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Which International School of D2 Saigon pick?

 

District 2 of Ho Chi Minh City is renowned for hosting a large part of the expatriate population of the city, and is thus well endowed with international schools. Indeed, among the 30 or so International Schools in Saigon, a good third are located in District 2.

Those institutions often offers great facilities, shuttle services, as well as providing many extra-curricular activities.

Among its students, L’Atelier An Phu welcomes pupils attending both French and English international institutions, from District 2.

 

American School

American School

Australian International School - Xi Campus

Australian International School – Xi Campus

Australian International School - Thao Dien Campus

Australian International School – Thao Dien Campus

Australian International School - Thu Thiem Campus

Australian International School – Thu Thiem Campus

British International School - Early Years

British International School – Early Years

British International School - Junior Campus

British International School - Secondary Campus

British International School – Secondary Campus

European International School

European International School

Horizon International School

Horizon International School

International School of Ho Chi Minh City

International School of Ho Chi Minh City

International School of Ho Chi Minh City - Early Years

International School of Ho Chi Minh City – Early Years

Montessori School - Thao Dien Campus

Montessori School – Thao Dien Campus

Montessori School - An Phu Campus

Montessori School – An Phu Campus

Ecole Boule et Bille - Thao Dien

Ecole Boule et Bille – Thao Dien

Ecole Boule et Bille - Binh Tanh

Ecole Boule et Bille – Binh Tanh

Ecole Phare Antonia

Ecole Phare Antonia

Ecole Saint-Ange

Ecole Saint-Ange

Lycée Français International Marguerite Duras

Lycée Français International Marguerite Duras

Aurora International School of Art

Aurora International School of Art

Saigon Star International School

Saigon Star International School

SmartKids

SmartKids

SmartKids

SmartKids

SmartKids

SmartKids

English Speaking Schools of District 2

Ages : 2 to 18
Programs : Advanced Placement (AP), American High School Diploma (College Prepatory), WASC-accredited school
Taught Languages : Vietnamese, Spanish, Mandarin
Yearly Fees* : 15 150 USD to 20 000 USD + Administrative fees : 1 010 USD to 2 090 USD

 

 

Less expensive and more recent (open since 2010) than its counterparts below, the American School covers all ages up to High School level, prepares for SATs and has good facilities.

The American School welcomes 550 students from 28 countries (70% of the students are Vietnamese), in classes of 25 on average.

Their extra-curricular activities include : Kung Fu, ballet, swimming, magic, badminton, chess, cross country, green club, ukulele, cooking, board games, Spanish.

The school features facilities such as : Basketball court, soccer field, swimming pool, dance studio.

Location :

  • 172-180 Nguyen Van Huong Street Thao Dien Ward | District 2 Ho Chi Minh City | Vietnam

Ages : 0 to 12
Programs : Reggio Emilia – International Baccalaureate (PYP – Primary Years Program)
Taught Languages : English
Yearly Fees* :  7 535 to 10 765 USD

Aurora opened in 2016 in a beautiful Thao Dien Villa, and follows the Reggio Emilia ways. As such, it is very keen to protect your child’s health, paying close attention to AQI (Air Quality Index) and nutrition. Classrooms are equipped with air purifiers and great attention is put in elaborating meals. Like any other Reggio Emilia school, Aurora focuses on children’s development through creativity and experience.

It welcomes more than 160 students from 0 to 12 years old from various origins, half of them being local Vietnamese, in some of the most beautiful and creative classrooms around, with a maximum of 18 students per class. A garden with and a swimming pool will allow your kid to spend an awesome time outside.

Extra-curricular activities include Judo, English Club, and as the name of the school suggests, Art classes.

Location :

  • 11A-13 Tran Ngoc Dien, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam

Ages : 2 to 18
Programs : IB, IGCSE and IB Diploma Program
Taught Languages : Vietnamese, Koran, Chinese
Yearly Fees* :  16 920 to 26 020 USD + Administrative fees : 1 500 to 2 875 USD

Founded in 2006, AIS has 3 campuses in District 2, covering all ages, from Kindergarten to Senior School. More than 1,100 students from 40 countries attend it (35% Vietnamese), in classes of 22 pupils on average.

Campuses are spacious and offer facilites such as : salt-water swimming pools; two “learn to swim” wading pools; two outdoor basketball and tennis courts; two astroturf soccer fields and an air-conditioned indoor gymnasium.

In 2017, 15% of AIS students scored 40 for their IB Diploma (compared to 6% worldwide).

