FAQ’s

Our teachers are our most valuable asset. We recruit internationally qualified and highly experienced teachers. They are enthusiastic, committed, creative and passionate about teaching children. They are familiar with contemporary teaching approaches and strategies; with using Information Technology as an integral component of the curriculum; and they are committed to working in partnership with parents.  Our teachers are from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America and the United Kingdom.

There are over 1000 students at AIS from 38 different nationalities.

At Kindergarten and in Primary Years (ie up to Year 6), AIS teaches the IB Primary Years Programme.

In the Middle School, we teach the University of Cambridge Secondary Programme with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

In the Senior School, we offer students the IB Diploma Programme.

All students receive a ‘stationary kit’ at post enrolment. Textbooks are available for students from the Library or class teachers. The School Shop will also have the most current and relevant textbooks available for purchase.

Route 1:

District 2 and Ward 26 & 27 Binh Thanh District:  VND 20,320,000 per student per Academic Year.

Route 2:

Districts 1, 3, 7, 9, Thu Duc District and the remaining wards of Binh Thanh District: VND 27,090,000 per student per Academic Year.

Route 3:

Districts 5, 10, 11, Tan Binh, Go Vap and Phu Nhuan District: VND 29,350,000 per student per Academic Year

Route 4:

Districts 4, 6, 8, Tan Phu and Nha Be District (at least 5 students on trip): Price at the time the route is set

AIS offers a comprehensive extra curricular activities programme. Some of these activities include: English Language Classes, music tuition, sporting and cultural opportunities, such as football, swimming and dance.  On Saturdays, we also run an English Language programme for students who wish to improve their academic English proficiency.

AIS is a K-13 school. Our Kindergarten “Dynotots” programme caters for children from 2 to 4 years old. The Primary School is for children is between 5 and 10 years of age and the Middle & Senior School covers the 11 to 18 age group.

AIS follows the northern hemisphere calendar.

The Academic year breaks into 4 Terms or 2 Semesters.

Semester 1: August to December

  • Term 1: August to October
  • Term 2: October to December

Semester 2: January to June

  • Term 3: January to March
  • Term 4: April to June

For further details, please see the School Calendar

Class sizes vary (maximum of 20 to 28) depending on the Year Level.

Our teaching assistants are Vietnamese.

Every bus has an assistant as well as the bus driver.  They are responsible for ensuring that students ride, and board and get off the bus safely.