What are the schools in Vietnam like?
When we asked about the schools in Vietnam, they said...
"The British International School Hanoi (BIS Hanoi) is an international school offering a bilingual education providing an enhanced English National Curriculum and the Vietnamese National Curriculum among others. BIS Hanoi provides a holistic approach to education, with a strong focus on student wellbeing, collaborative learning and problem-solving skills. The United Nations International School in Hanoi (UNIS Hanoi) is a top international school providing world-class education for local and expatriate children. It offers an engaging environment, where students can identify and work on the issues that are most important to them. They are encouraged to work with one another, hone their skills and find unique solutions to real life difficulties. The International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) is a bilingual school offering outstanding education in a culturally and linguistically diverse environment, with the option of studying a specialized curriculum in English, Vietnam, or both. Their teachers are passionate about empowering students to take an active role in their own development while they learn to collaborate with each other, use higher order thinking, and develop innovative skills. Founded in 2006, Hanoi Academy (HA) is a bilingual educational institution that focuses on offering an international school curriculum and cultivating a student-centered learning environment. At HA, parents and teachers work together to provide a stimulating and engaging experience, where students’ individualized paths of development are embraced and cherished. The Australian International School Ho Chi Minh City (AISHCMC) offers a stimulating and nurturing bilingual learning environment, in both English and Vietnamese. They are dedicated to preparing their students for tertiary education. Their innovative curriculum combines the best of VCE, IB and the NEC, offering personalised experiences for each student," wrote an expat with kids at in .
"I like SSIS because it is the only not-for-profit school in Saigon. That is really important for me. I'm not sending my child to school to make some business owner or shareholder rich. I like that the money I put in goes straight back into the school. I also like that SSIS has a limit to each nationality, so it does not become too unbalanced in its student population. I've seen a lot of international schools that are not really international. They have 70% or 80% or 90% of students all from one country. I think it's really valuable for my child to have an experience in a school with children from many countries. I think if you live in Saigon, or are moving to Saigon, you should check out this school. See how it feels when you tour the campus. Talk to the teachers. Look at the resources and how green and open the campus is. There are some good schools in Saigon, and SSIS is definitely one of them," commented one expat when asked about Saigon South International School in Ho Chi Minh City.
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