A Brief History

AIS first opened its doors in August 2006 with a Secondary campus in District 3 of Ho Chi Minh City. It was founded by        Mr Nigel Russell and Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy in response to the increasing demand and lack of choice at that time for high quality international education in Ho Chi Minh City.

ACG International School Vietnam was founded and built by the Academic Colleges Group (ACG) in 2006 and opened in 2007. The impressive purpose built school is located in Thu Thiem at 264 Mai Chi Tho.

With excellent teachers and relentless investment in teaching and learning resources, the two schools quickly grew to over 500 students at each school.

In 2013, the Australian International School and ACG International School Vietnam merged to become one school, called “Australian International School” (AIS). The School is now one of the top IB World Schools in Vietnam with over 1200 students from 40 different nationalities at 3 campuses in District 2. AIS is known for its holistic education and a nurturing learning environment. Our goal is to help every one of our students unleash their potential so they can build bright futures.

AIS is a member of ACG Education, New Zealand’s largest private education supplier with over 50 campuses in NZ, Indonesia and Vietnam (www.acgedu.com). The Group’s main goals are to provide excellent academic outcomes from quality teaching and a superior quality of service.

AIS has been an International Baccalaureate world school for many years, teaching both the Primary Years and Diploma Programmes. It is also fully authorised by Cambridge Assessment. In 2018, AIS received its full accreditation from the Council of International schools. AIS is also a member of the Australian International Schools Association (AISA) which includes Australian international schools across south east Asia and the Middle East. Now more than 10 years old, AIS continues to go from strength to strength and AIS alumni both successfully enter, and graduate from some of the leading universities in the world.