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.
Our Primary Years Programme (PYP) offers students aged six to ten the academic advantages of the IB curriculum, along with distinctive benefits unique to The European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS).
A low teacher to student ratio – which allows us to provide a differentiated curriculum with focused attention on the unique needs of each of our students.
Experienced, well-qualified, international faculty. All our teachers are highly trained and have years of experience teaching Primary years. We recruit educators from around the globe, because we believe our students can best understand global citizenship when their teachers are themselves globally representative. Our students also benefit from the expertise of our Vietnamese Teaching Assistants who support the homeroom teachers and students across the entire Primary Section.
An internationally renowned IB PYP curriculum. This esteemed educational programme encourages the development of globally minded, curious and independent learners. At EIS, we prioritise literacy and numeracy in the Primary years, and are making investments in our assessment and reporting practices to continually improve targeted teaching and learning.
A commitment to multilingualism. While English is our language of instruction, PYP students at EIS can also choose to study Vietnamese, German, French or Spanish. We also offer additional language acquisition support to new students with limited, or no English.
We care for the whole child. The rich variety of extracurricular activities offered through our After School Activities programme allows our students to engage in athletic, cultural, artistic, service and instructive past times in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
We strive to make each child feel safe and at home. Our Primary School is an exciting, fun, happy and productive community committed to supporting the growth of vibrant, resilient and successful lifelong learners.
Ikoma Family - From Japan
Elijah attended a preschool in our previous country of posting and a kindergarten in HCMC. Although he was extremely well looked after by his 2 previous schools, trouble was he still could not read. We enrolled him into EIS and within a few months he came home, looked at the TV and said ‘Sony’. There has been no stopping him since. In my past experience in my interaction with EIS’s current leadership and team, it could be hard not to see that a fertile and international environment has been created for which children are nurtured to grow. The built environment of the campus plays a significant and pivotal role to facilitate such growth in the children. Rather than a large institutional building, the facility is scattered into an organic friendly and conducive learning village. This fosters greater interaction amongst all members in the school as well as a healthy dose of vitamin D every now and again. We feel blessed to have found EIS for Elijah and his sisters. It is truly a village of learning and a rare and exemplary educational model, not only academically but socially as well. Creating a valuable community of global citizens for the world.
Tan Family - From Singapore
My family has been part of this community for more than 3 years now and has seen so many positive changes in the school as it continues to grow and expand. What impresses me the most is the Open
Door Policy which applies throughout from the teachers all the way up to the senior management. With
effective communication being so vital I find the schools pro active approach of using additional tools
such as Social Media, Weekly Newsletters and Class Weeblies very impressive I am always up to date
with all the events and happenings. New Ideas are always welcome and we as Parents are included and
encouraged to lead many activities throughout the school year. Excellent examples of these would be
International Language Day, Reading in Class, Family Fun Day and Movie Nights of which I make a point
of attending. Being a multicultural, multination school with 39 Nationalities represented throughout the grades I find their mission statement a true foundation on which the school values are brought to life by all members of EIS faculty. This is in turn instilled into the students from Early Years all the way through to High School. The growth and maturity displayed by the students is clearly visible through their development. Having been expatriated throughout Europe, The Middle East and Asia over the last 13 years in multiple locations my family and I have been exposed to various educational systems. When I was looking for a school for my 2 daughters EIS was the perfect fit, I love the campus with its unique design and clever use of space, the individual villas, the IB curriculum and the language program which is the best in HCMC. I would happily recommend EIS as one of the top Educational Institutions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Fettke Family – From Germany