International Education

International School, Ho Chi Minh City

28 Vo Truong Toan, An Phu Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (+84) 8 3898 9100
Fax: (+84) 8 3898 9382
Email: ishcmc@hcm. vnn. vn
Web site:


Headmaster - Jeff Wornstaff
Head of High School - Oscar Nilsson
Head of Middle School - Robyn Blenkiron
Head of Junior/Elementary School - Claire McLeod
Counsellor - Elizabeth Kozodoy
Admissions Coordinator - Chris Byrne

Full time:   63 men, 50 women
Part time:   1 men, 0 women
Nationalities:  12   CURRICULUM AND EXAMS:

:   US, International, MYP, PYP, IB

Age Range: 2-18
Total Enrolment: 955
Nationalities: 41
515 boys, 440 girls
PS - Grade 5: 382
Grades 6-12: 573

Day only: VN$ 135626400-VN$ 460794880
Other Fees: Entry Certificate VN$20, 930, 000
Learning Support Programme
The International School Ho Chi Minh City is a private, non-denominational, international day school for expatriate and Vietnamese children living in Ho Chi Minh City. The school is situated in the An Phu District, about twenty minutes from the city centre.
The curriculum is international in focus and is based on the frameworks of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (Preschool - Grade 5), the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (Grades 6 to 10), the International Baccalaureate Diploma (Grades 11 and 12). The school also provides an American Academy, offering an American Curriculum.
Specialist teaching of art, music, PE and Vietnamese language are a feature of the school at all levels. All textbooks are supplied and stationary is supplied from Preschool to Grade 5. The school has a uniform which is worn from Preschool to Grade 12.
The student population comprises of 40 nationalities, with Vietnamese, Korean, US, Australian and Malaysian the major groups. The admissions policy is non-selective, although the Secondary Level English Proficiency Test (SLEP) is administered to students applying for Grade 8 to Grade 12. An EAL program is available from Grade 1 to Grade 10. The teaching staff are predominantly British, Australian and North American and all are qualified in their country of origin. Clinic Staff, Special Needs teachers and school Counsellors provide additional student support.
The school year is August to June over two semesters. The school day is 07: 45 to 14: 40. A program of languages, sports, performing arts, student leadership, Model United Nations, community service and enrichment activities takes place after school and on Saturday mornings.
Campus facilities include science labs, computer labs, and specialist areas for music, art, drama and PE. A 1: 1 table programme is in place in the High School. The Library has over 82, 084 book and resource entries. Sports facilities include a 25-metre swimming pool, multi-purpose hard courts, a playing field and multi-purpose room/ gym. Classrooms are purpose-built to be light, spacious and air-conditioned. Field trips, camps and excursions to interesting destinations throughout Vietnam and regionally have been developed to support the delivery of the curriculum across all sections of the school.