Our purposefully-restored family villas offer a unique oasis of calm and reflection within the city.
A challenging programme of academic studies that helps students to prepare for university study abroad.
Learning and personal growth continue long after the day’s lessons have ended.
We aim to provide our students with opportunities to develop their natural talents, build confidence, practice a healthy lifestyle and expand their world view.
We instill a passion for lifelong learning, so children can take ownership of their learning.
Our students develop the personal values necessary to become global citizens.
Students are prepared
for the future,
with real world / life skills
Fully accredited member
of the Council of International Schools
Expert teaching faculty with,
on average, 12 years
of teaching experience
within a boutique tropical
low-rise educational village
Fees are affordable,
representing exceptional value
in the heart of Thao Dien
One of a few
IB Continuum Schools in Vietnam
After school activities
included within fees
A warm, friendly
and caring community
A truly diverse community of
Fully equipped facilities
for students for all ages
Proven track record of
exceptional university /
1:11 teacher - student ratio
to ensure your child receive
the individual attention they need
English language acquisition support
for non-native students
without additional fees
Wide range of global language options
for many mother tongue languages
One-to-one laptop programme
beginning in grade 3,
included within fees
There is no best thing about EIS but a number of elements that make it unique.
The first is the IB continuum from PYP, through MYP to DP. This singular focus on an IB curriculum allows students to develop their approaches to learning skills. These ensure that students are not just acquiring content knowledge but also emotional, behavioural, cognitive and self management skills that are crucial to both academic and life success. In addition to this the school is set in a unique learning environment with multiple villas joined by paths and greenery, where trees and flowers abound. The physical environment is calming, beautiful and conducive to learning. The other element that is a key strength of EIS is its community involvement. Parents and community members are often seen on campus engaging with each other, chatting about the day’s events or planning another school event.
The final element, though not unique to EIS, is a focus on systematic, continuous improvement. The recent accreditation by the Council of International Schools is one outward sign of this but internally the school community, teachers, parents, students and staff have a focus on improvement of student learning and experience. Each year gets better than the last, the school doesn’t go backwards.
Mark Rees - Former Head of Middle and High School
I was able to work freely in various fields such as social, politics and science as well as in the field of arts at EIS. In the IB curriculum, I was given opportunities to plan my own events and lead students to participate so I was able to easily determine my career path. Our teachers were very strict at first because they helped students create environments to lead their own learning or activities, but now that I think about it, it helped me learn the qualities of a true leader. Thanks to the many experience I had at EIS, I am now confident and proud to be in a college in the UK.
Ju Hye Moon, Fashion Accessories and Textile Futures, Ravensbourne University in London
Ju Hye Moon - Class of 2018
I had been with EIS for three years since Grade 10 until I graduated in Grade 12. EIS had taught me a lot, but the most important thing was that I had learned how to solve a problem and overcome challenges. After having graduated from EIS, I am now a freshman at Utica College in New York. I am currently studying major in Cybersecurity, specialized in Cyber Crime and Fraud Investigation and expecting to graduate in 2022.
Nguyen Duc Quy (Class of 2018)
4 years of my experience in EIS was unforgettable. I personally believe that the true quality of the “educational village” lies in the independent and embracing environment that the school sustains. During my stay, I was able to take on new challenges and take numerous leadership roles. This overall developed me into an independent learner, better prepared to move forward for future chapters of my education.
Won Jae Choi - Majoring in Computer Science, National University of Singapore
Won Jae Choi (Class of 2018)
We are German Pakistani family. Our son Abdul Momin started his school journey at EIS 1.5 years ago and is in K2 now. From this year our daugther Dua also joined the Toddlers class. We are really happy with our selection of this school as it provides a good protective nourishing envoirnment to all the students. Main reason of selecting EIS is the option of additional German language which no other International school in Saigon provides. And the thing we like most is almost all of the school staff know us and school wants involvement of parents at all events.
Khurram Family - From Germany
When I decided to write some comments about the European International School, I first thought that it would be the easiest task ever. I was wrong. It took me literally a month before being able to put into words my admiration and profound gratitude for this school. I couldn’t decide where to begin with. Everything is great about the EIS: how teachers are available, personally, by phone or email, night and day, weekday or weekend; how education is presented as a joyful and delightful experience for our children; how students are encouraged to discover, enquire and question; how parents are directly involved in the school’s life and how the school management listens to them... The list is so long. For my family, however, the most impressive characteristic of the EIS is the empathy and will to help of all of the staff: when our youngest son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, not only was he kept as a regular student, but the EIS actively helped us to implement every single measure we decided to take with regards to his therapy. The level of commitment, acceptance, empathy and will of understanding demonstrated by the EIS towards our son and our family is simply beyond comparison. And for this, we will be forever grateful.
