I am having a very hard time finding dated reviews that discuss the various pros and cons of American Schools that are located in Bangkok.
As a family with four young children (15, 13, 11, 8) who may be moving to BKK, we would be thankful for your experienced insights as to the various American schools in BKK (campus life, facilities, curriculum, student body, extra curricular activities) and/or any related tips that you think useful.
ISB is generally reckoned to be the best, I think.
Well, speaking as a teacher... There are only a couple of schools that are accredited in the USA. Basically that's the gold standard. Check their accreditation; if it's good, then it's probably a decent school. Expect to pay more than you've ever paid for education in your life.
There's a site with school reviews but it's slow in coming:
Foreign Teacher Association
ISB and ASB (American School of Bangkok) are both accredited by the WASC. ISB is, form all reports, one of the best schools in the world. ASB is not at that level but still at a reasonably high one.
Hope you have shitloads of money OP you are looking at close to 60,000 usd in schools fees at a minimum.
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ISB is, as LATM said, consistently put in the top 10 IB schools in the world. A million a year (Baht) for junior and senior high!
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International School Bangkok (ISB) is the absolute best if you have the bucks or the company/government is footing the bill. That said it will be around $100,000 per year for the four kids. Add initian registration and buliding fees for probably another $100,000 yes US dollars.
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Go for a not so bad bilingual school, or low tier international school. Even that would run you $25-$30,000 Dollars per year. That's just school fees at the LOW end. Some classes in Thai low end.
Last edited by jlsdfgb; 18th March 2010 at 17:20.