International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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Founded in 1993, the International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is the oldest and most established international school in Ho Chi Minh City. ISHCMC is a non-denominational, co-educational and multi­cultural international school with over 50 nationalities represented. Teaching in the English language, ISHCMC provides all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma) for all of our students ages 2 to18 years.

As an IB World School, ISHCMC constructs a Culture of Achievement in an environment where students are energized, engaged and empowered to become active participants in their communities.

“I believe all the experiences and memories at ISHCMC…friends and teachers from around the world, all the school activities…will be an important part of my children’s lives forever.”

Kim Tae Hun, Parent

“We have been in Vietnam for the past five years and during that time our children have enjoyed a high quality education with experienced teachers at ISHCMC.” 

Ginny Condra, Parent

“I love that ISHCMC offers our children the opportunity to become global citizens while achieving high academic standards and following their interests.” 

Rebecca Taylor, Parent

ISHCMC’s IB Diploma average score regularly exceeds the world average, year on year. 71% of the Class of 2014 achieved the additional accolade of  IB Bilingual Diploma, more than double the worldwide figure for 2013.

ISHCMC students regularly progress to top-ranked universities in the world. Recent destinations include Columbia University; University College London; University of California, Los Angeles; Duke University and Cornell University.


Mr Adrian Watts

Adrian has lived and worked abroad for more than 25 years. His philosophy of education has been strongly influenced by the different schools he has been fortunate to work in. Adrian believes that students must be educated for the global society of the 21st century and be challenged to reach their full academic potential. They have to be critical thinkers and able to communicate, connect and collaborate effectively with others. It is essential that students are made aware of their learning style and the school actively supports the use of varied teaching and assessment methodologies.

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At a Glance

Ages Taught
2-18 yrs
International Baccalaureate
Type of School
Day School, International School
Main Language

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