daily outdoor play times
EIS is authorised by the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organisation as an IB World School. Our IB programme is divided into the Primary Years Programme (Grades 1–5), the Middle Years Programme (Grades 6–10), and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11–12). The IB aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
The IB is world renowned for its high academic standards, commitment to multiculturalism and focus on developing skills that will prepare students for success in future educational endeavours and life in a global world. To learn more about the IB, visit www.ibo.org.
Fostering an Enthusiasm for Learning
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) encourages students to become independent learners, and enables them to make connections between life in school, life at home and life in the world. By helping students to see that learning is connected to life, a strong foundation for future learning is established.
At The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS) we acknowledge learning as a natural component in childhood and therefore we conduct our lessons in ways that are playful, child-friendly and engaging. Children use their imagination to explore, learn and develop their curiosity through play, guided by our experienced practitioners.
Our Early Years programme at EIS encourages students to become independent learners, and enables them to make connections between life in school, life at home and life in the wider world. We believe that helping students see that learning is connected to life helps establish a strong foundation for future success.
Our educators view learning as a natural part of childhood
Our inquiry-based learning approach makes knowledge acquisition playful, engaging and child-friendly. Children use their imagination to explore, learn and develop their understanding through play, guided by our experienced practitioners. Our teachers provide a wide variety of materials, experiences and activities that help children develop skills in all areas including language, motor and social development.
Communication and play provide the foundation for children’s learning
As children engage in meaningful play and inquiry, they become more knowledgeable, confident and creative lifelong learners. “Little Explorers” works within a well-planned curriculum which is designed to enrich and expand children’s experiences as well as supporting their growth and development. We encourage children to be self-directed, confident learners and embrace the importance of inquiry and discovery.
Play provides children with opportunities to explore, discover, create and experiment
It is our aim to prepare children to function well in the world by supporting their social, physical and emotional development. Our programme provides a wide range of opportunities for children to develop their communicative and cooperative skills as well as promoting other essential skills and encompassing literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
“Little Explorers” provides educational programmes for children between the ages of two and five years old:
Toddler Class (Two-Year-Olds)
08:00 – 12.00: Morning programme from Monday to Friday.
08:00 – 14:40: Full day programme from Monday to Friday.
08:00 – 15:50: Extended day programme on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Kindergarten 1 (Three to Four-Year-Olds), Kindergarten 2 (Four to Five-Year-Olds) and Preschool (Five to Six-Year-Olds)
08:00 – 14:40: Full day programme from Monday to Friday.
08:00 – 15:50: Extended day programme on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
We are Spanish family and our kids Valeria (6 years old) and Claudia (4 years old) started in EIS 3 years
ago when we arrived to HCMC. Our experience in the school has been amazing since the beginning and we have always felt as a part of a big EIS community with plenty of activities for the whole family (Xmas fair, Saturday movie nights, TET festival, United Nations day, …) and our kids have really enjoyed a multicultural experience together with teachers, school staff and their colleges from all around the world, they have learnt many things but the most important ones are to understand and valued different cultures, languages, traditions and celebrations. Definitely we will recommend the experience in EIS HCMC and we will miss EIS community.
Butragueno Antolin Family - From Spain
I would like to share with you my experience with EIS. We are a family with 2 children aged 5 and 7 and we have been living in Vietnam for 4 years already. I think I can say that we finally found the school our kids (and also we as parents) really like. EIS has a broad multicultural environment that mixing all possible nationalities. The teachers for both kids are perfect and we even hear their names at home many times. EIS works as a community. We experienced other schools in HCMC as well but at EIS parents are truly part of the school (for sure only if they want themselves). What we also value is accurate but not over-extensive communication from school. You receive all necessary information without being “spammed”. I highly recommend EIS to all families who are moving to HCMC. It is great place to have your kids at school.
Zalio Family - From Czech
Our son Lucian is now in his second year at EIS, in Early Years, and loves it! EIS offers top quality education while maintaining a fantastic community feel. The staff and teachers are professional and caring, and as parents we benefit from excellent, open communication from the school about what is going on, and how our son is progressing. We are super happy that we chose EIS.
Haike Manning – Former Ambassador of New Zealand to Vietnam
Manning Family - From New Zealand