Region Guide August 16, 2018

The Best IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools in Asia

The IB (International Baccalaureate) Curriculum is very popular in Asia. Discover The Best IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools in Asia.
Why choosing the IB (International Baccalaureate) Curriculum?
The IB organization was originally founded as a response to the lack of flexibility in the different school systems around the world. Today, the IB education system is recognized in more than 100 countries worldwide, and many of the major UK and North American universities are very positive towards prospective students with an IB diploma. In an article featured in The Telegraph, John Claugthon, retiring Chief Master of King Edward’s School, sheds light on some of the reasons why schools all around the world choose to offer the IB Diploma Programme. He points to the breadth of the programme as one of the key motivations: “IB schools believe that the old dispensation to the narrow world of specialization won’t do anymore.”Many universities worldwide follow this line of thought, and an increasing number of them are revising their admissions criteria to attract more IB graduates. Among other examples, Claugthon mentions King’s College, London, and points to the fact that 20 percent of the university’s new undergraduates are IB students. If you are looking for an education that stimulates and challenges you but also requires hard work, then the IB is the perfect place for you.
Study in Asia
From its varied geography and breathtaking natural phenomena to its friendly inhabitants and their extraordinary cultures, Asia is perhaps best defined by one word: diversity. It’s no surprise that the tiger economies of China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea are attractive to adventurous students keen to use boarding school as a springboard to an international business career. Studying a foreign language at a boarding school in Asia gives students the practice and confidence they need to become fluent linguists.

Our selection of the IB (International Baccalaureate) Schools in Asia

YK Pao School

YK Pao School

YK Pao School is a pioneering international Chinese school. The school is a non-profit private institution founded in 2007, in memory of shipping magnate Sir Yue-Kong Pao, the renowned Chinese ...
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Hangzhou International School

Hangzhou International School

Hangzhou Shi
Hangzhou International School was founded in 2002 to serve international children. As an IB World School, HIS provides a rigorous, high-caliber academic program for students aged 2-18.  The school is ...
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British International School, Phuket

British International School, Phuket

Phuket
British International School, Phuket (BISP), is an English medium, co-educational, day and boarding school that was established in 1996 in the heart of Phuket, Thailand. Its purpose-built 44 acre campus ...
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British School Jakarta

British School Jakarta

Located in South West Jakarta, BSJ has a beautiful 18-hectares campus that has been specifically designed to enrich the academic life of all of our students. From the classrooms and ...
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Cairo American College

Cairo American College

Established in 1945, Cairo American College is a PreK -12 grade international school accredited by the Council of International Schools, The International Baccalaureate, and the Middle States Association for Schools ...
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The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS)

The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) is a forward-looking school that has been inspiring young people from around the world since 2006. Our diverse and compassionate community is unique ...
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Utahloy International School Guangzhou

Utahloy International School Guangzhou

Guangzhou Shi
UISG was established in 1997 as one of the first international schools in Guangzhou. As an IB World School, UISG is the only school in Guangzhou to offer all three ...
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Branksome Hall Asia

Branksome Hall Asia

Founded in 2012, we are the sister school of Branksome Hall Canada, an independent girls’ school in Toronto founded in 1903. We are an International Baccalaureate World School that offers ...
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Panyaden International School

At Panyaden International School we aim to cultivate a way of life, not only an academic education. Buddhist culture and values are our basis for living together. Teachers, parents and ...
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KIS International School

KIS International School

Bangkok
KIS International School, centrally located in Bangkok, Thailand is an IB World School exclusively offering the International Baccalaureate programmes. Students at KIS can pursue a continuum of IB education right ...
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UWC Thailand International School

UWC Thailand International School

At UWCT, we aim to realise this mission by delivering a mindful, diverse education underpinned by our belief in the connection between a “Good Heart, Balanced Mind, and Healthy Body” ...
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Prem Tinsulanonda International School

Prem Tinsulanonda International School

Prem Tinsulanonda International School is a leading co-educational boarding and day International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Located on its lush 100-acre campus set in the foothills north of the ancient ...
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Korea International School

