Worst International Schools In Thailand
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The admission office some lady just likes salesman, before you get in the school they persuaded you to buy textbooks whole set to study for entering exam. And when you get in the school, there's no proper channel to communicate with school. Besides, traffic around school is very bad sometimes you stuck in school for over half a hour, my friend said he's very regret to send his kid there and preparing for moving out now
I am pretty sure Dr. Ong is a very biased and bad principal. He only wants to get rich
Best CHina school in bangkok. So many china kids. Its like china here.
Prepare for a mass exodus of native English speakers in the near future. They blew all of their operating funds on a large, new, modern secondary school complex. Now they have no funds to take care of routine expenses like security guards, janitors, new equipment and supplies etc. They have started to ask the teachers to take on more and more of these duties on a weekly basis. This week they told the teachers that they must come in 30 minutes earlier to direct traffic in the streets around the school... FAIL!
I don't think this school is the WORST school. The nursery and preschool at this school are actually very nice and the teachers are native English speakers. However, with the exception of a few teachers in preschool, lower elementary, and one or two in high school, almost all the teachers are Filipino. - toptenner
First of all, the students are being forced to listen to foolish announcements by this "Mr. Peter" who believe it or not, says the same every single day. Then comes the food, the food is so stale it tastes like it came straight out of the sewers in Bombay, fried chicken that looks like your grandpa's scrotum, and rice harder than a 13 year old's penis. The teachers are extremely under-qualified, half of the time leaving students totally confused about what's going on when the classwork was about calculating monthly payments from a morbidly obese person who eats 80 apples and 90 bananas a day but the exams were rocket science. They can't afford to hire better teachers because the owner is a greedy pig that looks like santa claus had sex with Bin Laden. People who have been to this school would know what I'm talking about.
RAIS (short for Rowdy Association of Insane Students). Students who aren't being guided and taught properly. We all know who is to blame. Either the owners and administration do something about it or shut down. Don't fool around with innocent children's lives.
These kids won't get the chance to go back to the past and restart. They have one opportunity.
This school isn't responsible for student's welfare and future success. They play around with kids lives. What on earth are they thinking. Is Greed part of
RAIS do something to sort this mess out now and restore quality education or you will soon be broke and ridiculed. It's not too late.
1.The football field you can see all those green grass for 2 months at least then the rain will destroy it.
2. The food is overprice and you won't find these super cold food any where else except here. Ex: Rice taste like rock, Chicken is too dry, and what fried egg is 30 bath
3.The teachers 98% is Filipino and 1% Indian 0.5 Thai 0.2 American and other unknown...
4. School use second hand mac maybe (fake) slow internet and super small library.
This school is terrible. I am not surprised that this school is not the number 1 worst school in Thailand. The teachers and office are horrible and the teachers here are very lazy. One of the students here has been suspended for 4 times already but of course the school can't expel him because they don't have enough students. This school only cares about money and not the students education and is better off closed. My advice is to not bring your child to this school.
The Filipino assistant teachers in this school are not proper teachers, they are very rude and lazy they don't like to do any work at all. They like to gossip about the children's parents or each other and don't have proper work ethic. If you can pay the money you'll be better of sending your children to a much better school not this one.
This school cares only on one thing, is money. my daughter, who used to studied there, told me that they gave out too much homeworks, she said that they banned phones, well, they should but what's the point of took their phone for one day? The meals there is not good, it tasted bad, as my daughter said. I'm not saying that I'm mad but, why can't they improve further. I want this school to know so badly that they used too much rules, bad foods, too much homeworks that could just stressed them out.
Only few students and it's a little expensive compared to other schools. Students like to speak Thai inside the campus. I hope they will improved more!
This is the worst international school in Thailand.. I am a student there before and I do not learn anything. I get A but do not learn anything.. They are only good at collecting money and most teachers are not teaching.. They just let students watch you tube and play their phones... Foreign teachers in this school are very lazy and they are not real educators because they do not teach the students well... The school only get farang teachers to show their school has white teachers but they are not qualified... Parents.. Choose a school for your kids where they can learn everything and not only you tube, many homeworks, projects and power points... Keerapat is only getting your money... You fail, but you pay to get high grade.. The school only need your money but not give you the real education...
Keerapat international school is a very good school. I admit that our education might not be as good as other schools. I disagree about the bad community thing because we really have a good community here. There are students that speak English all the time on campus, I think the reason that some students saw other students speak Thai is because they and their friends were the ones who are speaking Thai. We're are very strong in art and music. We have got many trophies for winning music competitions. I Have been a student here since grade seven and now I'm grade nine. My English was not very good until I came here. People are nice and very friendly. I disagree with the point that keerapat is the worst school.
