BVIS is a member of the British International School BIS which has been operating successfully in Ho Chi Minh City since 1997. The agreement to develop the two schools was signed with the Hoang Gia Real Estate Investment and Development Company and the Sai Dong Urban Investment and Development Company (under Vingroup), developers of the Royal City and Vincom Village, respectively.
According to the agreement, BVIS will open schools that provide international quality education at both primary and secondary levels that meet the standards of the UK Department of Education. The schools will also teach Vietnamese language, history and culture. Upon graduation, students will receive IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education, A level or IB (International Baccalaureate) certificates, which will enable them to attend universities worldwide.
The Sai Dong Urban Investment and Development Company also signed an agreement with the Canadian Maple Bear School to build a Maple Bear kindergarten in Vincom Village with modern facilities that is expected to be opened in early 2012.