The establishment of SNA Marianapolis International School is a landmark partnership: Nguyen Hoang Group (NHG) and Marianapolis Preparatory School, a leading Catholic secondary school in the United States. NHG’s mission is to connect the values of the SNA education ecosystem as it expands to include diverse approaches to superlative instruction. With 15 years of establishment and development, NHG is poised to develop the first fully international school in Bien Hoa city, Dong Nai province and the second school in the SNA (Schools of North America) system. Its partner, Marianapolis Preparatory School (MPrep), has 95 years of experience in fostering rigorous, faith-based education in a community rich with tradition and connection. Today, Marianapolis is an industry leader in experiential learning pedagogy, established online coursework, international residential support, and instruction through the lens of global value. Together, SNA and MPrep are poised to transform the landscape of youth education in Bien Hoa, nurturing the next generation of extraordinary leaders.
Marianapolis Preparatory School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, America's oldest accrediting agency. Accreditation by this prestigious organization signifies commitment to quality assurance and school improvement, two cornerstones of the Marianapolis spirit. Maintaining NEASC accreditation requires constant self-reflection, evaluation, and future planning, thus Marianapolis holds itself to the highest of standards and a culture of continuous improvement. SNA Marianapolis International fully embraces this same professional mindset, and preparations are already underway to seek accreditation by the NEASC Commission on International Education.
Marianapolis Preparatory School (MPrep) is a leader in secondary school education. This private boarding school in Connecticut (USA) serves students from around the world. MPrep has maintained a robust tradition of academic excellence since 1926. 100% of Marianapolis students go on to college and university pursuits with distinction; alumni meet the professional world with grit, poise, and a dedication to serve the global community.
Marianapolis Preparatory School is accredited by:
- New England Association of High Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Marianapolis Preparatory School is also a member of leading educational associations in the U.S.,
- Association of New England University High Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
- National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
- Small Boarding School Association (SBSA)
- Catholic Boarding Schools Association (CBSA)
- Association of Independent School Admissions Professionals (AISAP)
- Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
- The Enrollment Management Association (EMA)
It has been my privilege to lead Marianapolis Preparatory School into its 95th year, and it is an equal honor to support SNA Marianapolis International School as it begins its very first year.
Marianapolis – in America and Vietnam – is synonymous with innovation. Our curriculum is shaped by a commitment to experiential learning, finding inspiration for growth in and out of the classroom. Academic rigor is crucial for students to prepare for higher levels of education and life in a globally connected world. We believe, however, that sophisticated instruction alone is not enough to produce confident, capable graduates.
Marianapolis faculty help young people identify themes across disciplines. They foster collaborative learning through teamwork and interpersonal relationships. Students and teachers alike view scholarship through the lens of Catholicism, recognizing that their greatest lifelong contributions will occur through service to others and a shared humanity. Marianapolis students are intellectuals; they are pioneers; they are athletes, artists, and neighbors. Our students don’t just believe in a more peaceful, just society; they strive to create it.
SNA Marianapolis International School will prepare its students for their role in a dynamic international community. Graduates, while diverse in talent and passion, will be united by their innovative spirit, grit, and character. We believe that the young people with these distinct strengths will cultivate the resources to facilitate meaningful change in their world. And it will be our sincere pleasure to bolster their growth in that pursuit. We look forward to welcoming our foundational class of extraordinary students.