• WHAT'S THE RIGHT EARLY YEARS​ SCHOOL IN HCMC?

    If you are moving to HCMC, or if your child is at the age when they are ready to join an early years school in the city, this guide will provide you with all the latest information that you need make sure you have everything you need to make the best choice for your child.
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If you are looking for early years education in Ho Chi Minh City, you will find that there is an almost never ending variety of options for you to consider. Luckily, we’ve gathered all the latest information that you need to help make an informed decision.


In the Vietnamese public school system, children are not required to start school until they are 6 years old. However, in major cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, the demand for early years education has lead to a large number of private nurseries, kindergartens and preschools opening across the city.


Very few places offer informal ‘play school’ options that may be common place in other countries, but the choices between kindergartens, nurseries and pre-schools that offer structured, curriculum based learning are vast. 


A selection of international schools that also provide primary and secondary education now provide preschool classes, but fees can be quite considerable. Boutique and independent kindergartens and nurseries may offer more affordable options whilst maintaining high standards. 

​English Speaking International Kindergartens

KINDER ACADEMY PRESCHOOL

from $8,580 /year

15 nationalities

max. 15 students per class

Thu Duc City - Thao Dien

English. Reggio Emilia Inspired

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 1 to 6 years

60 students

Creative learning in a warm, loving environment

Kinder Academy is a Reggio Emilia inspired & EMS focused curriculum preschool, where you can find the best integration of the above philosophies and practices. Our curriculum is designed to help children develop their motor, language, sensory, cognitive, imaginative and social skills. 
We inspire and nurture your child to be a critical thinker with a global mindset.

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Kinder Academy Preschool
Anne Hill International School

Learn, Grow, Play

The teaching approach at Anne Hill International PreSchool is aptly expressed in the School’s motto ‘Learn, Grow, Play’. Teaching focuses on literacy, numeracy and skills development - Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social Skills (PIES) - through the use of fun, creative and interactive methods. The curriculum is largely based on Montessori teaching approaches, complemented by other learning methods, such as Jolly Phonics and Numicon.

AHI Preschool offers full day and half day programmes for children of ages 18 months to 5 years old
(Playgroup, Nursery and Kindergarten classes).

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 ANNE HILL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

from $8,500 / year

42 nationalities

max 20 students per class

An Phu

English. Montessori inspired

1 teacher + 2 assistants

From 1.5 to 5 years

250 students

 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

from $8,600 /year

37 nationalities

max 25 students per class

Thu Duc City

English. IB PYP

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 1.5 to 6 years

1351 students

In our school, the child is central

Australian International School (AIS) has three Kindergartens in Thu Thiem, Thao Dien (Lotus School) & Xi. We 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 setting provide great opportunities for learning about the diversity and richness that exist in our world. In our school, the child is central. Children are the reason we are here and they are the focus of our thinking in all decision making and curriculum design.

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Montessori International School of Vietnam
ISHCMC

Energized, Engaged, Empowered

As the most established international school in
Ho Chi Minh City, and a leader in the field of international education, ISHCMC is proud to deliver three International Baccalaureate Programmes. 


The Early Explorers at ISHCMC participate in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) which provides a holistic education and promotes social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development for all of our young learners. Students experience a balance of play, teacher-initiated and child-directed inquiries, set in a stimulating and nurturing environment.at ISHCMC participate in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) which provides a holistic education and promotes social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development for all of our young learners. Students experience a balance of play, teacher-initiated and child-directed inquiries, set in a stimulating and nurturing environment.at ISHCMC participate in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) which provides a holistic education and promotes social, physical, cognitive, creative and emotional development for all of our young learners. Students experience a balance of play, teacher-initiated and child-directed inquiries, set in a stimulating and nurturing environment.
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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HO CHI MINH CITY (ISHCMC)

from $15,200 /year

50 nationalities

max. 20 students per class

An Phu, Thu Duc City

English. IB PYP

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 2 to 4 years

1, 421 students

THE MONTESSORI INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF VIETNAM

from $9,540 /year

20 nationalities

max. 20 students / class

Thu Duc City

English. Montessori

1 teacher + 2 assistants

From 1.5 to 5 years

100  students

Life Education for your Child

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Montessori International School of Vietnam

Developing a love of learning 

International School Saigon Pearl  (ISSP) delivers a balanced curriculum for children aged 18 months to 5 years old, which focuses on the development of both the interpersonal and academic skills of the child. 

The image of the child lies at the heart of our play-based approach, which is inspired by the principles of the Reggio Emilia philosophy. We are influenced by the developmental milestones to successfully achieve learning outcomes. The children’s voices are heard and respected which guides us to create authentic experiences and meaningful learning environments.

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 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SAIGON PEARL

from $12,500 /year

30+ nationalities

max 20 students per class

District: Binh Thanh

American. Reggio Emilia inspired.

1 teacher + 2 assistants

From 1.5 to 5 years

193 students

EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (HCMC)

from $10,800 /year

40 nationalities

max 25 students per class

Thao Dien, Thu Duc City

IB (PYP) 

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 2 - 5 years

600 students

Educational Village, Global Citizens

At European International School, we encourage our youngest students to become independent learners and help them to make connections between life at school, life at home and life in the world.  By helping students to see that learning is connected, a strong foundation for lifelong learning is established.

All lessons embrace the Reggio Emilia approach being  child-centred and engaging, and providing students with opportunities to express their voice, choice and ownership of learning. Children use their imagination and curiosity to explore, learn and develop through play, experimentation and inquiry.


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Lavelle Academy
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from $12,700 /year

12 nationalities

20 students per class

Thu Duc City

English

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 1 to 5 years

100 students

​Bilingual International Kindergartens

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8-10K USD/year

12 nationalities

20 students per class

District 7

English curriculum

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 1 to 6 years

292 students

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180 to 220 M./year

12 nationalities

20 students per class

District 7

English curriculum

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 1 to 6 years

292 students

​Other Kindergartens

STEPS SPECIAL SCHOOL

from 18k USD/year

7 nationalities

5 students per class

Thao Dien, Thu Duc City

Bespoke curriculum

3 teachers per class

From 2.5 to 6 years

max 35 students

Recognise Abilities, Not Disabilities

STEPS Special School is a unique educational space where the focus is to Support, Teach and Encourage Persons with Special Needs.

The first school of its kind in Thao Dien, STEPS Special School provides a safe, inclusive and supportive environment which caters to young children with learning differences including autism, ADHD/ADD, global delay and behavioural difficulties. 

The school's vision is to nurture all children through education, therapeutic intervention and community acceptance.

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 THIS IS THE NAME OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

180 to 220 M./year

12 nationalities

20 students per class

District 7

English curriculum

1 teacher + 1 assistant

From 1 to 6 years

292 students