Phuket-school among first to offer tuition fee discounts during Covid-closure

HeadStart International School in Phuket will start offering discounts on tuition fees during the ongoing session of online learning. For the youngest children, the discount will be 40%. When Covid-19 first struck early last year and international schools in Thailand turned to online learning, many schools quickly offered discounts on tuition fees as the children […]

Many international schools reaping huge profits, investigation shows

International schools in Bangkok are generating a healthy profit, with some generating profits equal to more than 50% of their revenue. This information comes from the first data-driven and independent analysis of the industry, based on information from several authorities. For almost a year, staff at TIS Monitor have been collecting data from various Thai […]

Dual pricing at international schools legal, experts say

According to several legal experts interviewed by TIS Monitor, international schools in Thailand are allowed to give fee discounts based on nationality and to charge foreign nationals less than Thais.  Many international schools in Thailand face a challenge creating an international environment on campus, with the desired mix of students from different countries being hard […]

Families left in limbo as Rugby School remains silent over court verdicts

The recent court rulings against members of the Teepsuwan family raise important questions about the future status of Rugby School in Thailand. On February 24, the Criminal Court in Bangkok sentenced Mr Nataphol Teepsuwan to seven years and four months in prison for his role in the sometimes violent street protests that rocked the Thai […]

New school to shake up mid-Sukhumvit market

Reversing the trend towards higher fees, Astra Academy will offer international education at strikingly lower rates than nearby, more established schools. In recent years, several new international schools have opened in Bangkok. With grandiose campus areas and first-class facilities, several have positioned themselves in the upper price segment, with annual fees approaching one million baht.  […]

Thailand’s largest schools lagging behind in student-teacher ratios

Despite high fees and well recognized brand names, some of Thailand’s largest international schools are worse than average in terms of their student to teacher ratio. Thailand’s largest international schools pride themselves on the quality of education given at their prestigious establishments. But some of them fall below average when we look at the important […]

Going for gold! Olympians to train swimmers at Rugby School

Rugby School in Pattaya is investing heavily in its swimming program – and has hired a highly experienced swimming coach and Olympic competitor. The ultimate goal is to have the best swimming program of all the international schools in Asia. “We already have fantastic training facilities, and now we are focusing on building a great […]