Table of International Schools


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Below, Thailand Guru has a big table of international schools in Thailand, but before viewing it, you should read all this text above it.

What is called an "international school" in Thailand may not be so international, as there is no black-and-white criteria for a school to be called an "international school". There is a grey area. The main criteria could be:

  • Curriculum taught (International Baccalaureate, British, American, other)
  • Accreditations
  • Percentage of non-Thai students, where they're from (US, UK, Australian ...)
  • Percentage of non-Thai teachers, where they're from (US, UK, Australian ...)

While many of the schools listed below have a majority foreign student population, many others have less than 20% foreign students but follow an American or British curriculum and style and teach classes in the English language. Many Thai parents want their children to go to a private school and be taught in a foreign style rather than the rote methods in Thai government schools.

As an alternative to "international school", the phrase "bilingual school" has been used for a second category of schools with predominantly Thai student populations taught in English, with varying curricula and ratios of foreign teachers. Unfortunately, many schools have advertised themselves as "international schools" while I would call them "bilingual schools" by my criteria. An advertisement with foreign students pictured could just bee a photo taken from the web for the advertisement, not an actual student there. They may also highlight their few foreign students. My list below does not list many of these bilingual schools, instead emphasizing international schools, but I am open to listing any school which I can visit and get an impression of.

The original Thailand Guru table was compiled in 1999, and I have added and dropped some schools based on feedback from website visitors, reviewing quasi-official lists on the internet (which I double-checked item by item), search engines and indexes (Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc.), and a hardcover book I have on international schools in Thailand (now out of print, but available for viewing in the Thailand Guru office, a few occasional editions, and it's not complete...).

Notably, there are a lot of poorly maintained lists out on the internet. An example is the list of 43 international schools on the Thai government's Ministry of Education website at www.moe.go.th/English/list_sch.htm which doesn't provide website links (just addresses, phone numbers, and tidbits) and misses some major schools in the ISAT list discussed below.

The best list I've found (all considered) has 92 schools, on the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) website, which is a generally informative website at www.isat.or.th, giving you a standard information page on each member school's purpose, student age range, tuition fees, accredited by, and a short summary on each school, plus the key email and website info. ISAT was founded in 1994 and membership has skyrocketed from 19 member schools when I first compiled this school list around the year 2000 to about 92 ISAT member schools by 2013, and it appears that every major international school has finally coughed up its dues to get on the list, some with private gripes about ISAT and questioning what they do with all the money coming in from those dues. (Referencing ISAT here does not imply that I recommend sticking to ISAT member schools. I reference their website simply because it has a standard format for comparing schools, and is an established organization whose mandate is to provide information on multiple international schools in Bangkok and therefore shouldn't be a transient or expeditiously compiled source.) For members of ISAT, I have included a shortcut link to the ISAT page on that particular school.

A problem with kindergartens is that too many essentially Thai language kindergartens are calling themselves "international" even though some are little more than floundering places with nannies. If I included all the "international" kindergartens, my list would be way too long, and indeed I trimmed down the list of kindgergartens to those with decent websites and/or those recommended by parents I've spoken to (especially from our real estate business) and website visitor feedback.

The list on this website is only intended to give you a short list of schools to consider, narrowed down by your home region, child's age, cost, and language or curriculum. From there, you should click on their websites, and of course visit your shortlist of schools and take a close independent look for yourself. You should discuss with them issues such as native English teachers, student nationality mix, staff and management, transport for students, and parental involvement events, which are usually not discussed on their websites.

In person, I can give more customized feedback, but I really don't want to put much in writing here because if I expand to another level of detail for some schools, then I may as well write a book on international schools here in order to be fair to all of the schools, but I don't want to reinvent the wheel. (I have such a book in my office, on international schools in Thailand, written by a fairly unbiased professional. Unfortunately, it's out of print and a few years old.)

On another website, I have a map of Bangkok to show the relative locations of international schools in Bangkok. However, these two websites are not linked.

This is all a lot of work, so the feedback is appreciated in more ways than one!


Below is a table of more than 100 international and quality bilingual schools -- all of those which I have become aware of and tracked for more than 10 years (minus some which died or otherwise don't seem to me to be of interest to the vast majority of visitors, but please point out to me any good ones I've missed).

Column 3 has the general nationality curriculum and style -- British, American, German, French, etc.

Many of these schools also offer the International Bacclaureate, presumably as approved by the International Bacclaureate Organization at www.ibo.org . I often use the acronym IB for International Bacclaureate.

