To assist with making the best decision on choosing a school for your child, we have compiled the frequently asked questions below which may be helpful.
We follow the English National Curriculum throughout the school from our Early Years to Key Stage Two. Learning in Early Years (Nursery - Reception) is focused on structured creative play and interactive learning. Year One to Year Six follows the curriculum closely and all lessons are taught in English with exception of the Thai and French language classes.
St. Andrews International School, Sathorn was established in 2002.
St. Andrews International School, Sathorn in accredited by the CfBT (Centre for British Teaching) and Sor Mor Sor (The Office of the Private Education Commission). We are also affiliated with ISAT (International Schools Association of Thailand).
Placement of each child is determined from their date of birth. Our cut-off date for each academic year is 1st September. This is applied to all students who enrol at St. Andrews, no matter what curriculum they may have been studying previously. Please see the Year Listing page for more information.
The academic year starts on the last week of August and follows a three term calendar. Term 1 starts at the end of August and runs until the second week of December. Term 2 January until April (before the Thai New Year) and Term 3 starts from mid-April up to early July. Please see dates on the Calendar page.
Yes. We assess all students before enrolling students into St. Andrews International School, Sathorn. For those applicants relocating from abroad, we require the previous and current years school reports prior to enrolment. Assessments are then done during the student's first week of school.
Here at St. Andrews International School, Sathorn, we offer EAL (English as an Additional Language) to those who need support with the English language. Limited spaces are available for this programme. Please contact the school as soon as you have received your place should you require support.
Our class sizes are kept small to benefit the child's learning environment. The maximum number of students we take is 25 per day in our Nursery Class we have two teachers and two assistants in this class, and a maximum of 20 per class from Kindergarten to Year Six. From Kindergarten to Year 3 one assistant will support the teacher.
All our teachers are English native speakers with exception of the Thai and French language teachers who are Thai and French respectively.
Yes, we offer a wide range of after-school clubs to our students. A list goes out at the beginning of each term for club registrations. Activities vary from sports, arts and crafts, music and languages.
Parents can easily contact the teachers through the student contact book, email or through the school office. As we are a close knit school, parents also can meet and talk to the teachers before and after school.
Students from Nursery to Year Three start lessons at 8.15 am. Nursery students are usually dropped off and allowed to have some outdoor play time before starting at 8.30 am. For Year Four, Five and Six, students start at 8.00 am.
The school does provide this service. Details on pick up and drop off should be discussed with the Transport Manager beforehand.
The school provides students with a healthy snack in the mornings and lunch. We have a selection of Asian, International and Vegetarian food for lunch. Rice, a salad bar and a fruit selection is served daily. We also take great care with children who have severe allergies and make sure that canteen staff and class teachers are aware of such cases.
Yes. The shirts and blouses are a blue and white stripe. The boys wear navy shorts and the girls wear navy culottes. A blue and white PE kit is worn during the sports lessons and a navy swimsuit during the swimming lessons. Black shoes should be worn with the school uniform and proper sports trainers for PE. A hat is also required for outdoor play. Everything listed above is sold at the school except for shoes.