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Everyone’s welcome at St Andrews. Home to children, parents, and teachers from more than 60 countries, our community is a truly inclusive and diverse place to be. Whether you’re new to our school or part of the family, you’ll find lots of information about our thriving learning environment here.
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IMPORTANT DATES: 2023-2024

You'll find key term and holiday dates in our school calendar.
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MARLINS EXPLORER SWIMMING PROGRAMME

A new opportunity for those interested in our FUNdamental swimming programme on weekends.

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ACTIVITY CAMPS

You'll find many popular activities from our Half-Term and Summer Break Activity Camps.
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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

You'll find lots of useful information – including parent handbooks and school guides on our documents page.
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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

With more than 150 clubs to choose from – as well as life-changing expeditions and collaborations with trailblazing organisations – we offer the widest range of enrichment opportunities in Bangkok.
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Trips and expeditions
Opening our students’ eyes to the wonders and challenges facing our planet, our awe-inspiring international expeditions to Tanzania and Switzerland build confidence, independence, and global awareness. And on trips across Thailand, your child will connect with local communities and make a genuine difference.
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Sport
There’s an activity for everyone on our extensive extra-curricular programme. We offer traditional team sports like basketball, football, cricket, and volleyball, as well as the chance to showcase individual badminton, tennis, swimming, and golf skills. Want to try something different? Your child can join our fencing, synchronised swimming, water polo, parkour, and Zendokai karate clubs.
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Performing arts
We’re passionate about the performing arts, and our exclusive collaboration with The Juilliard School prepares our students for the international stage. Your child can tread the boards in our 260-seat theatre and choreograph routines in our dance suites. Inspired by internationally acclaimed musicians, they can also learn an instrument, star in the school orchestra, or join one of our many bands or choirs.
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STEAM
Your child will discover a world of endless possibilities on our MIT-inspired STEAM programme. Creative challenges set by MIT professors ignite our students’ imaginations and feed their curiosity, as they work together to find solutions to some of the world’s most complex conundrums. Our after-school programme includes Minecraft education, science rocks, Lego, and drone clubs.
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Creative arts
We’ll embrace your child’s artistic side, encouraging them to express their creativity in a multitude of ways. Our younger students can sculpt clay models, draw cartoons, paint with watercolours, and recharge and refresh at our mindful colouring club. At secondary, our older students learn about Thai arts and culture, write poetry, and explore Anime and Manga art. There’s lots of fun to be had at our board game, magic, and shadow play clubs, too.
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Academic
Learning at St Andrews takes place everywhere, every single day. Outside of lessons, your child can learn multiple languages, including Arabic, Mandarin, and Thai. We nurture our students’ skills in the specialist subjects, too, offering English literature and language groups, maths challenge activities, and ‘improve your writing’ clubs. Your child can also play chess, develop their public speaking skills, and delve into the world of financial investing.
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Community
Every student takes part in life-changing outreach, social responsibility, and environmental activities, which drive change locally and across the world. Through our collaboration with UNICEF, your child will speak up in support of global agendas and join the Model UN. They’ll also use their creativity, determination, and passion to raise money and awareness for local charities, and lead the way on environmental initiatives, including organising city-wide eco-conferences.
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PART OF OUR FAMILY

When your child joins St Andrews, you do, too. Our friendly Parent Teacher Group organises lots of activities, including fundraisers, International Day events, and groups, which range from fitness sessions and swimming to Thai lessons.
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preparing for school

There's so much to discover at St Andrews. We've covered lots of the important information here.
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Lunch menu
Healthy, nutritious, and delicious: our in-house caterers prepare tasty snacks and fresh lunches every day.
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Bus service
Our free shuttle bus service is a safe and convenient way to get to and from our campuses.
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Uniforms
Our students wear our uniform with pride, representing St Andrews with distinction in school and our community.
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School day
Every day is packed with extraordinary learning experiences, which take place within our carefully constructed school timetable.
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Student wellbeing
Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at St Andrews. We’ll make sure your child is healthy, happy, and supported.
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House system
Our House system fosters a real sense of community spirit, bringing children together across the year groups.
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Accreditations and affiliations
We’re proud to hold accreditation with several prestigious organisations, including British Schools Overseas and the Education Development Trust.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What curricula will my child follow?

    Our students follow globally respected curriculum pathways that support them from the early years through to graduation.

    Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

    English National Curriculum (Key Stages 1-3).

    IGCSEs (Key Stage 4).

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

  • What size are your classes?
    Our early years children learn in an average class size of 15, with a teacher/teaching assistant to student ratio of 1:6. At primary and secondary, our average class size is 20.
  • Do you offer students additional support?
    We run a successful English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme for students who need extra help with their English speaking, writing, and comprehension. We also offer a Learning Support programme for students who need supplementary academic, behavioural, or social development support.
  • What languages do you teach?
    We encourage our students to learn new languages and experience different cultures. At all ages, we teach English, Thai, French, German, Japanese, and Korean. Native language speakers are taught certain subjects in their mother tongue. Our extra-curricular programme includes a range of linguistic and cultural activities, including Mandarin (various levels) and Arabic for beginners.
  • What nationalities are represented at your school?
    We’re home to children and families from more than 60 countries.
  • Where can I find the school’s term and holiday dates?
    You’ll find all our key dates on our calendar.
  • Do you run a bus service?
    Yes, we provide a free shuttle bus service. Please see our transport page for more information.
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STA Primary School Guide for New Families

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STA High School Guide for New Families

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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St Andrews Bangkok to host VEX Signature Event on 23rd November 2024

We are thrilled to announce that St Andrews International School Bangkok has been selected to host the VEX Signature Event in November 2024. This prestigious international event, organised by the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation (RECF), will welcome 70 teams of young students aged 7 to 15 from the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.

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Exploring culture and giving back: A journey to Ban Pang Mahan School
An unforgettable journey to Ban Pang Mahan School! Learn more about our Year 11 and Year 13 students' exploration of Northern art and culture, lending a helping hand, and creating lasting memories. From engaging in language games to building soil bricks, this trip was filled with enriching experiences and heartfelt reflections.
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Little Bunnies Playgroup - MAY 2024 Session
Led by our highly qualified teacher, our playgroup offers a safe and exceptional learning environment for young children. It's a fantastic opportunity for kids to play, learn, and develop essential skills like sharing, taking turns, making friends, and being part of a group.
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FIND OUT WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL SPECIAL

Visit us in Bangkok and you’ll meet our outstanding teachers, explore our specialist learning facilities, and discover a breadth of exceptional experiences.

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