ISHCMC’s Graduating Class of 2018 Continues Academic Excellence

Daily News - Saigon/HCMC: Sept. 7, 2018

International School of Ho Chi Minh City’s (ISHCMC) graduating class of 2018 has once again surpassed expectations with their record of excellence.

ISHCMC, which is celebrating its 25th year as a provider of international education in Saigon, is proud to report that the top student of the graduating class received perfect scores of 45, with nearly a quarter of the of the students earning a score of 39 or above. These top scores place this class in the top 5% internationally.

The global average score for students is 29.78, while the students at ISHCMC graduated with an average score of 33.5, as revealed in ISHCMC’s recent press release.


The school holds the distinction of being Saigon’s longest-standing educational institution, offering an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP). The school proudly celebrates its diversity with a student body that represents over 50 nations around the world and the graduating class this year was comprised of 19 of these nationalities.

ISHCMC prides itself on its diversity and inclusivity. In the new press release, Adrian Watts, the head of ISHCMC, said: “We try to make our programmes as inclusive as possible as this allows students to challenge themselves and be the best they can be.” ISHCMC asserts that it commits to inclusivity by being non-selective, offering students a wider variety of diploma programs than any other school in Vietnam.

ISHCMC is among 400 schools worldwide accredited by the Council of International Schools, a non-profit organisation committed to shaping the field of international education.

Many of the students in this year’s graduating class have been studying at ISHCMC since as early as middle school, two of them since primary school in the Middle Years Programme and Early Explorer Programme respectively. These lifelong learners will now be moving on to universities, colleges, and other academic institutions from an international school that boasts a 100% university acceptance rate.


According to their website, their students, “... enjoy coming to school and develop a life-long passion for asking questions and searching beyond what is asked in the classroom. They ultimately become true 21st century citizens equipped for the future.”

Image source: ISHCMC