If you have children, and are thinking of buying or renting property in Thailand, you’re probably wondering what kind of schools Bangkok has to offer. From boarding schools to day schools, catering for nationalities around the world, the city is full of great opportunities for education. Keep reading to learn about six top international schools in Bangkok, to find the one that is right for you and your child and your area of living.
Described as the ‘oldest and most respected British international school in Bangkok’ Patana has a reputation as one of the best performing international schools in Bangkok. Catering for students from 2 to 18 years, Patana (meaning development in Thai) is run as a not-for-profit entity, which is proving to have a positive impact on the education of children at all ages. Patana is an advocate of holistic learning, meaning they value time outside of the classroom as well as in it, building self-esteem and learning capabilities through a wide variety of programs.
The fees for schooling at Patana are listed here:
Harrow International School Bangkok is located close to Don Muang airport to the North of the city. This British international school with deep heritage in London, UK is settled on thirty-five lush acres are several dormitories, classrooms, dining halls, and extensive athletic facilities, including fields for floodlit rugby, cricket and football pitches with natural grass surfaces, a swimming pool, a fitness suite, a climbing wall.
Harrow has over 1,400 students between the grades of kindergarten and sixth grade. It offers both day school and boarding school for girls and boys, with a curriculum that focuses on the “Essential Core Skills” of literacy (reading, writing, speaking and listening in English), mathematics, and digital literacy.
Nist International School is a full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, with 1,500 students from more than fifty nations. It was established in 1992 with a parent-elected team working hand-in-hand with the United Nations. The school hosts students from preschool level to grade twelve for day school. Nist is located near downtown Bangkok, making it a great choice for those looking to buy or rent property in the heart of the city.
Another British international school, Shrewsbury International School Bangkok is a day school serving students aged three to eighteen. Established in 2003 and located in the Bang Kho Laem District, next to the Chao Phraya River, Shrewsbury has around 1,400 students each year.
The state-of-the-art campus has many features, including a number of athletic facilities, a new dance studio, a dedicated music school. For junior students, the school has a creative, design and digital technology center, and for older students, a Higher Education Advice Center. It utilities its space well, and has tennis courts situated above ground level for example to maximise the amount of space dedicated to grass pitches and other buildings.
When it opened in 1951, the International School Bangkok had just fifty-one students, all children of United Nations and United States diplomats. Now, the American international school has more than 1,900 students of nationalities of more than sixty nations around the world.
Located in the Nonthaburi Province, ISB offers grades preschool through twelfth grade. The current 37 acre campus was built in 1992 at an expense of more than 25 million U.S. dollars, and features a modern campus with excellent facilities for the arts and athletics.
St. Andrews is a British international school located on Sukhumvit soi 71. The school has an enrolment of just over 1,100, ages two to eighteen. The campus boasts an air-conditioned sports facilities, large drama studio, music practice rooms, science laboratories, design technology and art suites, and more. Due to growth, the school is also building a new high school campus, which will open in August 2017.
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