Garden International School, Eastern Seaboard is located in the coastal town of Ban Chang, Rayong. The town is located on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard between the major cities of Pattaya and Rayong, it provides the perfect location for an international school, being in a quiet, peaceful area, yet close enough to major population centres.
GIS was originally founded to service the needs of the many expats relocating to the area to work in the nearby Map-Ta-Phut industrial area, between Ban Chang and the provincial capital of Rayong. Today the school is a small but thriving international school that plays host to children of over 40 nationalities, with around 50% coming from the Ban Chang area. This is reflected in the schools family feel and strong school community, GIS is a home away from home for the children from all over the world that live in the Ban Chang area.
British Curriculum School in Ban Chang
Garden International School, follows the English curriculum as a framework, slightly modified to suit the needs of our international students. In addition to academics, GIS Students are guided by a set of core values that are designed to develop the whole child and are built on the principle that children need more than just academic skills in order to be successful in life. The English curriculum has certainly been successful for our students, who often gain places at the world's most prestigious universities.
English Language Support
Garden International School, Eastern Seaboard has a dedicated English Language Support (ELS) department, making it the perfect choice for children for whom English is a second or third language. New parents are often surprised at how integrated the English Language Support is in the curriculum here at GIS.
Children that need English language support are supported in small, dedicated classes or on a 1-2-1 basis until their comprehension of English meets the requirements needed to succeed at GIS and beyond.
Garden International School is one of the best schools on Thailand's Eastern Seaboard and is part of a small group of schools in the area that regularly top the exam results tables. Our small class sizes enable our teachers to give the extra support needed for students to achieve top grades. As such, our examination results are often among the top in Thailand, regularly exceeding world and national averages.
The school is the only international school in the Eastern Seaboard area that is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and is the only Cambridge International Education Examination Centres in the area.
Relocating to Ban Chang
Given its quiet location, yet proximity to important transport links to the wider SE Asia area, many GIS parents choose to relocate to Ban Chang from other parts of Thailand. Especially, from areas where pollution is a problem, or where there is no adequate English Language school provision.
GIS provides your child with a quality British education, normally associated with a big city international school, whilst at the same time offering a peaceful, green environment just 5 minutes from the beach and 20 minutes from an international airport.