A rumor about elemetary principal is her husband is grade two teacher but not study be teach some people said will check at office to see degree how can be at international school like this
Very low quality of education.. Heads of pre school and elementary are not real teachers or educators.. They just have native speakers teachers who are not educators and not real teachers.. They only suck your money but education is very very poor.. They care only about your money but not education.. Very Very poor and very low quality of education.. They give only a lot of homeworks because teachers are so lazy to teach especially the native speakers...
As a student council representative, I would agree that Concordian is broken. The PYP is a lovely and warm environment but the MYP and DP aren't that great. Firstly, the administrator has misused its power and is bullying the student body. They have forced students to agree in highly unfair contracts dictating our behavior even though we have already agreed to such a contract already. This contract reduced tolerance and created widespread fear, hatred, and stress within the student body. They have also used forced labor by forcing students to clean toilets when they have a Saturday detention. This is clearly unethical and is a violation of labor laws. They don't even pay students the same way they pay maids. Our pay 720,000 baht each year! We deserve to be respected! The method of detention is also highly ineffective; there has been no substantial evidence to suggest that the method of detention has reduced the number of offenses committed by students.
Forcing too much unnecessary knowledge into kids. Concordian's kid don't learn to respect their elders the right way. In most case when someone did something wrong, they left without saying sorry, their guardian often have to come in and apologize in their places. My cousin is in 6th grade in Concordian, she sometime works until 10:00pm or 2:00am, give me a break. There're many foreign teachers that comes to teach at this school but most of them doesn't have a teaching degree. Worst of all is how to school treated a children who they judge that they're not smart enough. In Concordian, it doesn't matter how smart you are, if you are once in weaker class, then you continues to be in it until you get to high school. I used to be a CIS student, 2 years ago I went to visit my friends and the guard doesn't let me in saying that I'm a outsider and the school doesn't want outsider to cause harm to their student. Being here for 8 years of my life and now I'm an outsider for them.
The principle sucks, he is always defensive of the teachers not considering the situation. His method of detention is also not useful. We have to copy the mission statement of the school 50 times 'so we can remember and follow it. ' The teachers and principles want the kids to follow the mission but the teachers themselves are not even trying. I am a 6th grade student in CIS.
Bad community. Most parents are competing who is richer by putting all brand-named products from top to toe even in the nursery class! The kids are spoiled and some bully others. One boy stabbed a pencil on other kid's hand.. And that was without any word "sorry" from his mom. Another time, a boy punched his classmate just because his classmate went up the stair before him who is head of the class.
This is just few examples. I don't think this is a good choice to send your kids to.
It sucks big time.
Force religion, very old school punishments (eg. Lines), and unfriendly environment. Also, teachers working on a toursit visa is illegal.
This is the worst school I've been through, bad teachers, bad building, bad environment.
Some of the teacher is bad
This school is the worst, We are not even allowed to play a running game in it. Teachers always expect us to study. Many teachers are partial and sexist. Its not an international school, not international food (poor quality also), Technology services are very weak. This school can't print coloured papers for worksheets. Not enough space for playing. This school contain only 2% international students.
The English in this school is so bad and the teachers just don't teach properly when ever I have doubts and ask. The teacher just yells at you
I would not recommend this school for your child.
I left the school and the stupid people there started bullying my little sister, oh and checkout my YouTube video about that :) only people who are mannerless and are not international ( rowdies ) like this school...
I am a parent and my child came out great! School fees here are reasonable and quality of education is good. Friendly teachers doesn't mean the quality of the education is up to standards.
Pan Asia sucks! The food is bad and the quality of the bathroom and the quality of the water there is very bad. I hate Pan Asia. It's such a bad school. Kids get annoyed at some of the teacher. Anyways this school is a Muslim school. The school is very small. The quality needs to improve some more. It should be better than this.
Just get out of there before it's too late. The school can get back on its feet once the people who are managing it stop being so arrogant and accept that they need to improve themselves and the school.
I have been in this school and this school I the BEST! The food is delicious and the school is convenient. The teachers are nice and you DON'T have to walk around to other classes, the same teacher teaches you all the subjects.
It is a great school. Love being a student here.
