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.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes aim to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
The programmes strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB's programmes are different from other curricula because they:
A continuum of international education
IB provides a continuum of education, consisting of three programmes that are united by the IB's philosophy and approaches to learning and teaching. The programmes encourage both personal and academic achievement, challenging students to excel in their studies and in their personal development.
IB programmes incorporate quality practice from national and international research and the IB global community. They encourage students to be internationally-minded, within a complex and hyper-connected world.
Students learn how to learn
Students are able to take responsibility for their own learning and understand how knowledge itself is constructed; this is further to the unique theory of knowledge (TOK) course. They are encouraged to try different approaches to learning and to take responsibility for their own educational progress.
Benefits for students
Students at EIS are given a unique education.
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
We are Max (6), Jonas (9), Maren and Daniel. Coming from Germany we were looking for a school that offers both – German and English classes as well as an international environment with pupils from all over the world to socialize with. EIS was our choice! EIS offers our kids a learning environment full of life, activities and encouragement. Class sizes are limited and the IB curriculum supports our kid’s school careers in a smooth but also demanding and performance driven way.
Max and Jonas enjoy the broad offer of after school activities and the possibility to explore different subjects in a playful and supportive environment. The big number of opportunities and events organized by the school to involve parents in the school community complement the positive impression we have gained from EIS throughout the past 6 months.
Kernbach Family – From Germany
Wonderful EIS Experience
We are a Vietnamese Canadian family with our 4 years old daughter Megan attending EIS HCMC since one year. After researching many schools in HCMC we decided on EIS because of its safe and caring environment that is not too big nor too small for Megan. The variety of programs offered including the arts, dance, sport programs and the extra curriculum activities are excellent. The teachers and staff are friendly, knowledgeable and caring that makes the learning environment so much more positive and memorable.
We are also very happy with the many activities involving kids and parents that give us a chance to slow down and enjoy learning with them. The school provides a very international environment as it’s great to meet many other families from all over the world. We would highly recommend EIS!
Nguyen Family - From Canada
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.