UWC Thailand International School
|Year of Foundation||2009|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Nursery to Grade 12 (It is best for DP students to join in Grade 10 or the admissions process differs)|
|Boarding||Day School|Boarding School|
|Number of students||470|
|Teacher Student Ratio|
|Accreditations||United World College (UWC), International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), Council of International Schools (CIS), East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), Arrowsmith, World Academy of Sport, The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), Thailand; Member of ISAT (International Schools Association of Thailand), Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, Office of the Private Education Commision|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||THB 127'442|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||THB 749'007|
At UWCT, we aim to realise this mission by delivering a mindful, diverse education underpinned by our belief in the connection between a “Good Heart, Balanced Mind, and Healthy Body”.
Encircled by rubber tree plantations and virgin rainforest, United World College Thailand (UWCT) sits nestled in the foothills of Phuket’s green-capped mountains, away from the island’s busy city centres. Our unique location is both symbolic and intentional; a physical reminder that in addition to academic rigour, the UWCT community values wellness and environmental stewardship. From monitoring coral reefs to embedding positively focused mindfulness, the betterment of our students, our community, and our planet are at the centre of everything we do. Learning in a diverse community helps create opportunities for students to appreciate multiple perspectives, to understand the power of collaboration and communication in all its forms, and to experience first-hand that our similarities far outweigh our differences.
UWCT is considered UWC’s pioneer in embedding Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness (SEL&M) into our curriculum. Under the direction of our Mindfulness Mentor; our staff, students, and parents develop their ability to think and act mindfully using time and strategies inside and outside the classroom. Our educational model, balances five core areas of focus.
To round out our student’s educational experience, UWCT offers a tremendous array of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and Extracurricular Activities (ECAs). We believe these activities are a vital part of student life and learning. Our programme provides an opportunity to bring students and the wider community together for learning, competition, recreation, performances and sharing. These activities help to broaden each student’s experiences and enhance their learning by developing key skills including team work, confidence and self-management.
Due to our location adjacent to Thanyapura, one of Asia’s leading sports training and wellness facilities, our student body also includes elite swimmers and triathletes attracted by our ability to provide academic rigour and top-notch coaching.
At UWCT we know that physically challenging outdoor experiences have a powerful impact upon a young person’s intellectual, physical, spiritual, social and moral development. We also believe that in an age of growing digital entertainment, social isolation, and inactivity; the need for OE has never been greater. Each year, our students’ OE skills culminate in their grade-level expedition, from a sleepover at the school in Grade 1 to a self-planned, week-long independent service expedition in Grade 11.
UWCT students are committed to building deep and sustained connections with the local community. All secondary students engage in weekly, year-long service activities with local people and communities. These range from visiting homes and hospitals for the elderly and disabled, working with children with multiple disabilities, or teaching life skills to former domestic workers who have been victims of violence. Service provides students with the opportunity to put into practice their values on a daily basis. The Global Concerns Committee (GC) lies at the heart of UWCT service programme. It is a student-led and student-driven initiative.
CurriculumAligned with our mission and enabling ourholistic focus on mind, body and heart,UWCT uses the International Baccalaureate(IB) as its educational framework.As a fully authorized IB continuum school,UWCT offers the Primary Years Programmein Kindergarten to Grade 5, the Middle YearsProgramme from Grades 6-10, and theDiploma Programme in Grade 11 and 12.IB Diploma students complete six subjects:three at standard and three at higher level.Students also study Theory of Knowledge,submit an Extended Essay, and participate inCreativity, Activity and Service.
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesThai, French, Mandarin plus a range of Ab Initio Courses for DP
ExaminationsIB DP. The school also supports students pursuing SATs, Cambridge Assessments, TSA, BMAT, Duolingo, TOFEL, IELTS
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