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IB and Canadian curriculums
Ages 4 to 18

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CurriculumsIB and Canadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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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 21 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 319,930,000 ₫
to: 732,094,000 ₫
Address: Road 23, Phu My Hung, Tan Phu Ward, D.7, HCMC Vietnam
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

88 : 12

Max. number of students per class

Kindergarten: 17 per class
Grade 1 - 3: 22 per class
Others: 25 per class

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language (ESL)
English Language Learning (ELL)
English as an Additional Language Learning (EAL)

Additional language classes offered by the school

English, Vietnamese, French, Korean

Use of technology in the classroom

Latest and most appropriate technologies and well-maintained devices

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

The school’s intention is to help students study and complete their work at school. The amount of homework is dependent on each student’s ability. Also, teachers encourage students to read more books for self-development.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

OSSD English & Math assessment (for CIS)
English Language Proficiency Testing (Ontario STEP program & CEFR)
Other additional assessments (for IBDP)
Math Reference (for IBDP)
Language Reference (for IBDP)

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Students with suspected special needs will be reviewed for limited accommodations and modifications. The school is not able to receive students with moderate or severe special needs. The Special Educational Needs (SEN) teacher or school counsellor will review these admissions with final approval from the school principal.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Global Issues Network Clubs (GIN Clubs)
International Spring Fair
University Fair
Halloween Event
Teacher's Day Celebration
Christmas concerts
GIN Christmas Fun Fair
GIN Saigon Conference
Spirit Week
CIS Prom

School provided lunches


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


Sports activities included

Physical Education

Sports facilities at the school

Kindergarten Indoor & Outdoor Playgrounds
Swimming pool
Soccer field
Indoor basketball court
Gym room

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Canadian International School - Vietnam is an inclusive community committed to the development of future leaders. Built on academic achievement, service learning, global citizenship, inquiry, reflection, and the balance of mind and body, it challenges all members of its community to be active, lifelong learners.

Teaching approach of the school

Canadian International School System is an educational system whose objective is to develop future generations of passionate, enthusiastic, creative, proactive students who persevere to successfully realize their goals. Students are educated with the necessary knowledge and important skills to succeed and be happy in this growing, moving and challenging world.

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