I went to EIS in the fall of 2011. As a kid I had always wanted to travel. When we had the opportunity to move across the world to a new country and school that was founded upon my religion and beliefs, I was ecstatic! As an 11 year old what could be more exciting? My family and I packed up and moved. We left everything we had behind and started over in Bangkok Thailand. The excitement my 11 year old mind was holding was short lived after I arrived at EIS. Coming from the US everything was so much different. At an "American, Adventist" school I found my family to be the only Americans. There were only a handful of Adventists there as well. I feel like I need to write this from a younger person's perspective to show you how your children might feel as I did by going to this school. From the beginning I was treated differently because I was an American. The first day my teacher sat me at the back of the class with 1 girl who ended up being my best friend. That was one of the ...more
I am a former student and I was there since grade 1. I'll tell you all the facts. It's so true that almost all teachers are filipino. Not to be racist, but believe me they are hard to deal with. About 80% are not qualified to be teachers. But just this year, the school did fire 70% of them out.
The main problem now is that they suck with managing "MONEY". They use all the money in useless things. And lack money in needing things. And to be honest, if your parents income money are high (on the registration paper), they actually send you letters asking for money! And you MUST give like 30,000 for no reason (THIS IS TRUE).
And the best part of all... The student principal... One time I got into this fight. Which she just conclude all the things up by herself without asking us if it is really like what happened. And guess what, she calls in our parent, reporting all the things in the way SHE thought happen. And adding more to the story. Which what ACTUALLY happen is all ...more - Parista
Sometimes it just needs to be said; EIS is without a doubt the worst run school in all of Bangkok. Fortunately, I am no longer working there and I hope to be able to erase any and all memories as soon as possible. The administrators are so far detached from reality that we as teachers and staff wonder why they show up for work at all. Money is the only thing they care about and it shows because the students and parents are suffering and complaining.
Over the years EIS has evolved into an Extremely Inefficient School where the Executives’ Irritating Stupidity is responsible for the fact that Education Is Shallow. The Enormous Individual Stress, which is put on faculty and staff alike, makes sure that Everyone Is Screwed, including some wonderful staff members and teachers who are really trying their best. The vast majority couldn't care less and just keep their mouths shut while they continue to do their thing. The school can best be compared to a bus stop; a place where you ...more - FrankCoinPup
Was a student there from grade 1 to 12, as of now I'm the senior of class 2019.
I don't see any difference in sitting at home and learn by yourself vs going to this school. Seniority (teacher) has higher authority than the director. No matter what they do they will always get away with it. Teacher in this school take things personally. If you anger one of the senior teacher then that teacher will talk to other teachers and in the result of bad grade. What is funny is the computer teacher that is teaching computer 2 class for many years now. Also there is this speech teacher where she won't answer any question, when anybody askes her a question she will straight up answer "don't ask". He just give student a YouTube link and ask the student to learn everything by themselves. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL
Long story short
- Money chaser
- Unqualified teachers
- Very outdated teaching material
As per every school, Anglo does have its fault. However, the way in which Anglo stands out is its ever-evolving nature, and its receptiveness to any complaints that are have been put forward. As a senior (JC 2) in this school, Anglo has been my home for over five years. Over the years as I've grown up here, the teachers have always pushed me to my limits, with challenging questions and homework. Due to this, I am always confident about any challenge that comes my way, as my limits have extended beyond any obstacle that I may face. I've come to understand that this is how Anglo remains one of the most academically brilliant school in Thailand. Those who complain about the workload are likely parents and students who have been spoilt, and do not understand the necessity of hard work and perseverance it takes to become a successful person in an increasingly competitive world. Currently, I take four subjects, with all of my teachers having taught for over 10 years. My biology teacher ...more
Anglo Singapore International School is a breeding ground for suck-ups and an administration that feeds on it. Academics aside, as Anglo has one of the best track records in terms of academics in Thailand, this school is full of people who are just liars. As a secondary student in Anglo, you are required to choose between 4 CCAs, debate, drama and multimedia. The drama and multimedia CCAs are underfunded as the school wants its glory to be focused on debate, where they train suck-ups. The debate society President and Vice President are not democratically voted in, as well as the club having a system whereby they shun most people they deem unfit to join the club. They recognize dedication as spending lots of money on going to tournaments and training, and then when you do not show up for training, they kick you out of the team. Is this the kind of environment that you want your child to be in? The debate society although takes back lots of prizes from tournaments, but overall all they ...more
The school is very biased towards the Owner's children. The classes the are in are of high standards but the rest of the school is usually ignored. Also the school looks more towards results rather than how it is actually achieved. The school will use academic achievements to their advantage and show off all of them. Food and materials are usually reasonable and teachers are of very good origin and with their degrees from top universities but still many of them leave the school even after only 1 school year. Also the school participates in sports tournaments with other bad schools in Bangkok and they still have the will to say they are one of the best schools in Thailand. Any of your achievements will be marketed and many of the activities in the school are overpriced.
