There are over 100 international institutions in Thailand which comprise international schools and international preschools to accommodate the educational needs of expatriate children. Thailand is a popular country for expatriates due to its tropical climate, accessibility to modern comforts and affordable healthcare.
English is the main medium of instruction at international schools. However, many Thai international schools have a bilingual environment where Thai and English are used. A number of international schools place an emphasis on learning Mandarin as well. International schools in Thailand offer a variety of curricula such as the American Curriculum, British Curriculum and International Baccalaureate Curriculum.
In Thailand, there are also international schools that offer more than one curriculum. There are several schools that integrate the Singaporean Curriculum especially at primary school level.
Here are six international schools in Thailand that offer the Singaporean Curriculum:
Anglo-Singapore International School has two campuses in Bangkok. The school was first established in 2003 in Sukhumvit 31. A second campus was built in 2012 in Sukhumvit 64. The Sukhumvit 31 campus offers preschool and primary school levels whereas the Sukhumvit 64 campus offers preschool to pre-university levels. In addition, the school has also established the Korat Campus in the Nakhon Ratchasima district. Students have the opportunity to complete a two-year Junior College programme to prepare them for university. Anglo Singapore International School’s education is based on the British and Singaporean Curriculum with an emphasis on Mandarin. Students sit for the IGCSE and A Level examinations.
Students at Glory Singapore International School are provided an education based on the Singaporean Curriculum at primary school level and the Cambridge International Curriculum at secondary school level. The school offers Nursery up to Grade 10 levels. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn English, Thai and Mandarin. Glory Singapore International School is located in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit district.
The Praphamontree Affiliated Schools, known as The PPPMAS Group, established PPMAS-Singapore International School in 2014. The school offers preschool and primary levels where children can enter Nursery, Kindergarten 1 to 3 and Primary 1 to 2. PPMAS-Singapore International School offers the Singaporean Curriculum in a tri-lingual learning environment where the media of instruction are English, Mandarin and Thai. The school is located in Samut Prakan province of Thailand.
SISB has five campuses throughout Thailand, namely the Thonburi Campus, Suvarnabhumi Campus, Ekkamai Campus, Chaingmai Campus and Pracha Uthit Campus. All campuses offer nursery to primary school levels. The Pracha Uthit Campus is the only branch that offers nursery to sixth form levels where students have the opportunity to sit for the IB Diploma Programme and A Level qualification. SISB fuses a child-centred curriculum, British Curriculum and Singapore National Curriculum at early years and primary school levels. In addition, SISB focuses on improving their students’ language skills in Thai, English and Mandarin.
St. Mark’s International School offers a modified Australian-Singaporean curriculum, combining the Australian Curriculum and the Singaporean Curriculum for Science and Mathematics. Students are taught to master speaking, reading and writing skills in English, Mandarin and Thai. The school offers preschool, primary, secondary and pre-university levels. Students sit for the IGCSE at the end of secondary school. The A Level programme is also available in Years 11 and 12.
Thai-Singapore International School offers a comprehensive curriculum based on the Singapore Ministry of Education. English and Mandarin are both media of instruction at the school. Thai is also offered as an additional language. The school offers preschool, primary and secondary school levels. Students sit for the IGCSE examination at the end of secondary school.
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