Both HTS and Westlink remain distinct in their identity and educational philosophy while drawing invaluable insights from this expansive network, ensuring their approaches are continuously refined and at the cutting edge of educational best practices.
That said, families in Vietnam are presented with two exceptional options, each providing something special that caters to the diverse needs and aspirations of young learners. Whether it's the focus on global citizenship and multiculturalism or the encouragement of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, both options empower families to make an informed choice based on what aligns best with their children's passions, values, and academic goals.
In the vibrant streets of Vietnam, two powerhouses, Hanoi Toronto School and Westlink International School, stand united with a shared vision: to redefine excellence in the education landscape. Their mutual goal is to nurture a new generation of global citizens and innovative thinkers who will shape the future of the nation and the world beyond.
What truly sets them apart is their affiliation with the International Schools Partnership (ISP), a global network of private schools spanning continents. With institutions located in the US, Canada, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Mexico, and Peru, ISP provides a vast and diverse platform for collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Exploring the excellence of two dynamic schools in Hanoi
A world-class Canadian education awaits at HTS
From Grade 10, students are welcome to progress to HTS’s Ontario Optimised Programme by transferring equivalent credits and working towards achieving an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
Meanwhile, the Ontario Optimised Plus Programme was crafted to better meet the needs of international students keen on learning a new language and understanding different cultures while getting accustomed to their new surroundings.
For a classic Canadian education, choose HTS. From the heart of Hanoi, it takes pride in offering a unique and enriching curriculum that effortlessly opens doors for students with their hearts set on studying at esteemed universities. However they choose to go about it is entirely up to them.
As a School of Choice, HTS offers an array of pathways to students from age six to 18 that all lead to stellar outcomes — one of which is the Ontario Integrated Programme, which sees students in grades one through nine deep-diving into Ontario Ministry of Education subjects taught in English for half the day.
Lessons cover Applied Mathematics and STEM, English Language, Applied Science and Technology, Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, Musical and Performance Arts, as well as Information and Communications Technology. In the process, they grow steps closer to achieving a Vietnamese High School Diploma from Grade 9 and obtaining compulsory Ontario Secondary School credits.
Unique academic pathways
Meanwhile, those who choose to focus on service learning leave school with empathy, leadership skills, and a strong connection to the world around them. Of course, a bit of everything does wonders at producing well-rounded individuals. Thankfully, anything is possible at a school that embraces interdisciplinary interests.
Outside the classroom, the learning continues thanks to HTS’s dedication to providing quality extracurricular activities to its students. The lineup offers students a variety of opportunities to develop their skills, make new friends, and have fun. For instance, through sporting activities like basketball, soccer and swimming, learners develop their physical fitness, teamwork skills, and competitive spirit. Through the arts, they nurture their creativity, problem-solving skills and self-expression.
HTS’s facilities support its academic and extracurricular programmes. The auditorium hosts a variety of events, from school assemblies to performances and concerts, leaving a lasting impact on all who gather within its walls. In the science lab, equipped with cutting-edge technology, young minds conduct exhilarating experiments, delving into scientific principles firsthand. For the artistically inclined, the creative arts centre becomes a haven of self-expression, allowing students to explore their creativity through art, music, and dance.
Meanwhile, the library stands as a treasure trove of knowledge, offering an extensive collection of books and resources. Then there's a gym, indoor pool facilities, and outdoor sports spaces — all of which invite students to simply get moving or channel their inner professional athlete.
Discover the Westlink difference
Moreover, Westlink understands the importance of bridging educational approaches to ensure no student gets left behind. By combining the IB framework with educational standards from the US Common Core Standards, the school strives to create a dynamic and inclusive learning environment.
All lessons are conducted in well-decorated, spacious classrooms — beautifully designed to create an optimal learning environment. Each is equipped with writable walls, whiteboards, and an array of cutting-edge digital tools and software that enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Since Westlink International School was established just last year, it’s the perfect choice for parents who prefer fresh approaches to teaching and learning. Here, it’s less about conveying information and more about having students actively explore, ask and research their way to academic excellence and personal development.
To carry out its mission, Westlink applied for candidacy to be an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum World School which offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). In line with the school’s mission, this internationally accredited curriculum places equal emphasis on academic development and broader personal growth, including social, physical, emotional, and cultural skills essential for thriving in our global society.
A modern approach to inquiry-based teaching
Campus features specialised spaces tailored to specific disciplines. Science enthusiasts will find designated science classrooms, while budding innovators can explore the wonders of STEM in fully-equipped labs. The state-of-the-art food science and technology rooms provide students with hands-on experiences in culinary arts and future-driven exploration. For young artists and performers, arts spaces include theatres, black boxes, dance and drama studios, sound studios, visual and digital literacy studios, as well as music and visual arts rooms.
Westlink’s newly-built campus spans 2.5 hectares in the western West Lake urban area, meaning there’s plenty of room for learners to advance their passions or discover new ones. The school offers a range of specialised after-class extension and extra-curricular activities which include: Sports Club; Art Club; Choir & Band; Literacy Development Club; and Learning Reinforcement Club. It also runstermly, after-school activities that cater to those interested in Swimming, Chess, Basketball, Soccer, Arts & Crafts, and Musical Theatre.
Applying skills beyond classrooms
The ISP Buddy Exchange Programme, ISP Model United Nations, ISP International Summer Camp, ISP Maths Challenge, ISP Film Festival, ISP Chess Tournament, and the sustainability-driven ISP Futures campaign, amongst several other opportunities, are open to both Westlink and HTS students.
Being a part of a wider international community has its perks — for students at Westlink, it transports them across the globe. International Learning Opportunities for Students (ILOS) are offered to all ISP school students keen on making friends from other countries, developing their language or communication skills, experiencing different cultures, or becoming more responsible global citizens.
Unlocking international opportunities
An enriching academic adventure awaits in Hanoi.
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