International Schools in Myanmar

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Myanmar with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Myanmar. Schools may follow the American or British curriculum with an English speaking program while others run under the French language and system.

Education in Myanmar

The education system in Myanmar is based on the United Kingdom's system. Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary Schools in Burma are under the Department of Basic Education.

Five years of education are compulsory starting at primary school. To progress, students must successfully write a comprehensive examination in basic academic subjects. School uniforms are mandatory throughout public schools in Burma, from kindergarten until the 10th grade.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Myanmar. International schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam.

There is usually local population, as well as an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English. Schools also 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 & Membership

  • Council of International Schools (CoIS) 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.
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. Students and parents can be assured that schools accredited by WASC have been reviewed and the educational programs that are offered have been evaluated for quality.
  • East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) is an organization of elementary and secondary schools in East Asia promoting instruction development.

International School in Yangon

International School of Myanmar (ISM)
Address: W-22, Mya Kan Thar Main Road
Mya Kan Thar Housing, 5th Quarter, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: 951-530082
Tuition Rates: US $1,958 - 6,038 per year

A preK-12 English-language college preparatory program accredited by WASC. High school students study a curriculum modeled on a U.S. high school program and leads to a U.S. high school diploma. Advanced Placement courses are also offered.

Myanmar International School (MIS)
Address: No 20 Pyin Nya Waddy Street
Yankin Township, Yangon
Tel: 95-1-558115-18
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An international, independent, coeducational school from nursery to Year 13, modeled on the internationally recognized educational programmes developed by Cambridge International Education (UK). In the Secondary School students participate in a board and balanced program of study in preparation for examination in the Cambridge International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Advanced A Level qualifications. The language of instruction is English.

Yangon International School
Address: No. 117 Thumingalar Housing, Thingangyun Township
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (95-1) 578171, 573149
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade independent college preparatory school. The school follows an American curriculum and instruction is in English. The majority of materials are from the United States. Students take standardized tests including the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, MAP’s tests, and the standard college entrance exams, such as the PSAT and SAT. Students in grades K-10 take Myanmar culture classes. High school students may take Chinese or Spanish as a foreign language. ESL services are available if needed. There is an Early Childhood Center at the Pun Hlaing Golf Resort branch campus for children ages 3. Fully Accredited by WASC and a member of EARCOS.

The British School Yangon (BSY)
Address: Taw Win Street, Mayangone, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 (0) 925 073 98 73
Tuition Rates: Inquire at School

The British International School Yangon follows the English National Curriculum with qualifies British employees.  The new purpose-built school with modern, world-class facilities provide the best opportunities for high achievements, both inside and outside the classroom. BSY offers a high quality international education to students in Early Years, Primary and Secondary up to Year 10, with provisions to expand year on year.
Myanmar is also a major element of the curriculum at BSY, enabling pupils to learn the language for living in Myanmar.

Network International School
Address: 29 Highland Avenue, Pyay Road
Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (0095) 660 565
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A British international school, Network comprises a dedicated team of fully qualified expatriate and Myanmar teachers.

Horizon International School Myanmar (HIS)
Address: No.235, Shukhinthar Mayopat Rd
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (01) 450396
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Private institution that offers English-medium education to students of all nationalities.

Pride International School Myanmar (Pride ISM)
Address: No.10-23, Aung Chan Thar 4th Street
Aung Myay Thar Si Housing, Kamaryut Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (95-1)530641
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The international curriculum includes English, maths, science, geography and history (social studies).

Dulwich College Yangon, Pun Hlaing campus
Campus 1: Pun Hlaing Golf Estate Avenue, Hlaing Thayar Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Campus 2: Star City, Kyaik Khauk Pagoda Road, Thanlyin Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: (+95) 09966423015

Tuition Rates: $8000 - $27000

Dulwich College Yangon is a British Independent school for children aged 2 - 18. The school is spread over two campuses in Pun Hlaing and Star City (currently catering for children aged 2 - 14 years, this campus will grow each year until providing for children up to 18 years of age), and is advised by the prestigious Dulwich College in London. Dulwich College Yangon joins a network of Dulwich College International Schools in China, Singapore and South Korea.

Thalun International School
Address: 108 Hnin Si Street, Ahlone Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tuition Rates: depends on the grade level.

Thalun International School is an independent international school offering a challenging educational program and learning environment through the medium of a college preparatory curriculum and U.S. academic standards, with instruction in the English language.

French International School in Yangon

Ecole Française Joseph Kessel de Yangon
Address: 47 Shwe Taung Gyar Road
Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: 00951 512 439
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

French language international school that operates under the auspices of the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

International School in Mandalay

Ayeyarwaddy International School
Address: No.25(B), 52nd Street, Between 34th & 35th Streets
Chan Aye Tharzan Township, Mandalay, Myanmar
Tel: 02-77943, 02-77953
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

An international school from pre-school to grade 9 with an American curriculum model. Subject-area electives include: Myanmar studies, Art, Music, ICT and Spanish.

Pride ISM (International School of Myanmar)
Address: No 23 67th Street, Chan Mya Thar Si Tsp. Mandalay
Tel: (95) (0)2 788 73
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

British curriculum school from Nursery to IGCSE. Opened in 2005. Sister school in Yangon. Cambridge International examination accredited CIE.