When it opens its doors in August 2022, North London Collegiate School Ho Chi Minh City (NLCS HCMC) will be THE FIRST ACADEMICALLY SELECTIVE CO-EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL, providing students with the best possible elements of the Vietnamese, NLCS and international curricula, as well as connecting with Vietnamese identity through the bilingual teaching of subjects, culture, and language.
Fundamental to our ethos at NLCS HCMC is a belief in the importance of developing students’ enjoyment and excitement about their learning through the combination of an ambitious academic education with exceptional pastoral care, and a range of subject-led extra-curricular activities that cater for every possible interest and talent.
Everyone matters at NLCS schools; every individual is well-known, is valued for who they are, and their contribution is recognised and celebrated. The opportunities for leadership, for public speaking, for performance, for creative expression, and sports are many and varied, and coupled with our focus on supporting the individual. The result is that students feel happy, and are given the confidence to run their own race – to embrace challenges, to be grounded, resilient and to flourish in whatever walk of life they may choose.
NLCS HCMC will be the fourth addition to the NLCS Family of Schools, following the successful establishment of our schools in Jeju, Dubai and Singapore. At all NLCS schools, we believe in growing a deeply interconnected Family of Schools in order to provide our students with opportunities to develop international links, to work with and understand people from different cultures and to broaden their own perspectives.
Our purpose-built campus has been designed to NLCS specifications in order to ensure world-class facilities for students and the best possible learning environment for your child.
Students at NLCS HCMC will enjoy a quality of teaching and learning that enables them to strive for the highest levels of academic attainment. Our students will have confidence in their abilities and will be encouraged to believe in themselves, take risks and stretch themselves beyond what they thought possible.
A happy child is a successful child. NLCS prides itself on providing exceptional pastoral care for every student. We believe that by supporting students in all aspects of their lives and removing any barriers to learning, they will reach their full potential. All our teachers understand that they have a part to play in the social and emotional wellbeing of our students.
A North London Collegiate education is about much more than lessons; it’s an abundance of exciting opportunities and activities upon which our students thrive. Our schools offer a rich and vibrant extra-curricular provision across music, drama, sports, the creative arts and beyond.
The exciting array of intellectual challenges, physical activities and social opportunities that students will encounter enable the development of their whole personality and the chance to discover their strengths and passion.
We recruit some of the best teachers from Vietnam and around the world; they are highly qualified and inspire their students to discover a love of learning that will last a lifetime. They encourage students to explore beyond curriculum boundaries and discover their own passions. The school will feel busy and purposeful, with warm and respectful relationships developed between staff and students and between the students themselves. It is a place where everyone matters. All of our teachers receive training from NLCS (UK) at the London campus.
NLCS HCMC is founded on the principles of NLCS (UK), based on over 170 years of history. In the UK, NLCS has an exemplary record of the highest academic achievements, a strong tradition of providing an ambitious education, and a spirit of adventure and encouragement of individuality. Each of the NLCS International Schools has achieved outstanding academic success, adapting an NLCS education to their particular cultural setting.
NLCS Jeju was founded in 2011 as a boarding and day school, and was the first NLCS International School to open its doors. The school is located on the picturesque island of Jeju, in South Korea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the first international school to be opened as part of the Global Education City on Jeju Island, which is becoming the centre of English education in Korea and the pre-eminent educational hub of Asia.
The school, in the centre of Ho Chi Minh City, will be a selective and highly academic junior school, providing students with the best possible elements of the Vietnamese, NLCS and international curricula, as well as connecting with Vietnamese identity through the bilingual teaching of subjects, culture and language.
The NLCS (Singapore) story began over 160 years ago, when educational pioneer Frances Mary Buss first opened NLCS in London. Ever since that day, the NLCS programme has been synonymous with excellence, ambition and aspiration. NLCS (Singapore) draws on that rich history and tradition to provide our students with an inspirational and life-changing educational experience that will ensure they become successful, well-rounded, and compassionate human beings.
North London Collegiate School Dubai combines an ambitious academic education with pastoral care that genuinely values each individual and a range of extra-curricular activities that caters for every possible interest and talent. For families who aspire to world-class universities for their children, we bring a unique educational offering to Dubai.
North London Collegiate School (UK) is a top independent day school for girls aged 4-18. Since its founding in 1850, generations of girls have received an ambitious academic education and formed a bond with NLCS (UK), which lasts forever. The school provides a carefully judged blend of support and challenge, a friendly and warm atmosphere, glorious facilities and extensive extra-curricular activities.
Tett is an author and journalist at the Financial Times, where she chairs the US editorial board. After studying at NLCS, Tett worked for a Pakistani non-profit, and based her Cambridge PhD in Social Anthropology on her field research in Tajikistan. However, she decided to instead pursue a career in journalism after feeling frustrated with the route that academic anthropology was taking. She joined the Financial Times in 1993 as a correspondent from the former Soviet Union and Europe and has since had multiple different roles, winning the Journalist of the Year, Business Journalist of the Year and Finance Journalist of the year awards in the UK. In 2006, Tett predicted the financial crisis, two years before it happened in 2008. Tett has written four books and in 2009 won the Financial Book of the Year award for Fool’s Gold. She has received awards from the main anthropology bodies in the US and UK for her work championing the discipline.