If you and your family are moving to Bangkok, you will need to select the school for your children wisely, and there are plenty of choices of schools in Bangkok. You will need to consider various factors that can help ensure that you select the best school for your children. Below is some advice on selecting your chosen school to help you settle your family in Bangkok quickly when you arrive.
Schooling in Bangkok can be expensive, especially if you choose to send your children to an international school, and you will need to work out how much you can afford per term for each child. It is worth keeping in mind that schools will often offer some form of discount if you have more than one child attending the school, so this is something to look out for when looking at schools.
If you already have your accommodation arranged before you arrive in Bangkok, you will want to look at the closest schools to where you live. Commuting around the city can be a hard slog, even when you are close to the BTS or MRT transport systems, so the closer you live to the school, the better. Have a look at all the local schools close to where you will leave, see what is available in your local area, and create a list of potential schools you can contact.
Whether your children require a high school or an early year’s school, Bangkok has plenty of options available, and there are also a variety of curriculums available. You can find curriculums from all over the world, including British, American, Australian, French, German, Singaporean, and Japanese to name but a few. No matter your preferred curriculum, there will be a suitable option available in Bangkok, if you look hard enough.
Visit Each Potential School
You will have to visit all the potential schools for your children in person before deciding which one to send them to for their education. You will be able to visit the campus and be shown around the facilities on offer and see how the children behave in the school. Once you have visited all the schools and have answers to any questions you may have, you can decide which school is best for your children.
If your children are old enough, you will want to include them in the decision-making process in some way, which may help them to settle in their new school. Ask which school they prefer and look at all the other factors you need to consider before making your choice, and you can help to ensure your children settle into their new school as quickly as possible.