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    8		    Editor’s Letter                      32		     Resources and Support for
                                                		       Students with Learning

    10		   The Value of an
    		     International School Education
                                                38		     The Guardian Visa Option for
                                                		non-Thai Residents

    16		   Choosing Your Child’s First School

                                                40		     How to Use this Guide

    20		   STEM Education in the Spotlight

                                                45		     Maps

    24		   The Power of Play
    		     in the Early Years
                                                52		     International School Directory

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    E D ITO R ' S L E T T E R

    Dear Parents,

    Welcome to the 2020 International Schools         are more than where we send our children to read and
    Guide!                                                        write - they are places to explore the world, consider new
                                                                  perspectives, grow as individuals and become global
    This year’s publication marks our 6th edition of the Guide.
    We have strived to stay up to date with the ever-
    expanding international school landscape in Bangkok           We sincerely hope that this publication will provide you
    and create a publication that is exceedingly useful for       with an easy to use, but powerful tool when considering
    those seeking to make educational decisions for their         your selection of an international school. Beyond the
    children now, or in the near future.                          directory, our editorial section covers a variety of topics
                                                                  relevant to your decision making about your children’s
                                                                  education. We have also included learning support
    An international school education is increasingly valuable
                                                                  resources for the English-speaking community,
    in our rapidly changing, hyper-connected world. In
                                                                  recognising that not every student fits into a mainstream
    Bangkok, we are spoiled for choice, with a number of
                                                                  education model or teaching method.
    schools providing early years to secondary education
    under a diverse array of programmes and curricula.

                                                                  Whether you are in Bangkok for a short stint or for the
                                                                  long haul, we wish you the best in your children’s
    International schools offer local and expatriate children
                                                                  educational journey.
    seemingly boundless opportunities by adopting specific
    curriculum (e.g. International Baccalaureate, British,
    American, among others) infused with global context and                                                      Martin Penrai
    multicultural learning environments. International schools

Cultivating the Future - SCHOOLS GUIDE From Nursery to Secondary Levels 6th Edition, Updated for 2020 - BKK Kids
The choice of an international school in Bangkok has         Among Bangkok’s international schools, there are several
                                  never been as vast or varied and the number of parents       main educational programmes available, namely, the
                                  selecting an international education for their children      American/Advanced Placement (AP); British/A Level; and
                                  continues to grow. As our global community becomes           International Baccalaureate (IB). All are internationally
                                  more entertwined and the need for critical thinking          recognised qualifications for major universities anywhere
                                  outside of the standard educational box assumes an           in the world. Individual national curricula, such as
                                  important focus, more families are looking towards           Singaporean, Australian, Canadian, French and German
                                  international schools. In a world embracing diverse          systems, are also available within the city in fewer
      T H E VA L U E O F A N      cultures and emerging technology, it’s important for         numbers but with equal benefit and value.
                                  students to have the necessary skills to collaborate and

       I NT E R N AT I O N A L    innovate.                                                    The choice of schools include both non-profit and private
                                                                                               schools run by independent organisations and global

     SC H O O L E D UC AT I O N   International schools are home to children of many
                                  nationalities and offer excellent exposure to different
                                                                                               education groups. Irrespective of the individual structure,
                                                                                               they all offer curriculums focused on the progression and
                                  cultures. They provide a classroom environment that facil-   development of learning, from early years to pre-universi-
               By Simon Deux      itates cross cultural sharing and give students more         ty levels. In many cases across Bangkok, schools offer a
                                  opportunity to develop, adapt and become more versatile      combination of curricula in the secondary/high schools
                                  learners.                                                    years. This provides favourable circumstances for
                                                                                               different educational pathways and a wider choice for
                                  For transient expatriate families, international schools     further education.
                                  offer many advantages including minimising the disrup-
                                  tion to students education and providing similar educa-      All schools focus on local culture and values as well as
                                  tional environments. Classes in international schools are    authentic experiences related to the developing world.
                                  usually taught in English with academic results being        Such schools are balancing academics with performing
                                  recognised by universities worldwide. Some school            and creative arts, music, STEM education, a wide
                                  provide boarding facilities, where others operate as day     selection of sports, and offer students a varied and
                                  schools and many have pre-school programmes at-              comprehensive learning pathway. We explore each of the
                                  tached.                                                      major curricula and their attributes in greater detail below.

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AMERICAN                                                                                                                     B R IT IS H
     CURRICULUM                                                                                                                   CURRICULUM
     The common themes of enquiry-based learning and                                                                              A British education is based on the English or British      Established over 60 years ago, the Advanced Level
                                                                    community and more, with the goal of equipping students       National Curriculum. In Britain, education is compulsory    programme has been the primary qualification for further
     student-centred learning and planning underpin the
                                                                    with the skills they need for the 21st century.               for children between the ages of 5 and 16, with clear       education in the United Kingdom, a tried and tested
     American curriculum. A typical American international
     school starts with entry to Kindergarten at age 5 (or a                                                                      provision made for students, based on their ages, in        model, often referred to as the “Gold Standard” by global
                                                                    Standardised tests are used as evidence of learning for       specific developmental Key Stages. A defined curricu-       universities. An A Level programme offers depth and
     nursery programme for younger children), usually with an
                                                                    students enrolled in American international schools           lum accompanies each Key Stage, with clear assess-          breadth through a challenging and academic learning
     age cut-off in the fall, around August to September.
                                                                    around the world. Many universities internationally require   ments and examinations to monitor and track each            path. Typically, students choose three or four subjects in
     Students study through to Grade 12; upon completion,
                                                                    students to take the SAT or ACT tests for consideration       child’s progress. Each Key Stage encompasses core           their first year of study (Year 12 in the UK curriculum)
     they earn a High School Diploma, which is accepted
                                                                    during the university admissions process.                     subjects, including English, mathematics, science and       before narrowing to three in the second year (Year 13).
     criteria for entrance by American universities and
     colleges as well as institutions of higher learning across                                                                   information technology, as well as foundation subjects in   Students focus on subjects where their abilities, passions
                                                                    High school students may enrol in Advanced Placement          the humanities, creative and performing arts, modern        and strengths lie.
     the world.
                                                                    (AP) courses, which are offered by several schools in         languages and physical education.
                                                                    Bangkok. A programme created by the College Board                                                                         It is also worth noting that other curricula from Common-
     This education system encompasses core subject matter
                                                                    over 60 years ago, AP courses offer college-level             Students study the International version of the General     wealth nations, such as the Singaporean curriculum,
     standards and learning indicators recognised by one of
                                                                    curricula and examinations to high school students in a       Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) over the two     offer their students the IGCSE and A Levels in addition to
     six education accreditation departments in the US,
                                                                    wide variety of content areas. The benefits are to chal-      years of Key Stage 4, from the age of 14 to 16. This        their own combination of core and elective subjects.
     including the Western Association of Schools and
                                                                    lenge students in a rigorous curriculum, strengthen their     includes core and elective subjects. Upon completion of     Core subjects include English, Chinese, mathematics,
     Colleges (WASC) and New England Association of
                                                                    university applications, and offer the flexibility for stu-   Key Stage 4, students sit for the IGCSE examinations, a     combined humanities and science. Like other systems,
     Schools and Colleges (NEASC). To gain accreditation,
                                                                    dents to select a variety of courses or focus on a specific   formal assessment of the child’s attainment of his or her   these ensure that students experience a broad-based
     the school’s curriculum must be in line with the standards
                                                                    subject in greater depth. Many American and internation-      compulsory education. Students planning to attend           and balanced education while the electives cater to a
     determined by the organisation. This course of study is
                                                                    al colleges and universities (including in the UK and         university continue onto Key Stage 5 to complete two        range of interests and abilities.
     bolstered by a wide range of co-curricular and after
                                                                    Canada) may grant placement and course credit to              years of advanced courses, comprised of A Level
     school activities, from music to sports, volunteering in the
                                                                    students who obtain high scores on the AP examinations.       courses and/or the IB in Years 12 and 13.

