Headmaster's Welcome

Welcome to the International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC) Vietnam, one of the leading IB schools in Vietnam

It is a great pleasure to welcome parents and students to the International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC). At ISHCMC we offer the three progams of the International Baccalaureate (IB) and we have been proudly doing so for many years. ISHCMC is a fully accredited IB World School and offers all three IB programs. 

As the first and most established International School in Ho Chi Minh City, our success as a leading International School in Vietnam, and indeed the Asian Region, is based upon solid academic results, a strong social conscience, involvement in regional sports and Arts and a broad range of further educational experiences, along with encouragement of parent and student participation in our community programs.

Quality IB Schools are collaborative organizations and programs are developed and enhanced through the involvement of experienced and committed teachers. We aim to find and attract the best that the world has to offer in regard to high calibre teachers who are themselves educational adventurers who much like our parent body are seeking to learn more about the world from a different perspective.

There are genuine opportunities for our students to develop artistic, cultural, sporting, creative, outdoor and leadership skills that will serve them well today, as well as going forward into the future. In supporting students to reach their full potential and become independent and self-reliant individuals, we provide the direction, counsel, resources and support needed to be successful.

Our nationality mix is broad, both within the student body and the teaching body. We are a truly international school, where our teaching staff and the wider school community proudly reflect the shared vision, commitment and energy necessary to ensure the educational success of every student. Our school environment provides daily opportunities for students to increase their knowledge and skill base in order to acquire the attributes necessary for meaningful and productive lives. Our aim is for our ISHCMC students to ‘make a difference’, to know how to provide leadership through the self-confidence and knowledge and with skills obtained through their ISHCMC education. Many of these attributes are identified in the IB learner profile, which is the core of our curriculum model. The curriculum is designed to support a developmental, student-centred approach where teaching for understanding is coupled with a stimulating and varied curriculum.

Parents, students and teachers work together as a community to solve problems within a framework of fairness and shared values. With over 50 nationalities represented on campus, each of us has an exceptional opportunity to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the philosophies of people from many different cultures.

I hope that you will take the opportunity to visit our school and enjoy meeting our students and discussing opportunities for your child with our experienced staff.

With kind regards.


Adrian Watts

ISHCMC Head of School