Primary Education
Programme (Grade 1-5)

Students will sit for the placement test to join one of the following study pathways:

Pathway 1:

Cambridge English Programme – CEP (National education programme combined with Cambridge English programme)

Pathway 2:

Cambridge Academic Programme - CAP (National education programme combined with Cambridge education programme)

Pathway 3:

Cambridge Academic Programme International CAPI (Full Cambridge education programme combined with Vietnammese selected subjects)


Primary National Programme

The National Primary Curriculum is regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training. With the motto "optimizing the programmes by the Ministry of Education and Training", VAS has been implementing the National Programme in the direction of reducing the workload to help students master the core knowledge of each grade and enable them to take the tests and certificates as regulated by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, and to acquire knowledge in an easy and effective way in accordance with the physical characteristics of each grade level. 

The learning outcomes and qualifications are recognized and accredited by the Ministry of Education and Training and have equal validity with those in the top public schools of the national education system.

For the CAPI pathway, students (Grade 1-3) will study Vietnamese language, Civics Education, PE or Fine Arts, Experiential Learning and additional topics (Math and Study of Nature and Society) under the national education programme.

Primary Cambridge Academic Programme (CAP & CAPI)

The programme is taught entirely in English and comprises of 4 subjects: Math, English, Science, Information and Communication Technology (ICT). 

The programme focuses on developing language skills, knowledge of science and mathematics. The purpose is not only for students to acquire knowledge and new academic skills but also to become familiar with the methods, to consider the problems and challenges from many different perspectives to develop critical thinking. 

For the CAPI pathway, students will study following subjects: Math, English, Science, Global Perspectives, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Music, PE or Fine Art, Foreign Language (Grade 3-5): Mandarin / Japanese / Spanish / French.

At the end of grade 5, students sit for Cambridge Primary Checkpoint exam administered by the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)  with validity of a lifetime, which enables students to transfer to English medium secondary schools worldwide.

Primary Cambridge
English Programme(CEP)

The Programme is a part of Study Pathway 2 and comprises of 2 subjects:

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages by Cambridge English Language Assessment (ESOL)
  • ICT (Cambridge based)

At the end of grade 5, students sit for the Cambridge English tests and are awarded with the YLE English certificates, which are equivalent to A2 Level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and widely recognized in the world.

Student Care

Small number of student

Only 20 – 25 students in each class enables teachers to pay close attention to each one. As a result, students understand the lesson better and have no stress of extra class.

Standardized hygiene procedure

Classrooms, canteens, playgrounds and restrooms are always kept clean and disinfected according to international standards and procedures.

Convenient Transportation

VAS buses are able to pick up students of all grades in all locations across the city. Our criteria is safety and friendliness. Students are well cared by VAS professional staffs.

Physical care

VAS provides students with convenient and safe facilities for all resting, hygiene, playing or studying activities to ensure their health and good physical development. Nutritious meals strictly meet all the standard of food safety. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF FOOD MATERIALS SUPPLIERS TO VAS

Medical care

Besides the periodical medical such as general check-up, dental check-up, eye check-up or obeity screening,… the medical staffs at all VAS campus take daily care of students’ health. In VAS, there are experts in physchology consultancy to provides students with the most general advices.

Parent connection

VAS pay close attention to the connection with parents. Besides the weekly report, the meeting with parents in each semester allows Vietnamese and expat teachers to update students’ health, performance and psychophysiology.

Student Life

At VAS the main focus is always the well-being and academic growth of our students. We carefully monitor their progress in all areas and strive to cater to all individual needs.

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School Fee

General information about tuition fees of Primary level, other fees in details and supporting policies to help parents with financial plans for their children's study at VAS.

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VAS’s Primary Campuses

VAS’s 07 Primary campuses are located throughout the central districts of Ho Chi Minh City, making it convenient for parents to take their children to and from school.

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