Welcome From Executive Principal


A day of travelling will bring a basketful of learning. Local proverb


Education is a journey, and at AIS, we look forward to supporting your child whether they are with us for some or all of their schooling. AIS is well-known for the ability, commitment and care of its teaching and administration staff, which ensures that students are fully and carefully prepared for university.  AIS offers a wide range of academic, artistic and creative subjects; and teachers cater for each student individually – guiding them academically and socially.

At AIS, your child is given a high quality, fully accredited international education, whether they be in Kindergarten, Primary and Secondary School, or about to graduate. The School does this by identifying and supporting the particular academic, social, emotional and physical needs and abilities of each student. In Kindergarten and Primary School, we teach the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme; in Years 7-11, we teach the highly regarded University of Cambridge Secondary Programme with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE); and in the Senior School we teach the IB’s Diploma Programme, which is the most widely recognised and accepted international school accreditation in the world. As a result of this rigorous curriculum framework, with its high expectations and standards, AIS graduates are offered places at top 100 universities across the world.

AIS has three kindergartens, two primary schools and one secondary school, all in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City, and the facilities of the School’s purpose-built campuses are outstanding.  These facilities include wonderful science labs, Art, Music, Design & Technology studios, and a comprehensive digital platform for BYOD and computer based learning. In addition, there is a large auditorium and exhibition areas; two 25m salt-water swimming pools; two “learn to swim” wading pools; two outdoor basketball and tennis courts; two astroturf soccer fields and a huge air-conditioned indoor gymnasium. Our Kindergarten facilities have their own enclosed and secure landscaped playgrounds.

Beyond the classroom, AIS offers your children a wide range of opportunities. Camps in Years 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 to regional and international destinations; local and international sports competitions (including the annual Australian International Schools Association meet); and extra-curricular activities like music, debating, chess, swimming, soccer and basketball are all important in teaching our students valuable social, strategy and leadership skills, while ensuring that they lead balanced and well-rounded lives. These opportunities provide children with the confidence to achieve their potential.  AIS is also a very community-focused school, with many events throughout the year, not just for our own community, but often focussed on supporting others in Vietnam and the wider region. The School is well-known for its support of the Loreto Foundation and the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.

The wide ranging and comprehensive AIS program, with its focus on high expectations, thinking critically, effort and soft skills, prepares students to enter university successfully, no matter where in the world they wish to go. The School specifically assists senior students in their university entrance.

With over 1,100 students from over 40 countries, AIS is a truly international community.  All tuition is in English, and comprehensive language training and support is provided to those students for whom English is a second language.

As parents, choosing a school is one of the most important decisions we can make for our children.  When you partner with AIS, you chose a school that is genuinely committed to providing children with the skills and abilities needed to ‘lead to a bright future.’ The staff and I staff look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to AIS.

Dr. Roderick Crouch
Executive Principal