IB School in Ho Chi Minh City

Our International Baccalaureate (IB) school in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization to deliver 3 programmes to 2 to 18-year-olds. We offer the Primary Years Programme (PYP) to children in Kindergarten and Primary School, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to children in Middle School, and the Diploma Programme to students in High School. 

The International Baccalaureate continuum is a comprehensive education system for children of all abilities, helping them develop into inquiring, knowledgeable and globally aware young people who are motivated to learn through an inquiry-based approach. The three International Baccalaureate programmes that we provide assist children in building knowledge through structured subjects. Each subject comprises several topics that promote key concepts, intercultural appreciation, and an understanding of the external world.

IB Benefits

At our International Baccalaureate school, we offer a nurturing and interactive environment where students at all stages gain:

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Independence by asking challenging questions and thinking critically

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A robust educational pathway leading to some of the highest-ranking universities

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Cultural awareness through the acquisition of a second language

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Respect for others as part of a community in a rapidly-changing world

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Why Choose Our IB School?

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we offer opportunities both nationally, in Vietnam, and globally. This widely-recognised course is delivered in a similar structure across 5,400 schools worldwide, broadening the prospects of those in our student community. IB course modules are also easily transferable, offering continued learning for children who transfer to a different institution or country. 

Our IB school provides an ideal setting for children to grow, socialise and succeed. Primary, Middle and High School classes are conducted in spacious, modern facilities that support the depth of learning required by the curriculum. 

To support their studies, students are invited to take full advantage of the Learning Resource Centre, the outdoor sports courts and leisure facilities, and our state-of-the-art STEAM suites under the supervision of their teachers.

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IB Programme

Our International Baccalaureate pathway is delivered through modern practices approved by international research bodies. Students are offered the best methods in teaching and learning through an effective inquiry-based, applied approach, delivered by a global community of IB schools. 

Our IB programme is regularly updated to maintain its relevance to students as they progress with their education in the context of a complex and hyper-connected world.

Requirements to Study the IB

During the preschool stage of the IB Primary Years Programme, children will not require an academic assessment, but their English language capabilities will be assessed. Applicants who wish to join our school for the Middle and Diploma Programmes are required to sit an entrance examination and a language assessment before entry is confirmed. This will be arranged during the admissions process.

To participate in the IB Diploma Programme at our High School, DP candidates must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Enrol in six IB subjects over 2 years. Subjects are divided into groups, and students must take an examination in each subject group of their choice. Please see the "Subjects" tab.
  • Take IB examinations* in each of the six subject areas. 
  • Write an original essay for the Extended Essay component. The essay must consist of approximately 4000 words.
  • Take the Theory of Knowledge class for two years.
  • Participate in CAS (Creativity, Action, and Service) and complete a portfolio that shows Learning Outcomes have been met.

*Please note that students are responsible for the cost of exam registration.

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Subjects taught in the IB

As an international school, we provide an education that covers a broad spectrum of relevant traditional and modern subjects. The PYP offers literacy, numeracy, art, P.E. music, science, history and geography, dance and drama, technology, and at least one language option.

MYP students build upon their learning at the primary stage by continuing the subjects above and also studying at least one other additional language. IBDP participants choose 6 subjects as part of their core curriculum, in addition to the 3 compulsory IBDP subjects outlined by the IBO awarding body.

IB Teachers

Highly-qualified International Baccalaureate teachers and specialist subject specialists lead our IB programme across each division. Our teachers possess an average of 11 years of experience, and 42% hold a master's degree, many from highly-regarded overseas institutions. 

Our educators are trained to teach specific areas of the IB syllabus and engage their students with fun, hands-on and stimulating lessons. IB educators undergo extensive training and professional development to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality instruction.

International Baccalaureate versus National Baccalaureate

At all levels, International Baccalaureate programmes aim to do more than many nationally-accredited curricula. As a world-recognised education system, our IBO-accredited programmes are easily transferable to international schools in 158 countries. The IB Diploma benefits senior students with advantages over national curriculums. While undertaking the advanced international course, learners build their critical-thinking skills and develop their ability to understand concepts within a global context. 

IB Grading System

International Baccalaureate assessments are graded from 1–7. To gain the IB Diploma certificate, students must attain at least 24 points across 6 subjects. The 3 compulsory course components each equate to 1 point. The maximum score is 45.

To complete all IB assessments and gain the IB Diploma, students must undertake a variety of tasks, including examination papers, written assignments, essays, oral interviews, scientific and mathematical investigations, fieldwork projects and artistic performances, all of which are completed by candidates at various times during their course.

What Makes the IB Continuum Curriculum Different to Other Programmes?

The International Baccalaureate pathway is different from alternative programmes. It is an internationally-recognised course that seeks to:

  • encourage students of all ages to think critically and challenge assumptions
  • encourage students to develop their individuality, independent of government and national systems
  • incorporate quality practices drawn from research and the expertise of our global community
  • inspire students of all ages to consider both local and international contexts
  • develop multilingual students.

IBDP Subjects

At the Diploma Programme-level, we offer the following subjects. All DP subjects are grouped into 6 disciplines:

Studies in Language and Literature: English Language and Literature, Vietnamese Language and Literature, Korean Language and Literature 

Language Acquisition: English B, German B, Spanish B, French AB 

Individuals and Societies: Psychology, Economics, Geography 

Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics 

Mathematics: Maths AA, Maths AI 

The Arts: Visual Arts 

What IB Qualifications Do Students Gain in High School?

At the end of the 2-year High School programme, our IB graduates receive a Diploma certification that qualifies them for entry to some of the most highly-respected universities in the world. Our school attains some of the best IB examination results in Vietnam, with students achieving scores more than 15% higher than global averages. 

Community Voices


Nguyen Family | FROM CANADA

Wonderful EIS Experience. We are a Vietnamese Canadian family with our 4 years old daughter Megan attending EIS HCMC for 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 extracurricular 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!


Kernbach Family | FROM GERMANY

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 socialise 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 organised by the school to involve parents in the school community complement the positive impression we have gained from EIS throughout the past 6 months.


Ikoma Family | FROM JAPAN

When our family decided which school to send our child to, we knew we wanted the IB but not with a large student population. When we came for a campus tour, our children were impressed with the school. The Admissions staff were very hospitable and able to clearly communicate the school’s teaching methods, school fees and what was included and the type of extracurricular activities on offer, while the Head of the School himself even came to explain the curriculum to us. The relationships between students and teachers seemed very warm and fun, which is why I decided to send my children to EIS. Since attending EIS, my children have fit right in and told me how fun school is every day. I think it is a great place for students to grow and learn with warm and nurturing teachers in a caring environment.


An Hyeon Jeong | FROM CLASS OF 2017

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 with 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 an independent person and to be cooperative. Most memorable moment: Our daily lives were the most memorable in my school life. We knew our trademark (habit, quote, facial expression, …). That time was for understanding each other and being closer.

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