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Welcome From Admissions Director

Dear Parents,

I am very pleased to welcome you to our school community at International School Ho Chi Minh City - American Academy (ISHCMC-AA), and my team and I are here to support you with information, through the application process with your child/ren’s school transition to ISHCMC-AA. Our school accepts students from age 11 to age 18, and we provide an authentic and challenging program with an exciting range of activities to ensure students of all ages feel positive, caring, and engaging.

Whether you are making a transition from another country or from another local international school, we work in partnership with parents to ensure your child feels safe, happy and cared for. I am confident that our school offers the finest education available in Ho Chi Minh City. Our school enables you to become a part of the ISHCMC-American Academy international family community, which places a strong emphasis on daily commitment and interaction. For your peace of mind, I encourage you to ask as many questions as you like, and take as much time as you need in order to evaluate our school. I stand ready to assist you with any questions you may have about us.

Modern educational theory indicates that the concept of ‘knowledge’ is obsolete in today’s world. Learning is by far a more important concept on which to base education And so here at ISHCMC-American Academy we teach the skills of how to learn; how to think; how to take control of one’s life; how to care and understand about the social and emotional well-being of others; how to build a sustainable future and how to flourish in the 21st century.

Our commitment to excellence is evident in all areas of school life. We are a fully accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), which means that we have opened our school to the scrutiny of external educational experts. Other areas where our commitment to quality is evident include: the highly respected Syracuse University Advanced Program (SUPA); Advanced Placement Program (AP); certified, quality teachers; leading school for safeguarding.

ISHCMC-American Academy has been serving the Ho Chi Minh City community for 6 years, and is the quality school of choice for many small to large multi-national organizations, and local and expatriates business leaders. Demand for places in our school is high, and waiting lists sometimes exist for some grade levels. For this reason, I would encourage you to complete the application process as early as possible to avoid possible disappointment.

We welcome your inquiry or visit, so please contact me or our admissions office for a personal appointment and a school tour. I look forward to welcoming you into our international school family, home to the Sun Bears, in the very near future.

Best wishes,

Christine Byrne
Director of Admissions

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