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American International School of Vietnam (AISVN) Ho Chi Minh City
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About American International School of Vietnam (AISVN)


At American International School of Vietnam (AISVN), each student is prepared for leadership in our global community while maintaining a strong set of values based on their cultural heritage. The AISVN student body is 90% Vietnamese and we are very proud to provide a rigorous international IB education sustained by Vietnamese family values. We support our high standards with a variety of programs -- preeminently our English As An Additional Language Program -- and teaching strategies that ensure we identify and address the learning needs of each and every child because we know that every child can learn.

Established in 2006, AISVN has grown from serving children on four campuses in our first years to serving more than 1,200 students today, ranging from Early Years (3 year olds) to Grade 12. Our expansive campus provides the facilities and space to enable our continued growth and a beautiful learning environment.

Our commitment and experience with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is evident from the success of our students and graduates. AISVN graduates go on to study at top universities around the world, and our alumni gather regularly to network and exchange ideas.

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Curriculum

American, IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

4 to 18

Max Class Size

Unknown

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32 Reviews of American International School of Vietnam (AISVN)

Average Ratings

Overall 4.13
Facilities 3.26
Academics 3.19
Teachers 3.33
Sports 3.33
Music & Arts 3.56
Science & Tech 3.59

Reviewer Nationalities

Japanese (1) American (4) Australian (1) British (1) Vietnamese (16)

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Xuân Nguyễn Hân Linda, 26/02/2024 @ 18:18:40
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The good things about this school is that it had has classrooms on many floors. The classroom is large, has air conditioning, a projector, speakers, whiteboards and other equipment needed for teaching. 80% of the teachers here are experienced with creative and easy-to-learn teaching methods. The curriculum is quite good and reasonable. The negative things about this school is that 20% of teachers here are extremely time-consuming, coming in 15 minutes late, playing 20 minutes late and leaving 30 minutes early. However, these teachers whose come late for class are willing to accept to complains and improve

Jamila Evrard, 26/02/2024 @ 11:41:03
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I'am a former foreigner staff of this school and this school had really terrible Human Resource Management skills and treat employees horribly as well as parents terrible, which causes me and my family to quit and leaves this school forever and never return. To other foreigner staffs and those whose planning to have your child study here: do NOT work there and do not send your child here . They refuse to provide documents for your visas or resident card and work permit, which is required by law. You cannot work for a school unless they provide the documents required to get a work permit. The government and the school made me get a mental health just because I'am a foreigner check which cost a lot, all for nothing. They make you come to events and activities early in the morning and late at night, and then refuse to pay for it and the staff at events treat us foreigners horribly. They don't let us yawn because we're sleepy because they wake us up late at night and early in the morning to go to events, and didn't bother to give foreigner staff a company pension. This place is super sketchy, illegal shenanigans all over. Hope the department of labor cracks down on them. I also once have my children study at this school and they graduate in 2021. In the contract the school has with my family and the other parents, the loan is interest-free and 100% supportive to both parents and children, and the school will pay it within 90 days after the students move to another school or finish their 12th grade, but many parents including us haven't received zero-interest loans from them to let our children study for free. That why I leaves and quit the school with my children and never return to work as a staff again and decided at another university in Chicago instead

Hoàng Quân Thành Thiên, 23/02/2024 @ 16:24:12
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My son had graduate in 2023, but the school pay us nothing when our finish 12 grade as promise . In the contract the school has with my family and the other parents, the loan is interest-free and 100% supportive to both parents and children, and the school will pay it within 90 days after the students move to another school or finish their 12th grade, but many parents including us haven't received zero-interest loans from them to let our children study for free. They even failed to deliver things that we brought from the Eagle Shop. I brought some objects from Eagle Shop and they failed to deliver it to our house on dates. When we ask what happen, they outright negatively insult us and blames us for problems that wasn't our fault in the first place but the school's fault Not all of the teachers and substitutes are equally qualified and committed to their profession. Some of them lack the skills and the passion to deliver engaging and effective lessons. They tend to finish their classes on time and leave without caring much about the students' learning outcomes. They do not monitor the students' progress or provide them with constructive feedback. They also do not manage the classroom well and allow disruptive behaviors to go unchecked. My big question : How can a school with such a great infrastructure have such poor teaching quality? How can a school with such a challenging curriculum have such low student engagement? How can a school with such a diverse community have such little respect for each other? How can a school with such high tuition fees have such low standards for excellence?

Thành Tông An Síng , 18/02/2024 @ 09:48:11
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Substandard quality of education and extremely low quality of teachers; most of them are abusive and prefer other students over some other students . Classes and courses were slow, unhelpful and barely teaches you the basics of what you need to know. And the food quality here is not great, sometimes having hair inside. The food was so bad that I and my classmates lose our lunch preemptively.

Phạm Mỹ Huệ , 16/02/2024 @ 15:10:54
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AISVN is such an amazing place. The school has full facilities and excellent teaching programs and amazing learning experiences. Helps students not only develop more knowledge but also physically. The food and drink in the canteen were equal to that of 5-star hotels and are super delicious. Our children feel secure when arrived and study here. They looks forward to going every day, and always has so much to share afterward. The children learn all about art, nature, music, different cultures, as well as getting a strong foundation in letters and numbers.

