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 […]

Private schools at risk of mass closures – but international schools still endure

  Many Thai private schools are at risk of shutting down permanently in wake of the ongoing Covid-crisis. To date no international school covered by TIS Monitor is among them.  Official Thai government sources report that about 70 private schools of any kind in Thailand have closed down during the past nine months, and another 1,000 are […]

When small classes become a big deal

International schools in Thailand may have much lower student-teacher ratios than public schools, but the ratio can still vary widely between schools. Avoiding public schools with large classes, and instead enrolling children in schools where teachers have enough time to pay attention to the needs of every student is one of the major reasons for […]