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

The ABC International School



Member Information

Name of School: ABC International School

Name of Principal: Gary D. Benfield

Head of Foundation Stage & Early Primary: Michael Gallagher

Head of Primary: Jim Botto

Head of Secondary: Antony Leyshon

Staff:    Head of School Standards, and Pupil Progress: Ian Bosonnet

            Full Time Teachers: female 34; male 27

            Part Time Teachers: female 0; male 0

Nationalities (nos): students 33; teachers 6

Type of Exams Offered: IGCSE, AS & A Levels

Age Range: 2 ½ to 18 years


Other Associations School Connected to:  University of Cambridge International Examinations, AQA, ISCO, CfBT, The International Award for Young People



Type of school: Independent

Co-Ed: Co-Educational

Age range of students: 2 ½ to 18 years

Enrolment No. (Total): (Boys), 398 (Girls) 365

No. of nationalities: 33

State top 5 nationalities: Vietnamese, Korean, American, British, Australian.

No. of British Students: 24

No. of British Students (as a %): 3.16%



Registration/Enrolment: 11,000,000VND (Playgroup) to 26,400,000VND (Year 13)

Day Students Only: 93,544,000VND (Playgroup) to 344,200,000VND (Year 13) if paid annually

Boarders (If Applicable): Not applicable

Other Fees: Bus Fees: 3,700,000VND to 4,700,000VND X 3 installments per year


Description of school

Established in 1995, the thriving and popular ABC International School, provides a World-Class International Education for pupils aged 2 - 18 years through the medium of English and in accordance with the standards of the English National Curriculum.  Pupils of all ages are happy, high achievers who are well motivated and cared for.  The school is proud of its’ well-qualified and experienced teaching who promote the very highest levels of student achievement using experiential and holistic teaching methods.  The whole community is accommodated in well-resourced purpose built facilities.  The standard timetable is complimented by an extensive range of extra-curricular activities and all campuses are served by a home to school bus system. 

Students graduate from the ABC International School with IGCSE and AS/Alevel qualifications from AQA and Cambridge examination boards which are accepted as the international “gold standard” and have enabled graduates to gain places (many with scholarships) into the world’s leading universities.  Additionally, the ABCIS is the only school in Vietnam registered to offer the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge mandatory examinations for Medicine and Law.

Parents seeking the best education are invited to ‘watch their children grow” when they join HCMC’s longest established family founded international learning community.


Additional Programs Offered

Learning Support: No

English as Additional Language: Yes


Boarding Facilities

Boarding:  No


Contact Information

Address: ABC International School, Saigon South Campus 1 (Primary & Secondary),

2 1E Street, KDC, Trung Son, Binh Hung Binh Chanh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Postal code: 700000

Country:  Vietnam

Phone: (0084) 8 5431 1833

Fax:   (0084) 8 5431 7214




Address: ABC International School, Saigon South Campus 2 (Foundation Stage & Early Primary)

4, 1E Street, KDC, Trung Son, Binh Hung Binh Chanh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Postal code: 700000

Phone: (0084) 8 5431 8050

Fax: (0084) 8 5431 8051