Lan Trần, 15/02/2024 @ 11:57:55
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Our family chose AISVN International school for many reasons. At the top of our list were the world cultures focus and dual language opportunities that the school provides for our children in their daily life. At AISVN, our children is able to grow and learn in an environment that is accepting and open. Learning two languages allows them to engage in a way that shows them there is more to the world than their local surroundings. We also love that the AISVN team takes the time to understand the children and adapt learning activities to fit their learning profiles. We couldn’t be happier with the program and are excited to grow with AISVN.

Vân Phượng Nguyễn, 15/02/2024 @ 10:07:33
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My children had moved in the school since the year 2020s but the school pay us nothing. In the contract the school has with my family and the other parents,the loan is interest-free, and the school will pay it within 90 days after the students move to another school or finish their 12th grade, but many parents including us haven't received zero-interest loans from them to let our children study for free and they even failed to deliever things that we brought from the Eagle Shop. I brought some objects from Eagle Shop and they failed to delievery it to our house on dates. When we ask what happen, they outright negatively insult us and blames us for problems that wasn't our fault in the first place but the school's fault

Nick Tuấn Minh Nguyễn, 09/02/2024 @ 16:08:31
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Positive aspects: At AISVN, the student and parent community is highly commendable. The students consistently display politeness, enthusiasm for learning, and a delightful sense of humor. The school maintains a favorable work-life balance, and its teaching spaces are spacious and accommodating. Furthermore, the provision of bussing services for students and staff contributes to convenience and accessibility. Notably, Ho Chi Minh City serves as an appealing and enjoyable place to reside. Areas of concern: In the upcoming academic year, AISVN will undergo significant changes in its leadership team, generating uncertainties regarding the implications of this transition. The roles affected include the Head of School, who will be promoted from the Secondary Principal position, the Secondary Principal, the DP Coordinator (due to maternity leave), the MYP Coordinator, the PYP Coordinator, and the introduction of two new Secondary Vice Principals. Parents accused school of dodging debts. As stated in the contract, the loan is interest-free, and the school will pay it within 90 days after the students move to another school or finish their 12th grade. However, multiple parents have claimed that the American International School Vietnam (AISVN) in HCMC took out zero-interest loans from them to let their children study for free but had failed to deliver as promised.

Khánh Vy, 09/02/2024 @ 16:03:09
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This school is extremely bad to it's very core and is filled with organised stalkers of the most deranged form. My assignment work is filled with elicitations invoking attempts at covert psychological abuse and torture, it's like the material was written by an autistic psychopath. They are like reverse social justice warriors, as they ALWAYS choose to impersonate people who have done horrible things to me and use elicitations in the learning material trying to invoke past traumas about people from the past. It's very devious and clearly orchestrated by some form of autistic psychopath. The avenues for student support just plain suck, this is also an avenue where the "team" will impersonate people also and create more avenues for the attempts at abuse, it's pathetic. What's worse is people actually get into debt for these things and we basically pay for our own torture. And that not all if you read the news this school have been acussed by parents for dodging debts. As stated in the contract, the loan is interest-free, and the school will pay it within 90 days after the students move to another school or finish their 12th grade, but parents end receiving zero-interest loans from them to let their children study for free but had failed to deliver as promised. I was one of them, I graduate the school in 2023 and as stated in the contract when I graduate the school have to pay my family the money back but the school has paid us nothing

Fanit Renee Hoa Trần, 04/02/2024 @ 14:07:37
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I was once a AISVN before graduating and study at RMIT in the major of Food Technology & Nutrients. As my old friends from AISVN (who now go to other countries to study) and the teachers in both AISVN and the university I'am in, I have a diagnosed with cystic fibrosis of the lungs, an inherited disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and a form of muscular dystrophy ever since grade 5 and had to constantly drink medicines which made my study harder. But my old school AISVN is where I had most of my worst experiences as they fail to support students with health problems like me AISVN students do not have access special needs services such as adjustments to your conditions , course materials in other formats, assistive technology. I have a friend who was visually impaired and also study in AISVN, and because of her eye problems she needed an assist guided dog but AISVN does not allow it which makes it really hard for her. And because of my health problems, I was excluded from extracurricular activities, like clubs or on-campus events. And the teacher in my class treat me terribly and gave me low grade than other students. When I ask for support, they didn't bother to look at me because I have health problems, as mention before, cystic fibrosis of the lungs and a form of muscular dystrophy

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Huy Le Pham (Harry), 3 months ago


I had a great time here overall, the school is always supportive and the teachers are always nice and friendly for you to be the best you can be. The staffs are friendly, though kinda overpriced with everything, it is a great school.

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Hieu Ngoc Vo (Peter), 4 months ago


Excellent school, outside and inside looks royal. Teachers are motivating the students while they are doing the teachers work as I walk and look through the school.

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Khoi Minh Nguyen (Ken), 4 months ago


I am having an enjoyable time here, the scenery is great and the teachers are sometimes strict but at the end they are nice and motivative.

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Nguyen Xuan Hoang (Nguyen), 3 months ago


Great place for students. Very convenient.

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Quan Son Nguyen (Quan), a month ago


I would never leave this school beacuse of the education,and loyalty .

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