Top 20 Best International Schools in Bangkok, Thailand

Top 20 Best International Schools in Bangkok, Thailand

International Schools in Bangkok

The Bangkok international school 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. 

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. This leads almost all expats to look at one of the Bangkok international schools for their children's education.

International schools in Bangkok are located all around the city 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!


Where Bangkok international schools are distributed (view our List of International Schools in Bangkok to see a live map):

Best international schools in Bangkok

Best International Schools in Bangkok - Rankings

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 research their next school. You can find your school in the full List of International Schools in Bangkok, or search by name here.

If you prefer, you can filter by age, curriculum and language on the Bangkok school list.

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KIS International School 

5.0 from 13 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

KIS International School Bangkok is centrally located and 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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International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 13 reviews

Curriculum

American, IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

4 to 18

Description

Through outstanding teaching and learning in a nurturing environment, International School Bangkok (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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Harrow International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 10 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Harrow International School Bangkok is one of a family of six schools around the world. 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 school curriculum is taught in English. We enrol students from 18 months to 18 years.

A Harrow International School 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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The Regent's International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 9 reviews

Curriculum

English,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

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. Regent’s International School 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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Ruamrudee International School logo Ruamrudee International School 

5.0 from 9 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Ruamrudee International School (RIS) 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.

Our students consistently score far above world averages in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. We are one of only a few schools in Southeast Asia to offer students both of these world-class programs. Students can currently choose from over 50 IB classes and 20 AP classes.

Every year Ruamrudee International School students are accepted to many of the world’s top universities and colleges. Offers for the Class of 2019 include: Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and University College London, along with 43 offers to medical schools.

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St. Andrews International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 8 reviews

Curriculum

English,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

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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Concordian International School 

5.0 from 8 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Max Class Size

18

Description

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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Wellington College International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 7 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 11

Description

The Wellington College International School Bangkok mission is to deliver the most exceptional international school education in Thailand – and across the region. We are proud – and thrilled-to be able to provide a significant piece in the jigsaw of Bangkok’s growing prominence as a South-East Asian hub, and we are delighted to welcome families of all nationalities.

We view each pupil as an individual with a unique combination of abilities, preferences and goals. Wellington College International School Bangkok has designed an academic programme which is flexible enough to motivate and inspire each individual to achieve their maximum potential.

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Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Riverside 

5.0 from 7 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

Shrewsbury International School Bangkok Riverside is 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.

Shrewsbury International School Bangkok offers an inspirational English language education for carefully selected students, caring for them in an organisation committed to continuous improvement, and providing outstanding opportunities both in and out of the classroom.

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Brighton College International School Bangkok logo Brighton College International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 7 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Brighton College International School Bangkok Brighton College International School Bangkok is run in close partnership with Brighton College, the UK’s Independent School of the Year 2019, and we aspire to become the leading school 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 Brighton College International School Bangkok 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

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

1 to 14

Description

At St. Andrews Samakee International School 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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Raffles American School Bangkok 

5.0 from 7 reviews

Curriculum

American

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Raffles American School Bangkok is a learning community that empowers students to achieve their academic and life potential. RAS serves students Nursery through 12th grade. Our rigorous and rich academic and co-curricular programs encourage student growth through a learning outcome approach, acknowledging multiple types of intelligence and paths to learning.

Raffles American School facilitates student success through collaboration with parents, a balanced focus on intellectual, emotional, physical, and social progress, and a profound belief that all students can learn.

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Rasami British International School 

5.0 from 7 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

At Rasami British International School (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.

RBIS is a smaller school and characterised by a strong sense of community and parent partnership. This personal approach helps us understand, develop and nurture your child. Our British based curriculum, aligned with an international perspective provides outstanding opportunities for children to grow in an environment that is committed to learning. The integration of sports, community service programmes, residential camps visual and performing arts and information technology are integrated within our academic programme. Rasami British International School demonstrate a one school philosophy and many of our students commence in Nursery, progressing through the school to graduation providing a seamless educational experience.

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Bromsgrove International School Thailand 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Bromsgrove International School Thailand (BIST) 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 Thailand 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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International Community School 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

American

Primary Language

English

Ages

4 to 18

Description

International Community School Bangkok (ICS) has always maintained a tradition of quality education. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), we offer an American system of education for age 4 through grade 12. As of 2017, ICS has an enrollment of over 1010 students, representing more than 22 different countries. The cultural diversity of our student body contributes to the quality of education enjoyed by our students.

International Community School is conveniently located in the growing Bangna district of Bangkok, about halfway between the city center and Suvarnabhumi airport. ICS is a private, non-profit Christian school that was first established in 1993. The Bangna campus was built in 2004.

