International Schools in Ho Chi Minh City

With a thriving and continuously growing expat population, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing an international school in Ho Chi Minh City. Whether expat parents prefer the American, British or International Baccalaureate curriculum, they're sure to find an excellent international school to fit their needs.

International schools are a practical way to smooth a child's transition into life in Ho Chi Minh City. Continuing with a familiar curriculum in a child's home language provides a sense of stability. It's also a great way to meet other expat children and families who understand the unique challenges that come with being globally mobile.

Many of Ho Chi Minh City's international schools are prestigious, offering top-notch education in modern, purpose-built facilities, led by highly competent teachers and principals. Admissions are generally accepted year round but are dependent on whether there's space available, so it's well worth it to apply early to secure a spot.

Below is a list of recommended international schools in Ho Chi Minh City.

International schools in Ho Chi Minh City

The American School of Vietnam

The American School of Vietnam (TAS) provides a world-class American-based curriculum. The school promotes high standards of academic excellence by enhancing student learning for leadership in a global world. Over 25 nationalities are represented in the school's faculty and student body. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 1.5 to 18

Australian International School Saigon

With over 1,150 students from 40 countries, Australian International School Saigon (AIS) is a truly international community. The school offers a high-quality, fully accredited international education across all year levels. There are three AIS campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, all in District 2. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 1.5 to 18

British International School Ho Chi Minh City

Selective, independent and co-educational, the British International School Ho Chi Minh City is a day school that provides a diverse international education measured by British standards. The student body is made up of more than 2,300 pupils of over 50 different nationalities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18

European International School Ho Chi Minh City

The European International School Ho Chi Minh City focuses on academic excellence, multiculturalism and treating each child as an individual. The school follows the International Baccalaureate Programme and welcomes families of all languages and nationalities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18

International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC)

ISHCMC has more than 1,300 students aged 2 to 18 years and a diverse student body of over 50 nationalities. Students are taught in modern learning environments by trained IB educators specialising in enquiry-led teaching. The school is part of the Cognita education group, along with International School Saigon Pearl and ISHCMC American Academy. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18

International School Saigon Pearl

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a purpose-built elementary school affiliated with ISHCMC American Academy. The ISSP campus includes a well-resourced library and media centre, specialist rooms for art, music and dance, age-appropriate play areas, a gym and a swimming pool. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 1.5 to 11

ISHCMC American Academy

A purpose-built school with excellent facilities, ISHCMC American Academy is a middle and high school associated with the International School Saigon Pearl. Their rigorous American curriculum includes Advanced Placement (AP) options and is designed to inspire students to become successful lifelong learners and responsible global citizens Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American
Ages: 11 to 18

Saigon South International School

A top-tier multicultural American school with excellent facilities, Saigon South International School has a strong academic programme, and past graduates have entered competitive universities worldwide. There are also extensive co-curricular visual art and music programmes. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

Saigon Star International School

Saigon Star International School is a pre-primary, primary and middle school in District 2 which follows a British and international curriculum. In 2018, the school became the first IPC-accredited school in Vietnam. Students are encouraged to learn at their own pace and according to their own strengths, talents and abilities. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, International Early Years Curriculum, International Primary Curriculum and International Middle Years Curriculum
Ages: 2 to 14

Saint Ange French International School

Saint Ange School is a private international school offering the French curriculum. The school's curriculum is in strict compliance with the requirements of the Ministry of French Education, making it easy for children to transfer to any French school, whether in France or another location. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 2 to 11

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