Best 10 International Schools in Hanoi

International Education in Hanoi

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International schools in Vietnam offer something that their counterparts in other parts of Asia can’t: a high standard of education at a comparatively affordable price.

Asia is the most expensive continent on the planet for international schooling, but the lower cost of living in Vietnam means you’ll get much more bang for your buck.

Ho Chi Minh city is considered more of a ‘hub’ for international schools in Vietnam, but Hanoi has plenty to offer too. This northern city has its fair share of schools offering an impressive range of curricula. International, British and American are the most common, but you can also find French and Singaporean schools here.

Most schools have an ‘international stream’ and a ‘Vietnamese stream’. The former is an international curriculum taught through English. The latter is an enhanced version of the national curriculum taught through Vietnamese.

Local students are required to take Vietnamese language and culture lessons. These classes are open to non-native students too however, so you’ll find bilingual teaching and Vietnamese cultural activities in pretty much every international school in Hanoi.

International education is something Vietnamese families aspire to. Those that can afford to send their children to Hanoi’s international schools, in the hope that it will better prepare them for getting into Western universities.

Because of this, waiting lists are common and early application is advised. The school year runs from August to June, but plenty of international schools accept new students throughout the year.

The expat community in Hanoi is large and growing. Although the lifestyle and culture may be different to other parts of the world, there is little to worry about when it comes to expat life here.

Vietnam was late to the game with international schools - the first one opened in 1993 - but they have rapidly caught up with the rest of Asia. You can expect similar sports facilities, extra curricular programmes, and more in Hanoi than you would in many other parts of the continent.

One thing many expats are concerned about in Vietnam and Asia is the issue of air pollution. While it is an undeniable concern, there are plenty of ways to lessen the impact it has on your family. Install air purifiers in your home so you can breathe clean air when indoors. Monitor the Air Quality Index every day and limit time outdoors when it reaches unhealthy levels. Getting out of the city to explore the beautiful Vietnamese countryside will also help.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Hanoi. However, there are another 9 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Hanoi based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Hanoi

Out of a total of 19 International Schools in Hanoi.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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British Vietnamese International School Hanoi Verified badge.pink.sm

The only school in Hanoi accredited by CIS to offer a fully integrated curriculum for emerging bilinguals.
Curriculum
British, International
Languages of instruction
English, Vietnamese
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 202,600,000 ₫
to: 489,900,000 ₫
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British International School Hanoi Verified badge.pink.sm

A school where integrity, care and respect lie at its core. We believe there is no limit to what your child can achieve. We provide a rigorous but nurturing environment in which our students will become active and capable citizens of tomorrow.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 258,300,000 ₫
to: 730,800,000 ₫
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The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi Verified badge.pink.sm

ISPH is a place where internationally-minded and culturally aware students are encouraged to pursue academic excellence and personal development, enabling them to take a leading role in tomorrow’s ever-changing global community. Our carefully crafted curriculum, which is delivered by teachers of the highest calibre, is designed to stretch, challenge and inspire students of all abilities, encouraging them to develop deep subject knowledge, conceptual understanding and higher order thinking skills.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 13
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 344,800,000 ₫
to: 468,300,000 ₫
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Gateway International School Verified badge.pink.sm

Excellence, integrity, respect, sharing, cooperation, and creativity are the values we strive to teach our students.
GATEWAY is the leading international school system in Vietnam, bringing a world-class education to generations of students. We realize our vision through the following aspects:
Providing students with a high quality bilingual education.
Opening the door of integration with the international community.
Serving the community with enthusiasm and professionalism.
Participating and positively influencing on the world around us.
Curriculum
American
Languages of instruction
English, Vietnamese
Ages
6 to 14
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 133,500,000 ₫
to: 157,340,000 ₫
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St. Paul American School Hanoi Verified badge.pink.sm

St. Paul American School Hanoi offers a world-class educational experience for children in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our spacious campus is just on the outskirts of the city with a well-equipped facility.
Since 2003, St. Paul American School Hanoi has offered children of Hanoi the opportunity to engage in a rigorous, college preparatory educational program while also allowing our children to pursue their passions with a wide range of extra-curricular activities and learning opportunities. At St. Paul American School Hanoi, there are no limits to what children can learn and achieve.
We partner closely with our families to foster an diverse international school community that is aligned to our mission of Educating, Engaging, and Empowering our children. By following the Common Core Standards from the United States and by preparing our children for a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses, we ensure that all of our student's needs are met as they prepare for their post-secondary education in the 21st century. Their world-wide options are limitless!
With a world-class program including visual and performing arts, a plethora of STEM options, and a diversity of athletic opportunities, our students emerge from St. Paul American School Hanoi as well rounded, well prepared, well educated global citizens.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 376,410,861 ₫
to: 627,993,702 ₫
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United Nations International School Hanoi Verified badge.pink.sm

UNIS Hanoi vision is that our learning community will be an inspirational role model for a better world. We value learning, community, and responsibility. UNIS Hanoi is a non-profit school associated with the United Nations; we integrate the Sustainable Development Goals into our curriculum. We are diverse and multi-cultural with over 70 nationalities represented in our school community.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 277,932,460 ₫
to: 817,682,045 ₫
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Singapore International School @ Van Phuc

Singapore International School @ Van Phuc is a warm, welcoming community that is well-respected by families for its openness, communication and dedication to young learners.
SIS provides a well-rounded elementary education to both foreign and Vietnamese students from Kindergarten to Year 5.
With a focus on Eastern values and Western education SIS creates students who are confident and creative individuals, problem solvers, effective communicators and socially responsible citizens of our 21st century world.
Curriculum
British, Singaporean
Language of instruction
English
Ages
6 to 11
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 398,524,000 ₫
to: 400,369,000 ₫
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The International School of Vietnam

The International School of Vietnam strives to be an educational centre that exists to offer excellence in international education throughout Vietnam by nurturing, empowering and connecting students with their local and international environment.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 260,418,960 ₫
to: 605,318,240 ₫
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Concordia International School Hanoi Verified badge.pink.sm

Concordia is a dynamic international learning community based on a U.S. curriculum that includes Advanced Placement (AP) and advanced learning lab courses.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
4 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Hanoi Academy International Bilingual School

Hanoi Academy International Bilingual School is a K-12 campus based in Hanoi where the education focus is “Creating Global Citizens”. It is the first bilingual school is Hanoi and has been in operation since 2009. At Hanoi Academy, students have the opportunity to immerse in both international and Vietnamese programs of study. After a successful opening run with the Australian Queensland curriculum, the school made a strategic decision to switch its pedagogical focus into the British National Curriculum to allow for better amalgamation with the simultaneously run Vietnamese National Curriculum and more tertiary education opportunities for its students.
Curriculum
British, Vietnamese
Languages of instruction
English, Vietnamese
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 97,400,000 ₫
to: 147,800,000 ₫
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