List of Phuket International Schools
Phuket International Schools
Here is a list of Phuket International Schools with contact information for each. As Phuket is becoming more and more cosmopolitan with growth in the ex-pat community, education choices on the island have increased. Below is a list of international schools now operating with English-language curriculums.
International Schools: Primary and Secondary Schools
British International School
The British International School (BIS) is an English medium, co-educational, day and boarding school, set within an extensive purpose-built campus. The 39-acre campus houses world-class facilities which enable students to excel at sports, performance arts as well as in their academic studies.
The school was established in 1996 and is home to some 850 students from 18 months to 18 years of age. The student population has over 36 different nationalities represented and is divided into two educational sections; Primary and Secondary School.
The school’s curriculum is based on the English GCSE and IGCSE programs which prepare students for entry to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB Diploma), an international university entrance qualification, recognized by higher educational institutions in over 100 countries.
Location: 59 Moo 2, Thepkrasattri Rd., Koh Kaew (the road leading to the school is diagonally opposite Royal Phuket Marina) Tel: +66 (0)76-238711-20
HeadStart International School
(HeadStart) HeadStart International School Phuket offers the British National Curriculum in a global context for students from preschool through to secondary level. The school welcomes students from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and values diversity as a key component of the curriculum. All core subjects are taught in English and students take Thai and Mandarin classes each week.
The HeadStart curriculum focuses on developing ICT capability from Year 1 and prepares secondary-level students for the IGCSE exams in a variety of subjects. The campus is centrally located in Phuket and has an extensive playground and football pitch on the school grounds.
Location: 41/6 Moo 5, Vichitsongkram Rd., T. Vichit, A. Muang Phuket 83000 (diagonally opposite Makro Self Service.) Tel: +66 (0)76-612876
Kajonkiet International School Phuket
Kajonkiet International School Phuket (KISP) is a new international school offering the British National Curriculum. Hidden away in a quiet area in Kathu, the 21-acre campus provides the facilities to create a fantastic learning environment. There are vast indoor and outdoor learning areas with first-class sports facilities, ICT and classroom resources.
KISP has an experienced and enthusiastic team of qualified practitioners and currently provides the Early Years Foundation Stage (pre-nursery, nursery, and reception) and Key Stages 1 and 2.
Location: Soi The Valley 1, Pra Phuket Keaw Road, Kathu, (not far from the Tesco Lotus junction on the way to Chalong) Tel: +66 (0)89 652 7599 (Thai & English) and +66 (0)82 425 0104 (English)
Phuket International Academy (PIA)
Phuket International Academy (PIA) is an articulated international school with boarding facilities, currently working towards becoming a United World College. It is fully authorized to offer all three International Baccalaureate programs (The PYP Primary Years Program, MYP Middle Years Program, and DP Diploma Years Program).
PIA welcomes students aged 18 months to 18 years old, and currently has a community of over 40 nationalities. The school firmly believes in the importance of a 'Good heart, Balanced Mind, Healthy body'. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning outside the classroom, and service-learning.
PIA's holistic approach to education includes embedding Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness into the curriculum. PIA is also a Thanyapura Not-For-Profit affiliate.
Location: 115/15 Moo 7, Thepkasattri, Thalang (northeast Phuket in the foothills of a national park, 10 minutes from the airport) Tel: +66 (0)76 336 076
QSI International School of Phuket
Quality Schools International (QSI) was founded in order to provide quality education in the English language for expatriates’ children living in the international community. The school accepts students from nursery to grade 12 and follows an American curriculum.
Locals who want their children to be educated in English are also accepted. The school recognizes that most of the students might only be enrolled for only two or three years and have diverse educational backgrounds.
QSI has 33 schools in 25 countries. In Phuket, the school has more than 100 students. Thai is taught both as a native and a non-native language.
Location: Near Tesco Lotus junction in Phuket Town (the entrance to QSI is next to Wat Samkong on the Bypass Road.) Tel: +66 (0) 76-354077
Rawai Progressive International School
Rawai Progressive International School (aka Montessori School) Founded in 1998, the Rawai Progressive International School is a private school also known by many locals as the Montessori School because of their Montessori educational philosophy.
The levels taught here are the Children's House Program (or kindergarten) for children aged three to six, lower elementary (ages six-nine), upper elementary (ages nine-12).
Montessori is located in Rawai, next to Friendship Beach in the south of the island. Location: 14/1 M.5 Rawai, Viset Rd., Muang, Phuket Tel: +66 (0)76-289200, +66 (0)76-288281