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!


Before the ranking, check out our Featured Best Schools in Bangkok:

St Andrews International School

 Fully inclusive - currently the only one of its kind in Bangkok  

St Andrews International School logo

Ages
2 to 18

Curriculum
English,IB

Primary Language
English

Brighton College International School Bangkok

 An impressive school with fantastic facilities. Teachers are excellent  

Brighton College International School Bangkok logo

Ages
2 to 18

Curriculum
English

Primary Language
English


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 12 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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Brighton College International School Bangkok logo Brighton College International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 10 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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Harrow International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 9 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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Rasami British International School 

5.0 from 9 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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St Andrews International School logo St Andrews International School 

5.0 from 9 reviews

Curriculum

English,IB

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

St Andrews International School St Andrews International School Bangkok, a Nord Anglia Education School, was founded in 1997 on an attractive, conveniently located site on Sukhumvit 71 which today is home to our Primary School. Our High School (Year 7 to Year 13) delivers state of the art purpose-built learning facilities and is located 200 meters from the BTS Ekkamai station. Across the school, we now have more than 2,000 students representing 58 nationalities ranging from Foundation Stage 1 (2 years old) to Year 13 (18 years old).

Our school provides a high quality, professional, well-resourced learning environment where each child’s talents and abilities are recognised and nurtured, and their needs supported. Our teachers are professional and caring, selected for their awareness of the needs of a broad range of children who may come from different social, cultural, religious and educational backgrounds. They are capable educators who take care with their preparation of the curriculum, use a variety of strategies for its delivery and pay close attention to the progression of each individual.

We are an inclusive school that welcomes students of all abilities. To ensure that all our children have an equality of opportunity, we have a professional Learning Support Department. This team works with class teachers to identify and support children in their learning across the school, whether they need extra help with their studies or have been identified as gifted and talented.

The curriculum draws on the best UK practices, adapted to reflect the international context of the school. Students take IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 11 and then follow the Senior Studies Programme in Years 12 and 13. Our school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, alongside an alternative school-based curriculum, both of which lead to graduation and provide the opportunity to apply to prestigious universities all around the world. As part of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium schools organisation, we collaborate with the preeminent performing arts conservatory, The Juilliard School, and one of the world’s leading universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to bring truly inspiring learning experiences to all of our students.

With high quality teaching, excellent facilities and small class sizes, St Andrews International School Bangkok offers students the opportunity to fulfil their academic potential in a stimulating, caring and nurturing environment. We are fully accredited by CfBT Education Trust and Thailand’s Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), the first school in Thailand to receive this joint accreditation award.

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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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International Community School 

5.0 from 7 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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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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Berkeley International School 

5.0 from 7 reviews

Curriculum

IB, American

Primary Language

English

Ages

2 to 18

Description

Berkeley International School is a boutique international setting that offers a spectrum of learning opportunities typically found in much larger schools. We offer kindergarten for students aged two to five, elementary school for grades one to five, middle school for grades six to eight, and high school for grades nine through twelve.

At Berkeley, we follow a rigorous American curriculum with an international focus. Students at Berkeley will work with, and learn from, an amazing international community of classmates and teachers. Community is the operative word at Berkeley International School, as our small size provides a tightly knit fabric between the students, staff, and parents that call Berkeley their educational home.

Our community believes in the innate capabilities of our children and that students should be challenged to find their passion in all areas - academic, athletic, artistic, social and service. Creating opportunities Berkeley International School children to explore these avenues is our goal, and as you will see on the website - our students’ diverse talents are testimony to the realization of this goal.

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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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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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ELC International School Bangkok 

5.0 from 6 reviews

Curriculum

International

Primary Language

English

Ages

1 to 11

Description

Established in 1984, ELC Family of International Schools consists of 5 international schools in Bangkok. There are four different campuses situated centrally in Bangkok (Thonglor and Phrom Phong) and one north of the city (Nonthaburi), supporting children from 18 months to 11 years of age. The ELC Family of International School’s belief that ‘a child’s joy of learning is the measure of our success’ is reflected in the optimism our children feel about the process of learning.

