F.I.S – One of the longest running International Schools in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam !

“Student-centered education that fosters life long learning ”


In 1997, FOSCO (Service Company to Foreign Missions), launched an exciting initiative to develop the existing childcare and kindergarten services of Ho Chi Minh City and to provide a comprehensive, holistic, English immersion education option for children from 3 years of age. The Early Childhood and Kindergarten sections of our School have been operating since 1997 with only two classes running in the first year.

From there, the School naturally grew and expanded over the years, and further developed an internationally aligned Elementary School curriculum for children up to 10 years of age. F.I.S. now provides a high standard of “skills-based, thematically structured”, international education for Pre-School, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 to 6, with a total of 10 classes offered at present, and a recorded milestone of 210 students enrolled in the 2009-2010 school year.

The Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper and Mam Yeu Magazine recently published that: “F.I.S. has been evaluated by the Service of Education as one of the most quality International Schools in Ho Chi Minh City. The state owned company of FOSCO (Service Company to Foreign Missions) has funded the school since 1997 and continues to do so today.


FOSCO International School is located in District 3 on a one way street in spacious, pleasantly shaded grounds. Set well back from the road, the campus opens off a wide driveway, with safe and easy access for dropping children off at school each day. The Kindergarten and Grade School are conveniently situated on the same grounds with ample room for further expansion.

Multiple play areas cater for the different age groups including a wading pool, swimming pool, sand pit, climbing frames, tennis court, grassed areas, soft room and a multi-purpose room.

Academic requirements are also well catered for with a well stocked library shelving international publications and reference books; a fully equipped Computer Room and a separate Science Laboratory for practical investigations and experiments. Each classroom is fitted with a multimedia projection screen for the incorporation of I.C.T. into daily classroom instruction and teachers have access to interactive whiteboard technology on a regular basis. Classrooms are fully air-conditioned and built on a generous scale to allow plenty of room for growing children. The freshly painted, brightly-lit rooms provide a healthy atmosphere for learning and play.

F.I.S. employs a full-time cleaning and maintenance crew to ensure that all facilities are well-maintained, with particular attention to safety and hygiene.

We provide a supportive, safe and caring, environment, where all children are accepted and valued. Our philosophy of education is the development of the whole child.

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⇒ Letter from School Management

⇒ School Program

⇒ School Staff

⇒ Employment