Saigon South International School

Saigon South International School, 78 Nguyễn Đức Cảnh, Tân Phong, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Saigon South International School (SSIS) is one of the oldest international schools in Vietnam and has earned a reputation for its robust college preparatory program, excellence in teaching and innovation, and the infusion of Core Values into the program and the student experience.

These Core Values – the pursuit of Academic Excellence, a grounding in a Sense of Self, a commitment to Dedicated Service, striving for a Balance in Life, and a heartfelt Respect for All unite us as a school and are at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to the intellectual and personal development of each student, and we believe that our values will help prepare them for a purpose-driven life as a member of an increasingly globalized and changing society. We believe that a rigorous and challenging academic program is an essential preparation for the top colleges and universities around the world. At the same time, we are just as aware that international communities can be transient and we recognize the importance of offering a program which allows for the successful transition for our students to other elementary and secondary schools around the globe.

An American-Style Education

The SSIS curriculum follows an American-style method of education infused with a spirit of inquiry, student engagement and participation. Our curriculum focuses on student centered approaches, with problem solving and critical thinking skills embedded throughout. The emphasis on innovative and independent thinking allows for academic freedom and differences of opinions are valued. SSIS is further distinguished as an American international school in Ho Chi Minh City by our community and a focus on international mindedness.

We believe that our Core Values immeasurably enrich learning. Our students have a clear understanding of themselves and experience a full and rich academic program which includes both curricular and co-curricular offerings. Students feel a responsibility to family, school, community and the world, and take part in community service. Finally, all people are seen as equal in dignity and worthy of respect.

As in all American schools, students will attend three levels of schooling prior to graduation from high school:

  • Early childhood and elementary school (EC – grade 5, ages 3 – 11)
  • Middle school (grades 6 – 8, ages 11 – 14)
  • High school (grades 9 – 12, ages 14 – 18)

If you have any questions or would like more information about the course, please contact us.

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