Best 10 International Schools in Bangkok

International Education in Bangkok

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Thinking of relocating to Thailand with your family in tow? You’re not the first. Thailand, and its capital Bangkok in particular, has a thriving expat community with everything you need to set up a home away from home.

One of the most important aspects of your move will be finding the best school for your children, and thankfully Bangkok has plenty of top class international schools to choose from. Here’s what you need to know before you make that all important decision...

The quality of education provided by international schools in Bangkok far surpasses the local schooling system. Not surprisingly, this means demand for places in these schools is high. You won’t just be competing with other expats; Thai families who can afford to do so often prefer to send their children to international schools, thanks to the much higher standard of education.

International schools as you know them - i.e schools that teach an international or foreign curriculum and have a multicultural student body - are not the only option in Bangkok. Private bilingual schools are also common.

These schools teach the Thai curriculum but through English and Thai. They’re usually slightly less expensive than international schools and are effectively a middle ground between them and local schools. They have less facilities and perks as a result, and while the curriculum taught will be recognised at a national level, it most likely won’t be internationally accredited.

Western staff and native English speaking teachers are common in Bangkok’s international schools, although they don’t necessarily make up the majority of staff. In general, the higher a school’s fees are, the more native English speaking teachers you can expect.

This does not mean that the most expensive international school, or the one with the most native speaking teachers, will be the best. What makes a school ‘the best’ is subjective, no matter what the city or country is. It all depends on many variable factors, and most importantly, your child’s needs.

Many of Thailand’s international schools were founded as missionary schools, and plenty of them still maintain a religious ethos. Nowadays this is interpreted differently by each school - it could be anything from offering religion lessons to promoting a certain code of ethics.

Finally, one thing you will definitely need to factor into your international school search is Bangkok traffic. Much of the city’s streets are choked with vehicles night and day, so keep your child’s commute time and means of transport in mind when making your choice. Schools outside of the immediate city area and public transport zone will usually offer transport. Some even have boarding options!

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Bangkok. However, there are another 66 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Bangkok based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Bangkok

Out of a total of 76 International Schools in Bangkok.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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Brighton College Bangkok Verified badge.pink.sm

Brighton College is the UK's number one school, achieving the very best academic results and an outstanding record of entry into the world’s leading universities.
Now in our fourth year, Brighton College Bangkok is quickly developing into one of Asia's top schools.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 515,000 ฿
to: 892,000 ฿
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KIS International School Bangkok Verified badge.pink.sm

We are a medium-sized school with a friendly and inclusive community. Our smaller size allows each student to shine as an individual. As a full IB school, our students' academic results are strong and the campus, with excellent facilities, is spacious and green.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 492,000 ฿
to: 765,000 ฿
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Rasami British International School Verified badge.pink.sm

Small size, family friendly school with high academic rigour and excellent teaching.
A very caring community with close pastoral care and a real focus on ensuring children are happy, challenged and achieve their potential.
The size of our school is an advantage to students as they enjoy a warm and friendly environment in a school which has all the hallmarks, standards policies and procedures of a large British independent school. The school caters for children from 18 months to 18 years and by the time students leave they are well educated and are well rounded individuals who are caring, courteous, generous and confident young adults.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 234,000 ฿
to: 490,000 ฿
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Bangkok Grace International School Verified badge.pink.sm

We are an International Christian Mission School who endeavor to share the gospel through education. BGIS presents the academics in a Christian Worldview and enjoin our students to search for the truth with virtuous thinking habits.
Curriculum
American, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 155,600 ฿
to: 241,000 ฿
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Associe International Kindergarten Bangkok Verified badge.pink.sm

One of our main focuses as an international kindergarten is that life is a bout recognizing and appreciating differences between people, that the things that make us different are the same things that make life beautiful. Teaching kindness is a priority at AIKB35.
Curriculum
International
Languages of instruction
English, Japanese, Thai
Ages
2 to 6
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 336,000 ฿
to: 336,000 ฿
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British Columbia International School Bangkok Verified badge.pink.sm

We are an inclusive school with a kind caring community. We value and treat each student as an individual. We provide students with the skills needed to achieve success and for them to discover how to lead and not just follow. We only employ NES (native English speaking) highly experienced teachers from Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, USA, and South Africa.
Curriculum
Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 365,000 ฿
to: 523,000 ฿
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Thai Sikh International School Verified badge.pink.sm

TSIS has been managed by International Schools Services (ISS) since August 2017. ISS is associated with over 350 schools in 70 countries and our team is working incredibly hard to renew the school. Our Junior School student population has increased by over 700% and with 13 new well-qualified IGCSE and A-Level teachers from all around the world, we guarantee that Senior School students will be well prepared for tertiary study in a friendly, respectful, globally-minded environment which encourages students to drive their own learning.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 200,000 ฿
to: 231,000 ฿
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The American School of Bangkok - Sukhumvit Campus Verified badge.pink.sm

The American School of Bangkok strives to excel in the international educational community. Our graduates are prepared to be critical thinkers, independent learners, effective communicators, and global citizens.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 350,000 ฿
to: 673,000 ฿
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Bangkok Christian International School Verified badge.pink.sm

Bangkok Christian International School is founded on the Christian Spirit of love and concern for human dignity. We believe in the necessity of a strong Christian-based philosophy that supports academic programs, fosters the development of moral principles, and best prepares students to meet the challenges in an ever-changing world. Our main goal is to raise up disciples of Jesus Christ who will be the leaders of the 21st Century. We are defined by our close knit family atmosphere and high academic excellence. Students enjoy strong rapport with their teachers and truly feel and experience the love and passion that all BCIS family members have for one another. Our mission is to provide a quality international education within a caring Christian Environment, encouraging leadership, independent thought, and the development of lifelong learning skills; to celebrate diversity, promote tolerance and foster understanding between people of all races and cultures.
Curriculum
American, Christian, International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 174,000 ฿
to: 298,000 ฿
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Garden International School, Bangkok Verified badge.pink.sm

Garden International School, Bangkok offers a premium international education, based on the British education model, in a friendly, family orientated environment. The school is located in the heart of Sathorn, close to Lumpini Park, Sathorn Road and Rama 4. We are also very close to many of the major embassies and we have children represented by approximately 42 countries, immersing all students in a rich diversity of cultures, religions and backgrounds. All of our teachers are qualified to UK degree and Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent.
Our students follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and the English National Curriculum, adapted to embrace our location, through to the end of Year 9. For Years 10 and 11 we follow the prestigious Cambridge IGCSE course and from August 2016 we started offering the world renowned Cambridge A-Level programme. Garden International School, Bangkok is proud to offer students an Early Years to Pre-University education.

Students at Garden International School, Bangkok will:
enjoy learning in school and beyond;
develop to their full potential in all areas;
be confident people able to take leadership roles;
take responsibility for their actions and the environment;
apply critical thinking skills;
develop knowledge and understanding across a wide range;
be open-minded to the values and traditions of all cultures;
be respectful of others;
study in an environment promoting high academic standards.
Garden International School, Bangkok continues to be recognised as a centre for excellent teaching and learning as well as a school that develops students personal, emotional and social skills.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 243,600 ฿
to: 472,000 ฿
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