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     The IB system is becoming a prevalent choice interna-           Along with cognitive development, IB programmes
     tionally, with the hope that IB students, in the words of the   address students’ role in local and global communities.
     International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), will            Study of a foreign language is required to complete the
     become active, compassionate lifelong learners who              course. Secondary school students may choose to
     “help to build a better world through intercultural under-      pursue the full IB Diploma, individual IB courses, or a
     standing and respect”. There are three IB programmes            combination of IB and regular courses offered by the
     for students aged 3 to18 years, including the IB Primary        school. Each course of study can be chosen purely down
     Years Programme or PYP (ages 3 to 11); the IB Middle            to the academic goals of the individual student. Like the
     Years Programme or MYP (ages 11 to 16); and the IB              AP, taking IB courses is a means of challenging students
     Diploma Programme (ages 16 to 18) or IB Career Path             while adding credentials and enhancing the quality of
     (16 to 19).                                                     learning to their overall academic portfolio.

     IB World Schools may offer one, two or all three IB             When considering the various curricula, first consider the
     programmes. For example, an IB World School may                 abilities, needs and potential university plans of the
     provide primary or secondary education according to a           individual student in order to create maximum benefit.
     national curriculum (American, British, etc.) but only offer    The combination of curricula certainly offers more varied
     the IB Diploma for its pre-university students. Some            learning – and a challenging education to those wishing
     international schools may also offer IB courses alongside       to take that path. On a broader level, the high academic
     A Levels and AP classes.                                        standards and co-curricular activities offered by interna-
                                                                     tional schools enrich students with a global outlook and
     The IB programme promotes hands-on learning through             skill set that fully prepare them for the future.
     all of its stages, from the early years to secondary school.
     For older students, Personal projects are integrated into
     different subjects and encourage students to explore
     their own interests. Also, other components of the
     curriculum include Theory of Knowledge (TOK), designed
     to encourage secondary students to reflect on the
     acquisition of knowledge; an extended essay; and
     creativity, action and service (CAS), which affords the
     opportunity to learn from experience by engaging in real

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                                 In deciding where to send your children to school, you
                                 need to consider many factors including language,
       CHOOSING                  location, cost and the programmes of curricula offered.
                                                                                                     Identify your priorities in terms of a school near
                                                                                             your home or office and how convenient this will be for
                                 In Bangkok there are an overwhelming amount of

                                                                                             travel. Moving around Bangkok can be a slow and
                                 choices and this can sometimes feel like a daunting task.
                                                                                             frustrating journey which is why many families choose to
                                 Below we have given you some considerations to help
                                                                                             live within close proximity to the school.
     F I R ST SC H O O L         guide you through this important selection process.
                                                                                             Next is the choice of specific curriculum, an IB world
                                                                                             school, the British or American curriculum and if you
          By Roszalie Chidwick                                                               need a school that offers a pre-school for younger
                                                                                             children as well as the secondary years.
                                                                                             All school admission offices and web pages display a full
                                                                                             list of yearly tuition fees so it’s a good idea to check
                                                                                             these in advance. They will also show the additional
                                                                                             costs for extra requirements such as, ESL (English
                                                                                             second language) classes and school bus transporta-

                                                                                             2          Time to now make a shortlist of the schools that
                                                                                             meet your individual needs. It’s a good idea to speak to
                                                                                             other people with children attending the schools. Word of
                                                                                             mouth is extremely helpful and you will find families
                                                                                             usually won’t recommend a place unless they have had a
                                                                                             positive experience. A visit is the best way to determine
                                                                                             whether a school is right for your child. Even a short visit
                                                                                             will help you identify a school’s strengths and challenges.

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3        Visiting the schools you select is an incredibly
     important part of the selection process and try to always
                                                                     is accredited, what their child safeguarding policy is and
                                                                     what learning support they offer throughout the school.
     visit during school hours. All schools will offer an            It’s also a good idea to request a sample of the school
     accompanied tour of the schools facilities, sports arenas       calendar and, for older students, sample of a school
     and cafeterias. You may request to visit specific year          timetable to determine the duration and amount of
     level classrooms to get a better feel of the size and           classes per day.
     nature of the classes. Here you can observe the teacher

     to student ratio, if teaching assistants are present, look at
     samples of class work and generally see if the students
     are engaged and happy.                                                   Do apply to several schools in order to keep
                                                                     your options open. Most schools will have a wait list

                                                                     based on different factors, year level, nationality and if
                                                                     any extra learning support is required. The school
              A good idea is to come prepared with a list of         admissions department will be able to determine if
     questions for the school administrators, school hours,          spaces are available immediately or the length of any
     food choices, uniform requirements and opportunities for        waiting list. You can also periodically enquire if more
     creative play and extra curricular activities. You may also     spaces have become available and discuss options of
     request a meeting with the relevant heads of school to          joining in term 1 or 2 if the school is able to only accom-
     enquire into the schools mission statement and creden-          modate you later in the academic year.
     tials for the schools faculty. Consider whether the school

First let’s start with the definition of STEM. It     A lesson or unit in a STEM class is typically based
                                    stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.          around finding solutions to real life problems where
                                    STEM is important because our world depends on it.             importance is focused on project based learning. A good
                                    STEM pervades every part of our lives, from the phones         STEM lesson ensures the students understand and make
                                    we talk on, to the cars we drive and the doctors we visit.     connections to world issues and learn to collaborate
                                    STEM education integrates concepts that are usually            using critical thinking and brain storming ‘out of the box’
                                    taught as separate subjects, it emphasises the applica-        ideas to draw conclusions and make connections.
                                    tion of knowledge to real-life situations. It seeks to raise
                                    students awareness of how STEM fields affect their daily       Indra Nooyi, CEO of Pepsi, had this to say during one of
                                    lives and seeks to excite and engage them in possible          her podcasts discussing the value of STEM;
                                    future careers in STEM related fields.
                                                                                                   “One of the things that my experience has taught me is
                                    According to research carried out by the U.S Department        that if you are trained as a scientist in your youth -
                                    of Education in 2014, only 16% of high school seniors are      through your high school and college - if you stay with
                                    proficient in math and wish to persue a STEM degree,           the STEM disciplines, you can learn pretty much all of the
                                    despite the knowledge that many new and highly paid            subjects as you move along in life. And your scientific
     T H E I M P O RTA NC E O F     jobs available in the future are in STEM related fields. At    disciplines play a very important role, and ground you
                                    the moment there is a severe under representation of           very well as you move into positions of higher and higher

       ST E M A N D ST E A M        both women and minorities in STEM fields with over 2.4
                                    million STEM jobs projected to go unfulfilled this year
                                                                                                   authority, whatever the job is.

