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International Schools in Cambodia

You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Cambodia with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Cambodia. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French education system.

Cambodia Education

Traditional education in Cambodia was handled by the local wat with Bhikkhu as teachers for the young male student body. Education mostly consisted of memorizing Buddhist chants in Pali. During the period of the French protectorate, an educational system based on the French model was inaugurated. During the Khmer Rouge regime, education was dealt a severe setback with many schools being closed and educated people and teachers subject to suspicion and, at the worst, execution.

A modern system is being developed based on the Vietnamese model. Literacy is estimated at 73.6 percent. Education is theoretically free, however many families can not afford to send their children to school and rely on them to work or do chores. The process begins with 6 years of primary education. Six years of secondary education are divided into 2 phases.

International Schools

Developments are slowly increasing the level of education, but many private schools have opened to offer higher internationally accepted standards. Some of these schools operate on a ethnic or religious based admissions process. This enables children to study their own language, culture, or religion. These include: Chinese-language schools, Vietnamese-language (often Roman Catholic) schools, French-language schools, English-language schools, and Khmer-language schools. Most of these private schools are in the capital Phnom Penh.

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Cambodia. There may be some local population, but the schools are geared for an international student body. Schools usually follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, Canada or Australia/New Zealand. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. Schools often provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrollment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation

The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is an accrediting body for schools around the world.

Membership in the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), and the Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA) provides more information about standards and practices.

Phnom Penh

Northbridge International School
Address: P.O. Box 2042
Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
Tel: (855-23)886-00/-006
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school is split into Primary Years Programme (students from 3 years old to grade 6), the Middle Years Programme (students in grades 7-10), to the Diploma Programme (students in grades 11 and 12). Three programmes of the International Baccalaureate are offered. It is accredited by the WASC.

International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP)
Address: 146 Norodom Boulevard
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (023) 213 103
Tuition Rates (US $): $5,190 - 16,460 per year

The International School of Phnom Penh is a private, non-profit coeducational English-language day school enrolling students from Early Years to Grade 12. ISPP is fully authorized as an IB World School, offering the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. The school is accredited by the WASC and the CIS. ISPP is also a member of the ECIS, the EARCOS, and the MRISA.

Hope International School
Address: #239 - 243, Street 271
SangkatToul Tompoung 2
Khan Chamkarmorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855 23 21 75 65
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This private school is based on the Christian religion. It supports missionary and Christian expatriate families. Classes are available from preschool to Year 13 (Grade 12).

Cambodia International Academy (CIA)
Address: Villa 51, Street 352
Sangkat Beong Keng Kang I
Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855 (0) 23882088
Tuition Rates (US $): $228 - 315 per month

Provides high quality English education based on American curriculum, adjusted to Cambodian culture. It is a non-sectarian primary school. There are English courses for students needing to learn the English language.

Logos International School
Address: Street 1015, House 928
Phnom Penh Thmei, Sen Sok
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) (17) 473 515
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This curriculum is based on the Christian faith. English instruction is provided, with an ESL (English as a Second Language) Program. The system is based on North American standards, covering the Bible, English, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science. Elementary students study Khmer twice a week. AP (Advanced Placement) classes are offered to junior and senior students.

Western International School of Cambodia (WIS)
Address: #3 St. 289
Sangkat Boeung Kok I
Khan Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 23 990 699
Tuition Rates (US $): $75 - 160 per month

Offers English instruction in an American based curriculum. Students range from elementary to high school, with daycare options. School uniforms are required. WIS applies a grading system based on Western Educational System.

Paragon International School
Address:
Head Office: Icon Building E5(5th Floor), #68
    Norodom Blvd. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    KG Campus: St: 317, No: 66, Toul Kork Boeng Kok 2 quarter , Phnom Penh
Primary Campus: No: 39, St: 315, Boeng Kok 1
    Toul Kork, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Secondary Campus: No: 2843, St: 3, Sangkat Tonle Basak
    Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 (23) 72 72 82
Email: info@paragonisc.edu.kh
Tuition Rates (US $): 2100$ - 9100$ per year

Paragon International School  is one of Cambodia’s premier independent international schools and has an enrolment of over 1,100 students. The administration and teaching staff represent over nine different countries with the average teacher having over ten years’ experience. Paragon International School is also CIS (Council Of International Schools) accredited school,

Eastwest International School (EWIS)
Address: 131 Street
143360 Phsar Boeng Keng Kang 3
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 077 851 852
Tuition Rates (US $): $1,680 - 3,500 per year

Classes are taught in English with five core subjects – English, Khmer, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Students learn Khmer and sit the Cambodian Grade 6, Grade 9 and Grade 12 exams. Korean is offered as a foreign language. The school is accredited with WASC. In addition, there is a preschool for children as young as 2 years old.

