June 18, 2022 | 09:00 GMT+7

Agreement signed to establish Chadwick International School Ho Chi Minh City

In Zeitgeist New Town in the Nha Be district, the school will educate 1,200 students in state-of-the-art facilities.

The signing ceremony between Ted Hill (left), representative of Chadwick School and Huh Yoon-Hong (right), representative of VGSI. Photo by VGSI.
The signing ceremony between Ted Hill (left), representative of Chadwick School and Huh Yoon-Hong (right), representative of VGSI. Photo by VGSI.

The agreement marks an important milestone, as it brings a prestigious non-profit international school with a rich history of over 87 years to the latest and biggest urban project in the south of Ho Chi Minh City. Under the terms of the agreement, Chadwick will directly operate the school, which will offer international education to students from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. Chadwick has a wide range of autonomy in operations, direction, management, and supervision, including teachers and curriculum, which allows it to instill its proven and successful educational model, philosophy, and core values. In addition, school facilities and finance are fully supported by ZE and VGSI.

To realize its vision of providing excellent education to children in different countries, Chadwick has been working with renowned developers such as POSCO, Ecopark, and VGSI to expand campuses in South Korea, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, respectively. The fourth campus of Chadwick, CISH is situated on 3.4 ha in Zeitgeist New Town in Nha Be district, and will educate 1,200 students in state-of-the art facilities equipped to balance needs not only in academic endeavors but also in sports and the arts. Notable facilities include a performing arts theater with 700 seats, a Black Box theater, music and drama rooms, two gyms, an indoor swimming pool, soccer fields and basketball courts, libraries, canteens, science rooms, and a MakerSpace. Students will also benefit from a philosophy of “One School, Multiple Campuses”, which allows them to engage with peers from different Chadwick campuses and experience a diversity of cultures, people, and languages to develop the skills and mindset of global citizens.

Preparations for CISH are now being conducted, such as securing licenses and settling on school design, and by 2025 it expects to welcome the children of Zeitgeist residents as well as those from other neighborhoods.

The perspective of the Zeitgeist New Town project. Photo by VGSI
The perspective of the Zeitgeist New Town project. Photo by VGSI

About Chadwick School

Established in 1935, Chadwick School is an independent, non-profit K-12 co-educational day school dedicated to developing global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead. Located on a 45-acre hilltop on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in California, Chadwick aims to bring out the very best in its students through active learning, one-on-one mentoring, challenging academics, unparalleled global experiences, a highly accredited outdoor education program, an outstanding athletics program, and award-winning visual and performing arts programs. Chadwick School emphasizes character and leadership skills through its Core Values of honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, and compassion, and prepares students to succeed in college, in relationships, and in life.

About Vietnam GS Industry

Vietnam GS Industry is a subsidiary of GS E&C, which was established in South Korea in 1969 and is currently one of the largest multi-disciplinary corporations in South Korea, with a presence in 23 countries from 30 overseas companies and 191 projects.

Arriving in Vietnam in 2005, VGSI practices and maintains the same vision as its parent company, placing great confidence and values in green, smart, and sustainable technology. Notable completed projects include Binh Loi Bridge, Pham Van Dong Street, Xi Riverview Palace, and Metro Line No. 1.

The company is also developing residential projects, such as Zeitgeist New Town in the Nha Be district, with upcoming projects including luxury apartments in Thu Thiem and Long Binh New Town in Thu Duc city.

Zeitgeist New Town, where the new Chadwick International School is located, comprises five development phases spanning 349 ha, with an expected population of 68,000. Phase 1-1, with 354 villas, shophouses, and townhouses is now under construction and will be ready for handover by the end of this year, followed by Phases 1-2 and 1-3 with 2,987 apartments.