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Which International School of D2 Saigon should you 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 :

 

International Schools of District 2, HCMC

 


English Speaking Schools of District 2


 

American School

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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.

 

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

Australian International School

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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).

  • 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
  • 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

 


British International School

BIS-Thao-Dien

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.

  • 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 
  • 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

 


European International School Ho Chi Minh City

EISHCMC

From Pre-School to Secondary School, EISHCMC essentially prepares 500 students from 40 countries for IB (30% Vietnamese).

Also located in the center of Thao Dien, its campus is smaller than other institutions, but equally well equipped. Classes are composed of 16 students on average with a great integration of new technologies. 

Facilities include : Artificial turf sports fields for soccer, basketball courts, volleyball courts, badminton court, tennis courts, 25-meter swimming pool.

  • Ages : 2 to 18
  • Programs : IB curriculum
  • Languages Taught : German, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese
  • Yearly Fees* : 17 800 to  24 250 + Administrative fees : 880 to 1 570 USD
  • Location : 730 F-G-K Le Van Mien Thao Dien, District 2 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam


ISHCMC

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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.

  • Ages : 11 to 18
  • Yearly Fees* : 17 040 to 20 440 USD + Administrative fees : 1 080 USD
  • Programs : IB curriculum
  • Languages Taught : Mandarin, Vietnamese
  • Locations :
    16 Võ Trường Toản, An Phú, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam

    1 Xuân Thủy, Thảo Điền, Quận 2, Hồ Chí Minh

 


Montessori International School

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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. 

  • Ages : 2 to 12
  • Yearly Fees* : N/A
  • Programs : Montessori
  • Languages Taught : French, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish
  • 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

 

 


French Speaking Schools of District 2


Ecoles Boule et Billes

 

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.

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

 

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.

  • Ages : 2 to 12
  • Program : French National Education
  • Yearly Fees* : N/A
  • Location : 234 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien – District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Ecole Saint-Ange

 

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

  • Ages : 6 months to 11
  • Programs : French National Education
  • Languages Taught : English
  • Yearly Fees* : 6 960 USD + Administrative fees : 550 USD+
  • Location : 189 A1 Nguyen Van Huong – Thao Dien District 2 – Ho Chi Minh

Lycée Français International Marguerite Duras

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.

  • 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).

 


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.

2 Comments

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  • Williamwape June 7, 2016 - 3:08am

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