International School Ho Chi Minh City

International School Ho Chi Minh City

ISHCMC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment.

School Details

  • Year founded 1993
  • Public or private Public
  • Profit or not for profit Profit
  • Governing body Cognita
  • Campus size (hectares) 0.00
  • Day or boarding Day
  • Segregation type
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Accreditation Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • Accreditation IB PYP
  • Accreditation IB MYP
  • Accreditation IB DP

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Education Information

  • Curriculum IB DP
  • Curriculum IB MYP
  • Curriculum IB PYP
  • Instructional language English
  • Alternate instruction language
  • Start grade Nursery
  • End grade 12

Tuition Fees

  • Lower fee amount (USD) 0.0
  • Upper fee amount (USD) 0.0

Teacher Information

  • Teacher numbers 150
  • Local teacher % 10
  • Expatriate teacher % 90
  • Number of nationalities 19

Student Information

  • Total student numbers 1300
  • Nursery infant students 78
  • K or Pre-K students 76
  • Elementary students 512
  • Middle school students 307
  • Senior school students 635
  • Grade school students 328
  • Local student % 30
  • Expatriate student % 70
  • Nationalities represented 54

Teaching Information

  • Teaching days/year 192
  • Contracts begin July
  • We require teaching certification or licenses. Yes
  • We offer 1 year contracts. No
  • We hire intern teachers. No
  • We assist with pet relocation. Yes

Job Types and Salaries

Visa Requirements

  • Visa requirement Maximum age
  • Description Maximum age 60 years
  • Visa requirement Years experience
  • Description Minimum 2 years teaching experience
  • Visa requirement Minimum qualification level
  • Description Bachelor's degree and teaching certification

School Benefits

  • Benefit type Number of contract days
  • Description The approximate number of teacher contract days is 192.
  • Benefit type Starting salary range
  • Description All new teachers commence employment on a maximum of Step 9 on our salary scale. The step is determined by the number of years of teaching your have previously completed.
  • Benefit type Taxes
  • Description Taxes are paid by the employee up to 30%.
  • Benefit type Savings potential
  • Description Single teacher usually saves between US$20 000 depending on your lifestyle Teaching Couple usually save up to US$30 000 tdepending on your lifestyle Family (one teacher) can save up to US$10 000 depending on your lifestyle
  • Benefit type Accommodation
  • Description A 'Housing Allowance' of US$1 300 per month is provided. Taxable income, to be paid with the monthly salary. A 'Settling In Allowance' of $920USD is paid. Taxable income, to be paid during orientation. Location introduction: The An Phu area in District 2, where the two ISHCMC campuses are located, is HCMC's most popular area for expatriate professionals to live. It is a peaceful, warm and family-friendly area that is just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of the city center. The tree-lined streets of Thao Dien offer a variety of boutique stores and spas, gourmet grocery shops, bakeries, butchers, fishmongers as well as many restaurants and cafes. Daily, residents can be seen walking and cycling the streets and enjoying the village environment and strong community spirit of the An Phu neighborhood.
  • Benefit type Flights/Transport
  • Description Airfares are reimbursed ($ Actual costs) Return airfares are provided annually. One-way economy ticket for relocation/repatriation, a return economy ticket for annual home visit, non-taxable and to be paid directly to the school's appointed travel agent.
  • Benefit type Utilities
  • Description Utilities are to be covered by the employee.
  • Benefit type Furniture
  • Description With regard to furniture there are plenty of options as many properties are available either fully furnished, partly furnished or unfurnished. Furniture is relatively cheap and functional in Vietnam and many of our teachers leave with more furniture than they arrived with
  • Benefit type Moving allowance
  • Description A 'Moving Allowance' of $ 1,830USD is paid for relocation and $2,770USD for repatriation Non-taxable income, to be paid directly to the school's appointed local shipper.
  • Benefit type Dependent opportunities
  • Description The school will provide tuition free of charge for up to two dependent children.
  • Benefit type Medical
  • Description Health Insurance is provided by the employer. This package is considered to be comprehensive for all of the world, except the USA.
  • Benefit type Dental
  • Description Dental Insurance is provided by the employer.
  • Benefit type Disability
  • Description Long Term Disability Insurance is not provided by the employer.
  • Benefit type Other
  • Description Cognita Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. An expatriate employee is required to successfully obtain a working permit in Vietnam with several documents needing to be properly notorised, authenticated and legalised. School HR will provide full relocation services.