International Schools in Hanoi
For those looking for the best international schools in Hanoi, there are currently 16 to choose from offering a mix of British curriculum, American and IB.
There are four defined education levels in Vietnam: Preschool and kindergarten, Primary, Secondary, University or college. Interestingly, only primary is compulsory so children can finish school at 11 years old!
Living in Hanoi
Hanoi is a busy city with over 8 million people living in this historic capital city. At its centre is the Old Quarter of narrow streets split into different trades or manufacturing.
The cost of living in Hanoi is relatively cheap compared to European countries and the cost of schooling also compares well. As some of the newer international schools in Hanoi come equipped with amazing buildings and facilities, the prices can vary but there is a wide range to find the one that fits your budget. Comparing with other Asian countries, international schools in Hanoi are generally cheaper than Singapore or Hong Kong but more expensive than Bangkok.Getting around Hanoi in the centre is quite easy due to the proximity of all the main attractions. If you travel by car, be prepared to be on full alert as the rules of the road aren’t always followed by everyone! As you can see from the map below, all the international schools are close to the centre of Hanoi so unless you plan to live a long way outside the centre, the school commute shouldn’t be too painful.
Before the ranking, check out our Featured Best Schools in Hanoi:
Where Hanoi international schools are distributed (view our List of International Schools in Hanoi to see a live map):
Best International Schools in Hanoi - Rankings
Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Hanoi school should be in the top 0, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Hanoi, or search by name here.
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Read UNIS Hanoi (United Nations International School) reviews
UNIS Hanoi opened its doors in 1988 for the first time with 12 students in the borrowed classroom of a local high school with a teacher on secondment from UNIS New York - Our first Head of School, Dr Alice Ann Winner.
Today we welcome daily more than 1100 students to our purpose built campus with nearly 70 nationalities and 40 mother tongue groups celebrated in our truly international school. Recognised by the government of Vietnam as a symbol of what is best in international education in the country and in the region, UNIS Hanoi is an outstanding place to work and go to school. United Nations International School Hanoi is a coeducational English-language day school enrolling students from Discovery (for 3 year olds) through Grade 12. The school follows the ideals and principles of the United Nations in action every day.
United Nations International School Hanoi is authorised by the Ministry of Education in Vietnam, accredited by the Council of International Schools, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. It is administered by the Head of School, Jane McGee and governed by a ten-member Board of Directors.
Read The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi reviews
The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi opened in August 2019, bringing world-class international education to Vietnam and becoming the new sister school of the prestigious International School @ ParkCity Kuala Lumpur (ISPKL), established in 2011. The school's mission is to provide world-class international education and create a safe school in which every student is happy and treated as an individual; helping students reach their full potential to become the global leaders of tomorrow.
ISPH’s broad and balanced programmes of study are based on the UK national curriculum, combined with international programmes that are enhanced in numerous ways to best cater for our students and our international context. Students are also prepared for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) at age 16 and Advanced Level (A-Level) examinations at age 18 that allow students entry to the world's top universities.
ISPH is staffed by highly qualified and talented teachers from the UK and around the world, who bring a wide range of international experience and expertise to the school. Small class sizes together with personalised learning approaches ensure each student receives the support or challenge required to thrive and succeed as independent young learners in the 21st Century.
Supportive EAL (English as an Additional Language) and Learning Support programmes help new students quickly develop their level of English, become confident English users and fully immersed in the school's international environment. Additionally, a free CCA (Co-Curricular Activity) programme with a wide range of engaging activities helps students to explore their strengths and talents as well as stimulating creative thought, improving their social and organisational skills.
To ensure the best possible development of students in academics, the arts and sports, ISPH’s campus is equipped with world-class facilities that include a spacious library, a heated Olympic-size indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, basketball and tennis courts, as well as an astro turf sports field and stadium. The school also contains specialist suites for Science, Music and Drama, IT & Technology, and Creative Arts; as well as a medical centre run by International SOS. Our campus allows students to pursue academic excellence and enjoy school, whilst ensuring the very highest levels of health, safety and wellbeing.
Read Concordia International School Hanoi reviews
Concordia International School Hanoi is a private, non-profit, co-educational, international day school with English instruction. Fluency in English is required for entry. EAL support is available.
Concordia is governed by a Board of Trustees, comprised of corporate executives who support and promote Concordia’s development and growth. Concordia International School Hanoi was founded in 2011 as a Preschool to Grade 7 institution and has annually added the next higher grade level.
The first high school graduation took place June 2017. Concordia International School Hanoi is a sister school with Concordia International School Shanghai and Hong Kong International School.
Read Horizon International Bilingual School Hanoi reviews
Horizon International Bilingual School (HIBS) is one of Vietnam’s well known international and bilingual schools, with 2 campuses located in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Horizon International Bilingual School provides effective learning from Kindergarten right through to Cambridge Advanced level, for over 500 students from around 25 countries, aged between 2 and 18 years.
The School follows the Bilingual Programme based on Ministry of Education requirements and Cambridge International Examinations.
Read British International School Hanoi reviews
At British International School (BIS) Hanoi, we take incredible pride in preparing students for the 21st century. We offer extraordinary resources for students to achieve exceptional academic outcomes, develop a global outlook and gain the personal skills needed to thrive in the future.
