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Ages 2 to 18

Renaissance International School Saigon

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CurriculumInternational, British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 629,310,000 ₫
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 629,310,000 ₫
Address: 74 Nguyen Thi Thap Street Binh Thuan Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.
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Number of students

540

Number of nationalities represented in the school

29

Ratio of local students to international students

50% local : 50% international

Max. number of students per class

Renaissance has a maximum class size of 18 in Early Years, 22 in Primary and 25 in Secondary.

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes - English as Additional Language is provided.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Renaissance provides a range of First Language choices for its students. Renaissance is the only International School in Ho Chi Minh City to provide both Mandarin and Korean as First Language choices. Additionally, the Modern Foreign Language Department provides all students, as part of their academic programme, the opportunity to learn English, Vietnamese, Mandarin (Chinese), Korean and French.

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and linked to a high-speed internet connection, providing the best of modern technology to support teaching and learning.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

All children from Primary through Secondary will have Home Learning (homework). This is a part of school life aimed at revising concepts introduced in the classroom and establishing a disciplined, self-study work ethic at home. The time allocation for such activities is matched to your child’s ability.

Uniform required

Yes. At the beginning of the school year, Renaissance offers 3 sets of Renaissance school uniform free.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

All students are tested for English proficiency as part of our Admissions and Evaluation process.

All applicants for Year 2 and older will take a computer-based cognitive ability test CAT4 that is age-group specific and tests your child’s quantitative, verbal, spatial and non-verbal ability. This international standard test has been developed by a team of education experts and is used by leading international schools worldwide.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Renaissance accepts registration throughout the academic year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Over 90% of our students

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, IB Diploma

Results in these examinations

Our IB average is 35 points (2018)

School bus service available

Yes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Renaissance has Student Support Services available.

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:30

Supervised care before/after school

Renaissance offers more than 120 clubs.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Renaissance offers more than 120 clubs.

School provided lunches

Yes. Vietnamese, Korean, Western and Vegetarian options are available.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Vietnamese, Korean, Western and Vegetarian options are available.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

The school has two pools. A small learning pool is next to the Early Years suites. It was designed specifically to allow young children to gain confidence in a swimming pool environment. It is protected from the rays of the sun with a UV-resistant awning. The second is a six-lane, 25m, indoor salt-water pool.
The school also has an Astroturf football field, large grass Sports Field, a gymnasium, a fitness centre and play areas.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Renaissance International School Saigon is one of the leading schools in Saigon and has developed an enviable reputation for providing a quality, student-centred education. It has adopted an International, British based curriculum tailored to meet the diverse needs of its students in Vietnam. The school's academic programme is delivered by highly qualified and enthusiastic teachers. Renaissance's curriculum represents the very best of current practice in the United Kingdom, with an international perspective appropriate to the school's Vietnamese home.

Teaching approach of the school

Renaissance's goal is for its students to achieve the highest academic standards while, at the same time, developing important life skills – concern and compassion for others, the willingness to accept responsibility, and concern and tenacity in pursuit of the truth.
A Renaissance student will develop the self- awareness, skills, knowledge and attitudes to make a positive difference to the world in which they live.

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