Vientiane International School is an accredited International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes to students aged 3 and up. Download a copy of the School Profile here.
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- IB Results 2012-2016
- Class of 2017 SAT Scores
- University Acceptances Classes of 2015-2016
Vientiane International School is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Vientiane International School is the only school in Laos and is one of a small selection of international schools in Asia accredited by both CIS and WASC.
Through the CIS/WASC accreditation programme school improvement is encouraged through a process of continuous self-study and peer-to-peer evaluation, a process which VIS will be undergoing in 2016. Schools that have been awarded with full accredited status have demonstrated that they have achieved high standards of professional performance in international education and have a commitment to continuing improvement and best practices.
VIS is also accredited with the International Baccalaureate Organization for the Diploma Programme (DP), Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
The IB programmes are available through 4,546 IB World Schools in 147 countries (www.ibo.org). The Diploma Programme is recognized by over 600 universities in 50 countries as a highly regarded entrance qualification.
VIS prides itself on being able to offer its students a passport to higher education.
The student body of nearly 500 students, is extremely diverse, drawing from 46 nationalities. Most families represent the non-government and diplomatic sectors. International and local business are also well represented. Our community is highly transient; the average time a family stays in Vientiane is 3 years.
VIS meets the academic and social needs of college-bound, internationally-minded students. Our school welcomes the enrollment of all expatriate children and qualified Lao national students wishing to access an international education. In higher grades, factors such as maturity, educational background, and achievement level are also taken into consideration to ensure each child can be successful at VIS. We serve a diverse community and provides limited support services to students with mild learning difficulties.
The VIS Secondary Mother Tongue program supports the development and maintenance of mother tongue languages for students in 14 different languages. VIS provides support for students who are in the process of acquiring English through the English as an Additional Language (EAL) program.
68% of students graduated with an IB Bilingual diploma in 2016.
Students in grades 9-12 who complete 23 credits of study in the prescribed pattern are also awarded the VIS High School Diploma. To achieve the VIS High School Diploma students need to accumulate a total of 23 credits and successfully complete the following core requirements.
|Subject Minimum Credits|
|Language A or B: English||4|
|Language A or B: Mother Tongue or Other Language||3|
|The Arts (Visual Arts, Theater, Music)||2|
|Theory of Knowledge||1|
|Satisfy requirements of Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)|
The VIS High School Diploma is recognized as meeting or exceeding high school graduation requirements globally. One year of attendance at VIS is the minimum requirement for this.
VIS uses a criterion referenced grading system. A passing grade for credit is at least a 3 on a scale of 1-7 for IB SL, HL or High School Level Subjects. VIS does not calculate GPA or class rank.
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