Vinschool The Harmony, Vinschool Times City & Vinschool Central Park become the first CIS accredited schools in Vietnam

Friday, 24/06/2022, 14:06 (GMT+7)

Hanoi, June 7, 2022 – Vinschool The Harmony, Vinschool Times City and Vinschool Central Park, the three largest school clusters in the Vinschool Education System, have officially become the first Vietnamese schools to be accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). The achievement once again shows Vinschool Education System’s commitment to building a system of Vietnamese schools meeting international standards.

To become a CIS accredited school, Vinschool underwent an independent, rigorous and transparent evaluation process lasting for four consecutive years. The whole system has implemented profound and comprehensive reform in all departments. According to the CIS’s report, Vinschool not only meets, but also exceeds many standards in the CIS International Accreditation Framework.

Mr. Norm Dean, Director of CIS School Support and Evaluation Services said, “CIS highly appreciates the efforts and achievements Vinschool has achieved in developing generations of global citizens, and providing a seamless health and mental health care system for students.”

The accreditation team was also impressed with the school’s personalised curriculum, such as: more than 50 subjects for high school students; personal mentors for students; opportunities for students to do an internship at large companies before choosing their majors; GATE Centre’s personalised talent development program tailored to each student; individual community service projects under the Global Citizenship Education (GCED) program, etc.

CIS is the world’s leading independent educational accreditation organisation. Its institutional members include 1,340 schools and universities worldwide, only 494 among these members are currently accredited by CIS. Previously in Vietnam, there were 13 CIS accredited schools, all of them international schools. Vinschool is the first Vietnamese school to successfully be accredited by CIS.

The entire CIS accreditation process is strictly carried out based on CIS’s International Accreditation Evaluation Framework, which included eight domains with forty-five standards, covering most of the important aspects of a school. Many CIS inspectors evaluated the school’s core standards such as- the school’s educational orientation; control system and sustainable operating model; educational programs that meet the needs of 21st century learners; high-quality academic standards; learning environment promoting physical and mental well-being of students; HR policies; facilities meeting international standards and cooperation between family and school.

Vinschool, the largest general education system in Vietnam, owes its success to quality education and CIS’s standard based operation. 

Vinschool students at any campus enjoy quality education meeting international standards. Moreover, they also have more opportunities to access international scholarship programs, and many advantages when applying to more than 600 universities in 38 countries worldwide. World-leading universities such as Columbia University, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Oxford, and University of Cambridge, are all members of CIS.

About Council of International Schools (CIS)

The Council of International Schools (CIS) has been accrediting its member schools since 1970. In addition to certifying qualified schools, CIS also carries out periodic accreditation to ensure that the accredited schools continuously maintain their quality according to CIS standards.

About Vinschool Education System

Vinschool is a not-for-profit K-12 education system with investment from, and developed by, Vingroup, with aims to become a group of Vietnamese schools of an international standard. Established in 2013, Vinschool has received bold investment in infrastructure, teacher quality, and curriculum, becoming the largest private education system in Vietnam. With more than 36,000 students, from 45 campuses across the country, Vinschool is making ceaseless efforts to fulfil its mission of nurturing talents and training students, to become responsible and aspiring citizens full of qualities and abilities to live a happy and successful life, actively contributing to national growth and international integration.