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EIS is located in the heart of Thao Dien, a hub for Western expat families in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

EIS is located on a single site in the centre of Thao Dien, District 2, where most of Saigon's expatriate community resides. Our boutique garden campus features 13 low-rise villas and two modern buildings.

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EIS is an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). Ours is one of a small select group of international schools that have invited external scrutiny by outside experts. Only 22% of international schools are accredited globally.

External accreditation demonstrates that EIS adheres to the highest possible international quality standards in all areas of school operations. It also means that other schools, colleges and universities recognise EIS students' school reports and High School diplomas as being issued by a high-quality school held in good standing internationally.

We are also one of only a few authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World Continuum Schools in Vietnam, offering all 3 programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), from Toddler Class to Grade 5, the Middle Years Programme (MYP), from Grades 6 to 10 and the Diploma Programme (DP), Grades 11 and 12. Our students acquire the skills and embrace the values of the IB Learner Profile within an inquiry-based teaching and learning environment, enabling a smooth transition to other schools, colleges and universities globally.

Currently, 569 students are enrolled at EIS. Our student community comprises 30% local students and 70% from 40 nationalities. 1 in 3 of our students joins us from a European country.

Students will be placed in grade groups according to their date of birth. Our academic year dictates the cut-off date, which is 31st August. Students entering Grade 1 must have turned 6 by 1st September, and so on, as we progress to Grade 12.

Although the school determines grade entry by age, grade placement admission cannot commence until after the applicant successfully follows these steps:

1. Submit the Application Form with the following documents:

  • Completed and signed Application Form* with student photo
  • A copy of student's passport
  • Student's medical report
  • School transcripts/ reports for the last 2 academic years, if applicable.

*Where necessary, applications are reviewed by the Teaching and Learning Support Coordinator.

2. Placement Assessments:

  • Applicants under 6 years old: we encourage applicants to attend a 'Taster Day' in the class they will be joining from 8:00 am to midday.
  • Applicants from 6 to 10 years old will take an English language test (OOPT) and attend an interview with the Head of Section or Head of School. Other assessments may be required at the school's discretion.
  • Applicants from 11 to 18 years old will take an English language test (OOPT), a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT4) and attend an interview with the Head of Section or Head of School. Other assessments may be required at the school's discretion.

The school is experiencing waiting lists in all grades in Kindergarten, Primary, and most grades in Middle School (Grades 6 to 10). We are already offering placements for January 2023 and August 2023 entry, so to avoid disappointment, we encourage all prospective families to attend the placement reservation fee as soon as possible.

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The language of instruction is English, but there is a wide range of language options, including German, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. English language support is available for non-native students without additional fees.

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A wide range of activities is available each term, covering sports, arts, academics, languages and other interest areas.

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All new arrivals are paired with "buddies" to help them settle into the school routines. We have a Wellbeing Counsellor who helps facilitate the transition of new students to our campus. Class Parent Representatives (CPR) are always available to help new parents settle into the school community.

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