St. Andrews International School, Sathorn
|Year of Foundation||2003|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Enrolment all year round / Nursery to Year 6|
|Number of students||360|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:18|
|Accreditations||Education Development Trust; ONESQA|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||192,945 Baht|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||553,050 Baht|
A world class, community based primary school, set within the CBD of Bangkok. We offer students aged 2-11 a rigorous British curriculum. We pride ourselves on academic excellence and were awarded a “Gold” rating twice from the Education Development Trust for being an outstanding school.St. Andrews International School, Sathorn offers education to children from international and local communities. The education programmes are based on the English National Curriculum and the schools endeavour to meet the needs of the whole child in order for them to fulfil their potential in academic, social, emotional, cultural and physical development. This is achieved through a balanced curriculum that contains a blend of both traditional values and modern technology. Emphasis on the individual is actively encouraged and supported by an ethos that is caring, respectful and tolerant of differences in abilities, needs, cultures and religions.St. Andrews International School, Sathorn is committed to:
- Teaching students to appreciate other cultures and to be aware of the needs and values of others.
- Teaching students that all people are equal regardless of race, gender, colour and religion.
- To help each student achieve the highest academic standards and reach their potential at their individual ability level. To instil confidence in students about their ability and pride in their achievements.
- To promote a balanced curriculum that caters for students’ physical, social, emotional and cultural development.
- Teaching with an interactive approach to learning within a stimulated, structured environment to ensure that we promote a sense of self-worth, self-esteem and confidence in our students.
St. Andrews School Sathorn’s commitments guides our work in fulfilling our vision of being one of the leading British International Schools in Thailand and achieving excellence in education, together with promoting consistent values throughout our community.St. Andrews International Schools in Thailand are part of Cognita, a global school network of 68 schools in eight countries and over 30,000 students worldwide. Providing excellent teaching and supporting every child to achieve their potential are the cornerstones of a Cognita education. www.cognita.com
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesThai, French
Since 2011, when we moved from New York, our children have attended St. Andrews Sathorn. Truth be told, it was the small size of the student body and the extraordinary warmth with which we were received as a new family in Bangkok that convinced us to place our trust in the faculty and staff of St. Andrews Sathorn with the education of our three children. We have celebrated our decision each day since then as we have witnessed, first-hand, the faculty of St. Andrews Sathorn at work to impart those critical foundational lessons that have helped shape the emotional, physical and cognitive attributes of our children. We have been absolutely thrilled with every opportunity for growth that the school has offered our kids since that day when we joined the ranks of other families that also think of St. Andrews Sathorn as “our school”. With all three children starting in the Early Years Programme, and our eldest, Anisha now making her way to graduation from Year 6, we feel that we have understood our school from its core. The principles the school advances, be it in the classroom or playground, the awareness and sense of community, encouraging inquisitive minds, challenging children to fulfill their potential, or training in the pool or basketball court inspiring a lifelong passion for sports, team-work and fellowship, are the very essence of St. Andrews Sathorn. We are, of course, saddened that Anisha will graduate from St. Andrews Sathorn this year but also excited as she finds her way in a new school as she commences Year 7. We are comforted by the fact that she is well prepared to take on the challenges that lie ahead in life, while her younger siblings, Prashan and Sheana, continue with their education and growth under the watchful eye of the ever-present Ms. Pennock and her wonderful team of inspiring faculty and staff.
We have been looking at many schools for our first boy, Neo. We selected St. Andrew Sathorn because the school offers very safe and casual learning environment for our kids. They learn through playing, exploring and experimenting which is perfect as we do not want our kids to go to traditional school where the kids are sat at their individual desk to study. St. Andrews sathorn is not too big so it is very easy to find your kids and you don't have to walk miles before you find them. The staff are very attentive and the head master, Ms Pennock even knows each of the children's names. Whenever there is any issue or question, Ms Pennock and the staff are very prompt in their responses. So we decided to put all our kids at St. Andrews Sathorn. I remembered when I was young, I would find excuses not to go to school, but my kids are different, they want to go to school and that's because they are enjoying themselves in school, which the most important thing is growing up! We are very happy to have our kids in St. Andrews Sathorn and highly recommend it to those who are looking for a school that is not too big and where everyone knows each other.