        I N E D UC AT I O N         alone.                                                         It’s very hard to learn science later on in life. One of the
                                                                                                   pleas I would have for most young people today is, ‘stay
                                    Careers in STEM related fields are vast and diverse and        with STEM as long as you can.”
             By Roszalie Chidwick   encouraging this area of regard is essential for the
                                    survival of our global economy which will rely on people       As we move further into the new advances in education
                                    capable of fulfilling these career pathways.                   STEM isn’t the new buzz word, what about STEAM?
                                    According to UNESCO, the European Parliament                   Another acronym commonly encountered alongside
                                    forecasted around 7 million new STEM jobs by 2025 in           STEM includes STEAM – where the ‘A’ refers to arts, as
                                    Europe alone. The challenge that evolving education            an equally important part of the STEM concept. The
                                    faces is how to capture students interest in STEM related      argument for this is that the arts, including liberal arts,
                                    subjects.                                                      fine arts, music, design and language arts, are all critical
                                                                                                   to innovation. Also, the artistic and design-related skills
                                                                                                   as well as the thinking processes should be incorporated,
                                                                                                   where appropriate, to enhance student learning in STEM.

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The STEM VS STEAM movement has started taking root         part of progressive education. STEAM is a way to take
     for the past several years and is now surging forward in   the benefits of STEM and now complete the package by
     education as a positive mode to meet the needs of the      integrating these principals in and through the arts. By
     21st century. While continued research has been done       including STEAM into new curriculum it allows students
     on the importance of STEM, it can miss several important   to connect their learning in critical areas together with
     components that employers have voiced as critical for      artistic elements and design principals.
     our children to thrive in a rapidly approaching future.
                                                                In the time of Leonardo Da Vinci art and science had not
     Without a dout STEM education creates critical thinkers,   yet matured to the state in which they exist today, they
     increases science literacy and enables the next genera-    coexisted naturally. Moving forward in education it’s
     tion of innovators. However, educators now realise the     inspiring to see that current practices in scientific
     importance of not only the innovation for new products     research have much to gain by involving artists in the
     and engineering for new roads but the design of new        process early and often. Artists serve as great partners in
     bridges and the frameworks for science to tackle global    the communication of scientific research and when we
     changing weather patterns. This is the very reason why     can encourage our students too embrace the importance
     STEM and STEAM play such an important and integral         of both, we can expect them to navigate us further into
                                                                the unknown.

E A R LY Y E A R S       Your child’s early years education is more than a
                                                                                              C R E AT E
                                  preparation for primary school - it is a key time for the
                                                                                              AND EXPLORE
          E D UC AT I O N :       holistic development of a child’s social, emotional,
                                  cognitive and physical needs in order to create a solid

     T H E P O W E R O F P L AY   and broad foundation for lifelong learning and wellbeing.   Playful learning enables young children to have a higher
                                  It is in their early years where children establish an      degree of autonomy and the ideology around play-based
                                  understanding of their world, social and language skills,   learning stems from encouraging young children to
               By Ana Morales     and the ability to approach problems and work with          create and explore based on their own choices. This
                                  others. The early years foundation stage is catagorised     allows a child to decide what they want to do and how
                                  from birth to 5 years old and much emphasis has been        they want to spend their time and the role of the adult or
                                  placed on the importance of learning through play.          educator is focused on overseeing and facilitating

                                                                                              There are many different areas of ‘play’ that are explored
                                                                                              within this ideology, all with benefits to the child and
                                                                                              created to maximise what the child gains from the
                                                                                              activity. Much of the play involved is sensory and
                                                                                              improvisatory, engaging children to pursue their creative
                                                                                              instincts and curiosity through uninhibited hands-on
                                                                                              discovery. Active play fosters creativity and imagination
                                                                                              and encourages pre-literacy skills, it appeals to children’s
                                                                                              natural curiosity and a desire to engage in experiences
                                                                                              based on their interests and strengths.

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Examples of such learning activities include:

     • Messy play is creative, allowing children to explore their
     imagination and express feelings with anything from mud        • Outdoor play supports children’s problem solving skills
     and paints to dried beans and playdough. Using materi-         and nurtures their creativity and resourcefulness. This
     als with different textures can help children get used to      gives children an opportunity to interact with the elements
     different sensations.                                          around them in an outdoor environment. This can involve
                                                                    climbing trees and digging in the dirt, to growing food
     • Water play encourages the development of eye/hand            and experiencing animals in their own surroundings and
     coordination through pouring, squeezing and squirting. It      learning about their habitats and life cycles.
     allows children to explore movement, sounds, and
     textures from water in its various forms.                      • Creative play is a vital part of childhood and child
                                                                    development. Through using their imagination in different
     • Sound and music play involves listening to songs,            mediums they can explore their specific and unique
     singing, dancing with props, making music by hitting           qualities and develop skills to enable them to share their
     simple instruments or household objects and making             thoughts, feelings and ideas.
     discoveries about themselves and the world around
     them. It assists in developing a larger vocabulary and         • Movement play helps children practise physical skills
     appreciation for music. Musical play has been deter-           and helps develop muscles and an understanding of how
     mined as a vital component in building emotional               the body works and its capacity for different actions.
     intelligence. Music builds intimacy, in the same way           Confidence grows as she climbs higher or he runs faster,
     lullabies soothe and relax babies, musical play can            movement in play is essential in keeping children healthy
     develop neural pathways necessary for listening and            and is good for both their bodies and brains.
     communicating and the ability to self-soothe.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                 REGGIO EMELIA
                                                                                                                                   Montessori is a method of education that is based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Children and teachers are viewed as capable, resource-
                                                                                                                                   self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collabora-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ful researchers, interested in inquiring seriously into the
                                                                                                                                   tive play. The classrooms are open environments where
                                                                                                                                                                                                 world around them. The belief is that children learn more
                                                                                                                                   children are free to pursue a range of activities and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 when they are guided and supported rather than when
                                                                                                                                   make their own creative choices with teachers to guide
                                                                                                                                                                                                 they are instructed. The program is based on the
                                                                                                                                   the process. “In a Montessori environment, children are
                                                                                                                                                                                                 principals of respect, responsibility and community
                                                                                                                                   offered a variety of didactic materials and activities that
                                                                                                                                                                                                 through exploration.
                                                                                                                                   engage the whole child - mind and body. When children
                                                                                                                                   have the freedom to choose activities they are interested
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Such thoughtful engagement includes working through
                                                                                                                                   in and use their entire bodies in the learning process,
     T H E I M P O RTA NC E                                                                                                        they become focused, develop concentration along with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 theories, thoughts, feelings and values in multiple modes

