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Which Int School Are Worth The School Fees (Bangkok) ?

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Many expatriates like myself and Thais are experiencing this exorbitant school fees being paid to Int. Schools in Thailand.

So is it worth it ? Some parents have brought up this issue about the entire cost of school fees being paid up can be as high

as 10million baht for each child. So do we see our kids able to make that much money back from reality when they are back

to the real working world ? My child is studying in one of those so called Singapore curriculum school in mid Sukhumvit. It's

a kind of disappointment to see what you receive for that kind of fees. I would not want to elaborate in details.

 

Are elsewhere the same ?

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You say Singapore curriculum but is the school linked to a Singapore school and is there external moderation of the quality delivered in BKK? I would expect quality to be variable. Some schools/colleges a lot of front and a little empty behind.

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They are very overpriced. However, for the big fees you get offered a fantastic education system. 

 

Many of the cheaper options employ teachers who aren't fully qualified and are basically glorified TEFL teachers. You mention the Singapore / Anglo Singapore schools, I know two people who aren't fully qualified who currently work in two of their locations. 

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Omg what a disappointment. These schools are too commercial. Level of standards at Anglo and SISB are low, only impressive on the front. Many parents are left with not much choices. FAQ - Where is good ? 

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Is this education for a Thai native speaking child or a western child? And do they intend to further their education in Thailand or in a western country? A family friend put their daughters through Harrow and they studied in England afterwards. One returned to work in an international company for big money but didn't like the stress. She took up a regular job for the faction of the money.

 

I personally don't think any of the top schools here offer good value for money - well regarded private schools in Australia charge the same or less than those here. many schools here are run as businesses, and that is evident in their fees vs what they offer in return. 

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The main cost is salaries so if the school has well qualified teachers with experience and good salaries costs will be high.

 

With that said from what I see the few Thai top International schools are less expensive than most equivalent private schools in America or Europe. Not sure about Australia.

 

So in the end you tend to get what you pay for.

 

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My wife works at a 'prestigious' international school. For what they charge I can't see it being very good value for money, although that is just my opinion. That said, they do stick pretty closely to a western curriculum and many of the school leavers end up at good universities abroad, so there must be something in it. But if you look at the state system the competition isn't exactly stiff. 

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One of the best things you can do for your children is give them the best education possible.  The other side of this is that one of the worst things you can do for your child is give them a lousy education.

 

Obviously, not everyone has the million odd baht a year that the best international schools charge, but if you have that sort of money, it's most likely worth it.

 

The bottom line is that for most of us, the fees charged by the best international schools are beyond us which means you have to ask yourself seriously if you wish to send your kids to school in a Thai school, or bite the bullet and return home and educate them there...

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This is a total shame, all these international school businesses are booming. What's going to happen to our next generation ? Lived with this situation in the hands of these kind of teachings ?

 

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KIS International School in Huay Kwang uses the International Baccalaureate Curriculum and is worth the money.

They only employ fully qualified experienced teachers.

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What do you want from your children. Schools like Shewbury are very academic, the student are being accept to schools like Oxford and Cambridge. Its worth the money if you want your kids to be academic. While other schools like ISB don't focus as much on academics, but producing well rounded  and creative students. Its worth it if you can afford it (money on education is chump change for you). For those that can't, most would say its not.

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