I would say from my perspective that this is one of the worst schools that I have ever been to. The food is really just horrible and when people complain the vice president says 5 stars food is served, so stop complaining. I am always starving when I get home from school. Sometimes in the food I see hair, insects and etc. Not only that is bad teachers are also not so good too. Secondary teachers are mostly Indian since not so many teachers give up because they can't teach the topics that comes out in the school exam. Even a PE teacher teaches geography. So who ever is planning to go there, Don't!
Most schools with a great reputation in Bangkok live up to their expectations. This school is NOT one of them. The management had been an absolute disaster for years and there have been no efforts to improve as far as I can see. The teaching quality had been continuously sliding down too. Pulling my kids out of there last year was the best decision I've ever made for their education. I truly believe that.
What a great school! From an insiders' perspective the school is moving in the right direction. The goal of the school is to keep high quality focus on students' academic and social / emotional development and that is what we are seeing. No organization is perfect, however, RIS is striving to meet the daily challenges of running a highly respected Catholic school. The priests add strength and support to the leadership of the school without dominating. This year, two new administrators were added along with a new AD. This was done in support of the rigor in curricular and athletic expectation from the very young learner to the graduate. The school definitely is beginning to regain its reputation as an excellent international school with an American curriculum. Way to go, RIS!
When almost the entire leadership team of a school is removed, accusations of embezzlement come out, and a large number of students leave, something's wrong. In fairness they're recovering, but how did it happen in the first place?
Quite possibly the most over-rated international school in the country. Don't waste your money or your child's education here.
After almost 9 years at the school (and around 5 million baht paid in school fees), both my kids are now 2 grades below the national average in UK and US. The head teacher is, as stated in another comment in this thread, a buffoon... and that's being kind! He interferes with the teachers academic initiatives (eg: English teachers have been told to stop the kids studying Shakespeare and told to make them watch a movie of the plays instead). Petty regulations, including barring students from using their own computers, frustrate students and parents alike. Used to be a well-run and friendly environment, now it's a misery. Desperately looking to get my kids out of this failing mess of a school, but because of the appalling academic shortcomings, they, together with many of the remaining secondary students are failing entrance tests at every other school we have tried to enrol them in. To put this into perspective, 40% of the students in our eldest child's class left at the end of the last ...more
I agree this school was a night mare I have been bullied several times and never been resolved and the teacher are incapable of giving tools to succeed in the real world because the dick of the head teacher is too stupid to see that the teachers he is hiring are not qualified or are just old and not teaching what they are suppose to teach
Sme of the teachers are lazy, high staff turn over this year especially and run by a buffoon.
I read many comment that sound the same about the Headmaster. I think it is same person writing each comment. I have been at Ascot for many years and I know this is not true. The staff at the school are very caring. - LadaNice
Poor management and leaders. Great staff. Excellent students.
I don't mind the Filipino teachers because they are kind and smart. It's just that the majority of the student population now are Thai. Thought I don't see anything wrong with it. It's just that the essence of the school being an international school just did not supply justice to its brand "international".
Shrewsbury use to be good but the past 3 years it suck a lot. All good teacher left and from English teacher now they are hire Philippines teacher. So I left with some of my friends.
DRUGS DRUGS DRUGS. Send you child here for free DRUGS. WO! you want sum drugs? COME ON DOWN! This school is literally the embodiment of "Smoke Weed Everyday" by Snoop Dogg. Students are suicidal, depressed, stressed. And high.
I don't think shrewsbury international school sucks because I studied there 3 years ago and it was really fun and enjoying the teachers there are nice and there are not so many filipino teachers there maybe 5% only. They also teach amazingly because of what I learned there I'm always at the top of our class! I leave shrewsbury international school because I have to go back to our home country!
This school sucks the Year 6 speaks pervert things and teachers, food and restrooms sucks the food has hair in it, and the restrooms have kids Urine
Agree, also the teachers are bias
This school threatens you to give you an after school detention for stupid reasons, like being late? Students don't deserve an after school detention just for being late
Punctuality is the cornerstone of professionalism. If you were consistently late to work would you expect to keep your job? - NathanL
This year, the Head of secondary lost position and a very bad teacher, speaking English as a pig took his position. Tattoo, piercing and horrible potatoes bag clothes are the definition of the head of secondary today. Teachers can not speak directly with the parents, the head wants to control all. But during class, students must correct the English teacher because the every day mistake...so low...students are not able to speak English after 10 years learning...
With the new HM now vulgarity is the word...check the picture of him on the web and you ll understand how unprofessional he is...so poor level...
You aren't getting what you pay for here. That's for sure.
This place ruined my life
Used to be the best but that has changed in a short amount of time
I can admit it used to be good, but like good food, it gets bad, molds, and rottens. I went to this school during the Rottening period. Have fun trying to find anything to hope for while going to this school. They will take your happiness and crunch it into a million pieces.
