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Welcome to an overview and the maps of international schools in Bangkok and all Thailand on nursery, primary or secondary level, and day and boarding schools with American, British, German, Swiss or Finnish curriculum. All international schools listed here are private schools (there are no public international schools in Thailand, that's why).
International schools in Bangkok and in all Thailand rank on top of the list in terms of quality and child-centered education, which still poses a big challenge to most public schools in both Bangkok and Thailand. Unfortunately, educational quality in this area comes with a price tag. The alternative might be English-program schools (bilingual or EP schools).
We organized this private Web site around the map of Thailand since most parents are not free to choose a job close to the school they want for their children. Usually, you might be looking for a school around the place you live - many work and live in Bangkok, others in Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Pattaya or upcountry Thailand. To make things easier, we also grouped the international schools in and out of Bangkok in topical groups as requested by parents, such as boarding schools or Christian schools. If you find something that we can do better or that's missing, please let us know by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are often asked for 'foreign schools' in Bangkok and Thailand. None of the international schools in Bangkok and Thailand is really a 'foreign school' since they are all accredited by the Ministry of Education in Thailand, a legal process that eventually makes them Thai schools. International schools use a foreign curriculum, as opposed to the national Thai curriculum, from the United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland, Germany, Australia etc.
In contrast, English-program schools (EP schools) teach the national Thai curriculum in English. However, the curriculum is not the only difference: The national Thai curriculum requires some subjects taught in Thai language, making EP schools effectively bilingual schools. While some English-program schools are private schools, many of them are public schools.
An international school is loosely defined as a school that promotes international education, either by adopting an international curriculum such as that of the International Baccalaureate or Cambridge International Examinations, or by following a national curriculum different from that of the country the school is located in. These schools cater mainly to students who are not nationals of the host country, such as the children of the staff of international businesses, international organizations, foreign embassies, missions, or missionary programs. Many local students attend these schools to learn the language of the international school and to obtain qualifications for employment or higher education in a foreign country (Wikipedia).
Please note that we cannot take any responsibility for the correctness of the data shown on this Web site. We try our very best,but we depend on schools, their Web sites, and teachers, to get updates when ever programs, conditions, or tuition fees change.
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