1995 - 2001
The ABC International School
(originally the ABC English School)
was established in 1995
The ABC International School (originally the ABC English School) was established in 1995 at a time when Ho Chi Minh City lacked options in international education for children of foreign investors, expatriates and Vietnamese nationals. The school began with 12 students in a playgroup and nursery class and added new classes each year. By 2001 the school catered for 70 children from Playgroup to Year 6, teachers were increasingly recruited from overseas and the school formally began to follow the British National Curriculum. At this time, the school name was altered to the ABC International School to reflect the growth of the school and the increasing cultural diversity of the students and staff. In 2003, the school was registered in the UK with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) and Department for Education(DfES).
2003 - 2005
The school moved into its first
purpose built campus in South
Saigon in 2004
From 2003 onward the school became even more popular and embarked upon a very rapid phase of expansion. The school moved into its first purpose built campus in South Saigon in 2004 and shortly afterwards with a pupil population then exceeding 500 pupils, we moved to the yet larger campus that was known as SS1 and which accommodated the Primary Key Stages. In 2005 the school was accredited by Cambridge Assessment to teach the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Advanced Level examinations. In the same year, the school successfully applied for membership of FOBISIA, later followed by COBIS.
2005 - Present
The opening of a state-of-the
art campus in August 2018
From 2005 pupil numbers continued to grow. At this time the Directors and leadership were careful to plan for further expansion. The culmination of these efforts saw the opening of a state-of-the art campus in August 2018. The school is proud to be acknowledged as one of the very best international schools in Vietnam and Asia. Currently, the ABCIS sends graduating students onwards to leading colleges all around the world offering A Levels, AP and SAT exams.
The school has undergone three BSO inspections, being judged Outstanding in all categories each time. The latter is a group of the most prestigious and best of UK curriculum schools worldwide that each uphold the very highest academic standards and are recognised by the British Government. Similarly, it is the only school in Vietnam to offer examinations from Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) board or to be able to offer the specialist entrance examinations for Medicine and Law to Oxford and Cambridge universities in the UK.