Welcome from ISHCMC's Head of Admissions

Photo of Christine Byrne, head of admissions at ISHCMC with white short hair

Dear Parents,

As ISHCMC's Director of Admissions, I am very pleased to welcome you to our school community at International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC).  Our school accepts children from 2 to 18 years old, with a dedicated primary campus & separate secondary campus.  We provide an authentic and challenging program with an exciting range of activities to ensure students of all ages feel energized, engaged and empowered.

Whether you are making a transition from another country or another local international school, we work in partnership with parents to ensure your child feels safe, happy and cared for. I am confident that our school offers the finest education available in Ho Chi Minh City. Our school enables you to become a part of the ISHCMC international family community, which places a strong emphasis on daily commitment and interaction. For your peace of mind, I encourage you to ask as many questions as you like and take as much time as you need to evaluate our school. I stand ready to assist you with any questions you may have about us.

Modern educational theory indicates that the concept of ‘knowledge’ is obsolete in today’s world. Learning is by far a more important concept on which to base education and so here at ISHCMC we teach the skills of how to learn; how to think; how to take control of one’s life; how to care and understand about the social and emotional well-being of others; how to build a sustainable future and how to flourish in the 21st century.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in all areas of school life. We are a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), which means that we have opened our school to the scrutiny of external educational experts. We have also been admitted entry to the world’s most prestigious accrediting agency, in company with the finest international schools in the world. Other areas where our commitment to quality is evident include: the highly respected International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum offered through all grades; certified, quality teachers; leading school for safeguarding.

ISHCMC is regarded by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as one of the most innovative schools in Asia.

ISHCMC has been serving the Ho Chi Minh City community for over 25 years and is the quality school of choice for many small to large multi-national organizations, diplomatic missions and long term expatriates. Demand for places in our school is high and waiting lists do exist for some grade levels. For this reason, I would encourage you to complete the application process as early as possible to avoid possible disappointment.

We welcome your inquiry or visit, so please contact me or our admissions office for a personal appointment and a school tour. I look forward to welcoming you into our international school family, home to over 50 nationalities, in the near future.

Best wishes,

Christine Byrne
Director of Admissions

"Moving across the world with a young family, (four kids under the age of 7) can be a daunting task. Our experience started with a serendipitous meeting of a fellow expat who happens to teach at ISHCMC. She has been a wonderful unbiased supporter throughout the process advising on a multitude of topics. From this connection, to the tour of the school and all the way through the admissions process, we have been impressed with the culture of hospitality, community and ease of the process. We chose ISHCMC for the community aspect and it is very apparent it is alive and thriving. With so many decisions, layered with uncertainty, it's nice to make one that feels perfect."

The Mooney family – American

Contact the Admissions Team

Ms. Christine Byrne
Head of Admissions
Tel: +84 (28) 3898-9100 Ext. 2504
Email: admissions@ishcmc.edu.vn

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Thu
Senior Admissions Manager
Tel: +84 (28) 3898-9100 Ext. 2507
Direct Line: +84 (28) 3898 9379
Email: AdmissionsExecutive@ishcmc.edu.vn

Ms. Vickie De Leo
Admissions Manager
Tel: +84 (28) 3898-9100 Ext. 2216
Email: VickieDeLeo@ishcmc.edu.vn

Ms. Sen Trieu
Admissions Executive
Tel: +84 (28) 3898-9100 Ext. 2513
Email: SenTrieu@ishcmc.edu.vn

Ms. Cao Huu Ngoc Minh
Admissions Executive
Tel: +84 (28) 3 898 9100 Ext. 2667
Email: NgocMinhCao@ishcmc.edu.vn

Ms. Nguyen Thi Van Anh
Admissions Officer
Tel: +84 (28) 3898-9100 Ext. 2502
Email: AnhNguyen@ishcmc.edu.vn

Ms. Diem Ta
Admissions Officer
Tel: +84 (28) 3898-9100 Ext. 2509
Email: Diemta@ishcmc.edu.vn

Ms. Thuyen Nguyen
Admissions Officer
Tel: +84 (28) 3898-9100 Ext. 2506
Email: thuyennguyen@ishcmc.edu.vn


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