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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 11
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 510,615 ฿
to: 574,070 ฿
Address: 9 Sathorn Soi 4, North Sathorn Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
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Number of students

400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Ratio of local students to international students

Local 20% and International 80%

Max. number of students per class

Class sizes are kept small to benefit the child's learning environment. The maximum number of children is 15 to 20 per class.
In Nursery, the school has two teachers, two assistants and two nannies for this year group, and a maximum of 18 per class in Kindergarten and maximum of 20 children from Reception to Year Six.
From Kindergarten to Year 3 each class has one class teacher and one teacher assistant.

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

All teachers are English native speakers with exception of the Thai and French language teachers who are Thai and French, respectively.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language is offered to children that need support with English Language. Limited spaces are available for this programme. Please contact the school as soon as you have received your place should you require support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French and Thai. Mandarin is offered as an ECA (extra curricular activity)

Use of technology in the classroom

Classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and students receive dedicated iPad and computer time once or twice a week depending on their age from age 5-11 years old.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, for children in Year 1 to Year 6. (optional for children)

Approximate hours of homework given

10 to 15minutes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

We recommend that parents contact school for the year group that they are interested in applying for.

Entry evaluation for students

Observation for Early Years and Assessment for children in Year 1 to Year 6

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Observation for Early Years and Assessment for children in Year 1 to Year 6

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We welcome applications all year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All Sathorn children graduate in Year Six to attend Secondary school

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs programme

Learning support offered

Learning Support Provision at St. Andrews International School, Sathorn is personalised for each child, using an ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ response method to meet each child’s unique and diverse needs. Students, parents, school staff and if relevant, any external therapists meet regularly to set challenging goals and work together as a team to ensure they are accomplished.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We provide support depending on the child's need.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

Nursery - Year 2: 8:15am
Year 3 - Year 6: 8:00 am

School finish time

2:35 pm

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers a wide range of after-school clubs to our students. A list goes out at the beginning of each term for club registrations. Activities vary from sports, arts and crafts, music and languages.

School provided lunches

Yes, the school provides students with a healthy snack in the mornings and lunch. The school has selection of Asian, International and Vegetarian food for lunch. Rice, a salad bar and a fruit selection is served daily.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

The school also takes great care with children who have severe allergies and make sure that canteen staff and class teachers are aware of such cases.
The food served in school is Halal, and we also provide Jain food - catering to children with a special diet required.

Sports activities included

PE instruction is sequential and planned to develop and improve performance skills, to impart knowledge and concepts relevant to the activity, to introduce information concerning the fitness and health benefits of regular exercise and to help students develop and maintain physical fitness. Activities are rotated throughout each term and include: Football, Swimming, Basketball and Athletics.

Sports facilities at the school

2 gymnasium Halls, 1 swimming pool, a basketball and footbal field

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The teams compete within the country.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

St. Andrews International School, Sathorn is a world class, small community based school, set within the central business district of Bangkok. Sathorn is a Primary School offering students aged 2-11 a rigorous British curriculum. The focus is on how children learn and the curriculum is delivered to meet all learning styles. Sathorn prides itself on academic excellence and was awarded a “Gold” rating by Education Trust for being an outstanding school, cosecutively.

St. Andrews International Schools in Thailand are part of Cognita, a global school network of over 60 schools in seven countries. Providing excellent teaching and supporting every child to achieve their potential are the cornerstones of a Cognita education.

Teaching approach of the school

St. Andrews International School, Sathorn follows the English National Curriculum. There is an emphasis on developing the key skills that children need to be able to become global, confident, life-long learners. Children are taught the specific skills of each of the subject areas within a broad, integrated and meaningful context.

The curriculum includes the following subject areas: Maths, English, Science, Information Technology, History, Geography, French, Design Technology, Art, Physical Education, Music, as well as Personal, Social and Health Education. Children also learn Thai language as a mandatory requirement from the Ministry of Education.

Where appropriate the curriculum is taught through themes to ensure that learning is relevant. Children love to become involved in topics and this leads to them carrying out independent research. The topics are planned carefully so that they are appropriate for all children in the international setting and enable skills to be taught within a rich learning environment.

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