Bangkok - School Report Question and Answers

How would you rate the school's support and welcome/integration of new students and their families, and why?

The school is very hands-on with the students. I received timely responses to emails, and the school had many meet-and-greets with the teachers and administration at the beginning of the year, so we could get to know one another. St. Andrews 71 is truly an expat school, so most of the kids are from other countries. My kids didn't feel left out because students are always coming and going. My oldest routinely came home and told me about when other children planned to return to their home countries. The school has over 63 nationalities and routinely talks about how much they value inclusion. - Aug 2023

It is OK, we went through normal and expected procedures when our kids started. The school is promoting a very "progressive" social agenda. At no point in time during our initial approach to the school was this mentioned. Had we known, we would not have chosen ISB as such "progressive" (which I feel is a misnomer for woke-ness) approach is in direct contravention of our family and professional values. - Mar 2023

satisfactory - Jan 2023

Clear and concise. Very professional and friendly to answer all your concerns. - Apr 2019

Very good - staff are very friendly and flexible. - Jun 2018

Your welcome and integration into the school as a parent will be what you make of it. There are many organizations and groups to join but if you don't engage, you will feel as if you don't know what's going on. For my elementary child, the student integration seemed to go fairly well. The size of the school was a big adjustment for our child but over time excitement for school returned. - Jun 2018

A - The school offers Parent Education Seminars every month with topics such as curriculum (writing/math), and stress management. They also have a very active PTA that sets up "Welcome Coffees" that serve as a meet and greet/informational get together. Many, many options to learn more about the school and meet other parents, both new and returning. - Sep 2013

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