     OF FUN                                                                                                                        specific skills,” explains Serene Jiratanan, School
                                                                                                                                                                                                 of representation, such as drawing, dance, wire, clay,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 music, painting, light and shadow, design and building,
                                                                                                                                   Director & Principal, Montessori Academy Bangkok
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and more. It includes teachers inquiring into children’s
     Be it an American, British, German or another curriculum,     “We know that every child in our care has different             International School (MABIS).
                                                                                                                                                                                                 thinking and understanding, they invite children to revisit
     the learning of communication and language; personal,         interests and curiosities that go beyond the classroom          These early skills lead to reading, writing, advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                 documentation, and study documentation in-order to
     social and emotional development; literacy; maths;            and into the wider world,” adds Hannah Hart, Head of            mathematics, problem solving, geography, science and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 propel the curriculum further.
     understanding the world; and expressive arts and design       Early Years, St. Andrews International School, Sathorn.         cultural studies. Visual arts, music and movement are
     all revolve around playful exploration.                       “Our role as facilitators of play is to nurture these,          interwoven throughout the days’ activities. Teachers play
                                                                   encouraging children to uncover new possibilities,              the role of a guide, demonstrating the use of learning
     “We work fully child-centric and regard free play as a        perhaps for the very first time. However, finding these         materials, and observer, acting as a link between the
     core pillar of development,” says Jena Matson, a head         possibilities is not an easy task. It requires the ability to   children, suitable materials and their immediate sur-
     teacher at Sprouts, a childcare and learning centre           make links, find new ways to do things and to be                roundings.
     based on the original German Kindergarten model.              independent in decision-making, and this is hard work.
     “Instead of guiding your child within a closed framework,     Open-ended play is integral to fostering these important
     we encourage children to develop individually at their        characteristics for lifelong learning, as long as we give
     own pace. We believe that this leads to greater indepen-      plenty of time, space and purpose to let the play unfurl
     dence, growth of an intrinsic interest to learn, and a more   and for imaginations to flourish.”
     positive self-image.”
                                                                   The options of hands-on learning in the early years are
                                                                   prevalent. More specialised curriculums that focus on
                                                                   learning through play, which are available in Bangkok,

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     F O R E ST                                                   L E T T H E M P L AY !
     SCHOOLING                                                    The academic essence of such learning takes a back
                                                                  seat to the broader gains. By engaging in an activity of
     Forest schooling is an outdoor education model in which
                                                                  their choice, the child gains the opportunity to understand
     students visit natural spaces to learn personal, social,
                                                                  and determine what happens next and why, be that
     technical skills and how to manage risks in an outdoor
                                                                  problem solving, investigating, aiding other children, or
     setting. The core of the program reflects an inspirational
                                                                  using their imagination.
     process that offers all learners regular opportunities to
     achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem
                                                                  “The best learning comes from when children are given
     through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or
                                                                  the time, space and freedom to initiate and develop their
     natural environment with trees. Forest schools seek to
                                                                  own play. As Early Years teachers it is our job to facilitate
     encourage, motivate, engage and inspire children in a
                                                                  and provide opportunities and resources; however, the
     nature filled environment.
                                                                  children themselves are the ones who are able to extend
                                                                  their play in ways that we as adults couldn’t even plan for
     “Growing research has shown the importance of play
                                                                  or imagine,” says Kate Shaffer, Head of Early Years, St.
     outside the classroom; in a purposeful and challenging
     environment, this provides essential learning opportuni-
                                                                  Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107. “Child-led          INFANT CLASSES           LEARN TO SWIM
                                                                  play lays rich foundations for all areas of children’s          3 months ~ 3 years           3 years +
     ties for children,” explains Parityada Punthapong,
                                                                  development, including their social interactions, language
     Co-founder and Director of Outdoor School Bangkok.
     “Parents or caregivers can deny children the opportunity
                                                                  and communication development, creativity, and problem            Sukhumvit 39         Soi Klang Racquet Club
     for learning and development in outdoor play, replacing
                                                                  solving. Play really is the basis for everything. Play is           Yenakart             St Andrews Sathorn
     it with the fear of what might go wrong. For some children
                                                                  learning.”                                                          Udomsuk                   Yenakart
     this can create risks itself, with children making the
                                                                                                                                   Thonburi (2020)            Sukhumvit 39
     wrong decisions as a result of insufficient experience of
     managing risk.”
                                                                                                                                                             Thonburi (2020)

     Some of the activities offered at Bangkok Forest include
     natural and open-ended resources, sensory play, den
     building, pond dipping, bug hunting as well as a variety
     of art and craft activities, singing and story time.                                                                                  Accredited by
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     L E A R N I N G S U P P O RT
            BANGKOK                       Learning support resources for English-speaking families in Bangkok continue to grow. From assessments and
                                          specialist consultations to education and life skills programs, the following providers address the needs of children,
                                          adolescents and young adults who require a non-mainstream, more individualised approach. Several international
                                          schools are also offering such services, reflecting an inclusive education model.

                                          Bangkok International Life Skills Centre                      Center for Autism Recovery and
                                          (BILC)                                                        Education (CARE)
                                          106/1 Sukhumvit 65 Road, Phrakanong Nuea, Wattana,            168/1 Thai Eye Center, Charoenrat Road, Bangkholeam,
                                          Bangkok 10110                                                 Bangkok 10120
                                          02 381 7587-8                                                 02 689 1818, 098 749 8793

                                          A learning centre for children with special educational       Affiliated with the Center for Autism and Related Disor-
                                          needs (SEND), BILC utilises a child-centric multidisci-       ders (CARD) from the US, CARE works with parents in
                                          plinary approach from special educational teachers,           providing the highest quality therapy, helping children on
                                          speech and language pathologists, occupational                the spectrum overcome obstacles, be independent and
                                          therapists and more.                                          engage with society.

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Learning and Educational Advocacy                              North Light Center for Special Needs
                                                                                                                           Program (LEAP)                                                 Children
                                                                                                                                                           116/6 Rama 6 Soi 39 Road, Samsennai, Phyathai,
                                                                                                                                                   Bangkok 10400
                                                                                                                                                                                          084 728 3492, 02 271 4455
                                                                                                                           LEAP is a parent-run group that provides parents with
                                                                                                                           support and information regarding their children’s special
                                                                                                                           concerns including (but not limited to) learning difficul-
                                                                                                                           ties, developmental delays, sensory integration issues,        This early intervention centre offers two areas of care: 1.
                                                                                                                           attention deficit and autistic spectrum disorder.              Providing ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) and VB
                                                                                                                                                                                          (Verbal Behaviour) intervention for children with delayed
                                                                                                                                                                                          development across all spectrums; and 2. Teaching
                                                                                                                           Little Sprouts Children’s Centre                               spoken language using Auditory Verbal practice for
                                                                                                                           109/1 Soi Thonglor 5, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klongtan Nuea,         children with hearing loss.
                                                                                                                           Wattana, Bangkok 10110
                                                                                                                           02 712 5204
                                                                                                                                                    Rainbow Room
                                                                                                                                                     11/13 Thonglor 25, Sukhumvit Soi 55, Klongtan Nuea,
                                                                                                                                                                                          Wattana, Bangkok 10110

