• YOUR GUIDE TO PREMIUM EDUCATION IN HCMC 

HO CHI MINH CITY EDUCATION ​GUIDE

Just as the work place is a huge part of an adult’s life, schools are a major part of a child’s.  For young people, their school is not only a place where they learn, but also where they discover their interests, develop their first social networks, begin to uncover their personality, and take the first tentative steps towards independence. Choosing the right school for your child is therefore, not a decision that can be taken lightly.


Luckily, for young people in Ho Chi Minh City, there is a wealth of world class international schools available. With international curricula, modern, state of the art facilities and a wide and exciting range of after school activities, children in Saigon are well placed to receive a solid foundation for a future in a globalised world. 

There are, however, many things to consider before taking the plunge and enrolling a child in an international school. Budget is, of course, a major consideration, but ensuring that your child is able to maintain consistency with their education is also incredibly important. For families who relocate regularly, the provision of an internationally accepted programme is essential.


For all families, the location of the school, class sizes and additional language tuition are also important factors that could make or break your child’s enjoyment of a particular school.  

Below you will find a summary of choices for providers of preschool, primary and secondary education in Saigon. For further information about any of the schools listed, follow the links provided. 

EDUCATION RESOURCES

An Introduction to International Schools in HCMC

An Introduction to International Schools in HCMC

Are you new to the city and overwhelmed by the number of international schools in HCMC?
Take a look at this useful introduction to get you started.

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Five top tips for avoiding discipline problems with your child

Five top tips for avoiding discipline problems with your child

Starting school can be an unsettling time for parents and kids alike.
Mum and
paediatrician,  Claire McCarthy shares her top tips for introducing stress-free discipline to your kids!

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Choosing the right school curriculum

How to choose the right school curriculum for your child

Understanding the differences between the variety of curricular on offer in HCMC is key to choosing the right one for your child. This guide summarises everything you need to know! 

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EARLY YEARS SCHOOLS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

The Montessori International School of Vietnam

MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

At The Montessori International School of Vietnam, our goal is to provide a safe, learning environment that allows your child to develop into a happy, confident and responsible little person. A little person with a love of learning and exploration!


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Australian International School (AIS)

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Australian International School (AIS) celebrates the individual child and the values, beliefs, gifts, talents and diversity of experiences that each one contributes to our school community. We believe a child’s experiences in an international school provide great opportunities for learning about the diversity & richness that exist in our world. 

CONTACT AIS
International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SAIGON PEARL

The International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) based in Binh Thanh district provides a Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum for early years and kindergarten students aged 1.5  5 years old with a focus on creating a safe, welcoming, environment for their students to learn and thrive.

CONTACT ISSP
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PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Anne Hill International School

ANNE HILL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

At Anne Hill International School emphasis is placed on inquiry-based learning and the development of problem solving skills. Our students are encouraged to be creative and reflective learners as they strive to become life long learners. 


CONTACT ANNE HILL
Australian International School in Vietnam (AIS)

AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

The Australian International School in Vietnam (AIS) has been educating primary students in Ho Chi Minh City since 2007.  With a combination of the IB PYP and Cambridge International Primary Programme, AIS provides a learning environment full of energy and creativity.

CONTACT AIS
International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SAIGON PEARL

The elementary programme at International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP), places importance on nurturing a balance of different approaches and the critical need to prepare young learners to become globally minded and independent citizens.


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SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS)

EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HCMC

Conveniently located in Thao Dien, European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) is a boutique international school, housed in a beautifully restored villa.
The secondary programme offers a variety of experiential learning opportunities as students follow the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.


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Vietnam Finland International School

VIETNAM FINLAND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 

At Vietnam Finland International School, we are committed to our students’ well-being and development. We pursue an educational philosophy based on student-centeredness in which children are the focus of all school activities. Our goal is to nurture, support and develop students’ abilities to learn,.


CONTACT VFIS
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ACTIVITIES IN AND AROUND HO CHI MINH CITY

Day trips from HCMC

Day trips from HCMC

There’s no shortage of things to do in Saigon, but travellers, expats, and locals alike sometimes crave a quick getaway, whether it’s a weekend trip from Ho Chi Minh City, or a quick half-day escape from the hectic city center.


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Family activities in HCMC

Fun, family activities in HCMC

What can you do with the kids on a free weekend, an afternoon or even just a few hours? 
If the cinema or a shopping mall doesn't appeal, here's a look at some more energy burning solutions.


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Children activities in Saigon

Saigon's Top Swimming Pools

One of the benefits of living in Vietnam is the tropical climate. But when temperatures in HCMC rise it can leave you feeling hot under the collar. Why not take a refreshing dip in one of these hotel pools until the sun sets and temperatures drop?

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HEALTH CARE IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Tips to stay healthy in HCMC

Top Tips to stay healthy in HCMC

Life as an expat in Ho Chi Minh City has a unique set of health challenges. Make sure you manage your own health and wellness by following our top tips! 


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Health insurance in Vietnam

Health insurance in Vietnam


Making sure your family's health is protected whilst you are in Vietnam is an essential task for expats. We asked Health insurance expert Gary Dawson for his thoughts on the options available.

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Hospitals in Saigon

Which HCMC hospital 
should I go to?

Residents of HCMC are blessed with some world class healthcare facilities. We asked three experts their thoughts on where to go for specific treatment, including pediatrics and maternity

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