St Andrews is a school of more than 1,600 students representing some 50 nationalities ranging from Nursery (2 years) to Year 13 (18 years).
Are you looking for an International Baccalaureate World School in Thailand? Here you can find a list of Thai schools that have a profile in the IB World Schools Yearbook.
The schools featured below offer at least one of the IB's four programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP) and Career-related Programme (CP). You can use the search filter below to look for schools that offer one programme in particular.
English is the medium of instruction at all 21 IB World Schools in Thailand, of which 19 are authorised to teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma and five, including KIS International School and NIST International School, follow three IB programmes. Coeducational day schools are the norm across the sector.
International School Bangkok, which was set up in 1951, provides an American-style education leading to the IB Diploma and a high school diploma, while Shrewsbury International School follows the English national curriculum leading to IGCSEs and A-levels. Both are large through-train schools, with ISB serving 1,800 students, while Shrewsbury has 1,600.
Thai nationals have been allowed to attend international schools since 1992, after a group of parents and United Nations staff in Bangkok lobbied the government to change the law. They went on to set up the NIST International School.
All international schools are required to comply with strict Ministry of Education rules on registration, provision of facilities and accreditation. Thai language and culture classes are mandatory for Thai students.
Education is compulsory from age 6 to 14 and state schools are free up to age 17. Teaching is in Thai. Children attend primary school for six years and lower secondary school for three years. Students must pass an entrance exam to proceed to three years of upper secondary schooling. The school year runs from May to March.
IB World Schools are part of a thriving international school sector in Thailand. For information on all international schools, you can visit: www.internationalschoolsearch.com