The Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia.

British International School Vietnam



Member Information
Name of School: British International School, Ho Chi Minh City
Name of Principal: Shaun Williams
Head of Primary: Richard Vaughan; Susan Hill
Head of Secondary: Richard Dyer

Staff:   Full Time: female 100; male 59
           Part Time: female 6; male 0
           Nationalities (nos): students 46; teachers 12

Type of Exams Offered: IGCSE, IBDP
Age Range: 2 - 18

Accreditations: Fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS)
Other Associations School Connected to: CIE, DFE, FOBISSEA, IPC

Type of school: Private school
Co-Ed: Yes

Age range of students: 2 - 18
Enrolment No. (Total): 844 (Boys), 893 (Girls)

Registration/Enrolment: 3,000 USD (1,000 USD for Foundation Stage)
Day Students Only:
Boarders (If Applicable):
Other Fees:  1 – Application fee: 150 USD
  2 – Tuition fee: 7,800 USD – 22,000 USD
  3 – EAL fee

No. of nationalities: 46
State top 5 nationalities: Vietnamese, South Korean, British, American, Australian
No. of British Students: 174
No. of British Students (as a %): 10.02%

Description of school
The British International School (BIS), is a selective, independent, co-educational day school. It provides a British style education for an international student body. It is the largest international school in Vietnam with 1,700 students from more than 40 countries. It operates from three purpose-built modern campus sites in the vibrant and exciting Ho Chi Minh City. The school provides a high quality education in first class facilities resourced to the highest level. The National Curriculum for England, International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma are taught to English speaking students from pre-school to Year 13.
Underpinning everything is a belief that all children can be successful at school and they should be encouraged to make the most of their talents. Success can be achieved in a variety of ways. Academic success is valued highly, but it is also our belief that the all-round development of each child is just as important. Through an extensive extra-curricular programme, the school provides an array of opportunities for each child to succeed and then recognises, praises and celebrates these achievements. This makes the children feel good about themselves and to have a more positive and confident attitude generally. Students feel proud of themselves and of the school.
There are currently 159 full time teachers, the vast majority of whom are British qualified and trained with recent UK experience. All pre-school and primary teaching classes have English speaking Vietnamese teaching assistants, some of whom are qualified teachers in their own right. Class sizes only rarely exceed 20 children.

Additional Programs Offered
Learning Support: Yes
English as Additional Language: Yes
Extra-Curricular Activities: Yes

Boarding Facilities
Boarding: No

Contact Information
Address: 246 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City
Postal code:
Country:  Vietnam
Phone: 00 84 8 3744 2335
Fax: 00 84 8 3744 2334