Expat families looking to relocate to Vietnam will find that there are several excellent international schools to choose from in Hanoi. These schools follow foreign curricula such as that of the UK, the US and the International Baccalaureate. Though fees are exorbitant, international schools generally offer a high standard of education and allow expat children to continue with a familiar curriculum.

Below is a list of some of the city's most respected international schools.

International schools in Hanoi

British International School of Hanoi (BIS)

Students at BIS Hanoi follow the English National Curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage through Key Stage 3. The IGCSE qualification is available to students in Key Stage 4 and the school is a registered centre for Cambridge International Examinations. The IB Diploma Programme is offered in Sixth Form. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-Levels
Ages: 2 to 18

Dwight School Hanoi

Dwight School Hanoi is the newest member of the Dwight Schools global network of premier International Baccalaureate World Schools. It is a preschool through grade 12 planned IB World School in Hanoi. The inspiring 40,000-square-meter campus blends advanced technology with open architecture to encourage collaboration and innovation. It includes advanced learning studios, learning commons for all grades, three libraries to support the school's curriculum, design, technology, and engineering spaces; Spark Labs (Makerspaces) for all grades, supporting the school's commitment to problem-solving and innovation.

There are also speciality arts spaces dedicated to design, photography, and ceramics; a large performing arts centre and a black box theatre; as well as a music conservatory, recording studio, and rehearsal spaces, two large indoor multipurpose sports halls, an aquatics centre, a fitness centre, and speciality areas for activities, including martial arts, fencing, dance, and yoga. Outdoor spaces on the campus include a multipurpose, artificial turf sports field, terraced learning gardens and a greenhouse.

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18

Hanoi International School

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 4 to 18
Website: www.hisvietnam.com

Lycée Français Alexandre Yersin

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.lfay.com.vn

United Nations International School of Hanoi

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Ages: 3 to 18
Website: www.unishanoi.org

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