International School Saigon Pearl

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a world-class elementary international school for children aged 18 months to 11 years old in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Our rigorous American curriculum provides a seamless transition to our secondary schools.

Ages taught:

1 — 11

School type:



  • Day
  • Flexi Boarding
  • Weekly Boarding
  • Full Boarding


  • American Curriculum


Tien Lam

Job title:

Admissions Executive

Accreditations and memberships:

  • Council of International Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
School Website

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International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is a world class Elementary School with our students continuing their High School education at ISHCMC American Academy. Our school is centered on the ethos of building caring relationships with each child and family. In our nurturing school environment, we offer an academically rigorous American curriculum which develops students as adaptive, thoughtful and active global citizens. ISSP is a candidate school for accreditation by the largest American accreditation agency in Asia, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Senior management

Mr. Steve Alexander, Principal
Ms. Rae Lang, Deputy Principal

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School description

The International School Saigon Pearl provides an American curriculum for children aged 18 months to 11 years old. Our community is founded on values that create a welcoming multicultural environment. Through English immersion, our students are nurtured to achieve measurable academic excellence and become confident learners equipped with the life skills necessary to become model global citizens. 

We will consciously develop the breadth of learning opportunities for every child through English instruction, to strengthen academic excellence set in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Our commitment to the recruitment, professional development and strong support of our teaching staff is reflected in the excellent results we consistently achieve.

Open-minded and curious, our teachers never stop learning. We prioritize their continuous professional development using the latest practices from leading educators. Only in this way can we ensure adherence to our professional standards, expectations and reputation. 


An Introduction to ISSP

Term dates

  • 2017/2018
  • 09/08/17 - 13/10/17
  • 23/10/17 - 15/12/17
  • 09/01/18 - 16/03/18

Academic information

Curriculum followed:

  • American Curriculum

Sports and extra-curricular activities


We recognize the importance of sports participation and regular physical activity, not only in improving strength and fitness, but also for its positive effects in increasing self-esteem, mood, and concentration. All ISSP elementary students participate in our extensive swimming program, where specialist instructors teach children to refine stroke proficiency and build their strength and core stamina to swim with ease and efficiency over greater distances.

Extra-curricular activities:

We are committed to the development of the whole child, addressing students' social, physical, emotional and cultural needs with equal importance to their academic needs. Our extensive After School Activities Program of over 25 interest groups and sporting clubs, including competitive swimming and basketball teams, allows our students to explore their talents and enhance their creative, cultural and athletic capabilities with like-minded students.
Activities take place after school in fixed time slots, and include opportunities in cooking, karate, computer skills, student leadership, choir, and dance.


Admission process:

The only way to really understand the ethos and success of ISSP is for your family to meet with us to discuss your child, our school, our admissions process and to show you around. We aim to make the admissions process a pleasant, straightforward experience. We offer rolling admissions, allowing entry throughout the year, provided space is available.

Admission and language criteria:

Free English language support for non-native speakers is available through our extensive English as Additional Language (EAL) program. Designed to meet the academic needs of students at various levels of the acquisition process, our EAL program improves students’ abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking.



Tien Lam

Job title:

Admissions Executive

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92 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Ward 22, Binh Than District


Ho Chi Minh City

Post/Zip Code:

Ward 22


+84 8 2220 1790

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