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The British International School Ho Chi Minh City is the leading British private school in Vietnam, and one of the highest-ranking IBDP institutions in the world.


There’s no limit to what your child can achieve at BIS HCMC. Our world-class teachers will look after every aspect of your child’s development, building their resilience and courage, embracing the small things that make them unique, and encouraging them to follow their passions.

Rated ‘Outstanding in all Categories’ by the British government, our students get some of the best academic results in the world. This unlocks a world of possibilities – including pathways to the very best universities in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, and Asia.

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At the British International School Ho Chi Minh City, we believe in a holistic education that fosters a love of learning, and which balances academic success with character development and wellbeing.

Our diverse community acts with integrity, respect, and care, learning together as critical enquirers who value reflection and perseverance. United as global citizens, we develop the skills and characteristics to create a more peaceful and sustainable world.

In everything we do, we live and demonstrate our core values. These are: Integrity, Respect, Care, Enquiry, Perseverance, and Reflection.

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of BIS HCMC. Since our foundation, we’ve provided an exceptional education to thousands of students from across the world, becoming the leading British school in the country.

We opened our doors in August 1997 – initially as a small pre-school called Tiny Tots – in a renovated villa in District 1 of the city. Our founders, Maurice and Rosie Nguyen, invested their time, energy, and savings into the establishment of a British-style education centre for their daughter, Jenny. The school quickly became the most sought-after pre-school in Ho Chi Minh City, both for international and Vietnamese students.

From these humble beginnings, we’ve grown into an all-age school that provides a holistic learning environment for children aged 2 to 18. In 2006, our first sixth form graduates went on to study at university.

In March 2015, BIS HCMC joined the Nord Anglia Education family. This has brought many benefits, from access to world-leading education technology and award-winning teacher training programmes, to exclusive collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF.

We now have three purpose-built campuses – Early Years and Infant, Junior, and Secondary – in the vibrant Thao Dien area of Ho Chi Minh City. Home to more than 2,300 students from 55 countries, we offer an all-round education that balances academic excellence with personal, social, and emotional development and wellbeing.

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meet our community

Our thriving community is home to children, families, and staff from more than 55 countries. Together, they make BIS HCMC a special place to be.
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Malkhaz Ushveridze
"Our three children have settled in extremely well at BIS HCMC. They excitedly told us: 'Our favourite place is the playground. Our house team plays sports activities and they're always exciting. It’s so easy to make new friends here, and the teachers are always there for us, in and outside the classroom.'"
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Pamela Duncan
"BIS HCMC truly is a community; it's a village helping to raise our children. It's clear that the school's leadership, teachers, and support staff really care about each child's happiness and wellbeing. And after 15 years of living in various locations across Asia, BIS HCMC is the reason I don’t want to leave Vietnam."
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Christine De Ubago
Teacher and Curriculum Leader
"I've been fortunate to work at BIS HCMC for eight years. I'm proud that the school values diversity and prioritises student and staff wellbeing. Being an early years teacher in a child-focused learning environment is an exciting adventure, too. I believe that, when we motivate our children, provide the right support and offer boundless opportunities, they'll excel in their learning."
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Tuan Le

"I have always thought that a school should be judged by the strength of its community, and this is where BIS HCMC excels. The school is a place of immense kindness and warmth, which made learning a joy every single day. Here, I forged a tightknit group of friends and mentors who I still regard as family."

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Alice Lee
"Moving to Vietnam in Year 10 was very challenging, as I couldn't speak English very well. But I got so much support. I reached out to my classmates and talked to them a lot, which really improved my speaking skills. My teachers were very supportive, too, and I really appreciate what they did for me. I wouldn't have gotten to where I am today without their guidance."
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Toshie Hidaka Milner
Marketing and PR Manager
"I've been part of the BIS HCMC community for six years, both as a parent and a member of staff. You always feel welcome here, and there is a strong sense of teamwork. Everyone's working towards the same goal: maintaining the highest standards of learning and creating a supportive environment. It's such an inspiring place to be, and the perfect school to pursue a fulfilling career."


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Our Campuses
Secondary Campus, 246 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, Thu Duc City, HCMC
Junior Campus, 225 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, Thu Duc City, HCMC
Early Years and Infant Campus, 101 Thao Dien Street, Thao Dien, Thu Duc City, HCMC


Come and see us in person – or join us for a virtual tour – to find out how your child will benefit from a BIS HCMC education. Get in touch with our friendly admissions team today.

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