International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
ABOUT International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
As the first and most established International School in Ho Chi Minh City, ISHCMC has developed an IB program to form a minimum foundation for preparing our students for the challenges posed by the 21st century.
At ISHCMC it is essential that students are energized, engaged and empowered through their educational experience and learning.
With over 50 nationalities represented, each individual has an exceptional opportunity to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the philosophies of people from many different cultures.
As a committed IB school ISHCMC encourages a balance between academic achievement and the development of the whole child. Learning and individual student growth in a safe and caring environment is at the centre of all that we do as a school. Students across all grade levels set goals and teachers track individual student academic progress.
To support students in reaching their full potential and becoming independent and self-reliant individuals ISHCMC allocates daily time for mindfulness, encourages positive emotions, has social and emotional counselors and other specialist student support services teachers. Beyond the classroom there are genuine opportunities for students to develop artistic, cultural, sporting, creative, outdoor and leadership skills that will serve them well today, as well as going forward into the future.
“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.
Head of School
"Having lived and worked internationally for over thirty years my philosophy of education has been strongly influenced by the different schools I have been fortunate to work in. I have learned that it is important for students to be educated and prepared for the challenges of the global society of the 21st century through a balanced approach that encompasses both academics and social and emotional student growth. Our fast changing world demands that students are critical thinkers and able to communicate, connect and collaborate effectively with others. Schools need to be producing students who are resilient and creative innovators who will become the entrepreneurs and employers for a sustainable world."
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 2-18 yrs
- International Baccalaureate
- Type of School
- Day School, International School
- Main Language