The History of ISHCMC


At International school Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) we are extremely proud to have been the first international school in HCMC, with a long history of graduating students to high profile universities around the world.

Here is a brief overview of our achievements and expansions since 1993.

1993

ISHCMC, then known as International Grammar School, opens in District 3.

1994

International Grammar School's second campus opens in District 3.

1997

International Grammar School is renamed "International School Ho Chi Minh City" and moves to its current location in District 2.

1998

ISHCMC is granted approval to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) Program.

1999

ISHCMC receives accreditation from the ECIS, now known as the Council of International School (CIS).

2000

ISHCMC graduates its first class of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) students.

2001

ISHCMC's District 3 campus expands to include Early Explorers and Kindergarten students.

2003

Junior School students move to the An Phu campus. New school building and library is built.

2008

ISHCMC receives accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), securing recognition from two of the most
renowned international accreditation organizations worldwide

2009

A new administration building and a multi-purpose room/gymnasium are completed.

2011

ISHCMC joins the Cognita Schools Group, a family of over 60 schools worldwide.

2012

New facilities are added that include: science laboratories, music rooms, a gymnasium, a 25-meter swimming pool and new play areas

2013

ISHCMC celebrates its 20th anniversary and its status as the first international school in Vietnam.

2014

The Early Explorer and Kindergarten areas are expanded and refurbished.

2015

New facilities such as a Mac lab and makerspace are added to the campus.

2016

Grade 4 & 5 classrooms are refurbished.

2017/18

ISHCMC officially inaugurates its new secondary campus in a groundbreaking ceremony. The new campus, less than a ten minute’s drive away from the current D2 campus, is set to launch in the 2017/18 academic year, and will boast a 350-seat professional sized theatre, NBA-sized basketball arena and Interactive Innovation Center.

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