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12 May 2022

TOP 10 best international schools in Vietnam

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In recent years, the trend of choosing international schools in Vietnam for children’s education has been increasing. Understandably, Vietnam international schools have many outstanding advantages such as international curriculum, international learning environment, international accreditation, modern and high-end facilities, etc. that make parents feel assured in letting their children study there. Besides, when studying at international schools, it is a great opportunity for children to interact and integrate with many friends from different countries, use English fluently and develop comprehensively as global citizens. However, many parents wonder “Which Vietnam international school is the best for their children in the 2022 - 2023?” For the answer, parents can refer to TOP 10 best international schools in Vietnam in the following article from International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP).

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is one of the best three international schools in Vietnam belonging to the Cognita group for preschool and primary students from 18 months to 11 years old. ISSP is the only international preschool and primary school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) known as two famous and prestigious international education accreditation organization. In 2021, ISSP became an IB candidate school to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP).

At ISSP, the international curriculum for primary students is designed based on the IB PYP framework which helps students develop 10 attributes of IB learner profile to achieve excellent academic results and necessary life skills to become elite global citizens. For preschool students, the teaching and learning approach is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy which allows children to take ownership of their learning and learn through play.

ISSP has high-end facilities, including iPads, ICT lab, Innovation hub, Art room, Music room, Garden, Sport room, and Soccer field, etc., which support the school’s personalized and authentic learning approaches to develop the whole child. 

All teachers at ISSP are qualified with bachelor/master degree in their teaching area and professional certificates such as “Making the IB PYP Happens''. They are all subjected to a global background check and rigorous recruitment process to meet the safeguarding and child protection policy of ISSP.

Studying at ISSP, students will have a seamless transition to high school at International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC-AA) or any other high schools in the world. 

Contact information of International School 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: admissions@issp.edu.vn
  • Website: issp.edu.vn

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) - high-quality international school in Vietnam

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) in Vietnam

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC)

When coming up with Vietnam international schools with a long history, International School Ho Chi Minh City would be the first one mentioned by many parents. It is also one of the first international schools in Ho Chi Minh City established in 1993. Similar to International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP), ISHCMC is also an international school in Vietnam belonging to the Cognita group.

The curriculum of ISHCMC is designed for students from preschool to high school and college preparatory. This international school is well-known as one of the best international schools in Vietnam because it is fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to provide all three International Baccalaureate programs including PYP (for primary education), MYB (for high school education) and DP (for college-preparatory education).

Contact information of International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC):

  • Primary Campus: 28 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, Thu Duc District, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Secondary Campus: 1 Xuan Thuy Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc District, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: +84 (28) 3898 9100
  • Email: admissions@ishcmc.edu.vn
  • Website: ishcmc.com

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) in Vietnam

International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC - AA)

International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC-AA) is also the third international school of the Cognita group in Vietnam, similar to ISSP and ISHCMC. Its educational goal is to provide a high-quality American education for secondary students by empowering and inspiring their passion for lifelong learning, thereby creating the opportunity for them to graduate and study at prestigious international universities and colleges.

Significantly, ISHCMC-AA is highly appreciated by many parents because it is one of six Vietnam international schools fully authorized to teach the Advanced Placement (AP) by the College Board. In addition, ISHCMC-AA is also the first international school offering Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) program. This program involves Syracuse University courses to help students in Grade 11 and 12 earn university credits early.

Contact information of International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC - AA)

  • Address: 16 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: (84-28) 3898 9098
  • Email: admissions@aavn.edu.vn
  • Website: aavn.edu.vn

International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC - AA) - prestigious Vietnam international school

International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC - AA) in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS)

Established in 2009, European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) focuses on its educational goal to provide an international learning environment that helps students develop their talents, confidence and healthy lifestyle as elite global citizens. The curriculum at EIS for students from primary to high school is mainly the International Baccalaureate programs including PYP, MYP and DP. With more than 10 years of establishment and development, EIS currently has 570 students and 90 teachers from different countries. Besides, this Vietnam  international school also has many modern facilities to help students engage in outdoor and physical education.

Contact information of European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS):

  • Address 730 Le Van Mien Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: (+84 28) 7300 7257
  • Email: info@eishcmc.com
  • Website: eishcmc.com

European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) in Vietnam

European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

Saigon South International School (SSIS)

Saigon South International School (SSIS) is one of prestigious international schools in Vietnam belonging to Phu My Hung Group, established in 1997. Its curriculum for preschool to high school students mainly follows American education, including International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement programs. Depending on each level of education, students will be instructed in different ways of learning and encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities (such as soccer, tennis, swimming, etc.) and social activities among international schools to help them develop their talents and social skills.

