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A snapshot overview of schooling in this general area, plus general information on schools in Ho Chi Minh City considered by expats. Just not enough info from parents yet for us to be able to fully cover any one in particular, but watch this space. To interpret what information we do have, GSGI Featured Articles about curriculum, exams or accreditation might be helpful.

ABC International School

28 Truong Dinh Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +848 930 3533

Fax: +848 930 1289

Email: abcintschool@hcm.vnn.vn

Web: www.theabcschool.net

Established in 1995, this co-ed, day school offers instruction based on the English National Curriculum.  Ages 2-17, approximately 580 students total.  Administers the IGCSE.  Member, British International Schools Worldwide (BISW) and the Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia (FOBISSEA). 

American International School Vietnam (AIS)

102C Nguyen Van Cu Street, Nguyen Cu Trinh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ages 6-18, co-ed, 300 students total.  Private, college-preparatory school providing an American education; one of the first to offer a US-based education from 1st – 12th grades.

Australian International School Saigon

Tel: +84 8 822 4992

Fax: +84 8 822 5039

Email: information@aisvietnam.com

Web: www.aisvietnam.com

Offers the Australian NSW curriculum.  7.50am – 4pm.

The British International School, Ho Chi Minh City

Secondary School: 246 Nguyen Van Huong Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City

Tel: +848 744 2335

Fax: +848 744 2334

Email: mikedeveney@bisvietnam.com, info@bisvietnam.com

Web: www.bisvietnam.com

Co-ed, English medium, private school.  English National Curriculum and the IB Diploma Programme.  Uniform required.  Admissions info can be found on the website under the tab “Admissions/Parents”; includes required forms and how to set up an appointment.  IB World School and FOBISSEA.

The International School, Ho Chi Minh City

649A V Truong Toan Street, An Phu, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +84 8 898 9100

Fax: +84 8 887 4022

Email: ishcmc@hcm.vnn.vn

Web: www.ishcmc.com

Private, non-denominational, curriculum based on the IB PYP, MYP, and Diploma Programmes.  Co-ed, ages 2-18, 860 students total representing 30 nationalities.  Secondary Level English Proficiency Test (SLEP) is administered to students applying to Grades 8 through 12, but admission is non-selective.  Use the IGCSE, A Level, and IB exams.  Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS).  7.45am – 14.40pm.

Renaissance International School Saigon

Nguyen Thi Thap Street, Binh Thuan Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Tel: +848 220 0501

Fax: +848 220 0502

Email: alunthomas@rissaigon.edu.vn

Web: www.rissaigon.edu.vn

Opened in August 2007.  English medium school will cater to students in Pre-K through Year 13 (initially only to Year 10 with one year added annually).  IB Diploma Programme pending; will use the framework of the English National Curriculum.

Saigon South International School (SSIS)

Saigon South Parkway, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Email: info@ssischool.org

Web: www.ssis.edu.vn

International, not for profit.  Ages 3-18, 400 students total from 27 countries and 5 continents.  Offers AP Courses in conjunction with an American Curriculum/High School Diploma.  Accredited by the Western Associations of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

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