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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 over 30 years experience, our secondary campus is home to a community of active, internationally minded students aged 11-19 years old.

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Our Secondary Programme

(11 - 19 Years Old)

As the first IB World School in Ho Chi Minh City we are committed to our high standards of teaching, instructional leadership and student achievement through the MYP and DP curricula. The secondary campus at ISHCMC is home to a community of active, internationally minded students. 

Through grades 6 – 10 at ISHCMC you’ll find a vibrant learning community where students engage in a wide variety of learning experiences through the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP). The IB MYP builds upon the inquiry-based approach to learning developed in the Primary Years Programme and prepares students for the academic rigour of the Diploma Programme.

Through grades 11-12 at ISHCMC, you’ll find a vibrant learning community where students engage in a wide variety of learning experiences through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). All students (regardless of pathway) are eligible to earn the ISHCMC High School Diploma.

ISHCMC Bilingual Pathways

At ISHCMC we believe in supporting students to pursue their interests and passions with individual pathways made available for bilingual students. We support each student to make healthy and thoughtful subject and pathway selections that reflect their individuality and allow them to be the best they can be.

Remarkable accomplishments of our student for IBDP journey

Grade 12, Class of 2023 – 44% bilingual diploma

23% global average from IBO last year

Languages that our students graduate from

12+ Languages

Our students graduate with proficiency in a wide range of languages, including Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Mandarin, Danish, Hebrew, Malay, Dutch, Tagalog, French, and German.

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


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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.


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We have been leading the way for over 30 years as the first International School in HCMC

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

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

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

Top 5 Questions & Answered

What is the story behind The 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 are the International Baccalaureate (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.

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 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 International School of Ho Chi Minh City.

How much is tuition?

Our fee for secondary 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 774,200,000 VND – 923,600,000 VND depending on grade level.

Prepare your child for lifelong success with an IB education at ISHCMC.

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

Our Location

Primary School

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

+84 (28) 3898 9100


Secondary School

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

+84 (28) 3898 9100


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