Houses for Rent near International Schools
Apartments and Condominiums for Rent, Too, Near International Schools
There are many international schools in central and suburban Bangkok. Most families choose an international school first, then a home location, so that it's easier for the kids and wife, especially given the size of Bangkok and its traffic. However, if you first choose a given region to live in, then you will still have a selection of international schools. There are also buses (minivans) which bring children to/from school for a small additional fee.
International schools are generally divided into two categories: "international" and "bi-lingual". International schools are supposed to have at least 50% non-Thai students, whereas bilingual schools may have a majority of Thais but have foreign teachers and offer classes taught in both languages. However, you may find many so-called "international schools" are actually bilingual schools in Bangkok.
In the list below, the schools are noted at British, American, or other curriculum. Many of these also offer the International Baccalaureate (IB), but this is not noted in the list below.
As education is very important, it's best to research the schools, so we provide links to the main ones below, grouped by region -- Sukhumvit, Silom and Sathorn, Bangkapi, Bang Na, Nonthaburi, and Pathum Thani.
It is my opinion that what's most important is not the curriculum but that the child have a good educational environment and enjoy learning. In Thailand, unfortunately, too much emphasis is put on exams and scores. That's why you have so many graduates of top Thai universities who have limited problem solving skills in the Real World or natural curiosity in their field beyond their required needs, and most inventions come from America and Europe. Conventional financial success can be fairly well assured by a disciplined standard education, but adaptability to an evolving world and life fulfillment may go beyond the conventional for many people. However, it really all starts in the family environment and nurturing, though schools and parental pressures and expectations have a lot to do with it.
There is more discussion on international schools in Bangkok on the Thailand Guru site, including a table of school fees.
Silom and Sathorn international schools
Shrewsbury International School is on Charoen Krung Road near the river and past Sathorn. It follows the British curriculum and has students ages 1 to 13.
St. Andrews International School follows the British Curriculum and prepares for the IB, with students ages 2 to 12, after which they go to St. Andrews Sukhumvit 107 campus (elsewhere on this page).
Learning Home International Kindergarten for ages 1 to 5 follows the British style.
The International Community School follows the American curriculum and has students ages 5 to 18.
The International Pioneers School follows the British curriculum with students ages 2 to 13+.
The Garden International School follows the British curriculum with students ages 2 to 18.
Sukhumvit international schools
In order starting on soi 1 and going down Sukhumvit Road:
Ruam Rudee RC International School follows the British curriculum with students ages 1 to 13.
Mulberry House International preschool is a British style kindergarten for kids ages 1 to 5.
Topsy Turvy International School is a British style kindergarten for children ages 2 to 7.
The New International School of Thailand (NIST) is on Sukhumvit soi 15 and follows the International Bacclaureate curriculum. It has students ages 3 to 18.
The Australian International School of Bangkok has an early childhood centre on Sukhumvit soi 20.
The Sunshine International Kindergarten School has German and British English programs for children ages 3-5 on soi 26.
The KiddyCare International Kindergarten is also on soi 26, with children kids 1-6.
The IPC International Kindergarten is on Sukhumvit 31 and has a British style program for children ages 2-6.
Also on Sukhumvit 31 is the Anglo Singapore International School
The Modern Montessori International Preschool is on soi 34.
The Trinity International School is an American curriculum institution for ages 2 to 18, on soi 36.
Melodies International Kindergarten is located on Sukhumvit 38 for children ages 1-6.
The Modern International School of Bangkok follows a British curriculum for students age 3-15+ and is on Sukhumvit 39.
The First Steps International Preschool for students age 2-6 is on Sukhumvit 43 and follows the British curriculum.
The Wells International Kindergarten (campus 2 of 2) is on Sukhumvit 47 and has children ages 1-6.
The LadyBird International Kindergarten follows a combined American-British style for kids age 1-5.
A major school on Sukhumvit 49 is The American School of Bangkok (campus 1 of 2) is on Sukhumvit 49 for children ages 2-18.
Wells International School (campus 1 of 2) is on soi 51 for children ages 6-14, and follows the International Bacclaureate program.
The Bangkok International Prep School follows the British curriculum for kids age 4-10 and is on soi 53.
The Seeh Phinong International Kindergarten for kids age 2-6 is an American style place on soi 55.
The Harrow International School Early Years Centre (campus 2 of 2) is a branch of a British institution on soi 63 for kids ages 2-7. (The main campus is in Don Muang / Nonthaburi.)
The Ekamai International School on soi 63 Ekkamai is an American Christian school for students ages 5-19.
The Kids' Academy International Pre-School on soi 63 Ekkamai is a British style kindergarten.
The Singapore International School of Bangkok on Ekamai soi 63 teaches in both English and Mandarin for ages 2-10+
The Early Learning Centre is also on soi Ekamai 63.