Contact information of Saigon South International School (SSIS):

  • Address: 78 Nguyen Duc Canh Street, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: (84-28) 5413-0901
  • Email: info@ssis.edu.vn
  • Website: ssis.edu.vn

Saigon South International School (SSIS) in Vietnam

Saigon South International School (SSIS) in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

Australian International School Saigon (AIS)

The Australian International School (AIS) is a school member of ACG Education Group in Vietnam, established in 2006. It is a high-quality Vietnam international school for students from preschool to highschool with the first campus located in District 3. The international curriculum at AIS is applied with the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE programs. Its educational goal is to make a different and positive educational environment for students. Therefore, they will develop comprehensively in learning journeys and reach their talents and potential.

Contact information of Australian International School Saigon (AIS):

  • Thu Thiem Campus: 264 Mai Chi Tho (East-West Highway), An Phu Ward, Thu Duc District, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: +84 28 3742 4040
  • Thao Dien Campus: APSC Compound, 36 Thao Dien Road, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc District, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: +84 28 3744 6960
  • XI Campus: 190 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc District, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: +84 28 3519 2727
  • Email: info@aisvietnam.com
  • Website: aisvietnam.com

Australian International School Saigon (AIS) in Vietnam

Australian International School Saigon (AIS) in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

Saint Ange French International School

Saint Ange French International School is one of VIetnam international schools offering a French curriculum for students from 6 months to 11 years old. The curriculum of Saint Ange strictly follows the standards of the French Ministry of Education which make it easy for students to transfer to any French or other international school worldwide.

At Saint Ange, English and  French are the main teaching and learning languages. Besides, this international school also offers FLE - Français Langue Étrangère (French as a Foreign Language) for students who are not good at French. Moreover, the class size at Saint Ange is about 15 students to ensure that each of them gets personalized education.

Contact information of Saint Ange French International School:

  • Address: 189 A1 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: 070 30 488 75
  • Email: saintange2.vn@gmail.com
  • Website: sa-saigon.com

Saint Ange French International School in Vietnam

Saint Ange French International School in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

APU American International School

APU American International School is the international school in Vietnam belonging to APU Educational Development Group, established in 2004. Its first campus is located in Ho Chi Minh City. APU applies the American curriculum into its international education which helps students develop their creativity and logical thinking.

In addition, teachers at APU all have high professional qualifications and international certificates. They not only care about academics, but also give advice and orient students to their future plans.

Contact information of APU American International School:

  • Address: 286 Lanh Dinh Thang Street, Ward 11, District 11, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: (84-28) 3962 4897 - 3962 4898
  • Email: info@apu.edu.vn
  • Website: apu.edu.vn

APU American International School in Vietnam

APU American International School in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

The Western Australian International School System (WASS)

The Western Australian International School System is Vietnam international school system belonging to the Indochina International Center for Study Abroad (ICSA) with students from more than 10 different countries. WASS provides international education for students from kindergarten to highschool in a multicultural, open, loving and friendly environment. Its educational goal is to fully equip students with cultural knowledge but necessary skills to be confident and steady to take the next step into this rapidly changing and challenging world.

Contact information of The Western Australian International School System (WASS):

  • 43 Nguyen Thong Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, HCMC, Vietnam
  • 157 Ly Chinh Thang  Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, HCMC, Vietnam
  • 84 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan Street, Ward 9, District 3, HCMC, Vietnam
  • 260 Dien Bien Phu Street, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District 3, HCMC, Vietnam
  • 35 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: 0963 999 701 - (028) 7109 5077 - 0981 654 113 - (028) 7108 8828
  • Email: schooloffice@wass.edu.vn
  • Website: wass.edu.vn

The Western Australian International School System (WASS) in Vietnam

The Western Australian International School System (WASS) in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

Saigon Star International School (SGSTAR)

Saigon Star International School (SGSTAR) is an international school for students from 18 months to 11 years old, newly established in 2015. Its educational goal is to help students be globally-competent and well-rounded as lifelong learners. The curriculum of SGSTAR involves the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) for early years students and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for elementary students along with sport, music and art subjects.

Teachers at SGSTAR all have at least 3 years experience in international education. They are also enthusiastic in helping students experience daily success in learning.

Contact information of Saigon Star International School (SGSTAR):

  • Address: Su Hy Nhan Street, Residential Area No. 5, Thanh My Loi Ward,Thu Duc District, HCMC, Vietnam
  • Telephone: 028 3742 3222 - 08 8800 6996
  • Email: info@sgstar.edu.vn
  • Website: sgstar.edu.vn

Saigon Star International School (SGSTAR) in Vietnam

Saigon Star International School (SGSTAR) in Vietnam (Source: Internet)

In the above article, International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) has summarized and shared with parents information about 10 prestigious and quality international schools in Vietnam in 2022 - 2023. After reading this article, ISSP hopes that parents will choose an appropriate Vietnam international school for children to help them develop comprehensively and become elite global citizens.

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