Concordia’s campus is located in the beautiful Van Tri Golf Course, and it is just a short ride from the center of Hanoi. Our students live in 16 of Hanoi’s districts but the biggest concentration (approximately 63%) live in Bac Tu Liem, Nam Tu Liem and Tay Ho districts. Another 25% of our students live in Ba Dinh, Cau Giay, and Long Bien districts. The remainder live in other districts such as Dong Da, Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem, and Hoang Mai with a few coming as far away as Hung Yen and Gia Lam.
A large number of Concordia students are expatriates and where to live is one of the most important things to consider when new families move to Hanoi. With this in mind, we have asked some of our parents to share their thoughts on the neighborhoods they have chosen.
Tay Ho (To Ngoc Van)
“We live in Tay Ho in the home assigned to us by our embassy. We are very happy living here, though, and would have chosen it whether or not we had been assigned here. Our kids do have Concordia friends nearby - in fact, one of our favorite things about our neighborhood is how close we live to school mates.
I love that Concordia is located in the countryside, outside of the city. I believe strongly in the importance of exposing kids to nature, providing them with space for quality outdoor time, and developing an appreciation for their natural surroundings; so I love that they go to school where they are able to get a taste of the countryside. My kids take the bus to and from school every day, and their ride is about 30 minutes.” Erin Q., Concordia Parent
I love that Concordia is located in the countryside, outside of the city.
Tay Ho (Ciputra)
“Our family chose to live in Ciputra in Tay Ho because we wanted to live in a quieter neighborhood with nice playgrounds where our young children can safely bike and play. All the shops and restaurants in the heart of Tay Ho are only a short ride away, and it takes just 20 minutes to get to school. There are also many friends from Concordia who live in Ciputra so it’s easy to arrange for playdates.” Stephen L., Concordia Parent
Bac Tu Liem (Ngoai Giao Doan)
“We live in Bac Tu Liem district, Ngoai Giao Doan area near the Korean Embassy. We moved to this district because it’s quite central to everything, easy to hop on either of the bridges to Concordia, has a rich community in the various buildings in the area, and lots of open spaces for bike riding and playing outside. As our kids get older, we love the freedom they have to walk to friends' houses and coffee shops in neighboring apartment buildings and feel quite safe in this neighborhood.
When my kids first began attending Concordia a few years ago, I was concerned by the commute and distance from the school. As it turns out, my kids have loved the chance to get out of the concrete jungle and travel through rice fields, open space, see cows and water buffaloes. The drive out to the school across the river and through the fields is a beautiful way to start and end the school day.” Jill F., Concordia Parent
The drive out to the school across the river and through the fields is a beautiful way to start and end the school day.
Cau Giay (Keangnam)
“Our family chose to live in Keangnam in Cau Giay District because of its convenient access to academies, grocery stores and shopping places. It’s also very safe and I don’t need additional transportation to get around because everything we need is within walking distance.
My children began their studies in Concordia when my older child was 7 and my younger child was 5. We had visited several schools and Concordia was the last school that we visited for a campus tour. Both my husband and I were not only impressed by its academics but by its warm, kind atmosphere. When we chose Concordia, the distance from our home to school didn't really matter as we were happy with its serene, clean environment, friendly teachers, and its highly reputable well-structured academics, which we had heard from our friends. In fact, with enhanced road conditions in Hanoi, commuting hours have been reduced so my children are not really experiencing difficulties with commuting to school at the moment.” Miog K., Concordia Parent
When we chose Concordia, the distance from our home to school didn't really matter as we were happy with its serene, clean environment, friendly teachers, and its highly reputable well-structured academics, which we had heard from our friends.
"저희 가족은 경남아파트에 거주하고 있습니다. 이 지역을 선택한 이유는 학원, 식당, 마트 등 주변 편의 시설이 잘 되어 있고, 특히 별도의 교통수단 없이도 걸어서 모든 시설에 접근이 가능한 안전한 지역이기 때문입니다.
저희 아이들의 경우 첫째 아이가 7살, 둘째 아이가 5살때 콩코디아에 입학했습니다. 입학 전 몇몇 학교 투어를 하고 나서 마지막으로 콩코디아를 투어했는데 학교의 교육방식도 마음에 들었지만 무엇보다도 학교의 따뜻한 분위기는 남편과 저 그리고 아이들이 반했을 정도였습니다. 콩코디아 교육 시스템은 타학교보다 체계적이라는 지인들의 이야기를 통해 알수 있었고 학교를 투어하면서 따뜻하게 인사해 주시는 선생님들, 깨끗하고 조용한 주위 환경은 아이들이 학교 생활하는데 최고의 조건이었기 때문에 거리는 중요하지 않았습니다. 또한, 하노이의 도로 상황이 좋아지면서 등하교 시간이 단축되어 아이들도 큰 어려움없이 잘 다니고 있습니다." Miog K., Concordia 학부모
Cau Giay (Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh)
“Our family lives in an apartment in the Trung Hoa Nhan Chinh area of Cau Giay, where we’ve lived for 15 years. We like it because we’re in the center of the community, and we’ve watched this neighborhood continue to grow over the past 15 years. Our son has attended Concordia for nine years and travels to school by bus. Since we’ve been living here, the school has grown significantly, and so more and more students from our neighborhood have joined. Our son enjoys the bus ride, and while it takes about 40 minutes, the quality of the Concordia education makes it well worth it. We believe Concordia offers a world class education, and we are happy we made the right choice to keep him at Concordia rather than sending him to boarding school in the US.” Ha H., Concordia Parent
Ba Dinh (Doi Can)
“Our family chose to live on Doi Can Street in Ba Dinh district because the apartment is located within walking distance to my husband’s work. The area provides plenty of shopping choices for groceries and daily necessities. Our son takes the bus to and from school every day and he enjoys the ride. We don’t mind the distance from our home to Concordia because our son enjoys the bus ride and the school is located in a beautiful and secure place.” Atsuko C., Concordia Parent
Approximately 76% of Concordia students ride the bus to and from school every day. Students spend from 20 minutes to one hour on the bus each way depending on where their families live. For more information about specific bus routes, please contact Mr. Vu Trinh, Concordia’s Transportation Coordinator, at email@example.com.