FOSCO is a state-owned enterprise, providing many services to diplomatic missions, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and economic organizations, foreigners in Ho Chi Minh City.
In order to fulfill the above missions as well as create favourable conditions for agencies and foreigners working and living in Ho Chi Minh City, in 1997, FOSCO started to implement an initiative “Provides a comprehensive educational development program in English for children 18 months of age and older.” Since then, FOSCO International School (FIS) was founded and became one of the earliest established international schools in Vietnam.
From the school year 2013-2014, FOSCO International School used a US program -COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS), an international high-quality education standard program in the direction of “skills development and topic- focused education.”
Favorably facilitated by FOSCO, FIS was established and operated at Lot B, 40 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan, Vo Thi Sau Ward, District.3. The spacious school campus is at a prime location in the center of the city which is a big advantage over other schools.
FIS provides care and educational services for Kindergarten and Primary students (from 18 months to 11-years-old) are foreigners, Overseas Vietnamese and Vietnamese living in Ho Chi Minh City.
The school is located at a spacious, safe, and well-equipped facility with a truly comfortable family atmosphere.
An Internationally educated teaching team – passionate and dedicated to each child’s learning and development.
FIS is a monolingual school that uses entirely English in teaching and learning. Besides the American standard CCSS curriculum, the school also applies many educational softwares to diversify the forms of learning such as: Raz-kids; Mathletics; Reading Wonders; Everyday Mathematics; NAT-GEO; SAVVAS Social Studies, SAVVAS Science for Kindergarten, My Math, and Mathseeds. Each semester, the school tests the student’s assessment and ability through the MAP test software system for Kindergarten and Primary students.
The English Enhancement Program (EEP) is used to support the social and academic development of students throughout the curriculum. EEP assists students with their English language skills so that they are able to thrive in their homeroom studies.
In addition, the school also organizes overseas programs twice a year (winter study abroad & summer study abroad programs) in the US, UK, Japan, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Participants include FIS students and non-FIS students between the ages of 7-15 years old. These programs not only help students experience a professional learning environment, interact with new cultures, but also make friends with other young children from all over the world which will improve their independence skills and growth after each trip. Moreover, FIS has many after-school clubs with the objective to introduce students to various skills. The school buses pick up/drop off students at their home address each school day in Ho Chi Minh City.
The mission of FOSCO International School is to develop students comprehensively, and to educate students to be physically, mentally and spiritually balanced. FIS creates opportunities, provides the students with best learning equipments and good teachers, and inspires a passion for learning and promotes self-confidence.
FIS aims to helps students achieve 6 core values (6 Kinds of the Best): Living well with Yourself (Kind to Yourself), Living well with others (Kind to Others), Living well with the Environment (Environment Kind), Living well with Community (Community Kind), Humility (Achieving Kind), Learning Kind.
On that basis, students gain the following values:
The school always promotes each child’s strengths and talents through growth mindset methodologies. The children are well cared in a safe, friendly, fair, respected and loved environment which helps them gain confidence, independence, discipline and responsibility from their early age. Our criterion is student-centerd learning and comprehensive development.
FIS is invested to:
Students will be best supported to become wise leaders who are capable of thinking critically, reasoning, solving problems and working in team.
FIS always communicates effectively with parents to help their children develop.
The strong bond between student - school - parent will affirm and challenge each individual in the dynamic American educational environment with multicultural context in Vietnam. FIS raises educational standards, enhances students’s outstanding learning abilities, and helps them become dynamic members and leaders in a globalized world.
With the slogan “Inspiring learning - becoming a valuable member of the community” (Inspiring Learning - Valuing Community), FIS constantly promotes each individual’s talent, curiosity and lifelong learning.
FIS fosters a creative and collaborative learning environment in which students and teachers find ways to achieve their goals, nurture their souls, love, share, and develop their personalities to express themselves, compassion, embrace challenges, take action principledly and solve global issues to be a productive member of the community.
• For new registrations, the registration fee will be waived (applied for the first 60 incoming students).
• A discount of 15% for the 2nd child living in the same household.
• A discount of 25% will be applied towards the bus fee for two children in the same household and 40% for a 3rd child enrolled in bus services.
• Registration fees will be waived for Grade 5 students.
• A discount of 10% will be applied for tuition and registration fees for FOSCO tenants.
• And many other attractive discounts for loyalty students, paying tuition fees early.
- Links to pictures related to school activities: OneDrive (sharepoint.com)
- Link to school website: http://www.fis.edu.vn
- School Facebook link: https://vi-vn.facebook.com/pages/category/Campus-Building/FOSCO-International-School-395490947227684/
- School youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMGVa-yJ6XdRjEjMSoDUjiA
- Link to the school's 2021 yearbook: YEARBOOK 2021
- Link to the video of the elementary school online program: FOSCO International School | Facebook
- Preschool online learning video link: FOSCO International School - Preschool Distance Learning
FOSCO International School (FIS)
40 Ba Huyen Thanh Quan St., W. Vo Thi Sau, Dist. 3, HCMC
Tel.: (84 -28) 3930 5930 – (84 -28) 39 300 115
Fax: (84 -28) 3930 2019