BIS Hanoi is a state-of-the-art, purpose-built school whose campus boasts exceptional facilities including a dedicated Early Years Centre, a large library, a theatre, an auditorium, a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, a sports hall, and artificial turf playing fields. The school also has specialist suites for STEAM, Science, Computing, Art, Music, Drama and Dance.
The school provides a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum to meet the wide-ranging needs of the students. Staffed by British-qualified and trained teachers with relevant experience, the education on offer is amongst the best available anywhere in the world. The school operates within the framework of the National Curriculum for England. Students are prepared for both the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), allowing them to gain entry to universities around the world.
In 2015, BIS Hanoi was granted membership of FOBISIA – the Federation of British International Schools in Asia, while in 2017 the school became a fully accredited member of CIS - the Council of International Schools, as well as ACS WASC - the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Students at BIS Hanoi can participate in the globally renowned Duke of Edinburgh's International Award, the world's leading youth achievement award. In the summer of 2017, four DP candidates at BIS Hanoi became the first in Vietnam to complete the Gold Award, with an expedition in the highlands of South Korea.
BIS Hanoi is a Nord Anglia Education school. NAE is the world’s leading premium schools organisation - a growing family of 73 international, boarding and private schools are located in 31 countries across the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
At BIS Hanoi, we create opportunities for every student to be great!
Read British Vietnamese International School Hanoi reviews
At the British Vietnamese International School Hanoi (BVIS), we ensure that our students not only gain the knowledge and skills that allow them to study at some of the top universities in the world but also develop values that ensure that they continue to challenge and develop themselves in the future.
Every day, we help students become the successful global leaders of tomorrow, who are comfortable living and working anywhere in the world. At the same time, they will have knowledge of, and take pride in, their own culture and language, representing their own country internationally.
Through our vibrant curriculum, we encourage our students to live lives which are personally and socially fulfilling. Both inside and outside of the classroom, BVIS students develop a love for art, music, dance, theatre and culture which will enrich the whole of their lives. Personal growth and leadership stands at the heart of every student’s experience.
If you were to visit us during a school day, watching the comings and goings of the staff and students, you would observe a great sense of purpose, energy, and a deep enthusiasm. British Vietnamese International School students within our young school are proud of their school and they have a strong sense of belonging.
Read Genesis School reviews
Genesis School Hanoi is an international-standard school, established in 2019-2020 at Tay Ho District, Hanoi Genesis school was started with passions and experiences of Capital House Group leaders.
Genesis school was established with the best resources and expected to nurture generations of students in Vietnam, not only to have responsibilities and civilized acts, but also own a “green” mindset, looking towards sustainable development goals for themselves, for the community and society. Genesis School is proud to be “made by Vietnamese”.
We thirst to bring Vietnamese young generation an international-quality education. In the early stage, we were lucky to have education experts from Vietnam and all around the world willing to contribute knowledges and experiences to build up Genesis school to welcome the first class of students
Read St. Paul American School Hanoi reviews
St. Paul American School Hanoi develops students into self-motivated, critical-thinkers. We guide our students to become adults with integrity and strong moral character. Our students emerge as compassionate and responsible global citizens who value diversity. We expect our students to achieve the highest quality of learning and maximise their individual potential.
We hold high expectations and engage in an inquiry-based approach. Our students collaborate to improve their critical and creative thinking, ability to work effectively with others, and communicate in clear, concise, and compelling ways. This approach facilitates informed decision-making and problem solving. Students recognise their strengths and address their challenges with focus and determination. Students manage their behaviours by making responsible choices.
They build relationships through a wide range of interactions. We provide an environment that promotes social-emotional learning by teaching the importance of character, relationship building, appreciation of diversity, and community building. St. Paul American School Hanoi not only has respect for human dignity, we also expect our students to become stewards of the environment. Our students are prepared, engaged, and empowered to contribute to a successful future.
Read Hanoi International School reviews
Hanoi International School (HIS) is an English medium day-school located in the heart of Hanoi, Vietnam. We are fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. We are also authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.
Our school’s teaching faculty is truly international with over 15 nationalities being represented, with the majority coming from English speaking countries. I myself am from New Zealand and I am honoured to serve in my 15th year as Principal of Hanoi International School. We pride ourselves on being a ‘family’ school with a strong community spirit. As an international school we serve both the transient expatriate population as well as the local community. For students at Hanoi International School who are still acquiring English additional language support (EAL), or ESL support is provided.
Hanoi International School has a strong and highly supportive Parent Teachers Association (PTA) which supports the numerous cultural and social activities and events that take place throughout the year. We are proud to belong to the Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA) through which we offer a range of inter-school sporting and cultural exchanges and tournaments through South-East Asia.
IEYC, IPC, IMYC, English
Read TH SCHOOL CHÙA BỘC CAMPUS – HANOI, VIETNAM reviews
TH School is an independent, non-denominational, co-educational boarding and day school that offers an internationally focused college preparatory education to host national and international students in grades PreK-12. TH School has been authorized by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) to implement a student-centered inquiry-based curriculum, which blends a holistic English language-based international educational experience with essential elements of Vietnamese language, literature, history and civics. TH School imparts the values and attributes of the IPC/IMYC and IB Learner Profiles and is committed to supporting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Other International Schools in Hanoi
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