International schools in Phuket

International schools in Phuket

Finding a school in Phuket for your child is not an easy task. The best thing you can do is to visit all schools within your budget to:

  • See them with your own eyes: how do common areas, classes, and sport grounds look like?
  • Get to know the administration: is it easy for you to get along with them?
  • Feel the atmosphere of the place: will it be suitable for your child?

The luckiest would be visiting a school during a school day to see how children behave, how they are talking to each other, the manners of teachers and so on.

Below you will see a description of several most popular schools in Phuket.

UWC

UWC is a school located in Thalang area where you can quickly and conveniently get to from Bang Tao area as well as from the east of the island, Ao Por.

The school is located near the national reserve, in a green serene area. Students of this school have many classes to choose from, including theatrical skills, sailing, tennis, swimming, and triathlon.

The lessons last from 8 a.m. to 14.30 for middle school and until 15.30 for high school students.

There is an opportunity for boarding for high school students over 14 years old.

Your child can join this school any time of the year. A class can have up to 24 students, and the average number of people in a classroom is 16.

Prices start from 300 thousand baht per year for the introductory class and up to 800 thousand baht for high school.

In addition, there are other fees:

  • 6000 baht - registration
  • 80,000 baht - admission
  • 150,000 baht - the fund for the development of the school

Reviews about the school are mainly positive.

BCIS

This is a very popular school in Chalong with a convenient location for those who live in this area, as well as in Rawai, Kata, Karon, and Phuket Town.

The study program is to choose from - Cambridge or French.

The maximum of students in the classroom is 25, and the average number of students in the class is 17.

Lessons last from 8 a.m. to 15.30.

Both parents and children speak very well about the school.

The school has its own planetarium. Astronomy classes are held.

There are additional classes:

  • Football
  • Athletics and triathlon
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Dancing
  • Music
  • Philosophy

The yearly cost starts from 244,800 baht and reaches 400,000 baht per year for high school students.

There are additional payments:

  • Registration fee - 10,000 baht.
  • Placement fee - 50,000 baht.
  • Deposit - 50,000 baht.

British International School (BISP)

A beautiful school nestled in a stunning area. It is located in the central part of the island, so it is suitable for families living in Phuket town, Bang Tao, Kathu, and Ao Por.

The maximum number of students in the class is 24. Starting 5th grade students should have their own MacBooks, which they should bring to classes.

The cost of studying is from 418 to 832 thousand baht per year, and there are additional fees:

  • Registration - 6,000 baht.
  • Placement - 150 thousand baht.
  • Deposit - 100 thousand baht.

Separate payments go for:

  • Food
  • School bus
  • Additional sports classes
  • Advanced English classes
  • School trips

In addition, there are classes in golf, swimming, football, tennis, and aerial acrobatics.

The British International School also offers boarding. Options are very different: accommodation for all the time, during the week, only on the weekend, etc. The school is flexible and organizes leisure time well. Accommodation in campus allows children to devote more time to study and extracurricular activities, focus on personal achievements and prepare for further life and profession.

Kajonkiet

The Kajonkiet International School is praised for its strong learning program. This is the only one of Kajonkiet schools - there are several of them on the island - with the Cambridge program.

The maximum number of students in the class is 20 people for high school and 24 for the eldest.

Learning costs from 248 to 396 thousand baht per year.

  • The cost of registration is 2000 baht.
  • The entry fee is 60 thousand baht.
  • Deposit - 50 thousand baht.

Headstart International School

Another school with a Cambridge program, one of the largest, 900 people are studying here. The maximum number of people in the class is 24.

The school is located in the central part of the island. A school bus for a fee brings children from Rawai, Chalong, Patong, Kamala, Bang Tao, and Thalang. The collection time is early, 6.30 in the morning.

The yearly cost varies from 300 to 420 thousand baht per year.

The entry fee is 50 thousand baht.

Extracurricular classes include dancing, theatrical skills, fine art, yoga, jiu-jitsu, chess, robotics, and programming, as well as additional sports and language classes.

Oak Meadow International School

An international school with an American program, located in the city part of the island, closer to the Chalong district. The school premises look clean and modern, there is a sports ground and a pool. All additional classes are quite standard.

The yearly cost is 220 to 360 thousand baht per year.

  • Registration fee - 3000 baht.
  • The entry fee is 50 thousand baht.
  • Deposit - 30 thousand baht.
  • Training materials - 10-15 thousand baht.

According to reviews, parents are satisfied with the price-to-quality ratio.

International School of Phuket (ISP)

The school is located in Rawai, next to Chalong roundabout. With its cost, this school is suitable for a large number of families, because the price ranges from up to 130 to 163 thousand baht per year. The price includes food, the school bus is paid separately if necessary.

Registration fee - 10 thousand baht.

The ratio of teachers to the number of students is 1 to 18.

The program is Cambridge. The Russian school also operates on the basis of ISP. The school has a sports ground, a pool, and an eco-corner.

Lessons last from 8 a.m. to 15.00.

Parents are satisfied with the friendly atmosphere at school and the attentive attitude of teachers and administrators.

Lighthouse Academy

Another international school in Rawai, with Canadian education program.

The cost varies from 180 to 290 thousand baht per year. Registration is 50 thousand baht, and the cost of materials is 10 thousand baht per year.

The school has a religious Catholic approach. The administration prefers small classes, up to 10 children.

Lessons last from 8.30 a.m. to 15.30.

There are several more international schools in Phuket and a sufficient number of Thai schools, often with Bilingual programs, Thai and English. The cost is lower but requires knowledge of the Thai language.

We really hope that you will find a school suitable for your children!

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