The facility is very small. They don't have football field in the school. The students are mostly Thai and Indian which is okay but no offense to the Thai and Indian, there should be a diversity in this school. They have way too many kids in one classroom most of it being Thai kid. Speaks thai all day and they should be here to learn English a little bit at least. I think they should help consider smart people first not where their from because they just take everyone that apply. I think quality will become lower.
You know how expats work. If they come to Thailand, then one day, they might go back to their home country (obviously) and if there are schools in Thailand that offer them higher pay rates then they will go (again, obviously).Wells is just like that. about 10 teachers leave every year and some year they have about 20 leaving. The new teachers aren't even good, they come from worse schools and it's making Wells go down in quality so much. Teachers, both new and old have horrible excuses about how they deal with problem like if the teacher is late they say "why didn't kids call me? " And when teachers didn't post homework on any of their so called "sites", principal says that students must remember. Then screw those sites and timetable. every time you have class at wells from now on then make sure you record your teacher's voice so there are no more space for silly excuses. Don't even let me say the whole story. Crap
The school has many good things but they have teachers leaving every year. The facility isn't good and they say that the class is small but really it's big, like 30 kids. They also get put in to one big class and they do nothing.
Truly hopeless campus where you can see Thai kids walking in and out every morning anf end of school day swearing, talking in Thai and small kids were wearing make-up and expensive shoes! They are not teaching kids to keep their proper looks outside school in anyway. You can even see kids skipping school arriving late but acting like noting happens. There are under-qualify teachers who doesn't work properly and have very bad English, surely students copy their teachers especially the young ones.
I left this school last year and have gone to another school to finish my study. It is a joke the headmaster (who use that name these days? ) act like dictator and lie and cover himself by lies and aggressive. There are no Facilities not even a field or clean toilet.
Her owner son is such a moron, very rude who always say bad word in thai, and he caused problem to many of school boys and girls. Teachers could not touch even Headmaster could not say anything since he is owner son. This behaviors must have been introduced from his home! - Jone
This school is near me and we visited a few years ago when choose the school. My opinion is that is more like the bilingual school not real international school. Price is low but I think there is better bilingual school for less money if that is what you want. - LadaNice
Yes it true we have no facility just pay money a lot lot lot lot and get nothing. Me and friend want to leave.
Patana is a horrible school. The teachers don't care about the students, only making money and are very selfish. The teachers are either too old or too young. The school uniform rules are so stupid and the school cares more about the uniform rules than the students education. Every student I have talked too that attend Patana can agree that Patana has good facilities but horrible teachers, and students.Worst school.
I hate this school so much
Snobby and disrespectful students.
Worst students ever. They all smoke weed and some write fictions about Pokemons having sex.
I was in this school and it SUCKS. First of all the staff is HORRIBLE, the cleaners are either rude or leave the tissues,stains or worst, trash from almost a week ago sometimes. In the primary school and secondary campus the food, in the primary school the food is horrible that kids hate it and some don't even eat any of it except the rice or fruits, I can't tell you much about secondary food. But that's what made me switch to packed lunch. Now lets get to the quality. How do I put this nicely. We'll start on with the playground. When I was in younger the toys we had to play with at the time were taken away until now,where I am now, the reason why it got taken away was because of the younger students. They broke our toys. the older students got punished by not having it, while the younger students who broke it got more toys and no punishment. Now lets get to the teachers. STUPID ON SO MANY LEVELS! basically the teachers very rarely teach you important stuff, the rest you don't even ...more
They have changed the secondary head long time ago. FYI
Secondary's head is very bad
I agree, this school is suck...primary school is suck, poor communicate, fee so high compare to facility they give you is horrible, teacher not qualify most of them are real teacher.school is nothing only have 1 toilet for parent in campus.How that's happen? Try to have problem with their policy you will never win, they always right..just wanna take your money and do anything they want because they already get your entrance fee. - Wanida
Shocking turnover of staff. The school turned away from the support offered by its Bromsgrove host school in the UK and its excellent Headmasters who brought a quality to the school and employed a couple of con artists who turned it into a back packer school. Most teachers unqualified by Thai Teaching Council standards. All the good teachers left as did most of the kids. Shame it was making a good go of it by and was growing in size and reputation. It's reputation now lays in taters. Owners have realised their mistake and are slowly getting rid of them starting with the Deputy Head and then the Head.
I have been to visit this school also and it was not like the expectation. They say there is large campus but I only can see 1 school building. The parents I know joined last year for 2 children and they leave already. - LadaNice
The rules are too strict and stupid and it feels like a prison. The boarding is also too expensive
Why did they get rid of the deputy head?