Heritage International School (HIS)
Address: House 62, Street 322
Khan Chamkar Morn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (023) 224 179
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

HIS offers an international and national curriculums that taught by experienced International and national teachers. The school is recognized by the Ministry Of Education in Cambodia.

Modern International School (MIS)
Address: No. 49C-51ABCD, Street 205
Sangkat Toul Svay Prey II
Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855-23 221 798
Tuition Rates (US $): $ 816 - 912 per year

Modern International School has English language classes as well as a Khmer school. Teachers are English native speakers. Classes are available from pre-kindergarten to advanced. Core curriculum includes English language, but includes Geography, Science, Math, Literature, and Health.

Home of English International School
Address: #30, Street 282
Sangkat BKK 1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855-23) 220 960
Tuition Rates (US $): $1,250 - 2,850 per year

A leading private English school offers a wide range of English programs from pre-school to high school. The school is dedicated to both international, and Cambodian students. Curriculum is base on Calvert Home School and Keystone High School curriculums from America.

Liberty International School (LIS)
Address: # 168, street 156, Tuk Laak 2
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 095 712 165
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The Liberty International School provides an American-inspired curriculum. It is based on the core subjects of English, mathematics, creative arts, science and health. Courses are from pre-kindergarten to elementary school.

Golden Gate American School (GGAS)
Address: No. 15 Bis, St. 178
12205 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 023 21 012 89
Tuition Rates (US $): 1,590 - 3,290 per year

Golden Gate American School offers Cambodian curriculum primary school. Through the USA High School Diploma Program or the College Preparatory Program, students work towards a standard USA High School diploma by studying all common American High School subjects with the support of their qualified native English speaking teachers. The College Preparatory High School Diploma goes one step further by fulfilling entrance requirements for further studies at a university of vocational college. The academic institution abroad which provides curriculum, materials, and the diploma, is recognized by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation, and the Illinois State Board of Education.

iCAN British International Primary & Secondary School
Address: #85, Sothearos Blvd
Sangkat Tonle Bassac,Phnom Penh,Cambodia
Tel: (855-23) 222 416-8
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

iCAN British International School provides early childhood and primary education. It caters to children from 18 months to 14 years of both Cambodia and internationally.

Tree and Garden International School (TGIS)
Address: No. 76, Street 57
Sangkat Boeung Kang Kang I, Khan Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: 855 (0) 23 63 73 056
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

TGIS is a bilingual (English and Mandarin) preschool and Kindergarten that offers a quality play-based education for children from 18 months to less than six years old. Curriculum covers Mathematics, Language and Literacy, Personal, Social and Emotional, Physical, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Creative Development. Uniforms are required.

Paññasastra International School
Address: No. 18A, St.370, and No. 19E St.380
Boeung Keng Kang I, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh
Tel: (855) 23 98 79 89
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Classes are available for pre-kindergarten to Senior High School in English language. The school was a subsidiary of Paññasastra University of Cambodia. It is authorized by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports and officially recognized by the Royal Government of Cambodia.

Stamford International Academy
Address: Main Office: Building No. 131, Street 271 (Phov Lum 5C),
Boeng Salang Quarter, Toul Kork District, Phnom Penh
Tel: (855) 23 888 856
Tuition Rates: ranges from 800- 1500

The school is operated and maintained as a private school, providing English and Khmer curricula for Preparatory, Primary and Secondary Students. The ultimate aim of STAMFORD is to provide to its students an affordable international education within the scope of the facilities available to meet the unique requirements of individual students, based on new developments and discoveries in the various academic disciplines.

Brighton International School
Address: 79, Oknha Chrun You Hak St. (294), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 (0)69 300 152
Tuition Rates: $200-210 p/month. Have day also available. Enquire at school for further information.

There is a primary school and nursery. Subjects are taught in English and in local language (Khmer). The curriculum is based on the UK national Curriculum and implements the EYFS. Facilities include Swimming Pool.

Raffles Montessori International School of Phnom Penh
Address: No. 18, St. 294 (corner of St. 57), BKK1, Khan Chamkamon, Phnom Penh,  Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel: (+855) 023 993 999 / 011 959 779
Email: info@rmispp.edu.kh
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The mission of RMISPP is to enable its students to develop strategies for the acquisition of the knowledge, skills, and values they will need to participate meaningfully in our globally integrated society. This will be accomplished through a distinctive Montessori approach embodying individualized guidance and support, mixed age grouping, a well-trained Montessori teacher, an international curriculum, a well prepared classroom environment, and a complete set of specialized Montessori educational materials that are approved by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI).

