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As a part of Cognita family, The International School of Ho Chi Minh City (IS HCMC), International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC - AA), and the International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) would love to welcome you and your family to join in our school with the best educational environment for your child's growth.

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About Cognita Schools in Vietnam

The International School of Ho Chi Minh City is one of three Cognita schools in Vietnam, alongside International School of Ho Chi Minh – American Academy (ISHCMC-AA) and International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP). We offer a world-class education for Students from Early Explorers (2-year-old) to Grade 12 with the diversity from over 60 countries.

The International School of Ho Chi Minh City (IS HCMC)

As the first IB World School in Ho Chi Minh City, we have been innovating through a mix of pedagogy, curriculum, facilities and opportunities beyond the classroom for 30 years and more. Our community represents a culturally diverse group of families and teachers from over 60 countries and is brought together by a common purpose to inspire well-being and learning so that our diverse, internationally minded community flourishes as energized, engaged, and empowered learners. Students from Early Explorers (2-year-old) to Grade 12 are led by experienced IB educators. IS HCMC prepares students for success in the 21st century by fostering a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere where students can thrive in the IB curriculum and through a variety of co-curricular programs.

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International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a purpose-built Early Years and Elementary International School for children 18 months to 11 years old in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. We deliver personalized learning through a comprehensive academic program and a learning environment that stimulates and engages young learners. Our authorization as a PYP School by the IBO demonstrates our commitment to excellence in education and positions us as a leading international school. We understand that developing and demonstrating the attributes of the learner profile will provide an important foundation for international-mindedness and opportunities that cultivate a lifelong love for learning.

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International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC - AA)

ISHCMC – American Academy offers an exceptional American education experience for Middle School and High School students. The Class of 2023 is an excellent example of the student caliber of ISHCMC – American Academy with university acceptances to more than 100 universities around world, totaling $5.5 million USD in scholarships to universities and colleges. Our school has been authorized to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses by the College Board since 2012 and is now the only international school in Ho Chi Minh City offering the AP Diploma program from the academic year 2023-2024.

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Our Achievement

Cognita is a leading community of diverse schools with one common purpose: to enable students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world. Together, our schools provide a truly holistic education that goes beyond grades to develop all-round academic excellence – equipping young people with the agency, adaptability and positive attitudes that prepares them to grow, thrive and find their success in a fast-changing world.


ISHCMC is a big part of my social life. The school door is always open, that’s the feeling ISHCMC gives you. You can talk with the school principal anytime, or even the Head of School. They stop by in the hall to talk with you. They spend time with you. If you feel like you need the school to be there for you as a parent, ISHCMC is there for you.

Romina Campana


It’s very beneficial for my daughter in terms of building up skills, like speaking skills, writing skills, and reading skills. There’s a lot of choices in secondary. And then students have to choose by themselves. What I am, Who am I, What I like,…  my daughter loves that and she is willing to learn more.

Nao Osanai


ISHCMC Alumni Hippo

The connections you make at ISHCMC guide you far into the future. Even after graduation, the sense of belonging and connection to the school remains strong. The network has opened doors to incredible opportunities, from professional connections to lifelong friendships.



I think having co-curricular activities are fun because you can learn outside of school and make new friends. Also, because having after school activities allows me to do what I want to do.


ISHCMC Student

I love challenges because that is how I get out of my comfort zone at ISHCMC-AA. My objective is to contribute to our community, so I aim to be a lawyer and in taking the AP Human Geography, and AP 2D Art courses really helped my perspective. Legal literacy in Vietnam is not high so studying law can help me share back that knowledge to the people in the rural areas so they can protect themselves.


ISHCMC - AA Student

I love my friends at ISSP and we did tons of activities together. I like ISSP teachers because they are nice and supportive. ISSP prepares for my future, ISSP is special.

Ji H.

ISSP Student

For me, the most important thing is the happiness of my children. They love ISSP and always want to go back to school even when they are on holiday. They are getting great academic achievements thanks to the support from the teachers and the ISSP community.

Tatiana A.

ISSP Parent

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Our Location

The International School of Ho Chi Minh City

28 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City (District 2), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

+84 (28) 3898 9100


International School Saigon Pearl

92 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Ward 22, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

+84 (28) 2222 7788


International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy

16 Vo Truong Toan Street, An Phu Ward, Thu Duc City (District 2), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

+84 (28) 3898 9098


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