Chi Minh City
International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP)
Belonging to Cognita with more than 85 school members worldwide, International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a prestigious and high-quality international kindergarten for early years students located in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ISSP is the only international preschool and primary school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by two renowned international education accreditation organizations, namely the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2021, ISSP became an IB candidate school to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) recognized globally.
The five core values of ISSP (Caring, Responsibility, Wisdom, Respect and Honest) are well aligned with the 10 attributes of IB learner profile. These values develop children’s character as well as necessary qualities to flourish and thrive in their future.
At Early Years, ISSP applies the Reggio Emilia philosophy in teaching and learning, which puts children at the center of their education and learns through play. With Reggio Emilia approaches, the children are empowered to lead their own learning, teachers will facilitate the learning process and the environment is the third teacher.
ISSP has high-end facilities and a purpose-built campus for young children with a swimming pool, soccer field, soft room, smart steps room, Art/Music room, etc, which support the school’s personalized and authentic learning approaches to develop the whole child.
The school values safety and safeguarding for young children with a well-established training program for all teachers and staff as well as a strict safeguarding policy. All staff must go through a global background check to work at ISSP.
Contact information of International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP):
- Address: 92 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: +84 (028) 2222 7788
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: issp.edu.vn
Montessori International School of Vietnam (MIS)
Montessori International School of Vietnam (MIS) is a famous international kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh City with Montessori philosophy established in 2007. This international preschoolreceives children from 18 months to 6 years old. The educational goal of MIS is to create an educational environment in which children are encouraged to develop imagination and inspiration and educated to be independent and confident in life. Besides, through the Montessori philosophy, MIS strives to help students find inner calmness and outer peace while continuing to embrace theirworld.
Contact information of Montessori International School of Vietnam (MIS):
- Thao Dien Campus: 42/1 Ngo Quang Huy Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: (+84) 28 3744 2639
- River House Campus: 177/8 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: (+84) 28 3535 0336
- Binh An Campus: No 5, Street 10, An Khanh Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: (+84) 28 3535 6576
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: montessori.edu.vn
Australian International School (AIS)
The Australian International School Vietnam (AIS) is one of prestigious international kindergartens with 3 campuses in Ho Chi Minh City for students from 18 months to 5 years old. At AIS, the preschool education is designed according to play-based learning in which children will acquire new knowledge and skill mainly through games appropriate to their age. Thereby, they will gradually form basic concepts in perceiving and exploring the world surrounding them. In a preschool class at AIS, there will be one foreign teacher as main teacher and one Vietnamese teacher as supporter. Beside academics, preschool students can also participate in extra classes such as football, basketball, swimming, etc.
Contact information of Australian International School (AIS):
- Thu Thiem Campus: 264 Mai Chi Tho (East-West Highway), An Phu Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: +84 28 3742 4040
- Thao Dien Campus: APSC Compound, 36 Thao Dien Road, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: +84 28 3744 6960
- XI Campus: 190 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien District, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: +84 28 3519 2727
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: aisvietnam.com
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Kinder Academy International Preschool
Kinder Academy International Preschool is an international kindergarten and preschool for students from 12 months to 6 years old. Its educational goal is to build an international learning environment for students to help them engage in international integration. The curriculum for preschool students is built with the combination of Reggio Emilia and STEM approach along with dietary and nutrition from experts. Therefore, children can develop comprehensively in both physical and intellectual aspects during their studies and practice.
Contact information of Kinder Academy International Preschool
- Address: 04/25 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: 028 35355153
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: kinderacademy.edu.vn
Anne Hill International Preschool
Anne Hill International School is an international preschool and kindergarten for students from 18 months to 6 years old located in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City. At Anne Hill, the teaching and learning language is mainly English along with Vietnamese and Mandarin as a second language. The curriculum for preschool and kindergarten education is built based on Montessori and Jolly Phonics approaches which help children develop their creative thinking and talents. This international kindergarten also offers brand new facilities for physical and extracurricular education.
Contact information of
- Address: 31-33 Giang Van Minh Street, An Phu Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
- Telephone: 090 6846 939
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: annehill.school
In the above article, International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) has shared with parents 3 tips to select an appropriate school for children and TOP 5 best international preschools and international kindergartens in Ho Chi Minh City 2022 – 2023. Hopefully, parents will choose an appropriate international school for their children to help them develop comprehensively.
For further information or booking a tour to visit International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP), parents can contact the ISSP Admissions Office via:
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