Top 10 Best International Schools in Hanoi, Vietnam

Top 10 Best International Schools in Hanoi, Vietnam

International Schools in Hanoi

If you are looking for the best international schools in Hanoi, there are 22 to choose from offering a mix of British curriculum, American and IB. We rank them based on reviews from parents, teachers and pupils.

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.

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Before the ranking, check out our Featured Best Schools in Hanoi:

British International School Hanoi

 BIS is great school for parents looking for a school with passionate teachers  

British International School Hanoi  logo

Ages
2 to 18

Curriculum
British curriculums, IGCSE, IB

Primary Language
English

Dwight School Hanoi

 The campus feels light, bright, clean, and energetic!  

Dwight School Hanoi logo

Ages
3 to 18

Curriculum
IB

Primary Language
English

The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi

 My children's teachers are all great and really understanding.  

The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi logo

Ages
3 to 18

Curriculum
English, IPC

Primary Language
English

Westlink International School

 There is something magical about this school  

Westlink International School logo

Ages
5 to 18

Curriculum
IB

Primary Language
English


Where Hanoi international schools are distributed (view our List of International Schools in Hanoi to see a live map):

Best international schools in Hanoi

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.


British International School Hanoi  logo British International School Hanoi  

5.0 from 9 reviews

Curriculum

British curriculums, IGCSE, IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

British International School Hanoi Who We Are and What We Do

At BIS Hanoi, we’re committed to educational excellence. Your child will achieve their very best, inspired by one-of-a-kind learning experiences, technology-enriched facilities, and our world-class teachers.
Our thriving school community – where everybody is treated with integrity, care, and respect - fosters a culture of success, ensuring our students consistently achieve outstanding results. This takes them wherever they want to go in life – including the world’s top universities.

Our Curriculum

• 2 to 5 years old: Early Years Foundation Stage
• 5 to 11 years old: English National Curriculum and International Primary Curriculum
• 11 to 16 years old: Enriched English National Curriculum and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
• 16 to 18 years old: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)

What makes us special

1. Our Membership in The Nord Anglia Group of Schools
As members of the NAE Family, we leverage connections with Juilliard, UNICEF, Global Campus, and MIT, enhancing our educational offerings to provide a forward-thinking and globally impactful authentic learning experience.

2. Our Commitment to Excellence
Your child will enjoy a top-notch, personalized education that goes beyond academics. With our unique curriculum blend, we foster global excellence and instil values like integrity, care, and respect. Plus, our culture of continuous improvement ensures ongoing growth and development.

3. Our Distinct Curriculum Igniting Passions And Ensuring Success
At BIS Hanoi, your child is equipped for success in any path they choose. Our primary education nurtures gradual growth towards independence and confidence. In lower secondary, they explore passions with unparalleled opportunities across diverse subjects. At the highest secondary level, we meticulously prepare them for higher education with the globally acclaimed IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). We also expand perspectives and develop skills with diverse experiences, including excursions, community service, and competitions. We ensure they leave with everything they need for a bright and fulfilling future.

4. Our World Class Teachers Committed To Your Child’s Growth And Happiness
We're proud to have an amazing team – not just skilled teachers, but caring and dedicated educators. Our teachers foster a challenging yet supportive environment, helping students grow and embrace our values. We invest in their ongoing development, offering exceptional training and global collaboration opportunities to ensure they stay at the forefront of educational excellence.

5. Our Dedication To Innovation
Our dedication to innovation is reflected in the cutting-edge learning spaces we provide for advanced education. In our dynamic school environment, our children stretch and grow as digital natives from a very young age. We embrace technology uniquely, enhancing learning, and developing every child's digital smarts and intuition so they feel empowered to make the best choices online and in life.

6. Our Bis Hanoi Family
When you become part of BIS Hanoi, you join our worldwide community of students, parents,
teachers, and staff. We all share a common goal: ensuring the best possible experience for your
child. Families appreciate our social and connect sessions calendar, where they can engage in
their child's education and connect with other like-minded families.

