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UWC Thailand International School

UWC Thailand International School

115/15 Moo 7 Thepkasattri Road, Thepkasattri, Thalang, Phuket, 83110, Thailand

+66 76 336 076



UWC Thailand International School
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 2008
Status Private, Non-Profit
Head of College Jason McBride
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2-18
Number of pupils 470
Two-year fee THB2,720,000 (scholarships available)
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Katharine Feather
MYP Coordinator Remke Langendonck
PYP Coordinator Jen Friske
Associations IB


Encircled by rubber tree plantations and virgin rainforest, UWC Thailand sits nestled in the foothills of Phuket's green-capped mountains, away from the island's busy city centres. Its unique location is both symbolic and intentional; a physical reminder that in addition to academic rigour, the UWCT community values wellness and environmental stewardship.

Inside the Classroom

Within UWC Thailand's environment of authentic and targeted differentiation, emphasis is placed upon mental and emotional balance, as well as academic rigour. Students learn how to learn, analyse, think creatively and reach thoughtful conclusions, making it a demanding program that encourages students to the highest levels of academic achievement. The Nursery program is for students aged 2 - 3 years old. The Primary Years Programme is for students aged 3-11, and the Middle Years Programme is for students aged 11-16. To 16-19 year-olds, UWC Thailand offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Outside the Classroom

UWC Thailand offers a comprehensive activities program for students of all ages. The activities enable students to explore projects and passions in Service, Creativity, Sports, Social and Culture, and are run during lunchtimes, after school and on weekends (activities include mangrove restoration, dancing, international cooking, etc.). In addition, students embark upon expeditions with their classmates, which focus on adventurous training and push the boundaries of their experiences. The expeditions range from Grade 5 students spending 5 days camping and kayaking around the coast of Phuket to independently organised Project Weeks for the DP students. Some grade levels take trips to learn how to sail with their classmates, others work with a regional turtle sanctuary to help protect endangered species.

Campus and Facilities

UWC Thailand's campus is spacious and extensive hosting facilities for its Early Childhood, Lower Primary, Upper Primary and Secondary students. The boarding house is home to approximately 100 students from grades 8-12. The school is situated next door to Thanyapura, Asia's largest sports and wellness resort, and all community members have access to its excellent sports facilities.


Students for UWC Thailand's nursery, primary and middle schools apply to the school directly. The admissions process is based on UWC's mission and values. For Grade 11 admission, students can apply through their UWC national committee or through the UWC Global Selection Programme.