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CityChiang Mai
Leaving qualificationsIB Diploma and SAT
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma and SAT
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 380,000 ฿
to: 736,000 ฿
Address: 234 Moo 3, Tambon Huay Sai, Amphur Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Chinese - 40%

Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers

Prem's language of instruction is English and the majority of our teachers, other than the foreign language specialists, are native English speakers.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer English Language Support and have a dedicated Intensive English Programme (IEP).

Additional language classes offered by the school

Thai, Korean, French, Mandarin, Spanish and Dzongkha.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

Depends on Programme and Grade level

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Prem's policy is that all students in secondary school will need to own a MAC laptop. We use platforms such as ManageBac, Engage and See Saw to communicate with our community.

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)

Prem is set up for online teaching and uses a variety of platforms to ensure students are fully supported during online learning

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme, University entrance examinations such as SAT, IELTS, BMAT, UCAT, TSA plus others as needed.

Results in these examinations

Our students score well above the IB World Average

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

We set homework in Senior School that is age-appropriate to help with developing good study habits.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

Prem provides in class and pull out support to students with learning differences by collaboratively planning for differentiation with teachers. Based on needs, we may create Personalized Learning Plans, with individualized learning goals to document accommodations and modifications. We communicate closely with parents to ensure that students’ needs are met.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We work with teachers to provide appropriate levels of differentiation for all students. Students who are academically able are also catered to this way.

Student access to education psychologist

If it is determined that a student requires assessment and monitoring beyond the Learning Support team’s expertise, we connect families with external specialists.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

For our Junior students, we have an informal interview with a teacher from Junior School. In Senior School we have an interview and written tests to assess the student's levels.

Waiting list

It depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline. Prem has rolling admissions.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

8 AM

School finish time

Junior School finishes at 3 PM and Senior School finishes at 3.30 PM.

Supervised care before/after school

No (not for Day Students). Boarding students are supervised outside of the school day.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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

We cater for vegetarian and halal diets.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Over 90% of our students take part in our Exploria Programme which offers over 100 activities throughout the year.

Sports activities included

Swimming, Team Sports (Football, Basketball, Volleyball), Invasion Games (Softball, Football), Badminton, Athletics, Tennis, Golf as well as Dance and Gymnastics

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Boarding Apartments, Farm, Amphitheatre, Outdoor Cookery School, Black Box Drama Studio, Science Laboratories, Cafeteria, Medical Centre, Arts House, Design Technology Workshop, Archery Range, Forest School, Gym and Auditorium.

Sports facilities at the school

Gymnasium, Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis, squash courts, Gym, 2 short-game golf driving ranges, football field, athletic track, cricket oval, basketball courts.

Grades/ages available for boarding

From the age of 8

Boarding facilities at the school

Our boarding students share 2 bedroom apartment style accommodations with two students to a room and private ensuite for each room.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Prem Tinsulanonda International School is an EY1 - Grade 12 IB World international boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 3–19. The school opened in August 2001 in Chiang Mai, Thailand and is a key part of the Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning, designed and created by Thai architect and artist, ML Tridhosyuth Devakul.[1] The school is on a 100-acre campus, and has approximately 500 students coming from over 31 countries.
The school is authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IB) Geneva, to offer the Diploma Program (IB DP) for grades 11 and 12, the Middle Years Program (IB MYP) for grades 6 - 10, and the Primary Years Program (IB PYP) for early years 1 to grade 5. Prem was the first school in Southeast Asia to offer all four IB programs, as it also offers the IBCP – International Baccalaureate Career-related Program.[2] The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), and the Thai Ministry of Education.[citation needed] The school is a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), East Asian Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Boarding Schools Association (BSA). As of 2017, Prem has also officially joined a network of innovative schools in 50 countries in the Round Square organisation that share a passion for experiential learning built around six IDEALS of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership, and Service.

Teaching approach of the school

PTIS is a community that challenges its members to act as compassionate, knowledgeable and principled global citizens: working together for a sustainable future and inspired by meaningful relationships, continuous learning and good thinking.

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