Our Facilities at BIS Hanoi

The outstanding facilities and creative spaces found throughout the BIS Hanoi learning campus inject a sense of excitement into every lesson and every school day:
• State-of-the-art STEAM facilities bring your child's learning to life as they explore new technologies in the Maker Space room (including laser cutter and 3D printer), science lab, and dedicated science classrooms.
• Indoor and outdoor sports areas support healthy bodies and minds - including two outdoor football turfs, a multi-level sports hall, a 25-metre swimming pool, and a shaded multipurpose sports area.
• Dedicated areas for performing arts such as the dance studio, music classrooms, auditorium, and soundproof music practice rooms.
• The school library fosters a genuine love for exploration and adventure through reading. Students at BIS Hanoi love this peaceful and pensive environment which supports both independent learning and focused collaboration with friends.
• A vibrant Early Years campus brims with play areas that support sensory activities and learning through play for our youngest students, including a purpose-built learning swimming pool, indoor play area and gym, as well as a dedicated library and reading area.

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Horizon International Bilingual School Hanoi 

5.0 from 8 reviews

Curriculum

English,Vietnamese

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

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.

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British Vietnamese International School Hanoi 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

English, EYFS, International Primary, IGCSE, A-level

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Max Class Size

25

Description

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.

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United Nations International School of Hanoi 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

22

Description

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.

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Dwight School Hanoi logo Dwight School Hanoi 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

Dwight School Hanoi Dwight School Hanoi personalizes the education journey to ignite the spark of genius in every child. By kindling the interests of our students, the School develops inquisitive, knowledgeable, self-aware, ethical citizens who can thrive anywhere in the world. Dwight Schools are IB World Schools with a rich history, which dates back to 1872 when we opened our first school.

Dwight’s inspiring faculty encourage students to believe in their own talents, pursue their passions, and take intellectual risks through the IB. No other curriculum fits better with our mission of igniting the spark of genius in every child — and our vision of educating critical thinkers and innovative global leaders. The academic breadth and depth of the IB are simply unparalleled, which is why it is recognized worldwide as the “gold standard” in college preparation.

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Genesis School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

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

Curriculum

American

Primary Language

English

Ages

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. 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.

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The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi logo The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English, IPC

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

25

Description

The International School @ ParkCity Hanoi 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.

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Hanoi International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

English,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

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 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.

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Westlink International School logo Westlink International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

5 to 18

Description

Westlink International School Westlink International School (WIS) is part of a growing number of schools worldwide owned by the International Schools Partnership (ISP). It benefits from the insights, practices and resources of a network of 70+ schools in 20+ countries around the world, to ensure all children experience Amazing Learning.

The student will join the International Program (WIS) that combines US Common Core Standards with the world-renowned International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. The curriculum includes a combination of core subjects such as English, Mathematics and Science, with specialist areas such as Art, Music, ICT, PE and Drama and focuses on developing both essential knowledge as well as professional skills such as critical thinking and an international outlook. This ensures that students are fully equipped and prepared to successfully enter university anywhere across the world.

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Other International Schools in Hanoi

There are 14 other international schools in Hanoi that didn't make it into our Top 0, either because they didn't have enough reviews or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the Top 0, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.

School Curriculum Rating
Global International School International 5.0 / 5
TH SCHOOL CHÙA BỘC CAMPUS IEYC, IPC, IMYC, English 4.9 / 5
Wellspring International Bilingual School English, American, Vietnamese 4.9 / 5
TH SCHOOL HÒA LẠC CAMPUS IMYC, English 4.8 / 5
Concordia International School Hanoi American 4.7 / 5
Singapore International School @ Gamuda Gardens English, Singaporean 4.7 / 5
Vietnam-Australia School, Hanoi English, Vietnamese 4.6 / 5
Singapore International School @ Van Phuc English, Singaporean 4.6 / 5
Brendon Primary School English, Vietnamese 4.5 / 5
The International School of Vietnam English,IB 4.4 / 5
Singapore International School @ Ciputra Singaporean,English 4.4 / 5
The Olympia Schools Vietnamese,American 4.2 / 5
Hanoi Academy International Bilingual School English,Vietnamese 3.8 / 5
Gateway International School American 2.9 / 5

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