Panyaden Chiangmai International School
British National Curriculum, preK-7
Life is deeper and richer than working in order to consume. By learning how to enjoy learning, and learning to love wisdom for its own sake, everyone can reach an emotional maturity to create a happy life for themselves and their family and to contribute positively to the society in which they live. With this vision, Panyaden International School was founded to deliver a holistic education based on Buddhist principles integrated with a modern curriculum. Students who graduate from our school will not only have internationally compatible skills in reading, writing, mathematics and science but also practical life skills such as how to grow vegetables and eat healthily, how to overcome difficulties and social responsibility.
Situated in the cultural heart of northern Thailand, Panyaden International School in Chiang Mai is a green school built from earth and bamboo and is peacefully located among rice fields just 15 minutes' drive from the city centre.
At Panyaden we aim to cultivate a way of life, not only an academic education. Success in life, whether in academic study, career or family life, is derived not only from a sharp intellect but also from the ability to communicate skilfully, overcome difficulties, manage one’s moods and makes choices based on wisdom, compassion and understanding. Our efforts as teachers must be focused equally on helping children develop inner values as well as responsibility towards the world around them. To this end, we have created an atmosphere, an environment and a curriculum that are in harmony with the Buddhist path to wisdom and happiness.
The benefits of an international education are well documented, but many families are concerned that attending an international school means the erosion of Thai language and culture. Thai families want to preserve Thai-ness; our foreign families come to Thailand because they want to experience authentic Thai culture. At Panyaden we are proud to be both Thai and international. On top of our bilingual language programme, we promote Thai manners and traditions, explore local wisdom and learn and practise Northern Thai crafts and customs. Using the Thai language and culture programme alongside the British curriculum means students will gain an international education without forgoing understanding and appreciation of local history, community and society. It is now widely accepted that speaking more than one language and the experience of living in a multi-cultural environment teach us the tolerance, adaptability and problem-solving skills that are the hallmark of the new global citizen.
Panyaden International School
218 Moo 2, T. Namprae, A. Hang Dong, Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
Tel : +66-53 441 460
Fax : +66-53 441 461
E-mail : not provided
Web site: http://www.panyaden.ac.th/