A majority of international schools in Thailand are located in its capital city, Bangkok. Residents in Bangkok enjoy a tropical monsoon climate throughout the year (hot season from March to June, rainy season from July to October, and cool season between November and February).
Bangkok is home to over eight million people, two million of those are expatriates and non-Thai residents. Sukhumvit is known as one of Bangkok’s most modern and cosmopolitan districts with no shortage of entertainment, dining and shopping establishments. It is also a popular residential hub for expatriates.
Here are some of the international schools located in Sukhumvit:
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. 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.
The school offers the Australian International Curriculum leading up to the IGCSE examinations. Australian International School Bangkok has two campuses in Sukhumvit located in Soi 20 and Soi 31. Students can enter the school from nursery to secondary school levels. In addition, students are encouraged to learn either Japanese, French, Mandarin or Thai from Year 3 onwards. The school also has provisions for students with special educational needs.
Established in 2000, Bangkok Adventist International School offers the American Curriculum. The school is known as a private Christian school and caters to students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 levels.
The British Curriculum is offered at Bangkok Prep leading to the IGCSE and A Level examinations. Established in 2003, the school accepts students to enter Early Years to Sixth Form levels. Bangkok Prep’s primary campus is located in Sukhumvit 53 whereas the secondary campus is located in Sukhumvit 74.
The school first opened in 1946 and was known as Adventist English School. In 1993, the school changed its name to become Ekamai International School. The school offers the American Curriculum with Seventh-day Adventist principles to students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.
ELC City School offers an early years’ education for children aged three to 11 years old. The school provides a broad and rigorous curriculum that prepares students to enter internationals schools at secondary school level and beyond.
Students at Glory Singapore International School are provided an education based on the Singapore 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.
The American Curriculum is offered at preschool and primary level at Ivy Bound International School. Children aged two to seven years old are welcome to enter the school.
Established in 1997, Modern International School offers the British Curriculum to its students. The school accepts students to enter levels from Nursery to Year 13. Students at Modern International School sit for the IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school also provides English language support if needed.
Useful information for expats:
- Living and Working in Bangkok
- Advice for Expats in Bangkok
- Pros and Cons of Moving to Bangkok
- An Expat’s Guide to Bangkok
To find out more about schools in Thailand, make sure to use the powerful School Finder on www.EducationDestinationAsia.com.