I do not understand how this can be international school because the teachers are not certified to be teacher. - LadaNice
It just sucks
It just sucks always runs for money and people speak broke English
Yeah, I got to say this is the worst school in the whole world I don't know how it came to 19th it should be in 1st
When the old husband/wife owners fought and one got arrested for having a hidden room full of weapons, you had to know something was wrong. Whoever takes over this school has a long time before they can recover.
Jan. 2015... This school should move to the #1 WORST. I worked there 2013-14 and still have not been paid my final month salary (July 2014).
Teachers have gone as long as 4 months with no pay. Even is 2019 the website is non-functioning. They talk every 18 months about a new beginning.
Never heard anything but horror stories about this school. I communicated once with them about a director position; completely rude and unprofessional. Money can't by manners.
A no-name school waste of your time and money.
This is a Korean school, with conniving Korean owners who cheat their teachers, with disrespectful racist Korean students with impudent behavior, and vain, proud, ungracious, ungrateful Korean parents who complain a lot if you say anything bad about their perfect children. Korean cronyism is practiced there; If you are not Korean you will never win at this school as a teacher. They treat their teachers like second class citizens and as disposable resources. I'm surprised they don't make their teachers use the back door. In fact Korea has the 2nd highest suicide rate in the world because of their sick pride. I really believe I saw and experienced a microcosm of the mental illness of Koreans as a whole. North Korea is just a manifestation of the fascist mentally ill mind of the Korean people. They call themselves Christians but they are far from it.
The comment below is 100 % true. The management is disconnect from the actual teaching. Their tactics of bullying, yelling and threatening behavior is very unprofessional. I think they like it that way.
Even the Koreans are leaving.
Horrific place to work. Teachers treated like dirt, run by power hungry farang that like to make up the rules as they go. Avoid at all costs.
Bad place with teachers who are drunk at the girly bars at night and hangover teaching
I left this school five years ago and then came back because I didn't find anywhere as friendly and caring. I love this school
A fantastic school with a great family atmosphere. Lots of major improvements over the past few years and now the only school in the region to be accredited by the Council of International Schools.
Garden International School (GIS)-Rayong A review from a concerned parent. May 2016
We are writing this review to help parents researching education options for their children, and we'll start by saying the overwhelming percentage of teachers and teacher assistants are very good educators dedicated to the students and their jobs. The principal and administration are unfortunately the complete opposite and have little regard for the students and zero regard for concerns of the parents.
When we started our son at GIS the atmosphere between teachers and parents was open, communicative and collaborative. We believed we had found our son's permanent school and bought a home close by. Over the last two years under the management of the current principal and MBF Taylor mangers the atmosphere at the school has degraded to an us against them situation between parents and the administration. We provide some specific examples below:
- A serious outbreak of Hand Foot Mouth Disease ...more
Should change name to be Global Indians.
I hate this school so much. Some teachers are good but most of them didn’t even get a good education and their teaching is just bad. Also, too many Indians. Not to be racist but most of the people I see here are Indians. 2/10 recommend for high school here. Students here are just bunch of spoiled kids.
This school's rule are way to strict. You can't come to school late for more than 3 times per week or else you get detention. As well as teachers always said that "You need to do this or you'll get minus point", like minus point is the end of the world. This school have a "Loop of success", like the student that's in this loop will get everything from good grades to winning every school competition. You don't need to fight for anything because if you.'re not in the Loop of success, you'll never win anything. Teachers are also giving out too much homework and again you'll get minus points. Also, this school have no sport scholarship or any sport award.
Do not mess with some teachers. They'll give you migraines.
Trerible school my kids would always tell me stuff about going to class 2 seconds late and they would tell me that,they got red points the teachers are pointless
In a six month period, 28 teachers out of 42 quit after the new principal was hired. The new principal was the third one in less than a year, and he does not hold an administrative credential. Currently, the curriculum consists of pirated pdf textbooks. That's right, the school does NOT use written textbooks, so students sit with their computers open all the time, chatting online or playing games. The teachers have no way of knowing... A very stressful and unpleasant work environment for teachers, and the poor students don't know what's coming next because staff leaves as frequently as a low-functional Thai government school.
