St. Stephen’s to Open a Brand New Campus

St. Stephen’s International School is set to inaugurate a new campus in August 2025, located behind its current site along the bustling Viphavadee Rangsit Road in Bangkok’s Chatuchak area. Thailand’s international school sector is displaying more signs of growth, with new schools opening and existing institutions expanding. One of the latest international schools to announce a significant expansion of […]

Koh Phangan school expands to Years 7 and 8 as demand surges

Si Ri Panya International School on Koh Phangan is opening a secondary school, enhancing education on the island and supporting the growing expat community. Si Ri Panya International School, located on the island of Koh Phangan in the Gulf of Thailand, has expanded its educational services by opening a newly licensed secondary school campus, adding […]

Letters: “Are Thailand’s international schools offering a whitewashed education?”

Thailand’s international school community is growing, prompting the question: Is Thailand’s fascination with international schools setting up the next generation to fall victim to a whitewashed education?  Schools tout advertisements that are disproportionately white as a result of explicit deals for “Western students” as an “international community”. It is a common unspoken agreement within the […]

Strong sense of community, value for money, and location spur growth at Sukhumvit school

An international school in Bangkok’s mid-Sukhumvit area will open a brand new purpose-built facility for the coming school year, more than tripling its capacity. A number of international schools are located in the densely populated area between Asok and Phrom Phong in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area. One of them, First Steps International Pre-School, has over the […]

More international schools open while others expand as sector keeps on growing

The international school sector in Thailand is growing as more and more schools open. This should be a welcoming development for families as it gives them more options. Thailand continues to develop as a prime destination for international education. There are already hundreds of international schools in the country, in various price ranges, and more […]

Regulatory body admits to lax view on high profits at international schools

Despite being empowered to curb high profits at international schools in Thailand, the regulatory body admits to relying on ”market mechanisms” instead. The liberalization of regulation of international schools in Thailand over the last 15 years has seen net profit margins soar at some schools. An investigation published in May 2021 by TIS Monitor showed […]

New Bangkok school aims high, attracts children from 36 countries

A new, mid-priced international school in central Bangkok has managed to create a truly international environment, with almost half the children being foreign. ”This is an important aspect of an international school,” says David Figes, principal. What makes an international school international? The curriculum and the language of instruction are perhaps the most important aspects. […]

Great last-minute deals on offer for families looking for places at international schools

Some International schools in Thailand are offering parents big discounts for last-minute enrollments of their children. Waived start-up fees, reduced tuition fees and scholarships are on offer. TIS Monitor has looked through websites and social media accounts of more than 150 international schools in Thailand offering at least six years of education at the primary […]

Tighter regulations on international schools in China could create an opportunity for Thailand

International private schools are reconsidering their presence in China as authorities tighten restrictions on foreign influence in the education system. This opens an opportunity for Thailand to attract more foreign students – and establish itself as a destination for great international education. The newspaper Financial Times has in a number of articles recently reported on […]