     Communication Literacy Universal Edu-                        The Expat Speechie                                       Little Sprouts Children’s Centre is a private child develop-   02 023 2396
                                                                                                                           ment centre that offers clinical, developmental      
     cation (CLUE) Early Intervention Centre            
                                                                                         and educational services, based on a multidisciplinary
     43 Rama 9 Soi 29, Huamark, Bang Kapi, Bangkok 10240
                                                                                                                           approach, to children of all abilities.
     088 699 1915, 094 924 9115
                                                                  The Expat Speechie is a website resource that provides                                                                  The Rainbow Room is a special needs awareness,
                                                                  tips, strategies and information to support parents of   Merak Clinic                                                   education and support organisation for parents who
                                                                  children with speech and language difficulties.          146/5 Tiwanon Road, Tasrai, Muang, Nonthaburi 11000            have children with behavioural and developmental
                                                                                                                           02 589 4582                                                    challenges, including Down Syndrome and autism
     CLUE EI Centre’s speech-language pathologists evaluate
                                                                                                                                                         spectrum disorder, among others.
     and provide intervention for children and adolescents
                                                                  The Ideal Classroom                            
     with various communication disorders, including difficul-
     ties with language, articulation, auditory processing,       Dr. Faye Morgan-Rose, BA, PGCE, Dip Psych, MA, Ap.
                                                                  Ed and Child Psy. D                                      Merak Clinic is a child and adolescent mental health           Rose Marie Academy
     verbal apraxia, voice, resonance and fluency (stuttering).
                                                                  Educational and Child Psychologist (UK)                  centre that provides a multidisciplinary, team based           9/932-933 Nichada Thani, Samakee Road, Pakkret,

                                                                  094 390 6960                                             approach for children and adolescents with developmen-         Nonthaburi 11120
                                                                                                                           tal delays, learning problems, and emotional and               02 960 3663
     Dyslexia Thailand                                  
                                                                                      adjustment issues.                                   
     94 Udomsuk Road, Nong Bon, Pravet, Bangkok 10250
     02 399 5400                                  The Ideal Classroom offers cognitive/academic/play-
                                                                  based/exam access assessments, and dyslexia/                                                                            Rose Marie Academy is an inclusive school with special
                                                                  dyscalculia/dysgraphia diagnosis in children, young                                                                     support services and a full-time licensed clinical psychol-

                                                                  people and adults.                                                                                                      ogist to provide interventions and consultations to
     Dyslexia Thailand runs an Orton Gillingham programme,
                                                                                                                                                                                          students with learning differences and communication
     a method of teaching for dyslexia, at St. Andrews
     International School (Sukhumvit 71/Ekamai).

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STA Learning Support Services Centre                         Village International Education (VIE)
     (STA-LSSC)                                                   14 Sukhumvit Soi 42, Phrakanong, Klongtoey, Bangkok
     High School Campus, St. Andrews International School         10110
     Bangkok,                                                     02 391 4455
     1020 Sukhumvit Road, Phrakanong, Khlongtoey, Bang- 
     kok 10110                                                                                    VIE offers a wide range of in-school and outreach
                                                                  support, including a life skills programme, for children
     Headed by Dr. Damith Woods, Clinical Child Psycholo-         with various learning challenges such as language
     gist and Clinical Neuropsychologist, STA-LSSC is a           delays, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and Down
     child-centred integrative treatment service providing        Syndrome.
     screening, assessment and therapy, supported by
     counsellors, speech and language therapists, art
     therapists, clinical social workers, OTs and special
     education specialists.

     Steps with Theera
     29/9 Ekamai Soi 10, Sukhumvit 63, Klongtan Nuea, Watta-
     na, Bangkok 10110
     02 381 6590

     Steps with Theera is a vocational training centre for
     young people and adults with special educational needs,
     as well as for those who benefit from an alternative,
     flexible pathway. The focus is on skills for independence,
     skills for life and skills for employment, with trainees
     gaining UK accredited qualifications alongside work
     based learning in their cafe, office and art space.

Visa’s are a constant topic in the Ex Pat community. In         In this case, Guardian Visa’s are available to parents of
                                               this article we offer an overview of the Guardian Visa – an     children studying in formally recognized schools. The
                                               viable alternative for those families who would like to live    child themselves will need to obtain a ‘Non-Immigrant ED’
                                               and thrive in Bangkok, but are not Thai citizens and are        (education) visa which will be granted based on the
     T H E G U A R D I A N V IS A O PT I O N   not connected to a Thai employer.                               school confirming their enrollment. Once the child’s visa is
                                                                                                               issued the parents of the child will then be able to apply
      F O R N O N -T H A I R E S I D E NT S    For many, the Visa issue is straight forward. If one parent     for a ‘Non-Immigrant O’ visa based on being the guardian
                                               will be employed by a Thai company or an organization           of a student studying in Thailand.
                                               legally registered in Thailand, then it is highly likely that
                     By Chris Larkin
                                               all family members will have their visa’s connected as          While any reputable international school is able to provide
                                               dependents of the working parent.                               you with the appropriate paperwork for this, there are two
                                                                                                               main things to know. First, is that it requires 500,000 baht
                                               But what if things aren’t as straight forward as that? For      to be deposited in a Thai bank account in the parent’s
                                               example, what if you want to locate yourself in Thailand        name upon application. That money also needs to remain
                                               given the educational options for the children, but the         there for a minimum of three months before each annual
                                               main breadwinner technically works for a company                extension of your visa. Second, only one Guardian visa is
                                               outside of Thailand, perhaps performing a regional role?        given for each child. So, if both parents require a Guard-
                                               Or, what if you and your working partner are in a de-facto      ian visa, they will need to have at least two children
                                               relationship, in which case the Thai government will not        studying in Thailand, and each Guardian visa will require
                                               issue the non-working partner with a dependent visa?            500,000 baht (i.e. 1 million baht in total) to be deposited in
                                                                                                               a Thai bank account in your respective names.

                                                                                                               Disclaimer: and its parent company, FL13
                                                                                                               Co., LTD, do not provide legal advice. You should consult
                                                                                                               with a register lawyer in Thailand regarding all official
                                                                                                               requirements related to visas and residency.

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SCHOOL                                                        T U IT I O N
                  L IST I N GS                                                  AND OTHER FEES
                  The international schools listed in this guide are located    Please note that many schools charge enrolment,
                  in Bangkok and nearby suburbs and provinces. They             assessment, application, registration and/or other fees
                  offer programmes ranging from preschool to primary and        that are not included in annual tuition. These fees can run
                  secondary school levels. In most cases, English serves        over THB 300,000 in some cases. Also, some schools
                  as the main language of instruction.                          offer optional meal plans, transportation arrangements
                                                                                and extracurricular activities at an additional cost.

     HOW TO USE   Schools are listed alphabetically. Each listing offers a
                  school overview, and information on facilities, curriculum,   Some schools also charge campus development or

     THIS GUIDE   average class size and contact details, among other
                  data. Some schools chose not to submit information, and
                                                                                capital fund fees that can be as high as THB 800,000.
                                                                                Parents are required to make this payment before
                  we have compiled their data from publically available         enrolment; the funds are returned, without interest, when
                  sources.                                                      the child withdraws or graduates from the school.

