Vientiane - School Report Question and Answers

Aside from school fees, are there required expenses such as uniforms, laptops/tablets, musical instruments, or field trips that parents are expected to cover? What are the approximate costs?

The school's tuition covers almost everything. If you want to have an Apple computer, you have to pay a little extra, otherwise you get a Windows machine. Field trips are included, but not for USG employees. - Jun 2021

There's a regular field trip for secondary students that was excellent, and that required some additional expenses. Some extracurricular activities had additional costs as well. Costs depend on the activity; for instance, one of our sons went on a Model UN trip to a regional capital (he had a fabulous time) and we were required to pay travel costs. This all seemed perfectly reasonable considering the activity wasn't a required component of the curriculum. - Sep 2020

The school fees are higher than at the Tier 1 Schools in Bangkok. You can rent an iPad for USD600 per semester but it is better to buy one for your children. - Oct 2017

lunch program is extra. The cost is reasonable. High schoolers might have to pay for things, but I am unaware of what that would be. They are issued lap tops, I think. - Jan 2016

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