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Vientiane International School

Vientiane International School

P.O. Box 3180, Phonesavanh Road, Saphanthong Tai Village, Sisattanak District, Vientiane, Laos

+856 21 31 8100



Vientiane International School
School type Co-educational Day
Founded 1991
Status Private
Head of School Elsa H. Donohue
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 3-18 years
Number of pupils 480
Day fees per annum US$11,150 - US$25,680 per annum
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Elizabeth England
MYP Coordinator Elizabeth England
PYP Coordinator Olwen Millgate


We challenge, inspire, and empower our learners to develop their unique potential in our changing world.


We will lead the way toward a sustainable future.


We value Balance, Respect, Resilience, Innovation, and Courage.

VIS Definition of Learning

We learn when we build and apply new understandings and skills in a variety of contexts

VIS is an independent, non-profit school offering an international-standard curriculum. We are the only school in Laos accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). We are also the only IB World School in the country, delivering IB Continuum Programme (PYP, MYP, DP). Over the years, VIS has demonstrated consistent improvement in the IB results. Our 2023 Class IB Diploma Average Score was 33, above the world average of 30.24.

The diverse student body of 480 learners draws from 42 nationalities. Most families represent the non-government and diplomatic sectors; international and local businesses are also represented. Our unique VIS Personal and Home Language program currently supports the development and maintenance of 7 different languages. We also offer an English Language Acquisition (ELA) program.

At VIS, we strive to develop empathy, cultural understanding, and global awareness through meaningful interactions with the Lao community. As a Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA) member, our students participate in sporting and cultural exchanges with schools in neighboring countries.

Our current campus facilities include two swimming pools, two soccer pitches, ample playground spaces, and a collaborative library. Last year we added new buildings with:

  • A new multipurpose Performing Arts Center with a capacity of 350+ pax. Retractable seats make space versatile for events and community gatherings;
  • An indoor Gymnasium with 2 full-size basketball courts integrated into our sports hub (pool and soccer field);
  • A modern administration building with community areas.