Locations :

  • Thu Thiem Campus (Ages 2 to 18) : 264 Mai Chi Tho (East-West Highway) An Phu Ward | District 2 | HCMC | Vietnam
  • Thao Dien Campus (Ages 2 to 11) : APSC Compound 36 Thao Dien Road | District 2 HCMC | Vietnam
  • Xi Campus (Ages 2 to 5) : 190 Nguyen Van Huong Street Thao Dien Ward | District 2 HCMC | Vietnam

Ages : 2 to 18
Programs : IGCSE, IBDP, International Primary Curriculum
Languages Taught : French, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese
Yearly Fees* : 10 400 to 29 400 USD + Administrative fees : 3 080 USD

With an impressive campus in the heart of Thao Dien dating from 2002, the BIS is the largest international school in Vietnam, claiming some 1,800 students from 50 different countries. Bus system, library, art studios, lab, swimming pool, playing fields and more, this school has some of the best equipments and facilities in all Ho Chi Minh City. Classes have an average of 18 students.

The BIS prepares student to many examinations such as IGSCSE, Cambridge Exams, and the International Baccalaureate.

In 2018, 100% of BIS HCMC students achieved 5 or more passes at grades A*-C at IGCSE.

Locations :

  • Early Years and Infant Campus (Ages 2 to 6) : 101 Thao Dien Street, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Junior Campus: (Ages 6 to 11) : 225 Nguyen Van Huong Street, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Secondary Campus (Ages 11 to 18) : 246 Nguyen Van Huong, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ages : 2 to 18
Programs : IB continuum curriculum
Languages Taught : German, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese
Yearly Fees* : 9,400 to 25,200USD + Administrative fees: 193 USD + Registrations Fee : 687 to 1,373 USD

 

With one of the most convenient location in Thao Dien, European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) is the only boutique international school, set in lush garden surroundings, offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum of studies for children aged 2-18.

The vibrant, unified campus is a place where students, teachers and parents of all grade levels and different backgrounds interact freely with each other within a home-from-home, tranquil village atmosphere. EIS offers a truly diverse ‘melting pot’ of 45+ nationalities and global cultures, where students are encouraged to find their unique voice, to pursue languages, and to contribute to all aspects of school life.

EIS teachers, with over 12 years’ average experience, are well-practiced in individualized learning methods. With a very low student-to-teacher ratio, particularly in the middle-high school sections of the school, students benefit directly from more frequent access to teachers. Graduating IB Diploma students consistently achieve well-above the world averages, and have achieved acceptances into prestigious universities worldwide, often with significant merit-based scholarships.

EIS provides an outstanding world-class education for students, evidenced by the full accreditation status with the Council of International Schools (CIS), while also providing outstanding value for money.

Being a medium-sized school, EIS is large enough to offer a wide range of educational opportunities, while also being intimate enough to provide the unique personal attention and care that each child deserves.

 

Location :

  • 730 F-G-K Le Van Mien Thao Dien, District 2 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Ages : 2 to 18
Programs : IGCSE – A-Levels
Languages Taught : Vietnamese
Yearly Fees* : 7 100 to 9 700 USD + Administrative fees of 1 100 USD for any new enrollment

 

From kindergarten to secondary school, Horizon School prepares 500 students from around twenty different countries for the IGCSE and A-Level exams. Its student population is made up of 75% Vietnamese and 25% foreigners.

The classes are made up of 20 students on average.

The school has two separate programs, one bilingual Vietnamese / English, the other international, entirely in English.

Depending on the school enrollment period, you can claim discounts ranging from 3 to 8%. Family rates are also available from the 2nd registered child. Horizon is one of the cheapest international schools in District 2.

Furthermore, Horizon is one of the only international school to have dormitories (boarding school), allowing students living outside Ho Chi Minh City to follow an international education all year round.

Location : 

  • 6 – 6A- 8, Street No.44, Thao Dien, District 2 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Ages : 11 to 18
Yearly Fees* : 17 040 to 20 440 USD + Administrative fees : 1 080 USD
Programs : IB curriculum
Languages Taught : Mandarin, Vietnamese

Oldest international school in Vietnam (1993), the International School of Ho Chi Minh City is however not the largest in size.

Their second campus is one of the most recent in all Saigon and Thao Dien (fall of 2017). Both locations feature swimming pools, state of the art labs, art studios, sports fields and much more. Their classes welcome 16 students on average.

ISHCMC was one of the first international school to work with l’Atelier An Phu and welcome their teachers at both their campuses for French Classes and Tutoring.

Locations :

  • 16 Võ Trường Toản, An Phú, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh
  • 1 Xuân Thủy, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh

Ages : 2 to 12
Yearly Fees* : 8 076 USD to 14 470 USD
Programs : Montessori
Languages Taught : French, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish

 

Welcoming students from 6 months to 12 years old, the schools are part of the Montessori network and method, distinguished by sensorial and practical activities, as well cultural disciplines in addition to a more traditional education.