Fees:

Browsing the schools' websites, the fees have often been unclear, and this is the one part of my table which I urge you to clarify by contacting the schools directly. Over the years, I have contacted some and clarified things, but then again, fees quickly become outdated.

Column 5 is the per "term" or "semester" (/T), or per year (/Y), cost x 1000 Thai baht, e.g., 120-240K means 120,000 to 240,000 Thai baht. There are usually 2 or 3 terms per year, but it varies by curriculum and school, so in some cases I put in, for example, 120K/Tx3 which means 120,000 baht per term x 3 terms.

Most schools also require an "application fee" or "registration fee" for first time students. I've put that with a /R for Registration, e.g., 220K/R

There may be additional textbook, food, computer facility, library, school "development", and other fees. Make sure you find out *all* fees -- one-time up front costs, recurrent per term costs, and any other fees -- on paper or by email, stating there are no more significant hidden costs.

In my table, most records are still unclear about fees, so for 2011 I would like to start soliciting visitor feedback, so that I can clean up that one column of the table, and hopefully make things clearer quicker to newcomers. I've put in what I've picked up from their websites and some phone calls, but some of this information is very old, going back to the turn of the century, whereas other information is relatively recent as of 2013.

To convert Thai Baht (THB) into your own currency, see the calculator at OANDA.

Note: Information on one particular school, St. Andrews, can at first be a little bit confusing in that it's not really a chain in which all six schools are owned or run by the same organization, but is three different groups, kind've a 3+2+1 situation. Three of the St. Andrews schools are operated by the British education company Cognita (which has 65 schools worldwide), which are the Sukhumvit 107 campus (right at the Bearing BTS skytrain station), the Sathorn city center campus, and the provincial Rayong campus, but Cognita has nothing to do with the other three locations. Two other St. Andrews campuses are owned by one group of Thais, The Sukhumvit 71 and Dusit campuses (each having a different mix of Thai owners but are related) and the two locations share a website. The St. Andrews Samakee campus has still different ownership and a separate website from the others, but ISAT has the wrong St. Andrews website for the Samakee campus as of February 2013, erroneously pointing towards the Cognita group. While the St. Andrews expat-to-Thai student ratio is around 60:40 for the Cognita schools, the number may vary for the others.

The table is organized by region.

Central Bangkok schools not far from skytrain: Sukhumvit, Ploenchit, Silom, Sathorn schools

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Ploenchit, Ruamrudee

RC International School

British

5-13

24-52/t

Website

Yes

Ploenchit, Tonson

Mulberryhouse International PreSchool

British

1-6

56-78/t

Website

Yes

Lumpini

Thai-Japanese Association School

Japanese

0-0

Website

No

Ploenchit, Ruamrudee

Ploenchit International Kindergarten

1-6

Website

No

Sukhumvit 4

Topsy Turvy International School

British

2-7

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 4

British School of Bangkok

British

1-11

Website

No

Sukhumvit 15

NIST New International School of Thailand

IB

3-18

260-512/y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 20

Australian International School of Bangkok

Australian NSW

1-7

Website

No

Sukhumvit 26

KiddyCare International Kindergarten

1-6

90-165K

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 31

Anglo Singapore International School

Singaporean

1-13

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 31

IPC International Kindergarten

British

1-6

35-95/t

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 31

IPC Club House

British

1-11

Website

No

Sukhumvit 34

Modern Montessori International Preschool

Montessori

2-6

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 36

Trinity International School

American

2-18

100-120/y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 38

Melodies International Kindergarten

E

1-6

15/m

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 39

Modern International School

British

3-15

79-97/?

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 39

Chez Noodles

Reggio

1-3

Website

No

Sukhumvit 39

LadyBird Int'l Kindergarten

1-5

Website

No

Sukhumvit 43

The First Steps International PreSchool

British

1-6

55-68

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 47

Wells International Kindergarten

American

1-6

200-204/y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 49

LadyBird International Kindergarten

American, British

1-6

70-250/y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 49

American School of Bangkok

American

2-18

120-207

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 49/4

City School

International

3-9

Website

No

Sukhumvit 51

Wells International School

American

6-14

318 – 328/Y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 53

Bangkok International Prep School

British

3-12

250/y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 55/17

Seeh Phinong International Kindergarten

American, Japanese

2-6

110-140K/Y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 55/1

Purple Elephant Toddler Center

1-3

Website

No

Sukhumvit 63/12

Ekamai International School

American, Christian

5-19

200-350/?

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 63

Kids' Academy International Pre-School

British

0-0

60-66K/?