                                        Age of Student		            British System		           American System

                                        3-4			Nursery			Nursery / Preschool

                                        4-5			Reception		Pre K

                                        5-6			Year 1			Kindergarten

                                        6-7			Year 2			1st Grade

                                        7-8			Year 3			2nd Grade

                                        8-9			Year 4			3rd Grade

                                        9-10			Year 5			4th Grade

                                        10-11			Year 6			5th Grade

                                        11-12			Year 7			6th Grade

                                        12-13			Year 8			7th Grade

                                        13-14			Year 9			8th Grade

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School Name                                                                 page                        Map location
ABC Pathways International Kindergarten                                      53                           Map 2, #1
Acacia                                                                       53                       Map 3, 2; Map 2, 3
AISB Koala International Kindergarten                                        54                            Map 1, 4
American School of Bangkok                                                   54                       Map 2, 5; Map 1, 6
Anglo Singapore International School, Sukhumvit 31 Campus                    54                       Map 2, 7; Map 1, 8
Annabel’s Early Years International Kindergarten                             55                      Map 2, 9; Map 2, 161
Ascot International School                                                   56                           Map 1, 10
Associe International Kindergarten Bangkok 35                                54                           Map 2, 11
Australian International School Bangkok (AISB)                               55                      Map 2, 12; Map 2, 13
Bangkok Adventist International School (BAIS)                                56                           Map 2, 14
Bangkok Christian International School (BCIS)                                57                           Map 1, 15
Bangkok Grace International School (BGIS)                                    57                           Map 1, 16
Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School (Bangkok Prep)        58                      Map 2, 17; Map 1, 18
Bangkok Patana School (BPS)                                                  61                           Map 1, 19
BASIS International School Bangkok (BISB)                                    57                           Map 1, 20
Beaconhouse Yamsaard International School (BYIS)                             57                           Map 1, 21
Berkeley International School                                                62                           Map 1, 22
BERNIE British International Prep                                            62                           Map 1, 23
Blooming Buds International Kindergarten (BBIK)                              62                           Map 1, 24
Bright Skies International School                                            63                           Map 2, 25
Brighton College Bangkok                                                     63                           Map 1, 26
British Columbia International School (BCISB)                                64                           Map 1, 27
British Early Years Centre (BEYC)                                            63                           Map 1, 28
Bromsgrove International School Thailand (BIST)                              65                      Map 1, 29; Map 1, 30
Canadian International School of Thailand                                    65                           Map 1, 31
Casa Bambino International Preschool                                         65                           Map 3, 32
Centurion International School (CISB)                                        65                           Map 1, 33
Charter International School                                                 67                           Map 1, 34
Concordian International School                                              66                           Map 1, 35
Crescent International School                                                67                           Map 3, 36
DADI International Kindergarten                                              67                      Map 3, 37; Map 1, 38
Denla British School (DBS)                                                   68                           Map 1, 39
Didyasarin International Preparatory School Bangkok (D-PREP)                 67                           Map 1, 40
Dragon International School                                                  72                           Map 1, 41
Early Years International Childcare and Kindergarten                         72                           Map 3, 42
Ekamai International School (EIS)                                            72                           Map 2, 43
ELC International Schools                                                   70, 71   Map 2, 44; Map 1, 45; Map 2, 46; Map 2, 47; Map 2, 48
Garden International School Bangkok                                          73                           Map 3, 49
Global English School (GES)                                                  73                           Map 1, 50
Global Indian International School (GIIS)                                    74
Glory Singapore International School                                         74                           Map 1, 52
GreenTech Montessori Community Center                                        74                           Map 2, 53
Hampton International School                                                 74                      Map 3, 54; Map 1, 55
Harrow International School Bangkok                                          75                           Map 1, 56
Heathfield International School                                              76                           Map 1, 57
Hummingbird International Kindergarten                                       76                           Map 1, 58
International Community School (ICS)                                         77                           Map 1, 59
International Montessori Center (IMC)                                        76                           Map 1, 60
International Pioneers School (IPS)                                          76                           Map 3, 61
International School Bangkok (ISB)                                           78                           Map 1, 62
IPC Green International Preschool and Nursery                                79                           Map 1, 63
IPC International Kindergarten                                               79                           Map 2, 64
Ivy Bound International School                                               79                           Map 2, 65
John Wyatt Montessori (JWM)                                                  79                           Map 1, 66
Julia Gabriel Centre Bangkok                                                 80                           Map 2, 67
Keaes Academics                                                              80                           Map 2, 68
Kensington International Kindergarten                                        81                           Map 1, 69
Kevalee International School                                                 80                           Map 1, 70
KiddyKare International Kindergarten                                         80                           Map 2, 71
Kids Kingdom International Kindergarten and Kids Kingdom Play Center (KK)    82                      Map 2, 72; Map 3, 73
Kids’ Academy International School                                           83                      Map 2, 74; Map 2, 75
KidsFirst International Kindergarten                                         82                           Map 1, 77
Kidz Village International Kindergarten                                      82                           Map 1, 78
King’s College International School Bangkok                                  82                           Map 1, 79
Kincaid International School of Bangkok (KISB))                              84                           Map 1, 80
Kirakira Kids International Kindergarten                                     84                           Map 2, 81

School Name
     KIS International School (KIS)
                                                                                    Map location
                                                                                      Map 1, 82
     KPIS International School                                   84                   Map 1, 83
     La Petite Ecole Bangkok                                     86                   Map 3, 84
     Learning Home International Nursery School                  86                   Map 3, 85
     Little Explorers                                            86                   Map 2, 86

     Little Maple Nursery                                        87              Map 2, 87; Map 3, 88
     Little Rays Preschool and Day Care                          87                   Map 3, 89                                                                                                                                                                   Phutta Montho n Sai 2

     Lycée Français International de Bangkok                     87                   Map 1, 90

     Magic Years International School (MYIS)                     87                   Map 1, 91

     Melodies International Kindergarten                         88                   Map 2, 92

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     Modern International School Bangkok (MISB)                  89                   Map 2, 93


     Modern Montessori International Pre-School                  89                   Map 2, 94



     Montessori Academy Bangkok International School (MABIS)     91                   Map 1, 95                                                                                pr



     Mulberry House International Pre-School                     92                   Map 3, 96

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     New Bambino International Kindergarten                      92                   Map 2, 97


     New Day Learning & Therapy Clinic (NDL)                     92                   Map 1, 98                                                                                                                            C h a r an W o
     New Sathorn International School (NSIS)                     94                   Map 3, 99

     NIST International School                                   93                  Map 3, 100


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     NIVA American International School                          94                  Map 1, 101


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     Noddy Playgroup                                             95                  Map 3, 102


     Norwich International School                                95                  Map 1, 103



     OISCA International Kindergarten and Day Care               95                  Map 2, 104                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        T iw



     Outdoor School Bangkok (OSB)                                96                  Map 2, 105




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     Pallies International Daycare and Preschool                 97                  Map 2, 106




     Pan-Asia International School (PAIS)                        95                  Map 1, 107



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     Pensmith STEM International                                 96                  Map 1, 108


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     Precious Learners World (PLW)                               96                  Map 1, 109                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pra c h


