Exploring the Educational Curricula of International Schools in Thailand

International schools in Thailand are popular and have a reputation for providing high-quality teaching to students that meets world-class standards. This helps attract foreigners and Thai parents to send their children to study at international schools. In this article, we will summarize what interesting courses international schools have to offer.


1. British Curriculum

The English curriculum is very popular among international schools in Thailand. Known as the National Curriculum for England. It is famous for having academic standards and allowing students to learn things that interest them.


  • Focus on education, focus on academics
  • Laying the foundation for knowledge, etiquette, reading, writing, and language from the kindergarten level. Children will be quite disciplined in the style of English aristocrats.
  • It is a 3-sided learning style, which is broad learning in the beginning and gradually narrowing according to the child's interests.
  • Emphasis is placed on allowing children to find their own passions from a young age. So that children can focus on learning only what they are interested in.
  • The subjects will be progressively reduced and will be studied only in subjects that will be used to prepare for entering university in the faculty of which one is interested.


Key stages

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): For children aged 3 to 5, focusing on developing basic skills in a play-based environment.

  • Key Stage 1 and 2 (Primary School): For children aged 5 to 11, covering subjects like English, Mathematics, Science, and Humanities.
  • Key Stage 3 and 4 (Secondary School): For students aged 11 to 16, culminating in the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations.
  • Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form): For students aged 16 to 18, preparing for Advanced Level (A-Level) examinations, which are crucial for university admissions.


American Curriculum

The American Curriculum is another widely adopted system, characterized by its flexibility and emphasis on a broad-based education. It follows a grade-level structure:


  • Emphasis is placed on learning through activities along with academics.
  • Children are encouraged to learn through project work or various activities
  • Children express themselves with high independence and self-confidence.
  • It is characterized by an emphasis on allowing children to learn a broad range of subjects.


International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum is known for its holistic and inquiry-based approach.


  • It brings together both the British curriculum and the American curriculum.
  • The IB curriculum teaches you how to think, how to analyze problems, and solve problems creatively and logically.
  • Studying in the IB curriculum does not focus only on academics but also focuses on giving children other activities outside of the classroom as well.


  • To assist in best way of parenting
  • To enable young mind with passion for learning
  • To provide the most conducive and safest environment of learning
  • To be responsive to even the most subtler curiosity of young minds


To be capable of exploring the innate potential of each child and inculcating the genuine love for learning along with providing best learning ecosystem.