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If you're looking for an International School in Ho Chi Minh City for your child, get started at our community and discover surprising benefits of joining ISHCMC mid-year.

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ISHCMC - The First International School In Ho Chi Minh City

ISHCMC represents a culturally diverse group of students and teachers come from all over the world for nearly 30 years experience, students coming to us mid-way through the year can find their way without freaking out.

A snapshot of ISHCMC

ISHCMC is the first International School in Ho Chi Minh City


International School in HCMC
International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) has an IB Diploma pass rate of 100%


University Acceptance
Teacher-student ratio at International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is 1:8


Teacher-Student Ratio
International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is a community of students and teachers from 59+ nationalities



Two Campuses, One Community

The Primary Campus (2 – 11 years) features an award-winning Primary Library, Fab Lab, Makerspace, food tech rooms, film studio, and dedicated art rooms designed to encourage creativity through inquiry-based learning.

The Secondary Campus (12 – 18 years) offers a great opportunity for student learning through technologically advanced classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, and senior student study areas.

Benefits of joining ISHCMC mid-year

Joining ISHCMC midway through the academic year can be challenging, but it can also provide your child with new opportunities for growth and learning. With an open mind, patience, and a positive attitude, the transition can be made much smoother and families can take advantage of the unique benefits that come with starting at a new school.

An “ISHCMC buddy”

The buddy program matches new students with existing ones who share similar backgrounds, cultures, and languages, and ISHCMC buddy system ensures that every child has a smooth transition to ISHCMC every day.

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A support system for families

To support our parents, ISHCMC has established a number of programs and initiatives designed to support families and foster communication between the school, teachers, and parents as Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Country Representatives, etc.

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Exposure to new cultures

As an internationally-minded community, ISHCMC has a diverse student body from more than 55 countries around the world. Joining midway through the academic year gives every student the opportunity to be exposed to different languages, customs, and beliefs. This can broaden their cultural horizons and provide new perspectives on the world.

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ISHCMC Alumni Clariss

Beyond academic excellence, ISHCMC taught me to appreciate the uniqueness of each individual and the importance of collaboration in a global community. These lessons have been invaluable in my personal and professional life, enabling me to connect with people across different cultures effortlessly.


I love the people at ISHCMC. I enjoy the many different nationalities, it is the best part of attending an international school. Before I came to IS HCMC, I used to go to a local Korean school, which is a totally different education system. The IB programme provides the opportunity to learn in different ways. Also it encourages students to have various points of view.


Meet our learners and get a sneak peak at what life will be like at ISHCMC

With over 30 years experience, we are the first international school in HCMC to offer the full IB Programme

The International Baccalaureate PYP

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is for children aged 3-12.

The International Baccalaureate MYP

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is for students aged 11-16.

The International Baccalaureate DP

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is for students aged 16-19.

Top 5 Questions, Answered.

Why mid-year transition is the best opportunity to join ISHCMC?

ISHCMC is a highly sought-after school, attracting students from a wide range of countries and locations. Enrolling to ISHCMC midway through the academic year can provide students a valuable opportunity to overcome the limited competitive number of places available each school year with a unique educational experience for personal and academic growth.

What are IB programmes?

IB programmes are quality educational programmes. The programmes encourage both personal development and academic achievement challenging students to think critically, to ask the right questions and think across disciplines.

How important is IB Continuum?

The IB continuum is a series of educational programmes within the IB continuum (Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme) designed to support students as they move through their education journey, from early childhood to adulthood. This continuity helps make the transition between schools easier for students by ensuring that there is a consistent and recognizable educational experience.

How long is the application process for mid-year students?

At ISHCMC you don’t need an appointment to start your application. Apply to get in touch with a member of our admissions team and you will receive a response within 1 business day.

How much is tution?

Our fee is included all aspects of the daily program that students are required to be involved in as part of the annual tuition fee and from 227,200,000 VND – 821,900,000 VND depending on grade level.

Starting a new school mid-year provides your child with many educational advantages

There are limited places available across all grade levels, so don't wait until next year! Submit your application now to ensure the best chance of being accepted in International School Ho Chi Minh City.

Our Location

The Primary School

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

+84 (28) 3898 9100

Secondary School Location

01 Xuan Thuy Street, Thao Dien Ward, Thu Duc City (District 2), Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

+84 (28) 3898 9100

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