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 63

Singapore International School of Bangkok

Singapore

2-10

142-200/Y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 63

Ekkamai Nursery and Kindergarten

American

2-6

Website

No

Sukhumvit 63

Harrow Kindergarten International School

British

2-6

Website

No

Sukhumvit 63

Annabel's Nursery

1-5

Website

No

Sukhumvit 63/4

Oeska International Kindergarten

0-0

Website

No

Sukhumvit 71

Bangkok Adventist International School

Christian

0-0

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 71

St. Andrews Intl School

British

unsure

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 85

Wells International School

American

5-18

347 – 389/Y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 107

St. Andrews Intl School

British

2-18

90-215/T
270-443/Y

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 49/4

The Early Learning Centre

0-0

Website

Yes

Phayatai, Rajavithi 2

Rasami International School

British, Thai

1-17

47-83/t

Website

Yes

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Bangkok CBD skytrain region - Sathorn, Silom, riverside (Zone E)

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

riverside, Charoen Krung

Shrewsbury International School

British

1-13

314-479K

Website

Yes

riverside, Charoen Nakorn

International Pioneers School

British

2-12

65-75/y

Website

Yes

Sathorn 4

St. Andrews Intl School Sathorn

British

2-12

54-139/T
161-418/Y

Website

Yes

Sathorn, Yen Akart 2

Garden International School

British

2-18

15-360/y

Website

Yes

Sathorn, Yen Akart

Noddy Play Group

3-6

Website

No

Sathorn, Yen Akart 2

Acacia

native French, English

1-10

Website

No

Sathorn Nang Linchee

Learning Home International Kindergarten

British

1-5

35-94

Website

Yes

Narathiwas

New Sathorn International School

0-0

Website

Yes

Sathorn

International Community School - ICS Prong Jai

American Christian

4-18

Website

Yes

Sathu Pradit

Sarasas Ektra School

native English

1-11

Website

No

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Bangkok quasi-central (north): Vipawadi, HwayKwang

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Ram Indra

Keera-Pat International School

0-0

Website

Yes

Ekamai-Ramindra Expressway

Kesinee International School (KIS)

Ram Indra

1-8

234 to 567K / year

Website

Yes

Ekamai-Ramindra Expressway

Lycée Français International de Bangkok

French

0-0

Website

Yes

Pracha-Uthit

The Regent's School - Bangkok

British

2-18

Website

Yes

Suthisarn

Prep International School

British

1-8

30/Qtr.

Website

Yes

Vipawadi, Chatuchak

St. John’s International School

British and North American

1-13

208-304/?

Website

Yes

Vipawadi, Chatuchak

St. Stephen's International School

British

2-18

200-340/?

Website

Yes

Vipawadi, Laksi

Advent International School of Bangkok

Christian

2-15

Website

No

Vipawadi Don Muang

Harrow International School

British

1-18

270-420/Y

Website

Yes

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Bangkok southeast and eastern suburbs: BangNa, Samut Prakarn, SriNakarin, Patanakarn

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Bang Na Trad km 15

American School of Bangkok

E

2-18

120-207

Website

Yes

Parkland

International Community School

American

4-18

200-240/y

Website

Yes

Bang Na Trad km 7

Concordian International School

M,E,T

1-12

85-108

Website

Yes

Sukhumvit 105

Bangkok Patana School

British

1-18

100-190

Website

Yes

Bang Na Trad km 1

Berkeley International School

American

0-0

Website

No

Sri Nakarin by Foodland

Singapore International School Srinakarin

0-0

Website

Yes

Samut Prakarn

Thai-Chinese International School

American

2-18

168-200/Y

Website

Yes

Chalerm Prakiat

Charter International School

British

2-9

55-85/T

Website

Yes

Pattanakarn 78

St. George's International School

British

2-11

Website

Yes

Pattanakarn 69

Kincaid International School of Bangkok

0-0

Website

Yes

Pattanakarn 44

Bangkok Christian International Academic School

American

3-19

Website

Yes

Chalerm Prakiat Rama 9

Pan-Asia International School

0-0

Website

Yes

Chalerm Prakiat Rama 9

St. Mark International School

Australian (Victoria)

2-10

Website

No

Pattanakarn 76

Talents International Pre-School

American Christian

2-6

Website

No

There is a ThailandGuru section introducing this region of Bang Na and Samut Prakarn, and if you're looking for a place to live then see kkBkk.com which has a list of houses in the Bang Na, Samut Prakarn, and Sri Nakarin region.




Bangkok northeastern suburbs: Bangkapi, Minburi

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Lad Prao 101

Niva International School

American Christian

3-18

Website

Yes

Lad Prao 112

Bangkok Grace International School

American

2-14

45-65

Website

Yes

Minburi, NongJok

Korean International School of Bangkok

0-0

Website

Yes

Minburi

California Christian International School

(died?)

