Top 10 Best International Schools in Hanoi

Top 10 Best International Schools in Hanoi

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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.

International Schools in Hanoi

There are four defined education levels in Hanoi: 

- Preschool and kindergarten 

- Primary

- Secondary

- University or college

Interestingly, only primary is compulsory so children can finish school at 11 years old!

For expats living in Hanoi, there are around 15 schools to choose from. Below is a map of where the Hanoi international schools are located.

Best Schools Hanoi

You can see a a live map and the full directory of international schools in Hanoi or the top 10 below.

Best International Schools Hanoi - Rankings

Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Hanoi school should be in the top 10, 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 choose their next school. You can find your school in the Hanoi schools directory, or search by name here.


TH School 

5.0 from 9 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

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.

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United Nations International School Hanoi 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
DESCRIPTION

In 1988 UNIS Hanoi opened its doors 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. UNIS 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. UNIS 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.

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Genesis School 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 11
DESCRIPTION

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

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St. Paul American School Hanoi 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:American Primary Language:English
Age Range:4 to 18 Max Class Size:25
DESCRIPTION

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. We not only have 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.

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Concordia International School Hanoi  

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:American Primary Language:English
Age Range:4 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Concordia 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 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.

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Hanoi International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English,IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:4 to 18 Max Class Size:30
DESCRIPTION

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 HIS who are still acquiring English additional language support (EAL), or ESL support is provided. We have 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.

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Horizon International Bilingual School (HIBS) Hanoi Campus 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English,Vietnamese Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Horizon International Bilingual School 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.

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The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi  

5.0 from 4 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:5 to 13
DESCRIPTION

ISPH opens this August with the mission and vision of becoming the country’s premier international school, following the same path as ISPKL, our sister school in Malaysia. We are delighted to be embarking on this exciting and rewarding journey for a second time, and to have the opportunity to do so here in beautiful Vietnam. I hope our website helps introduce you to our superb new campus and facilities, and gives you an overview of our curriculum and academic structures.

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British International School Hanoi  

5.0 from 4 reviews
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Curriculum:English,IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

At British International School Hanoi we take education very seriously. Our students will leave school and enter a very competitive world where they will need all their academic ability, strength of character and personal skills to be happy and successful. We provide a rigorous but nurturing environment in which our students will become active and capable citizens of tomorrow. 1 in 3 of our students goes on to attend the world's top universities. Students graduating from BIS Hanoi will be confident in the knowledge that they have been well prepared for a smooth transition to the university system of any country.

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British Vietnamese International School Hanoi 

4.6 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
DESCRIPTION

At the British Vietnamese International School (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, 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. I invite you to come and visit us, and see for yourself something of this treasure.

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This is just the first few schools listed according to their review scores. There are plenty more amazing schools in our database.

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