Top 20 Best International Schools in Bangkok, Thailand

Top 20 Best International Schools in Bangkok, Thailand

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Living in Bangkok

Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, is noisy, colourful and always on the go! Home to over 14 million people, there are expats from every corner of the globe mixed in with the millions of local Thais. The city is safe to live in for expats and very affordable. 

Eating out is the norm - Bangkok has more restaurants than any other city in the world and that doesn’t include the hundreds of thousands of street vendors. 

Language

Language in Thailand can very challenging for non-native speakers due to the tonal nature of words - depending on the tone, the exact same word can mean something different. Generally, most Thais don’t speak English unless you are in a tourist resort so you may need some help initially.

Best International Schools Bangkok

This leads almost all expats to look at Bangkok international schools for their children's education. The market is well served with over 70 schools including 38 British schools, 21 American schools and 23 IB schools. As with a lot of things in Bangkok, the costs are also lower than other parts of the world. Fees range from $5,000 a year through to $30,000 at the high end schools. This compares well with other parts of Asia and also Europe. 

Schools are located all around Bangkok but keep in mind traffic can be pretty intense at those key times that you will be sending your kids to school and picking them up. So a school near to where you live is going to be a good idea!

Best schools Bangkok

There's a full directory of Bangkok schools or the top 20 below.

Best International Schools Bangkok - Ranking

Note: our rankings are based on parent, pupil and teacher reviews. If you think your Bangkok school should be in the top 20, get reviewing - we want to hear from real people with real experiences at schools so parents, teachers and pupils get the real story when they choose their next school! You can find your school in the Bangkok schools directory, or search by name here.


Harrow International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 9 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Harrow International School Bangkok is one of a family of six schools; Harrow School (London), John Lyon School (London), and the Harrow International Schools (Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong). Links between the schools are strong, as demonstrated by a shared Board of Governors and staff movement within the group. We are a co-educational day and boarding school providing a British style independent boarding school experience, in English, in an Asian context at our state-of-the-art campus in north Bangkok. There is a strong pastoral focus in the school through its House system. The curriculum is taught in English. We enrol students from 18 months to 18 years. A Harrow Bangkok education is meaningful and holistic, and for life. We offer a wide and diverse range of extracurricular activities which enrich and extend the academic studies of Harrow Bangkok students, including creative, community and sports activities. Students develop leadership skills and empathy through active involvement in charity and community service. We celebrate students who move beyond the classroom to show a commitment to an all-round education, making ethical decisions that make them better global citizens.

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Ruamrudee International School (RIS) 

5.0 from 9 reviews
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Curriculum:IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Ruamrudee International School is a Catholic school that provides an interfaith, inclusive, and academically rigorous education for students to be balanced, successful, and compassionate individuals. Reflecting the school’s mission and vision, RIS students participate in a comprehensive range of service learning opportunities with charities and communities throughout Thailand. These experiences change the lives of not only the people in these communities but of the students as well. Ruamrudee International School does more than just educate students; RIS nurtures their heads, hands, and hearts.

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The Regent's International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 8 reviews
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Curriculum:English,IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Regent’s International School, Bangkok is one of the leading schools in Thailand. We are a day and boarding school for 2 to 18 years old, passionate about developing the whole person through academic, physical, cultural and social experiences. We are guided by the British curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) leading to IGCSEs although we go beyond it in many places. Post 16 we adopt the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme. Academic results are excellent; we score some of the best IB results in Thailand and South East Asia. Our students go to some of the best universities in the world and we have a fantastic extra-curricular provision. The school works hard to cultivate a friendly, happy family atmosphere whilst not shirking from hard work and high standards.

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International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 8 reviews
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Curriculum:American, IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:4 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Through outstanding teaching and learning in a nurturing environment, ISB inspires students to achieve their academic and personal potential; be passionate, reflective learners; become caring global citizens, and lead healthy, active, balanced lifestyles.