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Bangkok Patana School 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

English, IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Bangkok Patana School Thailand’s first and largest British international school for students from 2 to 18 years. Under the stewardship of committed parents and dedicated staff members, our not-for-profit school has remained at the forefront of education in Thailand and is today one of the most respected educational establishments in South East Asia.

We provide learning from Foundation Stage right through to Senior Studies, for over 2,200 students from around 65 countries. The School follows the British national curriculum up to Year 11 and the International Baccalaureate in Years 12 and 13. Bangkok Patana School is committed to ensuring that you, as a parent, have the confidence that your children are receiving the best intellectual, physical and social preparation for their futures.

Our school has a proud record of achievement for nearly 60 years – academic, sporting and artistic – and we celebrate the distinctive accomplishments of each of our students. Bangkok Patana is uniquely capable of allowing its students the greatest scope to discover their passion. Bangkok Patana School’s extensive campus and outstanding facilities ensure that our students have the greatest number of options and opportunities in all areas of their academic and personal development. Above all else, it allows us to offer them the choices so they can pursue their own particular ambitions and interests.

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NIST International School 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

23

Description

NIST International School Bangkok has in the last few years 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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Bangkok Prep (Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School) 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Description

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

Curriculum

American,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Wells International School Bangkok is 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 International School Bangkok is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education, has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 2009, and is a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand and East Asia Regional Council of Schools.

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New Sathorn International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

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 New Sathorn International School 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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Other International Schools in Bangkok

There are 58 other international schools in Bangkok that didn't make it into our Top 20, either because they didn't have enough reviews or its review rating was too low. If your school is one of those and you think it should make the Top 20, make sure you add your review and tell your story via the school links below.

School Curriculum Rating
Ivy Bound International School American 5.0 / 5
Mother's Pride International School English 5.0 / 5
RC International School English 5.0 / 5
Kevalee International School American 5.0 / 5
Bangkok Grace International School American 5.0 / 5
Glory Singapore International School IB, Singaporean 5.0 / 5
KPIS International School American 5.0 / 5
ELC International School Bangkok International 5.0 / 5
Heathfield International School English 5.0 / 5
Berkeley International School IB, American 5.0 / 5
Bangkok Adventist International School American 5.0 / 5
Charter International School IB,English 5.0 / 5
British Columbia International School Bangkok International 5.0 / 5
New Day Learning & Therapy Clinic Special Educational Needs, English 5.0 / 5
Shrewsbury International School Bangkok City Campus English 5.0 / 5
Thai Sikh International School English 5.0 / 5
King’s College International School English 5.0 / 5
Denla British School Bangkok English 5.0 / 5
Garden International School English 4.9 / 5
BASIS International School Bangkok American 4.9 / 5
Ascot International School IB PYP, IB DP, British 4.9 / 5
International Pioneers School English 4.9 / 5
St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107 English,IB 4.8 / 5
Norwich International School English 4.7 / 5
Bangkok Christian International School IB,American 4.7 / 5
Magic Years International School IB 4.7 / 5
Ekamai International School American 4.7 / 5
Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School American 4.6 / 5
Rose Marie Academy American 4.6 / 5
St. Andrews International School Sathorn English 4.6 / 5
Global English School American 4.6 / 5
Anglo Singapore International School - Sukhumvit 31 English, Singaporean 4.6 / 5
Anglo Singapore International School - Nakhon Ratchasima English, Singaporean 4.6 / 5
Modern International School Bangkok English 4.5 / 5
Singapore International School of Bangkok English,Singaporean 4.5 / 5
Crescent International School English 4.5 / 5
Beaconhouse Yamsaard International School English 4.5 / 5
St. Andrews International School Dusit English 4.4 / 5
St. Mark's International School Australian, Singaporean 4.4 / 5
Pan-Asia International School American,IB 4.4 / 5
St. Stephen's International School - Bangkok Campus IB,English 4.2 / 5
Sarasas Ektra School IB,Thai 4.2 / 5
Traill International School English 4.2 / 5
Kincaid International School of Bangkok English 4.2 / 5
Trinity International School American 4.2 / 5
Amnuay Silpa School English,Thai 4.0 / 5
The British School of Bangkok English 4.0 / 5
Lycée Francais International de Bangkok French 4.0 / 5
The American School of Bangkok - Green Valley Campus American 3.8 / 5
The American School of Bangkok - Sukhumvit Campus American 3.8 / 5
Montessori Academy Bangkok International School Montessori 3.6 / 5
NIVA American International School American 3.6 / 5
Anglo Singapore International School - Sukhumvit 64 English, Singaporean 3.4 / 5
Thai-Chinese International School American 3.4 / 5
RIS Swiss Section Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok Swiss, German, IB 3.1 / 5
Australian International School Bangkok Australian,English 2.9 / 5
Associe International Kindergarten Bangkok IB 2.7 / 5
OISCA International School Nursery n/a

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