Education and Schools in Ho Chi Minh City

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A significant number of expats choose to call Vietnam home. Both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi have a large amount of quality private and international schools.

International schools in Ho Chi Minh City

The American School of Vietnam

Ages: 5 to 18
Curriculum: American

TAS provides a world-class American-based curriculum that promotes high standards of academic excellence by enhancing student learning for leadership in a global world. At TAS, over 20 nationalities are represented in the faculty and student body. Read more

Australian International School Vietnam

Ages: 2 to 18
Curriculum: Australian, IB
AIS provides a balanced international curriculum and has well-resourced campuses for students of more than 30 nationalities. AIS is currently an IB candidate school. Read more

British International School

Ages: 2 to 18
Curriculum: British, IB
BIS is a top-tier English-curriculum school offering a brand of education on par with the best international and British schools around the world. Read more

European International School Ho Chi Minh City

Ages: 2 to 18
Curriculum: IB
The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) focuses on academic excellence, multiculturalism and treating each child as an individual. Read more

International School of Ho Chi Minh City

Ages: 2 to 19
Curriculum: IB World
ISHCMC, the most established international school in the city, provides a broad-based international education for approximately 950 students of 49 different nationalities. Read more

International School Saigon Pearl

Ages: 2 to 11
Curriculum: American
ISSP is an independent elementary day school that is located in the Saigon Pearl residential and commercial development. Read more

ISHCMC American Academy

Ages: 11 to 18
Curriculum: American
A purpose-built school with excellent facilities, associated with ISSP. Read more

Saigon South International School

Ages: 5 to 18
Curriculum: American, IB
A top-tier, multi-cultural American school with excellent facilities. Read more

Saigon Star International School

Ages: 1.5 to 11
Curriculum: Montessori, British
A pre-primary and primary school in District 2 which follows a combined Montessori and British curriculum. Read more

Nursery schools and kindergartens in Ho Chi Minh City


Montessori International School of Vietnam

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Montessori Curriculum
Ages: 18 months to 6 years
This school emphasises the development of the qualities and skills that will help children become happy, confident and responsible individuals, with an intrinsic motivation for life-long learning.

Saigon Kids Centre

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Early Childhood Education
Ages: 18 months to 6 years
An English-language early childhood learning facility with approximately 100 students. The school encourages children to be active learners both socially and individually.

International School Ho Chi Minh City

Australian International School (AIS)

The American School of Vietnam

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