Montessori House Phuket International School is the only Montessori school on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Set in a lush environment near Chalong Temple, we are a private school for children ages 3-12. We value our teachers and students and have no more than 15 children per classroom, with two teachers in each classroom.
We are the alternative for those who are seeking well-rounded, English-language education that focuses on overall child development and the construction of knowledge, instead of rogue memorisation of useless information.
What we offer
- Hands-on learning
- Individualised teaching
- High-level curriculum
Our Children’s House program (or Kindergarten) is for children ages 3 to 6. Independence, self-esteem, and self-discipline are nurtured in these years, while children are introduced to the basics of academics. The prepared Montessori environment encourages increased confidence, independence, and active participation in the learning process. Children use concrete Montessori learning materials, with each child progressing at his or her own pace. Each child is encouraged to be their best self, and each child is respected as an important member of the classroom. Students receive individualized and group instruction in a cooperative and non-competitive atmosphere. English is our language of instruction, though Thai language and culture are also an integral part of our program. During the week, children also have focused work periods in art, physical education, drama, Mandarin, and music and movement.
LOWER ELEMENTARY (AGES 6-9)
The Lower Elementary program builds on the knowledge, skills, independence, and esteem that students have developed in the Children’s House. Having acquired the foundation of basic language, reading, writing, mathematical, and cultural skills, students are ready to explore the universe. Lower Elementary classes bring children of different ages (6-9) together, allowing students to grow into peer leaders. Children progress at their own pace; exploring mathematics, science, anthropology, civics, and the basic organisation of human societies. Language work covers word study, parts of speech, grammar, sentence analysis, creative and expository writing, and library research. In math, students progress from using concrete materials to performing abstract operations, developing a thorough comprehension of mathematical concepts and processes. Thai language and culture also continue as an important part of the program. Foreign students study Thai as a Second Language, and native Thai speakers carry on with more in depth study of the language. During the week, students have focused work periods for lessons in Thai language, culture, art, drama, Mandarin, music, permaculture, and physical education.
UPPER ELEMENTARY (AGES 9-12)
The Upper Elementary students are concerned with the workings of society. To meet their needs, the curriculum for the 9- to 12-year-old is based on history, geography, and science – what Dr. Montessori grouped as the cultural subjects. Each student works individually to master language skills and mathematics while studying the cultural areas as a group; a structure that facilitates both independent study and group work. During the school week, elementary students have work periods focused on art, Thai language, and Physical Education. Senior Upper Elementary children in our program are prepared to graduate and go on to a variety of educational programs.
Please contact us for more information.