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St. Andrews International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 7 reviews
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Curriculum:English,IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

St. Andrews International School Bangkok is a very positive stimulating learning environment for all ages where we want all our children to be happy. We place great value on encouraging everyone in a family to contribute to our strong whole school community, where there are lots of opportunities for us to share some fantastic learning opportunities through international and local culture celebrations and festivals, sports, arts, music and theatrical events. Through visiting our school or Facebook page you will see just what a vibrant environment we have created, where children of all ages love coming to school. We seek to work with families across each year group of the school so we all understand what it is that will allow your children to enjoy their learning and therefore be inspired to work to achieve their full potential both academically and socially through music, sports arts, drama, and social opportunities with their friends. We have a clear and focused understanding of what allows children to achieve their full academic potential. St. Andrews International School Bangkok really focuses on each individual child’s learning potential with specialist teachers across our school within our learning support department, continually looking for ways to help individuals who are finding their learning more challenging.

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Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Riverside 

5.0 from 7 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
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Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Riverside; an international day school for boys and girls aged 3-18 years, located in an inspirational riverside setting in the heart of Bangkok. Since 2003, our students' achievements in the examination hall, classroom, sports field, studios and stage, have established a reputation as Thailand's leading international school. 

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Rasami British International School 

5.0 from 7 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
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At RBIS we believe in an educational framework that is personalised and designed to meet the needs of individual students. Our approach is very experiential and students participate in engaging and challenging learning activities.We believe in a holistic approach and to deliver this we align classroom learning to our extensive and successful extra-curricular programme.

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Brighton College International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 7 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
DESCRIPTION

Brighton College International School Bangkok is run in close partnership with Brighton College, the UK’s Independent School of the Year 2019, we aspire to become one of the leading schools in Thailand. Our skilled teachers, broad British curriculum and culture of kindness offer the perfect environment for pupils to discover a passion for learning and to reach the world’s best universities. 40% of our pupils have a foreign nationality, creating a truly unique international atmosphere.

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St. Andrews Samakee International School 

5.0 from 7 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:1 to 14
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At Samakee we pride ourselves on being a unique international school due to our strong sense of community in which everyone’s name is known, and children collaborate and care for one another regardless of age. The self-confidence and academic grounding that our children develop here at St Andrews Samakee is the perfect platform from which to continue their educational journey into high school and beyond. The best way to form an impression of a school is to see it in action. Please do come for a visit and you will see the children go about their work with a sense of joy, energy, commitment and wholesale enthusiasm!

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KIS International School 

5.0 from 6 reviews
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Curriculum:IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
DESCRIPTION

KIS International School, centrally located in Bangkok, Thailand is an IB World School exclusively offering the International Baccalaureate programmes. Students at KIS can pursue a continuum of IB education right from the start through the following programmes: The Primary Years Programme for ages 3- 11 years The Middle Years Programme for ages 11-16 years The IB Diploma Programme for ages 16-18 years KIS International School Bangkok is a collaborative community of around 800 students and 55 nationalities, offering education in the Early Years, Kindergarten, Primary School and Secondary School. Its dedicated teachers and supportive parents work together to attain student success. The school has an academically challenging international curriculum and a well-rounded programme of sports, creativity and community service. We provide all our students, from the youngest children stepping into a classroom for the first time, to our graduates heading off to university, with the tools to become life-long learners and successful and responsible global citizens.

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NIST International School 

5.0 from 6 reviews
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Curriculum:IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18 Max Class Size:23
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In the last few years NIST International School, Bangkok has aimed to establish itself as a leader in education not only in Asia, but also around the globe. Through our ever-evolving programmes and dedication to a renewed vision, we strive to positively impact communities through the power of learning.

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Concordian International School 

5.0 from 6 reviews
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Curriculum:IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18 Max Class Size:18
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Concordian International School is a Nursery to Grade 12 IB World School located in Bangkaew, Samutprakarn, Thailand; which is around 10 minutes to central Bangkok or just 15 minutes away from Suvarnnabhumi International Airport. It is one of only four IB Schools in Thailand offering the full range of IB programs – PYP, MYP, and DP. Concordian was founded in August 2001 and is now educating more than 900 students, (the majority of whom are Thai), within the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization programs. It is the only fully trilingual international school in Thailand using the International Baccalaureate (IB) program with English, Chinese, and Thai as the main languages of instructions. In the Early Years and Primary Years programs, students learn in a English-Chinese Immersion Program. Concordian International School is a private international school, and is a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). It is also fully accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS).

