International Education

Saigon South International School, (SSIS)

School Profile:
Founded 1997
400 students, aged 3 - 18
American/USA curriculum school
American High School Diploma Offering AP courses WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accreditation
Saigon South Parkway,
Tan Phong Ward,
District 7,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Saigon South International School, (SSIS) is the only international, not for profit school in HCMC. Students come from 27 countries and 5 continents. Saigon South International School, (SSIS) admit students of all nationalities including a limited number of non-native English speakers. Saigon South International School, (SSIS) offers a natural airy environment in a safe, master planned community that is easy to reach via the new highway and bridges. The school is located in the new city center, Saigon South, better known as Nam Saigon, which is the greenest and newest part of the city and yet is only 15 minutes away from the current city center.
Saigon South International School, (SSIS) offers the only American curriculum in HCMC for students in grades pre-school through the high school level. At the high school level Saigon South International School, (SSIS) offers AP classes in several disciplines.
STAFF: Our quality teaching staff includes certified native English speaking teachers, mostly from North America.
FACILITIES: Large open air campus with all new state of the art buildings including technologically equipped classrooms, double size gymnasium, dance studio, weight room, indoor swimming pool, art rooms, media center, computer labs, cafeteria, music center and a library. Classrooms are large and classes are kept to the small size of 20 students per class. Outside there are grassy areas including covered areas of play as well as sports fields.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY: Mid-August to Mid-June, with school breaks in October, December, February, June and July. The school day is from 8: 00 to 3: 00 at all age and grade levels.
EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY: Child Centered Education that focuses on Academic Excellence, Sense of Self, Dedicated Service, Balance in Life and Respect for All. The school is committed to maintaining a low student teacher ratio at all levels including a ratio of 10: 1 at the elementary and pre-school levels. At Saigon South International School, (SSIS) we believe that smaller classes contribute to more individual attention, differentiated instruction and flexibility, allowing students to reach their full potential and to strive for excellence in all aspects of their lives.