Prem Tinsulanonda International School is the first International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand that offers all four IB Programmes, providing a complete education programme for students from ages 3 to 19.
Prem Tinsulanonda International School is a leading co-educational boarding and day International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Located on its lush 100-acre campus set in the foothills north of the ancient and historic city of Chiang Mai, Thailand, Prem is the first IB World School in South East Asia that offers all four IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the IB Diploma Programme (IB DP), and the IB Career-related Programme (IBCP) in Art and Design or Business Sustainability and Leadership.
Since its inception in 2001, the school is dedicated to academic excellence and providing multiple pathways for our students. At Prem, students from all over the world receive a rigorous international education that provides them with the global competencies required for a future of increasing cross-cultural interdependence, rapid technological change and critical environmental challenges.
As a four-programme IB boarding and day school, the school offers every child an appropriate educational challenge, which is augmented by an innovative boarding curriculum delivered by dedicated and qualified staff. Prem boarding residences provide a warm, homely atmosphere that fosters a sense of “family”, on a beautiful, safe campus that fully supports the diverse needs of students, and this is very important when the students come to Prem from so many different cultural backgrounds.
To complement their academic work, students also participate in Exploria, the after-school co-curricular activity programme available to Prem students from Grade 1. Exploria aims to expose students to many different possibility exploring creative, physical, academic and service challenges.
Applying to colleges and universities is an exciting time for Grade 12 students, and Prem is committed to facilitating our students’ transition from school to college or university life. The school is a testing centre for SAT, and through vocational guidance testing and careful advice we help our students set realistic educational, career and personal goals. Our aim is to help them build upon their positive experiences at school and gain admission to colleges and universities worldwide.
Prem graduates have gone onto study a variety of courses that include medicine, engineering, liberal arts, economics, business management, mathematics, the arts, environmental science, biochemistry and international relations. Prem alumni have been welcomed into leading universities in Thailand and around the world. These have included Oxford University, the London School of Economics, Warwick University, University College London, Sheffield University and the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. In the USA, Prem alumni have been offered places at Brown University, UCLA, Harvard, University of Boston, New York Academy of Art, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, University of California Berkley, Vassar College and University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Other destinations include leading colleges and universities in Australia, Canada, Japan, Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, Singapore, and many more.
In 2014, the Asian Correspondent listed Prem as one of the best international boarding schools in the world. Our boarders enjoy a stimulating curriculum which offers a range of activities throughout the week and weekend and is delivered by dedicated and qualified staff. Prem boarding apartments offer flexible options for students from Grade 3 – Grade 12. Our residences provide a warm, homely atmosphere that fosters a sense of “family”, on a beautiful, safe campus that fully supports the diverse needs of our students. This is very important when our students come to us from so many different cultural backgrounds.
The school is a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), East Asian Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and of the Boarding Schools Association (BSA). As of the end of 2017, Prem has also officially joined a network of innovative schools in 50 countries in the Round Square organisation that share a passion for experiential learning built around six IDEALS of learning: Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
234 Moo 3, Tambon Huay Sai, Amphur Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand