Don't miss out on a world class education for primary students (EE2 - Grade 5)!

ISHCMC's primary program offers play-based learning and inquiry-based experiences for your child's success. Apply now to ensure the best chance of being accepted.

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IS HCMC - 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 over 30 years experience, our primary students (2 – 10 Years Old) builds a strong foundation in social, communication, thinking, and research skills.

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Our Primary Programme

(2 - 10 Years Old)

Our belief at ISHCMC is that play-based learning is the most effective method for our youngest learners. By creating an ideal learning environment with engaging physical experiences, students at Early Explorers (EE2 – EE4) level are empowered to interact with their surroundings and each other, fostering engagement and empowerment such as problem-solving, math, and writing skills.

The Primary Years Programme (Kindergarten to Grade 5) offers an inquiry-based, transdisciplinary curriculum framework that builds conceptual understanding. It is a student-centered approach that nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning. It reflects the best of educational research, thought leadership, and experience derived from IB World Schools.

Future-ready International School

At ISHCMC, we believe that our youngest learners learn best through play. We feel that allowing students to touch, smell, hear and interact with the natural environment and other people helps to lay down the cognitive wiring that will eventually lead to our students to hold a pencil, climb a tree, reason through a math problem and problem solve.

Instilling a lifelong love of learning

Our major focus is the development of skills and attitudes that each child needs to be successful as learners: social, self-management, communication, thinking and research skills, to name a few.

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Rich physical experiences to engage and empower learners

Our purpose built, world-class campus is designed for learning and enables every student, every day to flourish and achieve. Collaborative learning areas with wide corridors and break-out spaces promote wellbeing, facilitate teamwork amongst our learners.

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

Give your child the gift of a brighter future by enrolling them in the ISHCMC Primary today.

Top 5 Questions, Answered.

What is the story behind International School of Ho Chi Minh City?

International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is proud to be the first international school in Ho Chi Minh City. ISHCMC offers three IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students from 2-18 years old. ISHCMC currently enrolls 1400+ students with over 60+ nationalities represented.

What is the ISHCMC Primary Programme?

At ISHCMC, our Primary School aims to support and prepare students for far more than just their secondary education. Through the IB PYP, we make learning relevant and meaningful to students by building upon previous educational experience, continuing an inquiry-based approach and integrating a curriculum that focuses on the child as a learner.

What makes the IB Curriculum so regarded?

An IB education is unique because of its rigorous academic standards and its holistic approach to education. IB programmes challenge students to excel not only in their learning but also in their personal growth. The IB and The  International School of Ho Chi Minh City believes that together we can help to prepare students for living in a complex, highly interconnected world.

What are teacher qualifications?

Students learn in modern environments by trained IB educators specializing in concept-driven and inquiry-based learning that is facilitated through constructivist pedagogy. There are 200+ experienced IB educators at The  International School of Ho Chi Minh City.

How much is tuition?

Our fee for primary school 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 624,500,000 VND – 684,200,000 VND depending on grade level.

Discover our play-based approach to education for primary children from 2-10 years old.

With limited places available, we recommend you submit your application now to ensure the best chance of securing your spot.

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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