Garden International School, Eastern Seaboard, is a small co-educational day school of around 480 students, for children aged 2 - 18. GIS has been servicing the need for British International Education in the Pattaya area for over twenty five years. Today GIS is a truly international school, drawing students from over 40 different nationalities, each bringing their own unique cultural perspective to the school. GIS alumni are global citizens that often go on to attend top universities in all four corners of the globe.
We are a tightly knit community with children, parents, and staff often coming together to celebrate important dates in the school calendar through our school community group, the Friends of Garden.
British Curriculum School near Pattaya
Garden International School, follows the English curriculum as a framework, slightly modified to suit the needs of our international cohort. 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 Early Years Foundation Stage and primary school have a child centred focus on learning, designed to shape children into young adults that are caring, principled, and independent. Academically at this stage, there is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. In order to prepare our older students for higher education, GIS students sit the International General Certificate of Secondary Education examination (IGCSE), the international equivalent of the English GCSE qualification in Year 11. In Year 12 and 13 students sit the International Baccalaureate Diploma. This combination of qualifications has been shown to be very effective at helping international school students to gain places at top universities worldwide.
Specialist English Provision
We are one of the few schools in the Pattaya area to have a dedicated ESL department for our international students. For students whose first language is not English, these classes are invaluable for enabling the student to communicate with their peers, and ensuring their success in examinations.
Top School in Pattaya
Garden International School is one of the best schools in the Pattaya area and is part of a small group of schools in the Pattaya area that regularly top the exam results tables. Our average for IGCSE and IB results have surpassed world averages for many years running.
The school is the only international school in the Pattaya area that is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools, and is one of only a handful of Cambridge International Education Examination Centres in the Pattaya area.
Transport to and from Pattaya
Approximately 25% of GIS students come from the Pattaya area, with many choosing to use our door to door bus service. For most students coming to the school from Pattaya the journey takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the area of the city that they are arriving from. Since the opening of the new highway in 2020 this journey time has been significantly reduced.