UNIS Hanoi is a not-for-profit coeducational English-language day school enrolling students from Early Years (3-year-olds) through to Grade 12. The School follows the ideals and principles of the United Nations in action every day. UNIS Hanoi is authorised by the Ministry of Education in Vietnam, accredited by the Council of International Schools, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the International Baccalaureate Organisation. It is administered by the Head of School, Jane McGee and governed by a ten-member Board of Directors.
Strategy 2024: Learning for Impact!
Strategy 2024 is a new approach to strategic planning designed to ensure UNIS Hanoi can combine both agility in an uncertain world and focus to deliver the highest quality service to its learning community. It is comprised of three Strategic Directions (see below) and is the result of a two-year process, guided by external consultants, designed by our own education experts and powered by our community’s voice.
At its genesis was a review of the School's guiding statements which resulted in a new Mission, an extension to our Values and a reaffirmation of our Vision.
UNIS Hanoi is ever-evolving, but one thing that remains at the heart of all we do is our passion to nurture and equip students to be agents of change for a better world.
Our learning community will be an inspirational role model for a better world.
UNIS Hanoi’s New Mission
Guided by UN values, we inspire all learners to strive for academic and personal excellence and empower students to create positive, sustainable impact.
Our New Values
Our Strategic Directions
Strategy 2024 is comprised of three new Strategic Directions. These directions will guide the School’s annual action planning, ensure we stay Vision and Mission focused, and allow for annual adjustments as we learn and our world changes.
At the heart of Strategy 2024 is our commitment to exceptional learning, and its implementation is underpinned by our Values, to ensure a learning experience at UNIS Hanoi which is authentic, inclusive and connected.
What it means to be a UN School
UNIS Hanoi has a multifaceted identity and at its centre is its relationship with the United Nations. We are not an agency of the United Nations, but we are one of only two UN international schools in the world, educating agents for change. We define our identity with the United Nations as follows:
The United Nations International School of Hanoi is committed to inspiring and equipping young people to build a better world. We bring the world together on one campus and guided by the Principles of the United Nations mentor peace makers and problem solvers. Our young global citizens are curious, compassionate and confident to take action against issues confronting humanity; bold in the face of complexity and resilient in an uncertain world. We are a learning community that cares enough to create a better tomorrow. Starting today. Together.
Watch our Sustainable Development Goals Week and UN Day 2020 Celebration
Watch UNIS Hanoi UNcomplicated series in which our students sat down with Viet Nam's leading experts to find out how their organisations are assisting Viet Nam achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Our History - more than 30 years of Learning to Inspire
UNIS Hanoi first opened its doors in 1988. The School began with only 12 students in the borrowed classroom of a local high school with a teacher on secondment from UNIS New York. That teacher, Dr Alice Ann Winner, became the School’s first Head of School. Today, we welcome more than 1100 students from 70 nationalities and 40 mother tongue groups to our purpose built campus every day.
As a not-for-profit IB World School - the first established in Asia - our curriculum is international and challenging. At the same time, we place a high value on the quality of relationships within the school as we attempt to model behaviors that we hope to see in students. Students and faculty commit countless hours to our Service Learning programme because we want students to be a part of the solution, part of changing things for the better. In this way, we are more than just a school…we are a place where students emerge as responsible stewards of our global society and natural environment - our promise to our families through our Mission Statement.