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Bangkok Prep (Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School) 

5.0 from 6 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:3 to 18
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Bangkok Prep offers a high standard of education. We are committed to achievement – in all its forms and in all areas of the curriculum. To that end, Bangkok Prep provides a caring and supportive atmosphere which allows our students to thrive academically, socially and emotionally. Our students are encouraged to be enquiring, creative, reflective and motivated learners and their individual talents are nourished and celebrated within our inclusive environment.

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Wells International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:American,IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
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A branch of EverClever Education Group, Ltd., Wells offers an American and IB university-preparatory curriculum to children from kindergarten to high school. Comprising three campuses in central Bangkok, it has expanded rapidly since its founding in 1999 and now serves approx. 1000 students who represent over two dozen nationalities. Wells is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education, has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 2009, and is a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT) and East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS). Please peruse our school profile, seen below, and feel free to contact us with any inquiries.

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Montessori Academy Bangkok International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:Montessori Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 12
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Welcome to Montessori Academy Bangkok International School. We aim to provide an environment that nurtures the child’s innate ability to learn and excel, and tobecome responsible citizens of the world. We offer a Toddler, Casa, and Montessori Elementary Program. Our program is based on the Australia Montessori National Curriculum, which is endorsed by AMI (Association Montessori Internationale). We are approved by the Thai Ministry of Education.

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New Sathorn International School (NSIS) 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:IB Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
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New Sathorn International School (NSIS) is a progressive school, offering a truly global education. Located in the heart of the Central Business District, our school is superbly equipped with the science, art, music, drama and sports facilities you would expect from one of Bangkok's finest schools. Our highly qualified and experienced native English speaking teachers also highly contribute to this unique learning environment, making NSIS the ideal choice for parents who strive to give their children the greatest gift of all, a bright successful future in our 'ever-changing' global village. 

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Bromsgrove International School Thailand 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 18
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Bromsgrove International School Thailand is a privately owned independent institution which uses the name Bromsgrove under licence from Bromsgrove School UK. Bromsgrove School in England was established in 1553 and is a top co-educational day and boarding school in the British Midlands. We are the only school outside England that carries the prestigious Bromsgrove name. Bromsgrove International School aims to produce happy, moral and creative citizens through enlightened, disciplined and broad education. We seek to foster individuals who will, proactively, make this world a better place. In addition, our simple three-word Mission Statement underpins everything that we do as a school, across both our Early Years Campus and the Windsor Park Campus: Achieving Excellence Together

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Wellington College International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 11
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We operate in partnership with Wellington College in England and provide an education that is vibrant, demanding and progressive, encompassing both serious focus on academic achievement and a breadth of approach to the larger context of sport, performance and a wide range of activities of all types.  We believe strongly in the importance of individual motivation and the structured development of personal and intellectual independence; most of all, we want our students to become well-rounded, genuinely good adults who are equipped, able and ready to flourish in the world.

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Ivy Bound International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:American Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 7
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Our school is passionately committed to bringing out the best in each child (each child’s uniqueness) and believes that developing social-emotional skills, alongside academic skills, will instill lifelong habits that are critical for a well-rounded, happy, and successful child. The school’s culture teaches children to be mindful and respectful of others and themselves.

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Mother's Pride International School (MPIS) 

5.0 from 5 reviews
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Curriculum:English Primary Language:English
Age Range:2 to 15
DESCRIPTION

Mothers Pride is Thailand’s original British international school.Under the stewardship of committed parents and dedicated staff members the school has remained at the forefrontof education in Thailand and is today one of the most respected educational establishments in Bangkok.

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This is just the first few schools listed according to their review scores. There are plenty more amazing schools in our database.

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