Teachers are natives and Teachers Assistant are Vietnamese. The school provides extracurricular activities and a bus system.

Locations :

  • Thao Dien Campus, 42/1 Ngo Quang Huy, Thao Dien Ward, Distric 2, HCMC, Vietnam
  • An Phu Campus,  Block B, An Khang/Intresco Building, No. 28, Street 19, Area 5, An Phu Ward, District 2, HCMC, Vietnam

Ages : 2 to 14
Yearly Fees* : 9 217 USD to 12 992 USD + administrative fees
Programs : IPC (International Primary Curriculum) and IMYC (International Middle Years Curriculum)
Languages Taught : English, Vietnamese, Mandarin

 

Existing since 2006, the Saigon Star International School moved to District 2 in 2010, where is welcomes around 190 students from 28 countries.

Saigon Star delivers the International Primary Curriculum, and is the first of in Vietnam to have received this accreditation, and doubles as a Cambridge International Examination Centre.

As extracurricular activities go, Saigon Stars offers many After School Clubs: Mini Master Chef Class, Little Einstein Science Class, Baseball, Arty Crafty course, Mini Olympics, Story Telling … as well as summer and winter camps.

Locations :

  • Su Hy Nhan Street, Residential Area No. 5, Thanh My Loi Ward, District 2 Ho Chi Minh City

Ages : 2 to 14
Yearly Fees : 12 200 USD to 15 480 USD + administrative fees of 1,120 USD
Programs : /
Languages Taught : English

 

SmartKids offers a play-based curriculum for young children from 18 months till 6 years old as well as After School Activities for children from 3,5 years and even free playgroups for outsiders, in 3 distinct campuses in Thao Dien. Activities include: Science, Yoga, Cooking, Sports, Drama, Music, and more.

SmartKids Schools combine Montessori, Steiner and Reggio Emilia philosophies into a North European enquiry-based program.

You can choose to enroll your children either for half or full days throughout the year.

All classrooms are equipped with Air- purifiers.

Locations :

  • 1172 Duong So55, Thao Dien, District 2,, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh
  • 26 Đường số 10, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh
  • 15 Trần Ngọc Diện, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh

French Speaking Schools of District 2

Ages : 1 to 11
Yearly Fees* : 5,500 USD
Program : French National Education / AEFE Partner
Languages Taught : Vietnamese, English

Founded in 2004, this institution welcomes children from 3 months old to 11 years old and follows the French Program. Boule et Bille provides culture, art, sport, music and scientific activities, as well as field trips.

Locations :

  • Thao Dien, 38 street 10, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
  • Binh Tanh, 183A Dien Bien Phu, Ward 15, Binh Thanh, Ho Chi Minh City

Ecole Phare Antonia

Ages : 2 to 12
Program : French National Education
Yearly Fees* : N/A

Founded in 1999, the school follows the French calendar of “maternelle” and “élémentaire” levels, with learning to read from 3 years and English from 6 years old (5-6 hours per week), with classes of up to 16 students.

Location : 

  • 234 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien – District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ages : 6 months to 11 y.o
Programs : French National Education
Languages Taught : English
Yearly Fees* : 6 960 USD + Administrative fees : 550 USD+

 

From nursery to CM2, the school follows the French National Education program with additional English courses.

Their new facilities include a basketball court, a swimming pool and a music room.

Location : 

  • 189 A1 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien District 2 – Ho Chi Minh

Ages : 3 to 18
Programs : French Baccalauréat
Yearly Fees* : For French students : 4 220 to 5 064 €, For Vietnamese : 5 420 to 6 253 €, For Foreigners : 6 700 to 7 964 € + Administrative fees (first subscription only) : 700 € (French), 900 € (Vietnamese), 1 200 € (Others).

Named after the French author and established in 1977, Marguerite Duras has a kindergarten, primary, college and a high school, welcoming a total of 920 students – mainly French (12% of Vietnamese) – supervised by professors of the French National Education.

The cost of registration is lower than its other Anglo-Saxon counterparts. Its campus was renovated in 2010 and is not located in District 2, but in District 9, about thirty minutes from District 2.

Location : 

  • Duong so 11 Đường 11, Long Thạnh Mỹ, Quận 9, Hồ Chí Minh

Attending l’Atelier thus means being at the crossroads of all those prestigious institutions, mixing different cultures and nationalities !

* : Prices for the year 2019, converted from VND as of march 2019. Fees for the 1st year of Primary and last Year of Secondary.

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