At European International School Ho Chi Minh City (EIS), learning and personal growth continue long after the day’s lessons have ended. We aim to provide our students with opportunities to develop their natural talents, build confidence, practice a healthy lifestyle and expand their world view.
The Dutch School Saigon (Nederlandse School Saigon) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was founded in 1998. The school offers a Dutch language and culture teaching programme aimed at Dutch speaking children between 3 and 18 years old. Our curriculum enables pupils to re-enter Dutch language education in the Netherlands or Belgium upon their return from Vietnam.
The Dutch School is based in the European International School (EIS). We have a great relationship with EIS and we have our own dedicated classroom, called the Dutch House. On events like United Nations Day, Christmas Fair, International Language Day and Dutch King’s Day, we enjoy collaborating closely with our generous host school.
Our school is associated with the foundation of Dutch Education Abroad (Stichting NOB), an organization providing pedagogical/didactical guidance as well as managerial advice to over 200 similar Dutch Language and Culture schools worldwide. In addition, our school is supervised by inspectors from the Dutch Ministry of Education.
For the majority of our pupils, Dutch is their first language. Our aim for these pupils is to enable them to retain their native language skills on a level as close as possible to their peers in the Netherlands or Belgium. Children with at least one Dutch speaking parent, can enroll in our school.
As in most Dutch Language and Culture schools abroad, we retain the same vision:
Ikoma Family - From Japan
Shichiji Family - From Japan
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
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