St. Michael's International Kindergarten for kids age 3-5 is on soi 79.
Bang Na International Schools
The American School of Bangkok (campus 2 of 2) is at Bang Na Trat kilometer 15 and has students age 2-18.
The Bangkok Patana School on Sukhumvit 105 soi Lasalle follows the British curriculum for students age 2-18+ plus IB.
St. Andrews International School is on Sukhumvit 107 at the Bearing BTS skytrain station and follows the IB and British curriculum for ages 2-18 plus IB.
Concordian International School is at BangNa Trat kilometer 14 for students aged 2-9.
The Thai-Sikh International School is in Samut Prakarn.
The Thai-Chinese International School in Samut Prakarn has an American style curriculum for students ages 2-18.
The Charter International School is on SriNakarin Rd. and follows the British curriculum, with students ages 2-9.
Between BangNa, Bangkapi, and Sukhumvit
St. George's International School is on Pattanakarn 78.
The Kincaid International School of Bangkok is on Patanakarn 69.
The Bangkok International Academic School is on Pattanakarn 44
The Pan-Asia International School is on Rama 9 Rd.
International Schools in Bangkapi
The Lycee Francais International de Bangkok teaches in the French language and is in Bangkapi.
The Traill International School follows the British curriculum for students ages 4-18 and is on Ramkhamhaeng 18.
The Park Place International School offers a British style for kids ages 1-6, and is located in Bangkapi on Ramkamhaeng 118.
The Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School is an American Christian school on Ramkhamhang 119 for children ages 4-15+.
Lord Shaftesbury International School is a British curriculum school in Bangkapi.
The Al Rihan International School is a Muslim school following the British education style for children ages 2-11.
The Redeemer International School of Thailand on Ramkhamhaeng 164 follows the American curriculum and has students ages 6-18.
Bromsgrove International School (was Windsor) is a British curriculum school on Ramkamhang 164 for students ages 2-18.
The Kevalee International School follows the American curriculum for children ages 2-15 and is in Minburi at Ramkhamhaeng 178.
The Ruamrudee International School follows both the American style and International Bacclaureate (IB) curricula, and is on Ramkamhaeng 184.
The Ruamrudee Swiss German section has students ages 3-18, and teaches in the German language.
The Niva International School is an American Christian school serving children ages 3-18, located in Bangkapi on Lad Prao 101.
The Bangkok Grace International School is on Lad Prao 112 and has students ages 2-14.
The Keera-Pat International School is in Minburi.
The California Christian International School is also in Minburi.
The Korean International School of Bangkok (KISB) is in Nongjok a little ways past Minburi.
Huay Kwang and Vipawadi
Huay Kwang is a district located between central Bangkok and Nonthaburi, and Vipawadi Road is a highway which goes north-south just past the eastern border of Nonthaburi.
The Regent's School (campus 1 of 2) is a British curriculum school for children ages 2-18.
The Thai-Japanese Association School teaches in Japanese and is located in HuayKwang.
The Prep International School is a British style school for kids ages 1-8.
Kesinee International School (KIS) is also in Huay Kwang, and offers the International Bacclaureate (IB) program for children ages 3-18.
St. John's International School is on Vipawadi-Rangsit Rd., and has a British curriculum for students ages 2-18.
St. Stephen's International School (campus 1 of 2) is a British curriculum school for children ages 2-18.
The Advent International School of Bangkok is also on Vipawadi-Rangsit Rd., and is a Christian school for ages 2-15.
International Schools in Nonthaburi
The Harrow International School, Main campus (1 of 2), is located off Vipawadi-Rangsit Rd on the Nonthaburi side just near the northeastern corner of Nonthaburi, just north of Chaeng Wattana Rd.
The International School of Bangkok follows the IB and American curriculum, with students of ages 4-18+, located in Nichada Thani, in Pakkred, Nonthaburi, off Chaeng Wattana Rd.
Rose Marie Academy is an American style school for ages 1-18.
St. Francis Xavier is a bilingual school with a mix of native English teachers from various western countries, plus Filipinos and Thai teachers. It has students ages 4-12 and is located in Muang Thong Thani, Pakkred, Nonthaburi, off Chaeng Wattana Rd. Notably, this school is not listed in any international school guides I've seen, but it's near my office, fairly big, and good enough for my 6 year old daughter.
Pathum Thani International Schools
The Siam International School is an American style school in the Thanyaburi district of Pathum Thani province.
I have heard of some bilingual schools, especially for young children, in Pathum Thani in-between Vipawadi-Rangsit Rd. and the eastern ring road, but I haven't surveyed these. In that region, it's easy to drive down the eastern ring road to Minburi and Bangkapi.
Thailand Guru also has a list of international schools in Bangkok and Thailand which is kept more current and provides more information on this topic.
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