International Education

ABC International School

School Profile:
National, UK, curricula.
280 students, 2-14 yrs.
ABC International School
28 Troung Dinh Street,
District 3,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 8 930 3533
Fax: (+84) 8 930 1289
abcintschool@hcm. vnn. vn
http: //
Established in 1995, the ABC International School is an international, non-denominational day school for both expatriate and Vietnamese students. The school follows the UK National Curriculum and has QCA status, is currently involved in the
process of OFSTED accreditation and plan to seek full membership of E/CIS in the current academic year.
The ABC International School is presently situated in two locations: The Early Years/KS1 campus in the city centre (District 3), and KS2/3 campus in South Saigon (District 7). Facilities include specialist areas for science, art/DT, music, ICT, library and PE.
The ABC International School comprises students and staff of 26 nationalities. The highly experienced, fully qualified staff (with an average of 10 years experience) are from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Vietnam, China and the USA.
Providing education for 2-14 year olds, the school offers curriculum instruction in the following subjects: English language and literature, numeracy, science, computer studies, geography, history, modern foreign languages (French & Chinese), art and design technology, PE, and swimming. The school follows the UK National Curriculum Guidelines for most subject areas, including the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies. SEN provision for children with minor learning or behavioural difficulties came into effect from August 2004.
The ABC International School’s extensive EAL programme is offered from Year 1 through to Year 9. Specialist EAL support exists to facilitate swift progress in English and allow EAL students to access all subjects within the curriculum. Every child is expected to pursue personal high standards.
All textbooks are supplied and the school is fully resourced from the UK annually. All classrooms are air-conditioned, bright and spacious and there are facilities for outdoor play. An extensive extra-curricular programme exists throughout the school comprising a wide range of sports and after school clubs.
Field trips take place regularly for all year groups, including week-long excursions to a variety of destinations throughout Vietnam for KS2/3 students. The school year runs from late August to Early July, split into 3 terms. Daily hours are 08: 30-15: 30.
Entry to the ABC International School is organised via a detailed interview between Key Stage Co-ordinators and prospective students at all Key Stages. Application forms and further information is available on request from the District 3 campus