At ELC International School Bangkok we foster the growth of each child through an inquiry based approach to learning. Set in environments that support both teaching and learning our children are able to engage in a meaningful way with  the world around them. ELC Family of International Schools is made up of five different campuses situated centrally in Bangkok and north of the city, supporting children from 18 months to 11 years of age. Our international preschools, kindergartens and primary school are known as a solid foundation for entry into the top international schools in Bangkok, as well as a seamless transition to schools world-wide.

Our curriculum puts an emphasis on academic and creative thinking, whereby all curricular subjects are inter-connected through project, giving the students a deeper understanding that literacy, mathematics, physics, biology, and visual arts to name just a few bring a deeper meaning to learning. Our personal approach resonates in all we do. The small size of our schools ensures all students and parents are known, giving everyone in our care the personal attention they deserve. Every student is able to achieve their full potential enabling them to become a harmonious individual as they participate in life both inside and outside of their school community. Our state of the art facilities have been intentionally designed for growing children from 18 months to 11 years. The accessibility, challenge, and scale of the outside environment for both play and sports support the physical and social development of each year group. Spaces, some open, others private, allow the children to play games together, or find a sanctuary when needed. 

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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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Ivy Bound International School 

5.0 from 5 reviews

Curriculum

American

Primary Language

English

Ages

1 to 7

Description

Ivy Bound International School is a progressive school located in the heart of Bangkok that serves children from ages: 1 year 6 months to 7 years old (Nursery through Grade One). Our school is passionately committed to bringing out the best in each child by focusing on each child’s uniqueness. We believe 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.

An essential feature of Ivy Bound International School is our small class size, which focuses on a multicultural approach using various templates and frameworks to fuel diverse interests and validate personal passions. We believe that supporting children’s innate curiosity and promoting inquiry, fosters critical thinking, creativity, mindfulness and self-reflection.

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Other International Schools in Bangkok

There are 59 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
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
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
BASIS International School Bangkok American 4.9 / 5
Garden International School English 4.9 / 5
Ascot International School IB PYP, IB DP, British 4.9 / 5
Raffles American School Bangkok American 4.9 / 5
St. Andrews International School Sathorn English 4.8 / 5
Anglo Singapore International School - Sukhumvit 31 English, Singaporean 4.8 / 5
St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107 English,IB 4.8 / 5
Australian International School Bangkok Australian Early Years Learning Framework, Australian National Curriculum, International General 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
St. Stephen's International School - Bangkok Campus IB,English 4.6 / 5
Ramkhamhaeng Advent International School American 4.6 / 5
Ruamrudee International School IB 4.6 / 5
Rose Marie Academy American 4.6 / 5
Global English School American 4.6 / 5
Anglo Singapore International School - Nakhon Ratchasima English, Singaporean 4.6 / 5
Heathfield International School English 4.5 / 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
Lycée Francais International de Bangkok French 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
Bangkok Patana School English, IB 4.2 / 5
Sarasas Ektra School IB,Thai 4.2 / 5
Anglo Singapore International School - Sukhumvit 64 English, Singaporean 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
NIVA American International School American 4.0 / 5
Amnuay Silpa School English,Thai 4.0 / 5
The British School of Bangkok English 4.0 / 5
Montessori Academy Bangkok International School Montessori 3.9 / 5
International Pioneers School English 3.9 / 5
The American School of Bangkok - Green Valley Campus American 3.8 / 5
The American School of Bangkok - Sukhumvit Campus American 3.8 / 5
Denla British School Bangkok English 3.5 / 5
RIS Swiss Section Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok Swiss, German, IB 3.1 / 5
Thai-Chinese International School American 2.9 / 5
Ekamai International School American 2.8 / 5
Associe International Kindergarten Bangkok IB 2.7 / 5
HEI Schools Bangkok Finnish n/a
OISCA International School Nursery n/a

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