Korea International School

WELCOME TO KISKorea International School (KIS) is a private, proprietary, non-profit, nonsectarian school. KIS offers a fully WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)-accredited PK-12. As a high-performing college preparatory ...
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Seoul Foreign School

Seoul Foreign School

’Inspiring Excellence, Building Character since 1912’Seoul Foreign School is Seoul’s longest established International school and was one of the first 10 international schools in the world. Founded in 1912 it ...
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Qatar International School

Qatar International School

Qatar International School is a fully accredited British International School, located in the Dafna district of Doha. The school was founded in 1977 making it one of the first British ...
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Utahloy International School Zengcheng

Utahloy International School Zengcheng

Guangzhou Shi
Utahloy International School Zengcheng (UISZ) was founded in 2003 and is part of the Utahloy Education Foundation. It is located in a dynamic region of Southern China. The campus is ...
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Swiss International School in Qatar

Swiss International School in Qatar

Doha
The Swiss International School in Qatar (SISQ) is an IB World School, open for children aged 3 to 18 years old. The school provides a truly multilingual learning environment combined ...
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Keystone Academy

Keystone Academy

Keystone Academy is an innovative and unique school in China and the world. It draws from Chinese, American and International learning traditions and weaves them into a powerful bilingual education ...
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St. Joseph’s Institution International

St. Joseph’s Institution International

Situated on a spacious, leafy campus with impressive facilities, St. Joseph's Institution International School is an independent co-educational Catholic day school in the Lasallian educational tradition. The school offers a ...
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Dwight School Seoul

Dwight School Seoul

Seoul
Dwight School Seoul opened in August 2012 with Dwight School campuses in New York, USA; London, UK; Vancouver Island, Canada and Shanghai, China. Students in Seoul and across our international ...
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Ruamrudee International School

Ruamrudee International School

RIS is a pre-school through grade 12 private, not-for-profit school located in Bangkok, Thailand. Founded by Redemptorist Fathers over 60 years ago, RIS fosters a “Union of Hearts” in which ...
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GESS International School

GESS International School

GESS has strong European foundations and believes in developing confident, forward-looking students through a celebration of respect, openness and inclusiveness. GESS is recognised for its languages and offers a choice ...
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One World International School

One World International School

One World International School (“OWIS”) is a non-denominational international school which serves a multicultural student population from all over the world.OWIS’ mission is to nurture young minds into well-rounded, independent ...
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International School Bangkok (ISB)

International School Bangkok (ISB) was founded in 1951 and is the oldest International School in Thailand. We are an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school, which serves a community of over ...
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Taejon Christian International School

Taejon Christian International School

Taejon Christian International School was established in 1958. As the first three-program IB World School in Korea, TCIS provides an excellent student-learning environment. We pride ourselves on providing a large ...
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United Nations International School, Hanoi

United Nations International School, Hanoi

Hanoi
In 1988 UNIS Hanoi opened its doors for the first time with 12 students in the borrowed classroom of a local high school with a teacher on secondment from UNIS ...
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St Christopher's School, Bahrain

St Christopher’s School, Bahrain

Isa Town
From its modest beginnings in a villa in 1961, St Christopher’s has grown into a large, internationally renowned, non-profit making school with over 2200 pupils from more around seventy nations ...
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The British International School, Istanbul

The British International School, Istanbul

Istanbul
The British International School Istanbul has a worldwide reputation for the education it provides. It is a leading private international School in Turkey, offering a modified English National Curriculum, IGCSE ...
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Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Dhirubhai Ambani International School

Mumbai
Dhirubhai Ambani International School is a K-12 co-educational International Day School established in 2003, with a view to offering world-class educational opportunities in the city of Mumbai. The School is ...
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St Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107

St Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107

St. Andrews International School, Sukhumvit 107 is a world-class school for 2-18 year olds, focused on meeting your child's individual needs. Set within a vibrant and green suburban campus that ...
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Saigon South International School

Saigon South International School

Tân Phong
Saigon South International School was founded in 1997 by the Phu My Hung Corporation to accommodate an increasing need for American education for both local residents and expatriate families. Located ...
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Shanghai Community International School

