Accreditations & Affiliations

ISHCMC is proud to be the first IB World School in Ho Chi Minh City and is fully accredited by the most prestigious international accreditation organizations. The accreditation of ISHCMC by external bodies assures your community allows us to ensure that we meet and exceed the minimum standards of quality and practice across all domains of school life. It also ensures that we deliver an academic program to the highest standards.



The Council of International Schools (CIS) which currently involves 735 schools representing 116 countries, is an international school accreditation agency that provides schools with accreditation services focused on learning, well-being, and global citizenship. The quality and rigor of a CIS International Accreditation is recognized by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world as a demonstration of a school’s commitment to high-quality international education. To find out more visit

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) is an independent, voluntary, nonprofit membership organization which partners with over 1500 public, independent, and international schools in the US and worldwide to assess, support, and promote high quality education for all students through accreditation, professional assistance, and pursuit of best practices. NEASC aspires to provide a process for meaningful, ongoing whole school improvement while honoring the unique culture and context of each institution we support. Founded in 1885, NEASC has a long tradition of school improvement across the six states of New England and in more than 85 countries around the world. To find out more visit



As an authorized IB World School ISHCMC is accredited to offer three IB programmes:

  • The Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • The Middle Years Programme (MYP)
  • The Diploma Programme (DP)


The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers a continuum of international education through challenging, high quality educational programmes to students aged 3 to 19. The IB programmes encourage both personal development and academic achievement by challenging students to think critically, to ask the right questions and think across disciplines. The IB education also fosters diversity, curiosity and a health appetite for learning.

As an IB World School ISHCMC is regularly evaluated to ensure that the standards and practices of its IB programme(s) are being maintained. Evaluation takes place at least once every five years. To find our more visit

Professional Memberships

In addition to our accreditation and authorization, ISHCMC holds many professional memberships with organisations that ensure our community of learners have access to ongoing best practice in education.

East Asian Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS)

The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 196 member schools in East Asia.EARCOS inspires adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship and exceptional educational practices within our learning community

Council of International Schools (CIS)

As a global non-profit membership organization, CIS provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions and individuals that share these ideals: a desire to provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to pursue their lives as global citizens; and a commitment to high quality international education.

South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC)

SEASAC exists to support International schools in South-East Asia in achieving their educational goals. Through a range of sporting and artistic activities it aims to promote closer links among teachers, administrators, and students of its member schools; encourage opportunities for healthy competition and the pursuit of excellence; develop and extend social and cultural interaction; and to promote an appreciation of the rights, dignity and worth of every person.

Principal / Teacher Training Center (PTC and TTC)

The PTC serves the unique professional development needs of practicing and aspiring principals, teachers, counselors, admissions personnel and governance members in international schools worldwide. We strive to provide world class, research-driven, practical training, designed to be put into practice in the international school setting.

Associations for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged

Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE)

AAIE is a non-profit, membership-based international organization that partners with educational institutions and associations worldwide to exchange international ideas, resources and research that help develop and improve international education, to diversify and expand school leadership capacity.

National Business Officer Association (NBOA)

NBOA is dedicated to developing, delivering and promoting best business practices to advance independent schools. The association has grown from 23 founding member schools in 1998 to more than 1,500 member schools from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and 23 other countries around the globe.

Next Frontier Inclusion

The Next Frontier Inclusion promotes and protects the interests of children who learn in different ways or at different rates. We do this by supporting schools in all aspects of their journey towards inclusion.

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