HISTORY OF RENAISSANCE

Renaissance International School Saigon is a learning-focused school, committed to achieving the highest success for its students.

Renaissance International School Saigon was established in 2007 and opened by HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in the presence of guests representing government, industry and the corporate sector of Vietnam. The school is located on a 10,000 square metre area of land in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City.

The establishment of the school was the collective vision of two families committed to quality education in Vietnam.

Ms Vuong Buu Linh, Mr Tran Kim Thanh, Mr Nguyen Tuyen and Ms Nguyen Thuy Quynh wanted to establish an international school in District 7 that offered a British and international curriculum for Vietnamese and international families. Their vision, planning, and commitment to quality education have enabled to our school to develop into one of the leading schools in Saigon. Renaissance students have access to outstanding educational, sporting and recreational facilities, and the school is at the cutting edge in terms of classroom technology.

The school opened with 70 students in 2007 and has since grown to over 500 students from the ages of 2 to 18.

The year 2011 was an exciting year for the school with the first graduating class completing the IB Diploma and gaining admission to universities in North America, Europe, South East Asia and Australia. The 2011 graduating class achieved the highest IB results of all schools in Vietnam – an outstanding achievement for one of the newest schools in the country.

The name of the school reflects the school’s philosophy in that Renaissance literally means “rebirth” or “revival”. Our school name symbolises a rebirth of interest in and commitment to quality education and a new start to life-long learning. There are many international schooling options available in Ho Chi Minh City such is the intensity of the competition. Renaissance is committed to being the leading international school in the city and to that end will ensure that all resources and staffing are completely focused on producing outstanding learning outcomes for the students.

The journey to excellence for Renaissance has begun, and the future looks bright.