Panic over choosing a school for your kid in Phnom Penh? Choosing the right school is a decision that many parents find very difficult because it can be the first introduction their child will have to an academic environment. In a country like Cambodia, parents today have many choices for kindergarten education than ever before. In this post, you’ll find a comprehensive list of international schools in Phnom Penh.
In Phnom Penh, there are many many international schools. So you have many choices, although you’ll have a hard time to choose which one is the best for your child.
Here’s a quick guide to kindergartens in the Cambodian capital city, listed alphabetically with annual tuition fee information. The listed fees, for 2015-2016, do not include application fee, enrollment fee, and capital fee. Most of these schools are well-established, reputable, and internationally recognized. We also include links to the schools’ own website for more details and latest updates.
Canadian International School of Phnom Penh (CIS)
Footprints International School (FIS)
Golden Gate American School
Gecko Garden Pre-School
Giving Tree School (read our review here)
Home of English
Kindercare International School
Logos International School
International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP)
Northbridge International School of Cambodia (NISC)
Kindergarten & Grade 1: $12495
Ocarina School: French language
Zaman International School
Grade I: $4,400
Zion International School
Some more tips to help you do more to choose the right schools for your children:
- All schools have their website. Use the Internet to investigate local school options and people’s opinions.
- Compare locations and travel time from school to your home.
- Visit each of the choices for kindergarten schools during an open house.
- Study the current students and teachers closely.
- Search for a school that gives its children the opportunity to actively participate in learning.
- Find a kindergarten with a low child-to-teacher ratio.
- Ask the teachers what the children learn every day.
- Verify the school’s policy on helping children who are both ahead of the rest of the class and those who need a little extra help.
- Talk to parents whose children either attended the school in the past or attend the school now.
- Check to see if there is an after-school program your child can participate in, especially if you work full time.
- Choose a school with an absolute zero-tolerance policy.
- Ask the school what its discipline policies are.
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