If you’re moving to Koh Samui with your children, you may want to send them to either a private school or to one of the international schools available. Some local Thai schools on the island can offer decent education options but may be difficult to quickly integrate into for your child.
While international schools teach from the national curriculum of their country they represent, there are also available private tutorial centres that follow or compliment a foreign curriculum while giving you the peace of mind that your child’s education can meet international standard though private tutorial and participation. Extracurricular education provided by parents can be beneficial to help achieve your child’s education to suit their later international travels or possible return to your country of origin and are often assisted by some of the schools shown below.
There are many education establishments from preschool through high school / secondary school to fulfill your children’s education requirements.
The International School of Samui follows the British curriculum and accepts students from aged from 2-17. For your younger children there is a garden nursery & playground provided. This also includes their Tonkra Nursery for very young children.
The International School of Samui may be a good option for you to provide your children with a consistent learning environment throughout their early development & academic years. It is located in the Bophut area just north of the main Chaweng Beach Area but set back nicely between Chaweng & the quieter areas nearby.
Payandee International School British School has been in operation since 2005. From the schools website “The school is an approved University of Cambridge International Centre and as such follows the Cambridge International Curriculum, it operates as a non-denominational school with English as the primary language of instruction. Children at the school sit externally marked Cambridge examinations at the primary, lower secondary and IGCSE levels”.
Payandee International School provides educational services from very young learners all the way to completion of A and AS levels. The school is located in the southern part of Chaweng often known as Chaweng Noi. A beautiful environment.
Lamai International School also follows the UK curriculum.
The school focuses on younger learners (Foundation 1-2 / Primary 1-3 / Primary 4-8 / Secondary). The location is conveniently located in Lamai for those that live in the southern part of the island.
Alternative Local Options: Alternatively, depending on your child’s integration into Thai culture or other options that you may find suitable the above link shows additional schools available on Koh Samui.