About HAIS

History of HAIS

Hoi An International School was founded in 2018 by Tran Hanh An – an educator, an entrepreneur, a social activist, and above all, a mother to five children.

Tran Hanh An opened HAIS as she was alert to the needs of the Hoi An Community and set out to ‘give back’ by running HAIS as a social enterprise. An’s vision was for a school that employs a not-for-profit model and is geared towards community-mindedness, with a curriculum that, alongside academics, places environmental conservation and learning about different cultures at its heart.

Now entering its fourth year, HAIS is committed, more than ever, to being a truly child-centred, small-scale school that delivers meaningful and engaging programmes that allow all our students to find their passion and realize their dreams.

Our Vision

HAIS is focused on balancing the academic and personal growth of each child. Through our unique learning environment, we strive to spark curiosity in all our students so they may find their passion and realize their dreams.

Our Mission

To nurture and meet the individual needs of our students in a supportive, community-minded and responsible environment. Through the provision of well-rounded, high-quality education, HAIS is committed to cultivating creative opportunities and a range of age-appropriate activities so that our students develop as resilient, independent and life-long learners.

Our Values

At HAIS, we CREATE a great future for our students. We are a strong community of  respectful, adaptable and values-driven  individuals who thrive in a team culture which is focused on an environmentally sustainable  future.

Our Academia

Our Facilities

Learning Styles at HAIS

Project-based Learning

Collect information; imagine and question; thinking skills; mastery learning; reflection; influence community; rhetorical skills.

Skills-based Learning

Thinking skills; critical thinking; social skills; communication skills; self-management skills; self-study skills.

Inquiry-based Learning

Research; finding out; sorting out; challenge; making conclusions; taking action.

The HAIS Learner

At HAIS, we strive to inspire the students in a safe and nurturing environment. We support the students academically, emotionally and physically, facilitating their needs holistically. Our students are keen to learn new skills and are receptive to new ideas. They work well independently as well as with others. They are equipped to participate constructively in society and the economy – locally, nationally and globally.


HAIS learners are creative in solving problems and expressing themselves in innovative ways. Their ideas inspire action.


HAIS learners use effective communication skills in collaborative ways to understand and respect the ideas and perspectives of others. They inspire others and actively participate.


HAIS learners care for themselves and each other, emotionally and physically. They take action to protect and improve the environment and the world around them.


HAIS learners are confident to take risks, explore new ideas and to learn from their mistakes.


HAIS learners are responsible for their actions and inactions. They take responsibility for their learning and ownership of the well-being of their community and environment.


HAIS learners are reflective, able to accurately self-assess, think critically and respond positively to feedback.

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