Vietnam’s Leading American International Secondary School

For students aged 11-18 years old

Key Facts About Us



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Average University Scholarship per Senior




We provide a positive, caring and engaging learning community


Delivers a high quality American style education


Inspires a lifelong passion for learning


Enables graduates to gain entrance to quality international institutions


Promotes international and intercultural respect and collaboration


Empowers all to be the best they can

Explore and Experience our wonderful classrooms and community firsthand!

A phone call or visit to our website cannot capture the feeling of visiting our campus and observing our students flourishing at ISHCMC – American Academy. We would be happy to meet with you and your family to discuss our school, admissions process, how we can meet your child’s needs and show you around our world-class facilities.

Why ISHCMC-AA is the Parents' Top Choice

1st to offer SUPA

The Syracuse University Project Advance Program offers university courses and credits to our high school students.

We are the only school in Vietnam to offer early university credits through Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA).

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AP Program

ISHCMC – American Academy has been authorized to offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses by the College Board since the 2012-2013 academic year. In Vietnam in the 2015-2016 academic year, only 6 schools in Ho Chi Minh City and 3 schools in Hanoi were authorized to offer these university-level courses.

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Welcome to ISHCMC - American Academy

A Welcome from Head of School, Nathan Swenson

I always welcome the opportunity to showcase our wonderful school to prospective students and their families, and to the fellow education professionals who frequently visit to find out the secret of our success.

We are a leading American curriculum secondary school in Ho Chi Minh City, inspiring and challenging students aged 11 to 18 years old to achieve personal excellence.

Our highly qualified and dedicated teachers are student-focused, committed to developing each child’s unique interests, abilities, and ambitions. This approach creates a culture of achievement in our close-knit community of over 300 students, demonstrated in our graduates’ U.S. $1m scholarship fund to overseas universities.
We lay the foundations for success with 100% English language immersion and a rigorous American accredited curriculum from age 11. At the same time, we offer an extensive Vietnamese Studies Program to ensure our students maintain their Mother Tongue and cultural roots. ISHCMC – American Academy is proud to be the only school in Vietnam to offer university-level courses through both Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) and Advanced Placement (AP), giving your child unparalleled competitive advantage.

Above excellence in academics, our vision commits us to empowering our students to reach their potential across all endeavors – in the arts, sports, technology, and elsewhere. I welcome you to visit us to experience first-hand what sets ISHCMC – American Academy apart in the world of education.

Mr. Nathan Swenson

Head of School, ISHCMC – American Academy

Parent Testimonials

Mrs. Jennifer Pratt, Principal

“Transitioning to a new school in the school year is a challenging endeavor but for students who really want to be immersed in an American education, experience and language, we’re here to help. With our support teams, we’re able to provide personalized pathways for every new student and have them thrive the minute they walk on campus.”

Ashley Moc Nhien, grade 12

I was nervous when transferring from a Vietnamese school to ISHCMC-AA since it was my first time at an international school. However, I was able to make some great friends and the one-on-one orientation really helped prepare me and my parents for life at ISHCMC-AA. I’m glad we were able to join the school when we did.