About AISVN

Greetings from the Head of School

Mr. Barry Sutherland

Dear Parents,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the American International School Vietnam (AISVN) website.

If you are applying to enroll your child in AISVN this year, you have made the right decision. I hope you will take some time to look around our website and see for yourself what makes AIS a great choice for an international school in Ho Chi Minh City.

At AISVN, each student is prepared for leadership in our global community while maintaining a strong set of values based on their cultural heritage. The AISVN student body is 90% Vietnamese and we are very proud to provide a rigorous international IB education sustained by Vietnamese family values. We support our high standards with a variety of programs -- preeminently our English As An Additional Language Program -- and teaching strategies that ensure we identify and address the learning needs of each and every child because we know that every child can learn.

Established in 2006, AISVN has grown from serving children on four campuses in our first years to serving more than 1,200 students today, ranging from Pre-K to Grade 12. Our expansive campus provides the facilities and space to enable our continued growth and a beautiful learning environment.

Our commitment and experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is evident from the success of our students and graduates. AISVN graduates go on to study at top universities around the world, and our alumni gather regularly to network and exchange ideas.

Our teachers are specially trained IB educators who want to work at a school known for its academic excellence and emphasis on professional development. At AISVN, your child will receive a rigorous education, based on international best teaching practices, provided by highly motivated and certified teaching professionals.

The IB programme is recognized worldwide, and so you can be reassured that the education your child receives at AIS is portable, respected and highly valued. Another important factor is quality control. AISVN is externally authorized by the IB as well as by the Council of International Schools (CIS) in Europe and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the US.

Each year is an exciting year of learning and growth at AISVN. We continue to meet and exceed the standards set by our three external accrediting agencies; to achieve the goals of our strategic plans and to constantly review and further develop our academic programme and offerings. We are a results-oriented organization where every member of our team is accountable for supporting our students and their families. We will always seek ways to improve student learning, manage our resources prudently and look for areas of partnership with the local Vietnamese community. Service learning and student agency will continue to be a mainstay of the AIS learning environment.

As you continue exploring our website, take notice of the activities and communities that grow out of AISVN. We are more than an academic institution; we are a community!

Feel free to contact me with questions you may have. If you are in Ho Chi Minh City, please stop by our Admissions office and learn more about what we can offer your family.

Best regards,

Barry Sutherland
Head of School

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