Shanghai Community International School

Established in 1996 as one of Shanghai’s first international schools, Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is a non-profit educational day school, governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors and overseen ...
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The British International School of Riyadh

The British International School of Riyadh

Riyadh
We are proud to be an independent British International School! What makes us British? We follow the National Curriculum for England to the end of Year 9, GCSE courses in ...
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SEK International School Qatar

SEK International School Qatar

Doha
In 2013, SEK Educational Group was invited to take part in the prestigious “Outstanding Schools Programme” of the Government of Qatar. SEK International School Qatar was opened in September 2013 ...
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Doha British School

Doha British School

Doha
DBS is a vibrant, welcoming international school providing a first class education which will enable all of our pupils to thrive in an increasingly dynamic global environment. Our core purpose ...
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Chatsworth International School

Chatsworth International School

Chatsworth is a mid-sized and internationally minded school that caters to students of approximately 50 nationalities from Kindergarten to Year 13 (Grade 12). Established in 1995, the Chatsworth mission to ...
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International School of London Qatar

International School of London Qatar

Established in 2008, the International School of London (ISL) Qatar has developed a strong presence both locally and internationally as a pioneering educational institution, that is continually exploring the process ...
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Tamagawa Academy IB Programmes

Tamagawa Academy IB Programmes

Tamagawa Academy, throughout its history prioritizing international education through its Zenjin (well-rounded) principles, offers students the unique opportunity of earning a Japanese secondary school completion certificate as a MEXT Article ...
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International School of Kuala Lumpur (Ampang Campus)

International School of Kuala Lumpur (Ampang Campus)

Ampang
Established in 1965, the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) is the first fully accredited international school in Malaysia. Over the years, ISKL has built its outstanding international reputation by ...
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Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong

Shanghai
Dulwich College is one of the UK's oldest independent schools, founded in South London as a boys’ school in 1619. Dulwich College International (DCI) was established to bring the Dulwich education to students ...
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Anglo-American School, Moscow

Anglo-American School, Moscow

Moscow
The Anglo-American School of Moscow, founded in 1949, is an independent, coeducational day school in northwest Moscow that offers an international educational program from Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-olds) through Grade 12. The ...
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Kodaikanal International School

Kodaikanal International School

Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal International School is an international residential school located in the hills of South India. At 7000 feet above sea level, the beautiful hill station town of Kodaikanal provides an ...
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Malvern College Egypt

Malvern College Egypt

Malvern College Egypt MCE is the first British international school in Egypt to be working in partnership with a leading British independent school. Setup in September 2016, Malvern College Egypt ...
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Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University

Satit Bilingual School of Rangsit University

Double the Future Satit Bilingual School is directly North from Bangkok and 20 kilometres from Don Muang International Airport. The school campus provides a safe and peaceful environment for all ...
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American School of Doha

American School of Doha

Doha
Established in 1988, the American School of Doha is an independent, U.S. accredited, college preparatory school, committed to providing educational excellence, through a standards-based, internationally enriched American curriculum, serving a ...
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American British Academy (ABA)

American British Academy (ABA)

Muscat
The American-British Academy (ABA), founded in 1987, is one of the premier international schools in the Arabian Gulf region. It is a private, non-profit co-educational day school that offers a ...
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Jumeirah English Speaking School, Arabian Ranches

Jumeirah English Speaking School, Arabian Ranches

Dubai
Welcome to Jumeirah English Speaking School (JESS) At Jumeirah English Speaking School we believe that the capacity for critical and creative thinking is a uniquely human attribute. We are preparing ...
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St. Andrews International School, Green Valley

St. Andrews International School, Green Valley

Sam Nak Thon
St. Andrews International School, Green Valley is a world-class school situated on the Eastern Seaboard for our global family of 2 – 18 year old children, conveniently located on the ...
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Beijing Huijia Private School

Beijing Huijia Private School

Beijing
Chinese education must cast off the shackles of traditional education concepts. Whether it is public or private education, both receive selection and evaluation from society. Huijia adheres to the "new, ...
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