ACG International School
Address: East-West Highway, An Phu Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Telephone: +84 8 3747 1234
Teaching Language: English
ACG International School, Vietnam is profit-driven IB World school in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2. The school admits children from kindergarten to Year 13 (age 3 to 18). The school has a large purpose-built campus which is fully air-conditioned, with campus-wide Wi-Fi, specialist art, science and music rooms, auditorium, music practice rooms, and a well-equipped library and media centre.
Lessons are taught in English, although Korean, Vietnamese and Mandarin instruction is available, as well as English language support for students whose mother tongue languages aren’t English.
Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities include music (instruments, vocals) and visual arts. After-school sports include basketball, football and swimming, among others. There are also a few cultural clubs and societies, such as the school band or the film club, a student leadership programme, and various community outreach projects throughout the year.
What the school says:
“ACG International School Vietnam inspires confident, internationally minded, lifelong learners within a stimulating, caring and inquiry based environment. Providing quality education and modern technology, we prepare responsible, independent thinkers who strive for excellence and contribute as global citizens to our dynamic world.
ACG International School Vietnam offers a demanding academic education in an environment where scholarly achievement and understanding of others is valued.
ACG International School Vietnam is a school where young people are encouraged and challenged to meet both their academic and personal potential. Our student-focused approach to education has shaped and defined the core values that are central to the School.”
The school follows a combination of British and international curriculums, starting with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), followed by the University of Cambridge International Lower Secondary Programme, including the IGCSE in Year 11. Year 12 and 13 students study the respected International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), which is internationally recognised.
Fees for the 2012/2013 year range from about 210 million VND ($9,719 or £6,019) for kindergarten up to 372 million VND ($17,224 or £10,668) for Year 13. There is also a one-off application fee of 3 million VND and a one-off acceptance fee of up to 63 million VND, depending on the grade. The fees are payable before the start of the school year, but there are options to pay before the start of each of the two semesters or the four terms.
ACG is on the East-West Highway (road 25B) in District 2, about 25 minutes from District 9 and Thu Duc (Vietnam Golf and Country Club).
From the head teacher:
“Modern architecture, combined with a spacious natural environment and excellent facilities make the campus a unique and stimulating place. The School stretches past classrooms and learning spaces to the football field, swimming pools, tennis courts, landscaped grounds and play areas. The language of instruction at ACG International School is English. We also provide Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese (Mandarin) language instruction and offer additional English language support to students who require it. We welcome you most warmly to ACG International School in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.” ~ Clarence van der Wel, General Director