Proudly celebrating 25 years of learning and the first for many important milestones in Ho Chi Minh City, International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) has a rich history yet is always innovating through pedagogy, curriculum, facilities and opportunities beyond the classroom. Students are educated to construct an understanding of knowledge and of their world through carefully developed learning and social skills. ISHCMC offers a progressive educational approach set within modern learning environments.
ISHCMC utilizes the flexibility of the International Baccalaureate programmes to encourage an inclusive, broad and balanced approach to learning through inquiry, exploration of concepts, principled and caring citizenship, creative problem solving, collaboration, communication and connectivity.
The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) represents a culturally diverse group of families and teachers from over 50 countries. The community is brought together by a common purpose to build a Culture of Achievement that is Energized, Engaged and Empowered.
ISHCMC is fully accredited by the Council of International School (CIS), one of the most prestigious international accreditation organizations. In addition, ISHCMC was the first International School in Ho Chi Minh City and the first IB World School in HCMC accredited to teach all three IB programs.
IB World School for ages 2 to 18
ISHCMC is authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to teach all 3 of their programs. 2-year-old children join ISHCMC’s Early Explorers, enjoying an inquiry-based curriculum to develop their language, cognitive, creative, social and motor skills, providing a seamless transition to the IB Primary Years Program, progressing to the rigorous IB Diploma Program from Grade 11 to 12. ISHCMC is proud to have 18 years’ history of graduating IB Diploma candidates to top universities worldwide, including Yale, Harvard, and Stanford.
Arts, Sports & Community Service
ISHCMC offers over 40 after school activities every term for students to pursue their creative and sporting passions. As a member of several international sporting associations such as the South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC). These opportunities allow students to enjoy athletic tournaments, cultural exchanges and leadership conferences with international schools in the region. 120 students across Grades 1-12 join the prestigious ISHCMC Stingrays Swim Team, competing internationally throughout the Asia region.
One community, two campuses
ISHCMC communities welcome the introduction of the brand new state-of-the-art ISHCMC Secondary Campus located less than 5 km away from the ISHCMC Primary Campus. Both ISHCMC campuses are located in District 2. This campus offers great opportunities for student learning through technologically advanced classrooms, collaborative learning spaces and senior student study areas. Unique facilities such as Vietnam’s first Innovation Center aim to prepare our students for the realities of the commercial world in the 21st century. Full-scale musical productions are hosted in our brand new 350-seat theater with professional lighting and sound equipment, extending opportunities into the technical aspects of theatre productions. In line with our goal of producing well-balanced and healthy students, our new facility provides ISHCMC Secondary-aged students with a wide range of facilities to support their wellbeing. Sports facilities include multi-purpose courts, a rooftop sports field and 25m – eight-lane competitive swimming pool with seating.
The new facility allows students of both primary and secondary age to flourish on campuses that suit their respective educational needs. The existing campus continues to undergo extensive renovations to meet the needs of younger learners by offering new learning suites including a Fab Lab, Food Tech, film studio and studio concept. Both campuses offer clean air through advanced purification systems. Although two campuses, ISHCMC remains one community.