The Secondary School at Renaissance consists of three distinct stages – MYP which encompasses Years 7, 8 and 9, IGCSE which encompasses Years 10 and 11 and IBDP which encompasses Years 12 and 13. Renaissance International School Saigon is a candidate school for the PYP and MYP. Our school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students  

In line with the school’s mission, the Secondary programme has a strong focus on academic and personal excellence and there is an equally strong commitment to student welfare and well-being and to offering a diverse co-curricular and extra-curricular activity programme.

MYP – YEARS 7, 8 AND 9

The MYP curriculum uses the framework set by the IB and is set to suit the needs of a diverse international student population. Students in MYP are involved in an expansive curriculum which covers English, Mathematics, Science, the Humanities, Art, Design and Technology (ADT), Drama, Computer Science, Music, Vietnamese, a third language and Physical Education.

There is a strong emphasis on cross curricular links across the MYP and this makes the curriculum both meaningful and connected. In addition to the taught curriculum, all students are involved in Service Learning, are required to present a service learning Project at the end of Year 9 and are engaged in a wide range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Curriculum overview

International Baccalaureate - IB DIPLOMA

The majority of our students are involved in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and our results are consistently above the world average.


English A Language and Literature SL/HL Korean A Language and Literature SL/HL
English B HL Vietnamese A Literature SL/HL
  Chinese (Mandarin) A Language and Literature SL/HL
  Chinese (Mandarin) B SL/HL
  French B SL/HL/Ab Initio
Business Management SL/HL Physics SL/HL
Psychology SL/HL Biology SL/HL
  Sport, Exercise and Health Science SL/HL
Maths: Analysis and Approaches SL/HL Visual Arts SL/HL
Maths: Applications and Interpretations SL Chemistry SL/HL
  Economics SL/HL
  Music SL/HL
  Theatre studies SL/HL


Note: All subjects are offered at Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL) unless otherwise indicated.

Our 2022 students scored an average IBDP score of 33 points– higher than the IB global average. Well done to all of our graduates who managed to do extremely well despite covid limiting their access to in-person classes during their 2 year course.

This continued academic success is testament to our dedicated and hardworking students and our teachers who support and inspire our students through their studies whilst they are at Renaissance. Our teachers support and encourage students to strive for the best at all times and of course a thank you to our parents, who provide their continuing support and dedication.

Our students received university offers from many top universities and colleges around the world and with such good results, will go on to study at these universities in the USA, UK & other European countries, Australia or Asia.