EIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation as an IB World School. Our IB programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (Grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12). The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB is world renowned for its high academic standards, commitment to multiculturalism and focus on developing skills that will prepare students for success in future educational endeavours and life in a global world. To learn more about the IB, visit www.ibo.org.
Early Years Programme (Toddler Class - Preschool)
The curriculum framework used in the Early Years section of the School is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), while also embracing the philosophies of Reggio Emilia.
We encourage our youngest learners (aged 2 - 5) to become independent learners and help them to make connections between life in school, life at home and life in the world. By helping students to see that learning is connected to life, a strong foundation for lifelong learning is established.
Play provides children with opportunities to explore, discover, create and experiment
Lessons are child-centred and engaging, with a focus on allowing students to demonstrate their agency by providing them with opportunities to express their voice, choice and ownership of learning. Children use their imagination and curiosity to explore, learn and develop through play, experimentation and inquiry.
At EIS, children from 2 - 4 years of age thrive in a 'home-from-home' villa environment
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, etc.) 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
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
Our son Lucian is now in his second year at EIS, in Early Years, and loves it! EIS offers top quality education while maintaining a fantastic community feel. The staff and teachers are professional and caring, and as parents we benefit from excellent, open communication from the school about what is going on, and how our son is progressing. We are super happy that we chose EIS.
Haike Manning – Former Ambassador of New Zealand to Vietnam
Manning Family - From New Zealand
Extra Curricular Enrichment Activities
Smaller courts, nets, racquets and low compression balls gives young students the opportunity to learn tennis in a fun environment.
Planning, collection, and reuse of plastic waste for a good cause.
Students learn how to type using the computer keyboard in the right way.
Learn how to sketch and colour with water colour paints on the paper. Improve children's knowledge of colour shading and mixing in a fun way. Students will practice drawing skills.
In October 2020, Barista Training - a new Extra Curricular Activity - was launched with Grades 11 and 12. This initiative supports students preparing to go to university with employable skills for part time work in the café sector – giving them an opportunity to supplement funds while studying… and of course beyond. Led by Mr. Nat Paolone from Silvi Coffee Roasters, students will learn about the agricultural processes for coffee, coffee regions, coffee science, basic roasting techniques, various brewing methods, with a focus on barista skills. Students will be expected to make a minimum of 100 espresso-based drinks during the course to easily enter a café for employment. This weekly training programme will run across two terms and culminate in a Barista Training certificate, and a valuable skill that can be added to student resumes.
Learn and experience a little bit of Japanese culture and language through games, arts and crafts, food, and other ways!
For Korean students who are not familiar with Korean history and culture while growing up in foreign countries and attending an international school. It will be a history class through various activities such as making historical relics and artifacts, discussing controversial issues in history and role-playing.
Activities to help Korean students improve their writing skills (such as self-introduction letters).
Understand about nature and people in Vietnam - Compulsory for Vietnamese nationals.
Learn the basics of how to play flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
Influenced by Jazz music and Broadway, the Modern Jazz dance programme will facilitate correct Modern Jazz technique and the execution of movement and performance skills. It will encourage students to develop a sense of rhythmic awareness essential to Modern Jazz dance. All students will learn with the international curriculum based on ISTD methods, taught by ISTD certified dance teachers.
Students will be engaged in preparing for a range of local and international conferences in which they learn about global issues that are faced by their generation.
Read, listen, and learn about the wonderful world of fairy tales.