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Welcome to SNA

Message from Head of School:

Mr Peter

It is my pleasure to welcome you to our International Schools of North America (SNA) website. We have a rich history of over 15 years of experience offering the very best educational journey for our students here in Ho Chi Minh City. We are passionate at SNA about continuous improvement and turning the dreams of our students into reality. We have a highly qualified and experienced staff from around the globe who deliver a rigorous and challenging programme to all of our students. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) school authorized to deliver the Diploma Programme (DP) for grades 11 and 12 and we are in the process of obtaining authorization for the IBO Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP).

At SNA, we are committed to striving for excellence! We are proud to inform the community that we have received full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Along with our membership and accreditation with the Council of International Schools and WASC and our IB authorization, we have demonstrated our commitment to delivering a truly international education. We are united as a family and a community around our mission at SNA to provide a student-centered learning environment that emphasizes the key indicators of leadership, effective communication, civic responsibility, critical thinking and risk-taking.

We embrace rich traditions, yet we remain flexible enough to adapt and adjust to an ever-changing world. We have adopted the IBO Learner Profile with its 10 learner profile attributes as the model for our beliefs as well as our student learner outcomes (SLO’s). This all helps our students become a part of the global community. When they eventually leave us, our students are equipped to make a positive impact on the world with kindness, creativity and compassion. Our team of highly qualified teachers and administrators bring their talents and passions to SNA to build a caring community of learners who are listened to and valued. Even during the uncertainty due to the global pandemic, we will continue to place a premium on social-emotional learning, flexibility and prioritizing community safety and well-being.

Our Him Lam campus is equipped with state of the art science laboratories, music rooms, ICT suites, art and design rooms and other specialized areas, such as our spectacular purpose-built STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) room. In addition to the academics, we are proud to offer an exciting co-curricular programme with fun and exciting activities for everyone! We also have an extremely qualified student support staff to ensure the social and emotional support of every SNA student.

What struck me first about SNA was the community and family atmosphere that you can feel throughout the school. Don’t take my word for it, come in for a visit and I will arrange a full school tour for you and your family. Contact our admissions team who would be happy to answer your questions and schedule a tour. Be sure to drop by my office and say hello as I would love to meet you!

We look forward to welcoming you to the SNA family.

Best Wishes,

Mr Peter McLeod – Head of School
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