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Our History


International Kindergarten

Saigon Montessori International Kindergarten (SMIK) is a prepared learning environment for international children aged 18 months to 6 years old.  


SMIK was founded by Mrs. Julia Lee in December of 2013 in Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Mrs. Lee, who trained under the Montessori program in Seattle, Washington, and now possesses several education certifications, is passionate about her aspirations for the SMIK program and hopes to provide a special, warm, and welcoming learning community for both the children and their families alike. An additional teacher's training course ensures that the utmost quality education is provided.

- Founded Saigon Montessori International Kindergarten
  International classes open (English)

- Bilingual classes open (Vietnamese & English)

- Collaboration with third-party international groups, continued efforts to improve upon the quality of program materials and facility management

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