I moved from the UK with my 11-year-old son to Thailand in October 2020. Since then, we have been living on the tropical island of Koh Lanta in the Andaman Sea in the south of this beautiful country.

Many friends have shown interest in living the dream on this island in the sun too, so I will write several articles about relocating here.

This one concerns educating your children on Koh Lanta.

Welcome To Paradise 

Educating your Children on Koh Lanta

In September 2020, I left the UK with my 11-year-old son to begin a new life on the island of Koh Lanta in southern Thailand. And, in retrospect, that was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I receive a lot of messages from friends and followers who are contemplating moving here permanently or at least visiting for a holiday. As a result, I’ve decided to post a series of short articles in response to their inquiries.

It is a major concern for many parents that their children will not receive a quality education if they move to Thailand. As a single dad with a young son, I can relate to these concerns, and I finally settled on Koh Lanta due to its excellent international school.

Therefore, this first article is focused on The International School of Asia, which will hopefully address many of your concerns. I’ll also include links for you to take a closer look, plus contact information so you can ask any further questions to the management team.

To begin with, it is a small, welcoming institution staffed by a dedicated team of qualified teachers who have extensive experience tutoring both Thai nationals and overseas students. All subjects are conducted in English, with the exception of the Thai language course.

I’m delighted with my son Jo’s progress after attending the school for almost two years. Because of the small class sizes, I feel he’s getting a better education than he would back home. Not only am I proud of his academic successes but also of his social and communication skills, as he has made many new meaningful friendships.

Don’t just take my word for it, listen to what other parents have to say.

Jack Allison, father to a six-year-old daughter. “Our daughter joined the school in 2019. She is very happy and loves going to school. Her personal development over the years has been fantastic, this is due to the excellent teaching. The teachers and all the staff are welcoming, and friendly and go out of their way to ensure a happy, creative, and fun environment for the children and parents.”

Arran Pritchard, father to four children aged between 6 and 14 who attend the school. “My children are very happy at the school; we are fortunate to have such dedicated teachers local to our community. Thought and attention to detail have gone into this school by the management and its teachers.” 

Caroline Hall mother to two children attending the school.
“My two children aged 7 and 5 have been attending the International School of Asia for the past five years. They both love going to the school and often don’t even want to leave at the end of the day! Excellent teachers and small classes ensure that they get individual attention, and progress at their own pace. Looking forward, I am excited about the Entrepreneurship and Software Development courses, as well as potential international exchange programs. I feel these special opportunities are unique to the International School of Asia and we are very fortunate to be part of a wonderful institution.” 

The school moved to its new, modern campus in September 2021, complete with user-friendly classrooms, a state-of-the-art playground, and an expansive sports field, as part of its ongoing development.

In comparison to other international schools in Thailand, the tuition fees are much cheaper here. In a nutshell, the students are offered a high-quality education at an affordable price.

Student numbers have increased each term reflecting the hard work of all the staff and the future looks very bright indeed. As the news spreads about the International School of Asia it will continue its rapid growth.

Students between the ages of 2 and 18 are welcome at the International School of Asia.

Lunch is served at the school, and special diets, including vegetarian and vegan, are available.

We value family here, so every month, the parents and kids all go on an adventure to some beautiful location, like a remote island, a rainforest, a waterfall, etc. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the children to socialise outside of the classroom and for the parents to become acquainted.

The school is working on implementing after-school programmes. I suggest you follow the school’s social media pages to keep up to date with the latest news. My son Jo has attended cookery classes, Martial arts training and is now learning to play the guitar

For Parents Relocating to Koh Lanta.

If you’ve opted to live the dream on a tropical island in paradise, The International School of Asia is without a doubt the best choice for your child’s or children’s ongoing education. It will supply the documentation necessary for your children to obtain 12-month Education visas as well as 12-month Guardian visas for parents.

Furthermore, the school provides special discounts for residents. Contact the school to take advantage of these low fees.

For Parents Visiting Koh Lanta on Holiday

If you are planning on spending a few weeks or months on Koh Lanta, the International School of Asia has the perfect solution for you. The school’s adaptable approach allows students to join lessons for a few weeks or months at a time.

Whatever your needs are, the school will work with you to find the best solution.
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Well, that’s about it my friends for this first post for those who are thinking of relocating to this beautiful island. More on the way so you will have lots of information about moving to paradise. Please mention my name to the school when you contact them as it gives me some brownie points and it means I can help you with anything and answer your questions. I charge nothing.

Here is a link to a documentary about the school. It will give you a good idea of what The International School of Asia is all about.

Much Love from me.

Written by : Syd

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