• WHAT'S THE RIGHT PRIMARY​ SCHOOL IN HCMC?

    Whether you are already in HCMC, or are about to move here, here is your indispensable guide to primary education in the city. Simply scroll down to find all the latest information that you need to discover which school will best suit your child's needs.  
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Finding the right primary school for your child in Ho Chi Minh City can be a time-consuming task, simply because of the range of options that are available. Local government schools offer a standard level of education, primarily delivered in Vietnamese. However, premium, international schools offer a choice between bi-lingual or monolingual foreign language curriculums that can provide for your every need.


Fees for international primary schools are, as expected, considerably higher than government institutions, but facilities are often top of the range and class sizes are significantly smaller. Many international primary schools also have secondary campuses which allow students to enjoy continuity throughout their education. However, with standards at smaller, independent primary schools being consistently high across the city, many young students become adaptable and confident enough to deal with changes in education provider as time goes on. 


Vietnamese public schools tend to follow a teacher-centred, test based system that prioritises exam results and academic performance, whilst international schools often prefer to follow a more student centric approach. For all of the latest up to date information about the various choices available, please see below.

English Speaking International​ Primary Schools

 EUROPEAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (EIS)

from $19,500/year

40 nationalities

max. 25 students per class

Thao Dien, Thu Duc City

English. IB PYP

Sibling discount available

From 6 to 11 years

600 students

Educational Village, Global Citizens

At European International School, our primary students build upon the foundations laid-down in Early Years. We strive to maintain their joy of learning, whilst introducing a more academically demanding program. 

We believe that all children not only have a thirst for knowledge a but also have the right to receive an inspiring education that suits their personality and future goals.

That's why, in addition to offering the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) we also offer primary students a rich variety of extracurricular activities which allow them to engage in athletic, cultural and artistic activities in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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Australian International School’s (AIS)

A dynamic learning environment full of energy and enthusiasm!

Australian International School’s (AIS) Primary School provides a dynamic learning environment, full of energy,  enthusiasm, and creativity.  The experience, expertise and dedication of our highly-qualified staff creates a positive atmosphere where students thrive and can achieve their very best.  We believe a child’s time in an international school provides great opportunities for learning about the diversity and richness that exist in our world, and by learning from each other we can build an understanding of what it means to be human.

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 AUSTRALIAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

from $19,500 /year (international programme)

37 nationalities

max 25 students per class

Thu Duc City

English. IB PYP

Sibling discount available

From 5 to 11 years

1351 students

 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL HO CHI MINH CITY (ISHCMC)

from $19,500 / year

50 nationalities

max 25  students per class

An Phu, Thu Duc City

English. IB PYP

All textbooks included in fees

From 5 to 11 years

1,421 students

Energized, Engaged, Empowered

How we feel about school and learning is often framed by our experiences in Grades KG – 5.  At ISHCMC we recognize the importance of these years in forming the foundations for intellectual growth and the development of the whole child.

Through the IB Primary Years Program (PYP), we make learning relevant and meaningful to students. We build upon previous educational experience, continuing an inquiry-based, integrated curriculum which focuses on the child as a learner.

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Anne Hill International School

Be Honest, Be Kind, Be Respectful, Be Humble

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. 

In our safe and caring environment, students follow the Cambridge International Primary Programme and benefit from a variety of enrichment classes. 

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ANNE HILL INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

From $8,600 /year

42 nationalities

max 25 students per class

Thu Duc City - An Phu

English. Cambridge IPC

Sibling discount available

From 5 to 9 years

250 students

 VIETNAM FINLAND INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

from $19,500 / year

10 nationalities

max 20 students per class

District 7

Finnish curriculum

Sibling discount available

From 5 to 11 years

2000 students

A Unique Programme of Studies in World Class Facilities

At Vietnam Finland International School we deliver a world vision that blends the elite education system of Finland with the proud culture of Vietnam to attract, inspire and educate every student. Our dedicated and talented teachers ensure that no child is left behind: We recognize that students study in many different ways and need a balance between learning, playing and life activities to develop comprehensive skills.

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We Care About Your Child, They Are Our Priority

At International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) our American elementary school curriculum for children 6 to 11 years old is designed to provide students with a seamless transition into our secondary schools, ISHCMC or ISHCMC – American Academy, which have a 100% acceptance rate for students who apply to overseas universities. Our education program is aligned with U.S. national standards and is designed to strike an effective balance between academic excellence and guiding students in their creative, physical, emotional, and social goals.




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INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SAIGON PEARL (ISSP)

From 21,500 USD/year

20 nationalities

20 students per class

District 7

English curriculum

From 1 to 6 grade

From 5 to 11 years

100 students

Bilingual​ International Primary Schools

 THIS IS THE NAME OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

8-10K USD/year

12 nationalities

20 students per class

District 2

English curriculum

From 1 to 6 grade

From 5 to 12 years

292 students

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 THIS IS THE NAME OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

180 to 220 M./year

12 nationalities

20 students per class

District 2

English curriculum

From 1 to 6 grade

From 5 to 12 years

292 students

Other​ Primary Schools

STEPS SPECIAL SCHOOL

from $18,000 USD/year

7 nationalities

5 students per class

Thao Dien, Thu Duc City

Bespoke curriculum

Sibling discount available

From 6 to 12 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

18-22K USD/year

12 nationalities

20 students per class

District 2

English curriculum

From 1 to 6 grade

From 5 to 12 years

292 students