Best 10 International Schools in Phuket

International Education in Phuket

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Thinking of joining the ranks of expats in beautiful, sun-soaked, friendly Thailand? Setting up a base in Phuket is a great option, with its thriving expat community, plenty of family-friendly facilities for the kids and a choice of highly regarded international schools. Here’s what you need to know about the latter...

As a long-established hub for international tourism, English is widely spoken in Phuket. So it should come as no surprise that it also dominates as the language of instruction on the island’s international schools.

The steady stream of expats in Thailand means that native English-speaking teachers are commonly found, and a variety of curricula are on offer. As you may expect, English-speaking curricula are in the majority - British, American and International specifically. Thai, French and a select few others are also represented.

Thai language and culture classes will be a mandatory part of your child’s education in international schools in Phuket. This is a great way for your children to engage with and understand their new home. You will also find that some international schools teach Christian values. This is because they were founded by missionaries - however, your child does not need to follow a Christian faith to attend.

Phuket’s international schools typically follow the international school calendar. The school year begins in August and runs until May. The calendar is broken into three semesters, with one or two-week long breaks at the midpoint and end of each semester.

Outside of term time, extra curricular programs and summer camps are often offered. These range from sports to creative arts, and everything in between. Some schools have pre-schools attached for ages 2 and up, but usually for mornings only. If you have older children attending school and younger children in need of daytime care, this can be a convenient option.

Few international schools in Phuket are located in the island’s urban centre of Phuket city. Instead, they’re spread out across the island. The biggest cluster of schools can be found in Chalong in the south, with another cluster in the north east of the island in easy reach of the airport. Wherever you choose to base yourself, you can be sure an international school won’t be too far away.

It’s well known that international schools in Asia don’t come cheap. Thailand, however, is one of the more affordable countries on the continent and can offer surprising value for money. Don’t get too excited at the prospect of cash savings though - all the usual international school fees still apply. That means a once-off application fee, a registration fee, and tuition fees to start with. Transport and lunches are usually added extras, as are any optional extra-curricular programs.

However, the trade-off of top-class facilities and staff, small class sizes, high standards of education, and living life in one of the most beautiful places in the world is most definitely worth it.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Phuket. However, there are another 4 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 Phuket based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Phuket

Out of a total of 14 International Schools in Phuket.

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

UWC Thailand

United World College Thailand is a 3-programme IB school situated in the North of Phuket, Thailand, welcoming students aged 2 years - 18 years old.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 251,732 ฿
to: 720,927 ฿
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QSI International School of Phuket

QSI International School of Phuket is an American Curriculum, fully accredited, private, non-profit institution that opened in September of 2000. It offers an exemplary, projected based education in English language for preschool, elementary and secondary students. Its warm and welcoming school community makes an ideal place for children to learn and grow. The school is housed in purpose-built facilities in the beautiful countryside of Kathu, Phuket.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Buds International School Phuket

Buds International School Phuket is the oldest established child care facility and provider of quality education in Phuket. Buds offers schooling from nursery to primary levels. This boutique international school in Chalong, Phuket is designed specifically as a nursery, kindergarten and primary school facility in order to provide your child with the best possible learning environment. Buds caters to international and Thai children between the ages of 12 months and 12 years.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 12
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 144,000 ฿
to: 168,000 ฿
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British International School, Phuket

Known for its outstanding holistic education and its remarkably strong ‘academy’ structure and facilities, the British International School, Phuket offers a truly unique international education experience for both boarding and day students; in the exceptional and healthy environment of a tropical island and with a wide range of academic, artistic and sporting opportunities, it is quite simply an education like no other.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 266,200 ฿
to: 840,000 ฿
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Curriculum
British, French
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 16
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 218,000 ฿
to: 358,000 ฿
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Kajonkiet International School Phuket

Kajonkiet International School, Phuket is a co-educational day school for children aged 2 to 18. Set in 15 Rai of spectacular grounds, KIS students are part of a friendly, caring community which promotes respect and responsibility.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 232,500 ฿
to: 373,770 ฿
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Palm House School

Palm House School follows the International Primary Curriculum in state of the art classrooms delivered by passionate, fully qualified and dedicated teachers.
Curriculum
International
Language of instruction
English
Ages
5 to 11
Yearly fees - 2017/2018
from: 216,000 ฿
to: 216,000 ฿
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HeadStart International School

HeadStart International School, Phuket is a high achieving, co-educational British International School located in the heart of Phuket. It offers the English National Curriculum for students from 2 to 18 years of age.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 250,000 ฿
to: 400,000 ฿
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International School of Phuket

The International School of Phuket is an established University of Cambridge School founded in 2008 and with a long tradition of bringing education and care to all the children who walk through its gates.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 14
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 168,000 ฿
to: 262,000 ฿
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Lighthouse Academy

Founded in 2017 by parents and entrepreneurs, Lighthouse Academy has a unique vision to help students find their own educational way. Lighthouse endeavors to identify the unique strengths and abilities of each child whilst helping them overcome weaknesses. While most International Schools have a one-size-fits-all mentality, Lighthouse's education is completely focused on the children in a positive, encouraging environment.
Curriculum
American, Christian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 119,000 ฿
to: 269,000 ฿
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