English schools in Asia
In order for you to learn about our school, please allow us to indicate how the school became established before we address what the school is offering today. UNIS was established through the support of the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam (UNDP) in 1988 as a non-profit organisation. Over the past fifteen years, UNIS has built a reputation for offering quality international education, which has proved to be a crucial element for attracting expatriate professionals and foreign investment to Vietnam. Accordingly, UNIS Hanoi has played an essential role in the growth and development of Hanoi's expatriate community. We have witnessed a corresponding growth in the size of the school and we now have over seven hundred fifty students (750) enrolled between our Discovery and 12th Grade classes, representing nearly forty (40) nationalities. Our diverse student populations come from families of foreign diplomatic missions, international organisations, international NGOs, foreign business firms as well as local Vietnamese families.
At UNIS Hanoi we are dedicated to providing all of our students with the fundamental skills necessary to become lifelong learners: the capacity to think independently, to express ideas, to seek and discover, and to work cooperatively. The goal of educating the whole person comes alive at UNIS Hanoi where we strive to instill in students the ideals and aspirations of the United Nations, thus preparing them to become responsible global citizens of tomorrow.
The United Nations International School of Hanoi is the largest English medium international school in Hanoi. Our quest for maintaining high academic standards is of great importance to us and our accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) ensures that we are benchmarked against the very highest of international criteria. Our affiliation with the East Asia regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) also contributes to our desire for excellence as does our prestigious membership as an International Baccalaureate World School as we currently are authorised to offer all three of the IB programmes; the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Discovery to Grade 5, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Grade 6 to Grade 10 and the Diploma Programme in Grades 11and 12. Indeed, UNIS Hanoi is the first school in Asia authorized to offer the three programmes to all grade levels from early childhood to Grade 12.
Our school relocated to a brand new, state of the art, custom-built campus in September 2004. This campus offers a warm, friendly and spacious environment conducive to learning. We provide a well-rounded academic, arts, music and athletics programme complemented by an incredibly comprehensive library and wonderful computer facilities with Internet access. Learning does not stop at the end of the school day, however, and most of our students take advantage of the extensive After School Activities (ASA) Programme which is offered at no additional cost.