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CityKoh Samui
Leaving qualificationsIGCSE and A-Levels
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IGCSE and A-Levels
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 449,880 ฿
to: 562,350 ฿
Address: 141/21 Moo 6, Bophut, Koh Samui, Surat Thani, 84320 Thailand
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Number of students

About 300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

About 37

Most common nationality

Thai and British

Ratio of local students to international students

1 Thai student for 4 International students

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English


Additional language classes offered by the school

Thai, Mandarin, Spanish, and have possibility to do IGCSEs for German and French

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Yes, we are a Blendable school, all our lessons goes both as normal with children in the classroom and online, for students who cannot come to school for some reason

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, we are doing it since February 2020

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Varies depending upon religion of each student

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, A Levels

Results in these examinations

Over the last 3 years ISS has consistently achieved IGCSE and A Level grades that are 50% higher than the UK average.
​92% of all ISS student's grades have been A* to C and 31% of all ISS student's grades have been A* and A

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the year group. Up to Year 3 all homework is optional, starting from Year 3 and till Year 6 it is from 1 to 2 hours per week. In Senior school starting from Year 7 homework assigned every day.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning support

Learning support offered

One to one support with learning

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Giving them opportunities to develop their talents as much as possible.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students joining ISS from Years 3 to Year 11 will normally be required to take two online assessments prior to being offered a place at the school. The online tests are an English test (NGRT) and Cognitive Ability Test (CAT). These tests can be taken at home or at School.

Waiting list

Yes, in some classes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

Early Years and Primary: 8:30
Senior School: 9:20 if no ECA's, on ECA days - 8:30

School finish time

Early Years and Primary: 14:30 if no ECA's, on ECA days - 15:30
Senior School: 15:30

Supervised care before/after school

ECA (extra-curricular activities) and Late Parents service.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISS offers many clubs and activities.

Sports activities included

Swimming, Team sports (such as football, netball, basketball and etc.) and PE lessons

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, basketball court, indoor sports hall, table tennis, football pitch

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Samui offers an Internationally recognised standard of education which follows the famous British Independent School model. The school follows the British Curriculum supported by the University of Cambridge curriculum programmes, and has a very strong emphasis on giving every child the chance to shine.

Teaching approach of the school

ISS offers an extensive and stimulating curriculum covering a wide range of subjects and skills, as well as a comprehensive programme of after school activities, school trips, and excursions.
​Everything the school does is designed to make learning enjoyable and to give every child the opportunity to develop a sense of confidence in themselves.

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