International School of Samui is Koh Samui's longest serving, fully accredited International school and the only School on the Island authorised to teach an International (British) Curriculum to all Nationalities from 2 to 18 years of age.
The school is a British school at heart and achieves outstanding results across all ages; our latest Year 11 graduates achieved 96% A*/C and 43% A*/A grades in their IGCSE examinations, whilst 20% of our Primary school graduates achieved the highest grades possible in all three primary school assessed subjects, 2 times higher than the UK average.
This school is overpriced for the quality of learning your child will receive. This used to be a good school but unfortunately has become a greedy business - prices have increased drastically over the last few years and quality of teachers have reduced. The majority of teachers did not even qualify in their home countries, but have qualified online in Thailand! Even the owners will not send their own children to this school! You do not get what you're promised or what you pay for.
My older son study here already for more then 7 years starting from Early Year. This is great school! It gives rather good education for kids, in a very good environment and facilities. My kids are happy to go there and they really enjoying school! Some people would suggest it is expensive, but compare with the other truly international schools in Thailand, price is much lower. I'm pleased that my kids can study at ISS and enjoy their happy childhood and meanwhile get good education!
My twins have started their school life at ISS in Early Years and Reception. ISS has offered them a kind, safe and playful learning space in which they were able to develop themselves. As a vegan family we were met with appreciation and acceptance for which I am very grateful. Outstanding teachers, beautiful clean premises and one of the things I really liked as well is that it's relatively small which makes that both children and parents easily get to know each other and feel home.
We will certainly miss the school!
Love this school.
Yay or Nay, and why?
Yay: 1) good atmosphere, 2) emphasis on reading and maths, 3) study for pleasure approach.
Nay: 1) too many holidays, 2) sometimes too relaxing, 3) could have more additional classes to choose from.
Overall, I think it's very good for my kids who go to the primary school. They really enjoy it, and that is the most important thing.