What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
What are some examples of these schools?
British International School (BIS), International School of Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), Australian
International School (AIS), Academic Colleges Group (ACG) International School, Saigon South
International School (SSIS), German International School (GISS); French, Japanese and Korean
International Schools are also available.
Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
Yes, there is, but the situation is improving. There are new schools coming up and the older ones are expanding. Contact Crown Ho Chi Minh City for assistance in selecting and applying to a school.
Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
Yes, nurseries, kindergartens and many play groups are available. There are some preschools that are part of the international schools (nursery). You also have SmartKids International Childcare
How are most kids transported to and from school?
Most children are transported by family car or school transport
When does the typical school year start and end?
The school year starts at the end of August and ends in late June, but this varies depending on the school.
Is there anything else I should know about local schools?
Normally, expatriates do not send their kids to the local schools due to the different level of education and curriculum and the language difficulties. The international schools are preferred by expatriates. Contact Crown if you have any questions, as we work very closely with the school to provide you accurate and up-to-date information.
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