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     Prep International Kindergarten                             97            Map 1, 110; Map 1, 111

     Raffles American School Bangkok                             97                  Map 1, 112

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     Raintree International School                               98                  Map 3, 113                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ult

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     Ramkhamhaeng​Advent International School                    98                  Map 1, 114                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        uk

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     Rasami British International School (RBIS)                  98                  Map 1, 115                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on                                              y

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     RC International School                                     99                  Map 3, 116                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        th



     Regent’s International School, Bangkok                      99            Map 1, 117; Map 1, 118

     RIS Swiss Section - Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok         100                 Map 1, 119



     Rose Marie Academy (RMA)                                    100                 Map 1, 120

     Royce Royal International Kindergarten                      100                 Map 1, 121                                                                                                                                                                                                        ale


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     Ruamrudee International School (RIS)                        101                 Map 1, 122                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ha




     Seeh Phinong International Kindergarten                     100                 Map 2, 123                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             nE





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     Shrewsbury International School                           102, 103        Map 1, 124; Map 3, 125                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ay

     Siam Singapore International School                         104                 Map 1, 126                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tha

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     Singapore International School of Bangkok (SISB)            104                 Map 2, 127




     Singapore International School                            104, 105   Map 1, 128; Map 1, 129; Map 1, 130


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     Sprouts                                                     105                 Map 3, 131




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     St. Andrews International School Samakee                    110                 Map 1, 134


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     St. Andrews International School                            109      Map 1, 135; Map 3, 137; Map 1, 138

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     St. Mark’s International School                             105                 Map 1, 139

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     St. Stephen’s International School                          105                 Map 1, 140


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     Talents International Pre-School                            111                 Map 1, 142

     Thai - Singapore International School                       111                 Map 1, 143

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     Thai International School (TIS)                             111
     Thai-Chinese International School (TCIS)                    111                 Map 1, 145
     The Apple Tree International Kindergarten                   112                 Map 2, 146
     The First Steps International Pre-School                    113                 Map 2, 147
     The Tiny Seeds International Pre-School                     113                 Map 2, 148

     The Village International Education Centre                  114                 Map 2, 149
     Thonglor Greenfield Nursery                                 115                 Map 2, 150
     Tinytots international school                               113           Map 3, 151; Map 3, 152
     Topsy Turvy International School                            115                 Map 3, 153
     Traill International School                                 116                 Map 1, 154
     Trinity International School (TRIS)                         115                 Map 2, 155
     Verso                                                       42                  Map 1, 156
     Wellington College International School Bangkok (WCIB)      119                 Map 1, 157
     Wells International School (WIS)                            115      Map 1, 158; Map 1, 159; Map 2, 160

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                                                  Kindergarten                                                                      Sukhumvit : Nur ser y - Kindergarden: Map 3, 2
                                                                                                                                    BANGKOK – SUKHUMVIT 82/1 Ekkamai Soi 4 Sukhumvit 63,
                                                  Map 2, 1                                                                          Prakanong Nua, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok
                                                  House No. 92/32 Soi Taweesuk, Sukhumvit 31                                        Sathor n : Nur ser y - Kindergarden: Map 2, 3
                                                  Phone (02) 260 6888 Email                               BANGKOK – SATHORN 4/2 Soi Prasat Suk (Yen Akat Soi 2), Yannawa,
                                                  Website                                                     Chong Nonsi, 10120 BANGKOK

                                                  ABC Pathways International Kindergarten is a premium International                Phone (08)5 675 6506 Email
                                                  Kindergarten located in the heart of Sukhumvit Road. We have a custom             Website
                                                  built campus that provides a secure and friendly environment for                  ACACIA is a bilingual nursery and international kindergarten (English and
                                                  preschoolers. We believe in fun learning and creative development and             French) for children aged 1 to 6 years old. Both centers are located in the
                                                  strive to instill the love for learning in young children. We follow an adapted   heart of Bangkok, Sathorn & Sukhumvit. We offer 5 sections, one for each
                                                  version of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum as per the          age group. In a communicative “play-and-learn” environment, our purpose
                                                  standards laid down in the U.K. National Curriculum. Our motto is                 is to develop the bilingualism (English and French) for the children,
                                                  “Creative development equals outstanding achievement” We strive to instill        socialization, creativity and imagination.The children are immersed
                                                  a love for learning in our young students by our fun learning methods.            alternately in French and in English with native-speaker teachers. The
                                                                                                                                    bilingual programs that we used, take into an account in a balanced way
                                                  Level of instruction             Nursery;     Kindergarten
                                                                                                                                    the prerogatives of both French and British curriculum.
                                                  Age range of students         14 months to 6 years
                                                  Curriculum                    British                                             Level of instruction           Nursery;        Kindergarten
                                                  Pedagogical approach          Play-based learning                                 Age range of students        12 months to 6 years
                                                  Language of instruction       English                                             Curriculum                   British; French
                                                  Extra-curricular languages Thai; Mandarin                                         Pedagogical approach         Bilingualism
                                                  Annual tuition*                  200 - 400,000 THB;      200 - 400,000 THB        Language of instruction      English; French
                                                  Maximum class size                      12                                        Extra-curricular languages
                                                  Teacher-student ratio                   1:3                                       Annual tuition*                Up to 200,000 THB;        200 - 400,000 THB
                                                  Foreign nationals (%)         85%                                                 Maximum class size             14;    25
                                                  Campus facilities             Cafeteria; Creative arts; Drama; Music;             Teacher-student ratio          1:5;    1:9
                                                                                Playground; Sports (indoors)                        Foreign nationals (%)        90%
                                                                                                                                    Campus facilities            Cafeteria; Playground; Sports (indoors);
                                                                                                                                                                 Sports (outdoors)

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AISB Koala International                                                      American School of Bangkok
     Kindergarten                                                                  Campus 1: MAP 2, 5
                                                                                   59-59/1 Sukhumvit Road Soi 49/3 Wattana, Bangkok 10110
     MAP 1, 4                                                                      Campus 2: MAP 1, 6
     999 Soi Watcharapol, Ramintra Rd, Bangkhen, Bangkok 10230                     900 Moo 3 Bangna-Trad Km 15, Bangplee, Samut Prakarn 10540
     Phone (02) 509 4276 Email
     Website                                             Phone (02) 620 8600 Email
     Our mission is to provide a supportive, child-centred learning environment,
     where children of all nationalities can discover the joy of learning, and     The American School of Bangkok (ASB) is a private Pre-Kindergarten to
     obtain a firm foundation for fulfillment and success in their future          Grade 12 school offering an exceptional education based on an American
     education.                                                                    curriculum with an international perspective. The rigorous academic
                                                                                   program at ASB has placed students into top universities of the world for
     Level of instruction           Kindergarten                                   more than 30 years. Recently, the school’s graduates have been accepted
     Age range of students        18 months to 6 years                             to the world’s leading colleges including Harvard University, University of
                                                                                   California, Berkeley, University of Washington, Purdue University,
     Curriculum                   Australian
                                                                                   Pennsylvania State University, University of British Columbia and the
     Pedagogical approach         Child-Centred Learning
                                                                                   University of Tokyo. Many of these exceptional students have received full
     Language of instruction      English                                          academic scholarships.
     Extra-curricular languages
                                                                                   Level of instruction            Nursery;       Kindergarten;
     Annual tuition*                200 - 400,000 THB
                                                                                                                   Primary;       Secondary
     Maximum class size             14-18                                          Age range of students        2 to 18 years
     Teacher-student ratio          1:6                                            Curriculum                   American
     Foreign nationals (%)        30%
                                                                                   Pedagogical approach         USA
     Campus facilities            Creative arts; Drama; Music; Swimming pool;
                                                                                   Language of instruction      English
                                  Sports (indoors and outdoors)
                                                                                   Extra-curricular languages Thai; Chinese; Japanese; Korean; French;
                                                                                   Annual tuition*                 200 – 400,000 THB, 400 - 600,000 THB;
                                                                                                                   200 – 400,000 THB;   400 – 600,000 THB;
                                                                                                                   400 – 600,000 THB
                                                                                   Maximum class size              12;    18;     20;      20
                                                                                   Teacher-student ratio          1:3;     3:1;     1:7;    1:10
                                                                                   Foreign nationals (%)        80%
                                                                                   Campus facilities            Cafeteria, Creative arts, Drama, Library,
                                                                                                                Music, Playground, Science laboratories,
                                                                                                                Sports (indoors), Sports (outdoors), Sports
                                                                                                                (swimming pool), Technology

