St. Andrews International School, Green Valley, Thailand
ABOUT ST. ANDREWS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, GREEN VALLEY, THAILAND
(On behalf of all in Cognita, we offer our deepest sympathies to our Thai families and to all the people of Thailand for the sad loss of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Our thoughts are with you all at this very difficult time.)
St. Andrews International School, Green Valley is a world-class school situated on the Eastern Seaboard near Pattaya. With a population of nearly 500 students, from over 30 nationalities, we have a strong community, family feel while still being able to offer the opportunities and diversity of a larger school.
We provide a stimulating, child-centred learning environment for our students through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP).
Students in our Secondary School complete IGCSEs during Years 10 and 11, and we follow the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Years 12 and 13 to challenge students in preparation for University. It is broad and balanced, encouraging active participation so that children take an important role in their own education. For students with Dutch as their first language the school also operates a Dutch stream, which is structured according to the benchmarks set by the Dutch Government and Inspector of Education. These lessons are offered to students from Reception through to Secondary School.
Our campus is both inspirational in its layout and its setting, with the opportunity for students to take horse riding and golf lessons as part of their school life.
“The nicest thing is that my children have always gone to school happy. Every single day. They especially love the location with green surroundings. They love the independence that they have to move between one place and another by themselves, without any problems because it is all is safe and close. We also enjoy that they can play and do sport activities in a natural and unpolluted area. We love the friendly atmosphere, as we are all one big family. Staff have always had a great willingness to listen to us and meet our needs. In particular, we are very happy with the Nursery experience!”
Francesco Milicia, Parent
In 2014, over 87% of students achieved grades of A* – C in IGCSEs. Of those, over 42% were A*-A. These results far exceed the UK national average of 69% for A* – C and the average scores of other international schools in the Rayong area.
In addition, four Year 11 St. Andrews students achieved grades of A* and A in all of their exams.
Andrew, who has worked in international schools in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania, joined St. Andrews, Green Valley as Head of School in 2005. He has also taught all age levels within the school and undertaken numerous senior managerial roles. Before embarking on his international education career, he taught in the UK.
At a Glance
- Ages Taught
- 2-18 yrs
- English National Curriculum, International Baccalaureate
- Type of School
- Day School, International School
- Main Language