It stinks so much, most of the kids got allergy and the food is not clean, teachers blame us for not being clean even if the teachers got sick themselves. Teachers are also super biased, only some of the teachers are really well educated and had teacher certificate, most of them are travelers and Southeast Asian (not that it's bad but they do not have any teacher certificate). The school owner hired a dancer from Qatar, doha that's just graduated to become our philosophy teacher. Makes so much sense. - lendd
Some teachers are biased, if they like you they'll give you good grades. It doesn't matter how hard you study or how good you are at that subject, your grades will still be lower than the teachers pets. The school fees are rising but there wf no improvement, no resources for students and low salaries for teachers and staffs. (that's why all good teachers move, some got fired) - thawatchai-pop
I truly regret sending my child here. It is very rare that a school has this many honour students, and all they have to do is the bare minimum. Students are taught subjects by teachers who have no idea what they're doing. It's not that they're ad teachers, but it is because they are supposed to be teaching another subject. Some teachers are assigned to teach subjects when they are slots available. - OhMinhyung
Low quality teachers
Some teacher always gave us projects that take us all term to complete them It won't be a problem if the project does improve our skills but it wasn't about the subject at all!
Some teacher print sheets from the internet (always) and let us do it with out teaching anything when we get into the class they just gave us those sheets and most of the time he open a YouTube video instead of doing an experiment.
The school 's not strict about speaking English in the school at all you can speak Thai freely anytime.
One of the worst schools I have I attended. Most of the teachers are biased. They only use the money for Filipino basketball scholars...
When students have problems (getting bullied by class mates) teacher just don't care. teachers smokes cigarettes behind the canteen, TIS don't care about grades all they care about is basketball and the tuitions goes to basketball scholars.
We got sloth teaching physics here in 2016
Don't even think of sending your children there. I sent mine and they were given forged CIE certificates and were educated by unqualified teachers. The Head and Deputy Head are liars and the most incompetent people I have ever had to deal with.
I agree because they are a Satit school and is trying to be international. They should just called it English Program like other Satit's school
Bad society! Speaking in Thai. Teachers are lazy. Most of the students are from Thai School,. SUCKS
I took my child out of this school 4 years ago because most white teachers were just bagpack teachers. They do not have degree that qualify to teach.
I don't know
Good friendly and safe environment for my kid. Teachers seem very qualified at least at the primary level where my kids is in. IB final year results look very competitive. Small school but facilities look well maintained and decent.
Not true to duty or obligation or promises.
They told parents that they are full with waiting list but in reality they are not full. somehow people found out that they do it because of marketing purposes!
I don't like kis it was really bad for me
This Is a good school for the money. One of the cheeper options in the area and the teachers are well prepared. The building is old and the administration strange. But I like it, there are Philippine teachers in classes like values and non core classes, they are ok. They can definitely improve how clean the place is, paint it and keep it nice.
Barest school ever
This school is the best!
Super bad governance and administration. It seems like the school is run by family ie. (husband and wife) as MD, Principle, Head of committee, and so on. They will save every penny from tuition and hire Filipinos and do things by themselves. Make sure you walk around, observe carefully.
This is the worst school. I have witnessed several tragedy since past three years.
Be very attentive when throwing your kid in the hands of poor administrative staff. Worst of all it's a family run operations and not professional. The tuition outweigh the quality and the ongoing tragedy, hidden agenda can happen to your kid.
Who would want to say they graduated from the school called global Indian? It's like saying I'm from a mud hut in Africa and I'm pushy, cheating, and obnoxious
Act pushy, selfish, and idiotic and you will fit in perfectly here
So so bad, you better put a towel on your head and act like a rude jerk to fit in
Learn to talk like your mouth is full of marbles, be selfish and boastful with curry brain, good for Indians only.
This school is a complete shambles. It's failing badly. And is it any wonder? The headmaster a certain dubious, Mr. Swan, was the deputy head that got sacked from bromsgroove! This man is a bloody clown that has no place in any educational setting.
This one will now quickly rise up to number 1...just watch!
Swan? He couldn't run a bath, nevermind a school!
Pft! That's all we have to say about that.
The worst run, privately owned "Cambridge" affiliated (sic) school in Thailand.
Incompetent owners, managers and a useless English fool running the "International" program. Bow, scrape and cow-tow to your Thai masters!
The students are great, but suffer due to using outdated and poorly written course books. Of course they pay a premium price! This place needs to be shut down. They are in breach of Thai labour laws (foreign worker / Thai worker ratio) but pay someone to turn a blind eye.
The school has rich locals duped by using the name Cambridge. They treat foreign teachers like cattle and your input or opinion is not appreciated.
Incredibly unorganised, family owned business who only care about money. Dysfunctional.
Using the "Cambridge" name like a McDonalds.
Cambridge is a cash register and show place for the owners only. should be renamed Kwaibridge because it is for stupid buffalos and dumb cows.