                                                                                                                                                                 Annabel’s Early Years International                                                       Australian International School
     Anglo Singapore International                                                 Associe International Kindergarten                                            Kindergarten                                                                              Bangkok (AISB)
     School, Sukhumvit 31 Campus                                                   Bangkok 35
                                                                                                                                                                 A n n a b e l ’s E a r l y Ye a r s a g e 3 t o 6 y e a r s : M A P 2 , 9                 MAP 2, 12
     MAP 2, 7; MAP 1, 8                                                            M A P 2 , 11                                                                  19 Soi Ekamai 10, Sukhumvit 63 Road, Klongton Nua, Wattana,                               162/2 and 164 Sukhumvit 20 Klongtoey Bangkok 10110
     108/2-3 Sukhumvit 31 Rd, Klongtan, Wattana, Bangkok 10110                     23/1 Sukhumvit Soi 35, Wattana, Bangkok 10110                                 Bangkok 10110                                                                             MAP 2, 13

     Phone (02) 662 3105-6 Faxas (02) 662 3107                                     Phone (02) 056 1035 Email                                     Blu Bam Boo Nur ser y age 18 months to 3 year s: MAP 2, 161                               319 Sukhumvit Soi 31, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
     Email                                       Website                                                        77/1 Soi Charoenmitr (Ekamai 12), Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Phone (02) 662 2827 Email
     Website                                                                                                                         Phone (02) 391 8181 Email                                         Website
                                                                                   AIKB35 provides a trilingual atmosphere with native Japanese, English and
     At Anglo Singapore International School, teachers and staff facilitate        Thai teachers. We seek to enhance students’ abilities one by one,             Website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Our school’s aim is to develop an enriching learning environment for all
     holistic learning for our students. This nurturing guidance allows our        educating them to strive, grow, and develop their knowledge, intellect, and   Annabel’s and Blu Bam Boo provide a warm nurturing and safe learning                      students, where all members of the school community are valued for their
     students to choose routes toward success, where they lead socially            leadership skills. We provide two programs: International Program and         environment for children aged 18 months to 6 Years old. We believe in                     individuality, culture and heritage and are encouraged to develop to their
     responsible and meaningful lives. With over 1,500 students from 20            Japanese – English Bilingual Program. The International program is an         letting children learn and discover our world through play and creativity.                full potential in a stimulating and caring educational environment.
     different nationalities, diversity is celebrated not only within our school   American based curriculum. Since 1997, Associe International has              With a truly international mix of children together with fully qualified
     community but also with our unique blend of the Singaporean and               managed 20 operating branches of child-rearing facilities, mainly in Tokyo,   teachers at all levels, Annabel’s and Blu Bam Boo have become popular                     Level of instruction           Kindergarten;       Primary;   Secondary
     Cambridge International Curricula. True to our school motto, “Learn to        Japan.                                                                        and the Kindergarten and Nursery of choice in the Ekamai area. Please                     Age range of students        18 months to 15 years
     Think, Think to Learn”, Anglo continues to build upon its tradition of                                                                                      look at our website and give us a call!                                                   Curriculum                   Australian
     academic excellence, as we prepare our students to make their mark in our     Level of instruction           Kindergarten
                                                                                                                                                                 Level of instruction                                                                      Pedagogical approach         Australian National Curriculum
     global society.                                                               Age range of students        2 to 6 years                                                                             Nursery;        Kindergarten
                                                                                                                                                                 Age range of students                18 months to 6 years                                 Language of instruction      English
                                                                                   Curriculum                   American; Japanese; Thai
     Level of instruction           Nursery;       Kindergarten;   Primary                                                                                                                                                                                 Extra-curricular languages Thai; Mandarin; Japanese; French; Spanish;
                                                                                   Pedagogical approach         Play-Based Learning                              Curriculum                           British
     Age range of students        2 to 12 years                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       German
                                                                                   Language of instruction      English; Japanese                                Pedagogical approach                 Montessori; Reggio Emilia
     Curriculum                   British; Singaporean                                                                                                                                                                                                     Annual tuition*                200 - 400,000 THB;       200 - 400,000 THB;
                                                                                   Extra-curricular languages Thai                                               Language of instruction              English
     Pedagogical approach         Uniquely Anglo Singapore Curriculum with the                                                                                                                                                                                                            200 - 400,000 THB
                                                                                   Annual tuition*                200 - 400,000 THB                              Extra-curricular languages Thai; Mandarin
                                  base of Singapore education                                                                                                                                                                                              Maximum class size             16;     18;    20
     Language of instruction      English                                          Maximum class size             20                                             Annual tuition*                         200 - 400,000 THB;            200 - 400,000 THB   Teacher-student ratio          1:5;    1:6;    1:6
     Extra-curricular languages Thai; Chinese; Korean; Japanese                    Teacher-student ratio          1:7                                            Maximum class size                      16;      17                                       Foreign nationals (%)        83%
     Annual tuition*                                                               Foreign nationals (%)        80%                                              Teacher-student ratio                  1:4;       1:4
                                    200 - 400,000 THB;       200 - 400,000 THB;                                                                                                                                                                            Campus facilities            Creative arts; Drama; Library; Music;
                                    400 - 600,000 THB                              Campus facilities            Creative arts; Climbing wall; Library; Music;    Foreign nationals (%)                70%                                                                               Playground; Science laboratories; Sports
     Maximum class size             20;     20;     24                                                          Swimming pool; Playground                        Campus facilities                    Creative arts; Library; Music; Playground;                                        (indoors); Sports (outdoors); Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sports (indoors); Atelier                                                         (swimming pool); Technology
     Teacher-student ratio          1:7;    1:12
     Foreign nationals (%)        60%
     Campus facilities            Cafeteria; Library; Music; Playground; Sports
                                  (indoors); Sports (outdoors); Sports
                                  (swimming pool)

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