0-0

Died

No

Ramkhamhaeng 1xx

Heathfield International School

0-0

Website

Yes

Ramkhamhaeng 18

Traill International School

British

4-18

Website

No

bad GPS

Ascot International School

British, IB

2-18

77-145K/T, 75K/R

Website

Yes

Ramkhamhaeng 119

Ramkhamhaeng Advent Intl School

American, Christian

4-15

70-90/Y

Website

Yes

Ramkhamhaeng 140

Park Place International School

British

1-6

180-220/Y

Website

No

Ramkhamhaeng 164

Bromsgrove International School

British

2-18

90-126/T

Website

Yes

Ramkhamhaeng 184

Ruamrudee International School

IB

5-20

300-342/?

Website

Yes

Ramkhamhaeng 184

Swiss School – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok, Ruamrudee RIS

German,Swiss

3-18

194-400/?

Website

Yes

Ramkhamhaeng 184

Redeemer International School Thailand

American

3-18

Website

Yes

Ramkhamhaeng 1xx

Lord Shaftesbury International School

British

0-0

Died

No

Ramkhamhaeng 1xx

Kevalee International School

American

2-18

Website

Yes

There is a ThailandGuru section about this region of Bangkapi and Minburi, and if you're looking for a home to live in, then see kkBkk.com which has a list of kkBkk.com has a list of houses for rent in the Bangkapi-Minburi suburban region of Bangkok.




Bangkok northern suburbs (elevated expressway): Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Samakee

International School of Bangkok (ISB)

American

4-18

319-565/Y

Website

Yes

Nichada Thani, CW

Rose Marie Academy

American

1-18

Website

No

Samakee Rd.

St. Andrews International School Samakee

2-8

Website

Yes

Samakee

Country School

Reggio

3-5

Website

No

Chaeng Wattana 28

Hampton International School

American

2-12

Website

No

Chaeng Wattana 29

Magic Years Pre-School

1-6

Website

Yes

Muang Thong Thani

St. Francis Xavier

American

4-12

50K/T

Website

No

Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Rd.

Siam International School Pathumthani

American

0-0

Website

Yes

Pathum Thani

Global Indian International School

Indian

0-0

Website

Yes

This website, ThailandGuru, has sections introducing Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani, and kkBkk.com has a list of suburban Bangkok houses for rent in Nonthaburi as well as in Pathum Thani.




Pattaya, Rayong (eastern seaboard industrial and retirement areas):

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Pattaya

The Regent's School - Pattaya campus

British

2-18

Website

Yes

Pattaya

International School of Pattaya

British

3-18

45-65/T

Website

No

Pattaya

International School Eastern Seaboard

American

2-18

200-500K/Y, 5K/R

Website

Yes

Rayong

St. Andrews Intl School (Rayong)

British

2-15

52-237/T

Website

Yes

Rayong

Garden International School

British, IB

2-16

100-400K/Y

Website

Yes



Outside of Bangkok a few hours: Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Nakhon Pathom, Saraburi

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Korat, Pak Chong

Universal International School (UIS) (Korat)

British

0-0

Website

No

Korat, Khao Yai

St. Stephen's International School

British

6-18

Website

Yes

Nakhon Pathom

Meta International School (Nakhon Pathom)

0-0

Website

Yes

Saraburi

Adventist International Mission School

Christian

0-0

Website

No



Southern Thailand -- Phuket (Andaman Sea), Koh Samui (Gulf of Thailand)

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Phuket

British International School, Phuket

British, IB

2-11

200-300K/Y

Website

Yes

Phuket

Dulwich International College

0-0

Website

No

Koh Samui

International School of Samui

British

1-17

100-300K/Y

Website

Yes



Chiang Mai (northern Thailand):

Location

School Name

Curriculum

Ages

Fees

Website

ISAT

Chiang Mai

Prem Tinsulanonda International School

IB

3-18

Website

Yes

Chiang Mai

Nakorn Payap International School

American

3-18

70-130/?

Website

Yes

Chiang Mai

Lanna International School

Mixed,E,T

3-18

40-145/?

Website

Yes

Chiang Mai

American Pacific International School

American, British

2-18

200-500K/Y

Website

Yes

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai International School

American Christian

5-18

100-300K/Y, 65K/R

Website

Yes

Chiang Mai

Christian German School Chiang Mai

German Christian

2-16

<100-200K/Y

Website

Yes

Chiang Mai

Grace International School

Christian

0-0

Website

Yes




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