Teachers very poor standard. Always changing. Headmaster very weak person. Boarding is disgraceful. Do not help children in anyway and seem to go out of their way to make life miserable for boarders, who are having a difficult time as it is. Taking money under false pretences his wchool - Turnbull
Speak as you find in my book. My 3 kids love it there and wouldn't move anywhere else! Their teachers are always willing to help and go above the call of duty to get the best out of my lot. Brilliant school! - DaveDee
A school with a very friendly atmosphere and really accommodating teachers. Lots of cultural events that cater for the expat community in the area. - tony73
High staff turnover. Headmistress lives and promotes lies. Food is full of oil and MSG. Your kids deserve better! This place is only about the baht and money and not the students.
Are people send kids here to go inter with big name "Kajonkiet"? or just conspicuous consumption?
Dreadful school..yes headmistress is a disgrace, a liar and treats teachers with no respect. Thai school living a lie as an international school. All about money and appearance.
They concentrate only on academics and there are very few opportunities for the students. Some teachers don't talk in proper English. The standard of the school has fallen drastically.
Very boring and unexciting. Students don't get to go for camps or any field trips for a long time.
Very stupid school. Never go there to study
No standard whatsoever very foolish teachers
This school use to be good but now no because I notice from teacher in this that there are to many rich people so that have a lot of Thai people what a shame this is international school not Thai school when I watch the harrow video I only saw three of English people and all of them are all Thai people I was shocked I thought this school is expensive and it good no it not if you are coming to school pleas don't take your child hear because I have my friend that went to this school and it really terrible for her.
Just a big show for big face but except for the name is nothing like Harrow in England
No resemblance to Harrow in England, spoiled dumb kids.
Keep up with the Joneses, show show show, just a Singapore franchise crook!
Set in a beautiful setting, the school has seen better days, but with continued investment, and a new sixth form opening next year it is on the right track as the ónly' true international school in the local area.
A school where they stand their ground against bullying parents to the extent that they will ban them from the school community to ensure the safety and welfare of others.
Numbers are small, but that means the fully qualified teachers can focus on your children more.
Like many small communities, those who make the most noise attract the most attention, however, those who make the most noise are disliked the most by the community, including all parents and staff.
You should know Google is your friend; research the school, see which name comes up again and again, which person is posting 'negatively'' about the school, photos or comments and look at their other reviews online.
You should know from reading them if that is someone you can trust ...more - Ban-hammer
School has very difficult keeping students, 112 five years ago, 105 by start of 18/19.
Most foreign student are kids from staff who is getting the tuition for free. You pay for them!
With old principal Jane, the school grew, parents spoke together as friends, teachers stayed for many years and the fees were fair. She sadly left 5 years ago!
Today only the fees has grown where as quality, options and friendliness is lowered for each term.
Dare to tell someone an improvement is needed, raise a concern about how pictures of students are issued on website they shouldn't be, or note the books cover looks like something out of a copy-machine, playground equipment falling apart – you soon find your self being bullied by men in suits (not teachers)! Not talking students who are bullied, but parents who get hunted!
A thumbs up for the academic year 18/19 gym-teacher, the nursery teacher and year 5 teacher, they are truly good people! - YouShouldKnow - YouShouldKnow
The school rule ruins the students’ happiness, facilities are really really old and bad. It just sucks, don’t come here.
Just hi-so not real standards.
- Lunch food tastes like it’s been made from leftovers 10 days ago
- Biased teachers
- The Thai students only speak Thai and it’s hard to fit in if you don’t speak Thai
- Tuition fees not worth the education
This school is a scam. Charging expensive rates while they provide very little.
This school has no library or any story books for the classrooms. All of these are teacher provided so variety of books will be lacking.
The student body is completely Thai. Not recommended for English speaking students.
Actually, not recommended for anyone as you can get better quality schools for much cheaper.
My kids have been here since year 2...
The head of high school isn’t that bad but the head of years here are normally unfair and stereotypical as they would always listen to the “goods” kid perspective and ignore the “bad” kids perspective as they think that the “good” kids are always right...
Secondly, the kids here have recently been linked with rumors about using drugs and has bad reputation with their local mall “Gateway” as a few students are being banned for particular resteraunt”
Overall though, I would say that the school is pretty decent as my kids never come home complaining about being bullied or picked on and says that the people here are friendly.
Almost non existent sports and the teachers are backpackers who want to make a living so became teachers. Mostly Asians and not international. Watch the cheating accounts department.
This is not an International standard school.
I don't think its one of the top twenty worst schools
Thank you St. Andrews management for the first two troll comments. Believe me it belongs on this list and in fact should be ranked higher for badness.
There are 6 St Andrews International Schools in Bangkok so it would worth clarifying which school.
Standrews is the worst school I ever been there are to much bullys and the students are very mean.