Hand in hand with economic development, the demand for education is steadily increasing, leading to significant changes in parental decision-making regarding school selection. A survey by the General Statistics Office in  2020 revealed that high-income households tend to enroll their children in private and international schools. This shift has sparked the emergence of international schools nationwide. According to the 2022 statistics from the International Schools Database, there are over 120 international schools offering education from kindergarten to high school, not only concentrated in major economic hubs like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City but also expanding to other provinces and cities such as Dong Nai, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Da Lat, Da Nang, and beyond.


1. An Inevitable Trend of Globalization

The stable economic growth amidst global turmoil and challenges in 2023 has propelled Vietnam into the top 10 fastest-growing economies globally. This has contributed to the increase in the middle-class population and spurred the development of the international education segment.

An ExpatFinder survey disclosed that Vietnamese parents are willing to allocate nearly 50% of their household expenses to invest in their children’s education. Present-day parents aspire for their children to access global education programs, experience advanced and modern learning facilities, and enhance their competitiveness with internationally recognized qualifications.

These aforementioned reasons have paved the way for the rising popularity of the international education model. From major cities with well-developed socio-economic systems to provinces with high growth potential, many international schools have emerged and are projected to continue growing in the next few years.


2. Future-Altering Decisions

According to a report by Knight Frank, the number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals in Vietnam has increased by 82%, from 583 to 1,059 individuals in just five years (2017-2022). These individuals, with good incomes and high standards of living, seek quality education for their children. The latest report by the Ministry of Labor – Invalids and Social Affairs forecasts that half of the population nationwide will join the middle class within the next 25 years.

Young families, comprising parents from the 80s and 90s generations who have received better education compared to previous generations, will have more opportunities to interact, learn, and work in environments with foreign influences. Thus, they possess stronger awareness and contemporary perspectives in educating and shaping the future of their children.

Moreover, the remarkable development of the digital age enables parents to gain deeper insights into international education in Vietnam. Amidst a plethora of school choices, many parents still trust and enroll their children in international schools, even in provinces, with the desire for comprehensive development, not only intellectually and physically but also in character-building and laying a solid foundation for children to confidently prepare for a future full of possibilities.


3. A Firm Launchpad for Talented and Outstanding Young Generations

A prominent example of the allure of international education in provinces is SNA Marianapolis School, a leading international school in Dong Nai province, situated in the heart of Bien Hoa city. Though only operational for three years, the school has garnered the trust of numerous parents and attracted hundreds of students from elementary to high school levels.

Understanding that all parents want the best for their children, SNA Marianapolis School strives diligently to provide students with the best development opportunities and engaging learning experiences possible by offering an excellent American education.

Diverging from conventional teaching methods, SNA Marianapolis adopts contemporary educational approaches that empower students to not only find joy and passion in learning but also to master learning and plan their futures.

Furthermore, with the support of state-of-the-art facilities at SNA Marianapolis, such as the Olympic-sized swimming pool, FIFA-standard football field, premium boarding facilities, auditorium, library, and spacious classrooms equipped with modern amenities, students will find studying and researching as accessible as it has ever been.

In a world fraught with uncertainties, SNA Marianapolis consistently learns to adapt, continually improves, and enhances quality to ensure that its students become global citizens of the 21st century, equipped with profound knowledge and essential skills for the new era.


SNA Marianapolis International School 

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