Harrods International Academy
Addresses:
Campus 1: 24, Street 302 Corner of 57, Boeung Keng Kang I, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Campus 2: #1 Street 193 corner of 374. Toul Svay Prey 1, Chamkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel:
Campus 1: BKK1  : +855 23 973 999 / 077 296 688 / 012 827 009
Campus 2 : TSP1 : + 855 23 936 999 / 010 296 688
Email: info@harrods.edu.kh
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

As a member of the international Primary Curriculum (IPC) organization, HIA offers a unique high standard Singaporean-British curriculum in the Kingdom of Cambodia. HIA is founded on the philosophy that all children can be nurtured to achieve their fullest potential within a caring and challenging school environment. Its mission is to prepare the students to be diligent and independent learners who will advance themselves to rise creatively and joyfully to the challenges of life.

Grand Mount International School
Address: 173, Street 182, Sangkat Psar Depo I, Khan Toulkork,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) (17) 473 515
Email: info@gmis-school.com
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Grand Mount International School's mission is to provide an environment and conditions for learning, through self-discovery and self-expression. This is made possible by creating a warm and friendly learning environment and utilizing curriculums and methodologies which promote and provide an academic experience which meets with the school purpose and in line with the school vision, ethos and philosophy.

My Little Pumpkin International Preschool
Address: #65, St.313, Corner 566, Sangkat Boeng Kak I, Khan Toul Kok,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 87 288 988
Tuition Rates: $2,400 - $2,800

A Singapore bilingual international preschool that focuses on the Reggio Emilia concept. At My Little Pumpkin, they give the children a chance to explore and discover the world around them and they have created an amazing environment that will become the second teacher to the children.

H&K International School
Address: #177, Street 51 (Pasteur), Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 (23) 22 78 78; +855 (87) 22 68 78
Email: info@hkis.edu.kh
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The curriculum focuses on developing Cambodia’s first STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based education program for children from 2 to 6 years of age. They employ the IEYC (International Early Years Curriculum) as the internationally recognized learning program that leads to the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) as our students grow and support the transfer of children between many international schools both in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and worldwide.

The Giving Tree School
Address: #17 Street 71, Bkk1,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: +855 (0)17 997 112
Tuition Rates: $670 - $1440 per term (X4 Terms)

The Giving Tree supports children to thrive as unique individuals in a home-like environment within a multicultural community.

French schools in Phnom Penh

Lycée Française René Descartes de Phnom Penh
Address: B.P. 1132 _Rue Christopher Howes (rue 96)
Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh, ROYAUME du CAMBODGE
Tel: (855) 23.722.044
Tuition Rates: See on the website. Example for international curriculum from Year 1  - $2.950 to Year 12 - $4.550

This is a semi-private school in the heart of Phnom Penh offering primary and secondary level education in French. Degrees offered include the Brevet des collèges and the Baccalauréat (S, ES and L depending on demand). Classes: from Petite Section (Maternelle) to Terminale (S, ES, L).

Siem Reap

International School of Siem Reap (ISSR)
Address: #0404, Wat Damnak Village
Salakamreuk Commune, Siem Reap
Tel: 855 (0)63 964 983
Tuition Rates (US $): $1,500 - 5,200 per year

ISSR provides courses in English based on British curriculum for students from 2-16 years old. Teachers are native English speakers. In addition, French or Chinese is offers as another language with the option of Khmer for Cambodian nationals. Courses include English, Maths and Science in Key Stage 1, while in Key Stage 2 the pupil's assessment covers these core subjects as well as other compulsory subjects.

Tree House Nursery
Address: #96, Wat Bo, Siem Reap
Tel: +855 63 502 2777
Tuition Rates (US $): $1800 - $3000 per year

The Tree House Nursery provides Pre School education for children aged from 6 months to 6 years following the British curriculum.  The Nursery has excellent facilities including a dedicated baby floor, audio/visual room, library, arts/crafts, outdoor classrooms, a secret garden and tree house for the children to explore.

French schools in Siem Reap

Ecole Français de Siem Reap (E.F.S.R.)
Address: BP 93274 Phum Krous
Khum Svay Dangkum, Siemreap, Royaume du Cambodge
Tel: 855 (0)12 285 912
Tuition Rates (US $): $770 - 1,130 per term

The French School welcomes French speaking children of all nationalities for schooling in French. The curriculum conforms to the French National Education Curriculum. The school has a Tchin Tchok Club (1-3 years old) and Kindergarten (3 – 6 years old).