Address: 78 Nguyen Duc Canh, Tan Phong Ward, District 7
Telephone: +84 28 5413 0901/2
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18


Saigon South International School (SISS) is a top-tier multicultural American-curriculum school with about 1,100 students and excellent facilities. The six-hectare campus is comprised of three buildings with large classrooms and specialised rooms for art, music, dance, aquatics and ICT. There are separate libraries for elementary, middle and high school students, separate play areas and a shared cafeteria and auditorium.

The school has good co-curricular visual art and music programmes. There is an extensive after-school activities programme including everything from baking and newspaper to digital animation and martial arts. In addition, high school students are expected to donate 60 hours of their time to community projects.

What the school says

“The SSIS community comes from diverse cultural and national backgrounds, but we share a commitment to the school’s core values of Academic Excellence, Sense of Self, Dedicated Service, Balance in Life, and Respect for All. These values unite the school community and are at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to the intellectual and personal development of each student. We believe that our core values prepare all students for a purposeful life as a global citizen. Our academic programme is strong, and our graduates have entered competitive universities worldwide. Students who transfer to other elementary or secondary schools, either back home or abroad, typically experience a successful transition due to our high standards, their academic preparation and international experience at SSIS.” 


The school follows an American curriculum. Senior students study towards the American High School Diploma and/or Advanced Placement Diploma or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma), which is internationally recognised.


The school is situated along a tributary of the Saigon River, within easy walking distance of the shops, cafés and restaurants in the new urban centre of Saigon South. The school is 20 minutes from the city centre in a planned residential community.


For the 2020/2021 school year, annual fees range from 379 million VND for Early Childhood 3 and 4 to 685 million VND for Grades 11 and 12. Fees are payable annually or in four instalments.

From the head teacher

“Thank you for your interest in Saigon South International School where students and teachers alike have something to teach and something to learn from each other. Please contact the Admissions Office with your questions about our school, our academic programme or our community. We welcome you to visit the school, take a tour and see for yourself the quality of our programmes, the calibre of our teachers and the caring, committed nature of our community.”

– Ellen Deitsch Stern, Head of School

From the parents

"I have found this school very good. Teachers are expat teachers. Great education with football oval, swimming pools indoor and outdoor indoor gym etc."

– Parent, Living in Vietnam forum, 2012

Further reading

►For more schools, see International Schools in Ho Chi Minh City

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