Kliegl Family – From Europe
My family has been part of this community for more than 3 years now and has seen so many positive changes in the school as it continues to grow and expand. What impresses me the most is the Open
Door Policy which applies throughout from the teachers all the way up to the senior management. With
effective communication being so vital I find the schools pro active approach of using additional tools
such as Social Media, Weekly Newsletters and Class Weeblies very impressive I am always up to date
with all the events and happenings. New Ideas are always welcome and we as Parents are included and
encouraged to lead many activities throughout the school year. Excellent examples of these would be
International Language Day, Reading in Class, Family Fun Day and Movie Nights of which I make a point
of attending. Being a multicultural, multination school with 39 Nationalities represented throughout the grades I find their mission statement a true foundation on which the school values are brought to life by all members of EIS faculty. This is in turn instilled into the students from Early Years all the way through to High School. The growth and maturity displayed by the students is clearly visible through their development. Having been expatriated throughout Europe, The Middle East and Asia over the last 13 years in multiple locations my family and I have been exposed to various educational systems. When I was looking for a school for my 2 daughters EIS was the perfect fit, I love the campus with its unique design and clever use of space, the individual villas, the IB curriculum and the language program which is the best in HCMC. I would happily recommend EIS as one of the top Educational Institutions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Fettke Family – From Germany
I would like to share with you my experience with EIS. We are a family with 2 children aged 5 and 7 and we have been living in Vietnam for 4 years already. I think I can say that we finally found the school our kids (and also we as parents) really like. EIS has a broad multicultural environment that mixing all possible nationalities. The teachers for both kids are perfect and we even hear their names at home many times. EIS works as a community. We experienced other schools in HCMC as well but at EIS parents are truly part of the school (for sure only if they want themselves). What we also value is accurate but not over-extensive communication from school. You receive all necessary information without being “spammed”. I highly recommend EIS to all families who are moving to HCMC. It is great place to have your kids at school.
Zalio Family - From Czech
This is our fourth year among EIS community in Ho Chi Minh city. We have two daughters at the school. One is currently in third grade and the other, our youngest, is in Kindergarten 2. The school has provided a safe and comfortable environment for them to learn and develop their skills both as individuals and as members of the community. Classes are small and the education is personal, so the teachers know their students and can tailor their efforts to individual student needs. Through the after school activities, the kids complement their classes and get to know students and teachers from other grades, enhancing their interpersonal relationships and strengthening community links. Parents involvement is highly appreciated and encouraged by the school. There are a lot of occasions during the year, like events and assemblies, when the parents can join and watch the kids work and progress. Also, the school organizes a series of events at the campus for the whole community, out of school hours and in a relaxed atmosphere, having the parents and the kids a chance to get together, so the kids can meet their friends and the parents and teachers of all sections get to know each other. EIS is a warm and welcoming community of caring students, teachers, and parents.
Gazquez Family – From Spain
Shichiji Family - From Japan
When we moved to Vietnam from Australia, our daughter had been at a small, child centred school and it was important to find a good fit. The European International School was perfect with its warm, friendly village feel. As Sage was still young, seven at the time, a nurturing, creative and inclusive environment was essential to her well being. We found this at EIS and it has continued to be so, Sage is now in her fourth year. The Primary Years Program was also a big drawcard for us as it is an internationally available program that Sage can continue on with when we move home. Parent involvement is encouraged, whether it be as a class parent representative, member of the Parents Council, community events or in the classroom. We have always found our ideas, concerns and opinions can be voiced and heard. I love that Sage has had the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures both through fellow students, teachers and also learning a second language. Although the facilities are limited at EIS, Sage has been able to join the choir and swim team which has competed internationally. The size of the school really allows opportunities for students which they may otherwise not have and is continually looking for ways to involve students, parents and teachers in school life.
Stevenson Family – From Australia
We are Spanish family and our kids Valeria (6 years old) and Claudia (4 years old) started in EIS 3 years
ago when we arrived to HCMC. Our experience in the school has been amazing since the beginning and we have always felt as a part of a big EIS community with plenty of activities for the whole family (Xmas fair, Saturday movie nights, TET festival, United Nations day, …) and our kids have really enjoyed a multicultural experience together with teachers, school staff and their colleges from all around the world, they have learnt many things but the most important ones are to understand and valued different cultures, languages, traditions and celebrations. Definitely we will recommend the experience in EIS HCMC and we will miss EIS community.
Butragueno Antolin Family - From Spain