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BANGKOK 18 February 2019 12:43
Magnus Gunnarsson

I Need Info: Bang Na - Primary / Elementary / English Program

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Hello Everyone,

 

I am about to move my family from Sa Kaeo (as country as it gets) to Bang Na, Bangkok this coming March after the school ends.
And I am trying now to find a good school for my 7-year-old stepdaughter who has only been in a poor countryside Thai school so far.

 

1. I have not found a place to live at yet. I want to see which school we find before looking for a place to live in. But I am definitely looking to move to the Bang Na, Bankok area.

 

2. I do not have the means to send her to a full-blown international school. Also, I do not think she will migrate easily. I am thinking more about a private school with Thai curriculum and EP, or a GOOD Thai gov schools with EP.

 

3. The budget I have is somewhere around 50.000 - 100.000 total per school year.


Many Thanks in Advance
Magnus

Edited by Magnus Gunnarsson

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There are some Sarasas schools in the larger area which might fit your needs.   Some of the schools have both IEP programs as well as a bilingual cheaper alternative.  

 

My experience with the bilingual programs is that they generally do a pretty good job of teaching English and the students get reasonably proficient.   IEP programs are more expensive, but the students do a great deal more communicating in English.

 

In my personal experience, I'd tend toward a bilingual program if money is an issue.

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I should note that in addition to the Sarasas schools, there are quite a few other bilingual schools and schools with English programs.  

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How is it?

I will be arriving in Thailand March 15th, would it possible to see the schools and get a someone to show me the info during that time? Or will the schools be compleately closed because of holliday?

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8 hours ago, Magnus Gunnarsson said:

How is it?

I will be arriving in Thailand March 15th, would it possible to see the schools and get a someone to show me the info during that time? Or will the schools be compleately closed because of holliday?

I would call them and make an appointment.

 

Is it this one? http://www.sws.ac.th/eng/

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On 2/13/2019 at 5:03 AM, RotBenz8888 said:

I would call them and make an appointment.

 

Is it this one? http://www.sws.ac.th/eng/

That school in the vicinity of Suksawat Rd, so it would be rather far, I think.   There is another Sarasas School located on Nam Daeng Rd -- in the vicinity of Wat Nam Daeng.   The name is Sarasas Suvarnabhumi School, but I don't have the actual address.   There are other schools on Nam Daeng Rd that I believe have English (and Chinese) programs.   

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For a lot of the schools, they will be practically closed when you arrive.   There is usually staff on duty, but finding someone that speaks English might be a bigger problem.   In April, a lot of schools run summer programs.   You should be able to see the school, get some basic information and costs, though.   

 

Best of luck.

 

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Samut Prakarn is just a stones throw from Bang Na and they have a very good private girls school, I can't be sure I have the name right, I think St Josephs anyhow its right next to Assumption Samut Prakarn school (which is just for boys) so easy enough to find, my friends daughter went there and I never heard any complaints.

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I have also heard good things about St. Joseph's, but I think it is a bit pricey.   Definitely worth checking out.  

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If it is similar to the St Joseph's Convent on Silom then the prices will be much more than 50 - 100k a year. 

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14 hours ago, JWRC said:

Samut Prakarn is just a stones throw from Bang Na and they have a very good private girls school, I can't be sure I have the name right, I think St Josephs anyhow its right next to Assumption Samut Prakarn school (which is just for boys) so easy enough to find, my friends daughter went there and I never heard any complaints.

There's actually a St. Joesph Bangna, which is in Sukhumvit 107. The one next to Assumption Samut Prakan is a little bit further out through Samrong in Mooban Thipawan, off Theparak Road. 

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