How to Choose the Correct International School for Your Children

Moving your life and family to a new country like Thailand will probably have you in a mix of emotions, there will be concerns as well as excitement at the thought of a new life and adventure. Be under no illusions though, it will be a hard task, so the last thing you want to be worrying about or leaving until the last minute is your children’s education. The task of your children’s education is a huge one to get right so you want to put a lot of thought, consideration and planning into where and how they will be educated.

What type of school?

For a long time now, international schools have been the leading form of education for all age groups in Thailand, Thailand has government run schools, although they are tied to their own methods of teaching and curriculum. A bit of research into what is on offer within a Thai school will likely sway you towards looking further into what international schools offer.

What is on offer?

With an international school you can choose the curriculum that your children are taught from, there are religious based schools, American English, English and Australian English varieties to choose from. Most of the best international schools like, offer learning for all age groups, ranging from early learning, primary school, middle school, high school and special education if you have any special requirements.

Things to consider

Something you might not think about is the application process, some schools will have a waiting list so it’s one of the first things that you want to check out. There’s no good choosing a school only to find out that they a year waiting list and that you need to move and start your children’s education within the space of a couple of months.

You will want to consider the fees and costs that the school charge too, for most people, budget will be an important factor and play a big part in their choice of school so be sure to make full enquiries into what the overall costs per term/year will be.

Next will likely be the curriculum and ethos of the school, which will vary depending on which school you look into, values and how the school teach their students should be a key area of consideration. You will also want to make sure that the school in within a reasonable distance of where you intend to live, Bangkok is a big place so you probably want to choose somewhere near to your home.