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.
Middle Years Programme (Grades 6 - 10)
The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) encourages students aged 11 to 15 to explore the connections between academic subjects and the real world through experiential learning projects that build critical thinking skills.
The programme at EIS instils a positive attitude to learning by challenging students to solve problems, show creativity and resourcefulness and participate actively in their communities.
Aspects of the curriculum reflect real life by providing a framework that allows students to see the connections among the taught subjects themselves, and between the subjects and real issues.
Mr. John Veitch, Head of Middle and High School shared how teaching and studying at EIS look like
There is an emphasis on the development of the approaches to learning (ATL) skills to encourage and improve communication, self-management, social skills, critical and creative thinking, as well as research skills.
Our recent school production, "A Lion’s Tale" was presented by Grade 4 to Grade 10 students
While English is the language of instruction, all MYP students study at least one other language, choosing from courses in Vietnamese, Korean, German, Spanish or French. Our students are immersed in a multicultural learning environment with over 40 nationalities represented.
Being bilingual at EIS
Ikoma Family - From Japan
We were always together. It was so fun and I was so happy with our Grade 12 friends. Everyone had helped me when I couldn’t catch up the conversation and class. I was very grateful to everyone. Every moment was precious.
What I have learnt from the IBDP
How to set up the goal. How to be independent person and to be cooperative person.
Most memorable moment
Our daily lives were the most memorable in my school life. We knew our trade mark (habit, quote, facial expression, …). Those time was for understanding each other and being closer.
An Hyeon Jeong (Class of 2017)
EIS 是一所能提供从幼儿园到高中完整IB课程的国际学校，课程衔接好。 小班教学和英语帮助课程，特别适合转学 插班学生；让孩子尽快提高英文水平，适应新学校教学。EIS 虽然规模不大 但孩子可以拥有更多的机会，参与到各种竞赛和实践活动中， 我女儿在MUN （模拟联合国）活动中 锻炼了演讲和口头表达能力，沟通技巧及团队合作精神， 这些是中国高中暂时无法提供的。
Chunwei Family - From China
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
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.