There are two types of public schools in Thailand: secular and temple, religious. Only boys can study in schools at Buddhist temples: in addition to general subjects, students study ancient religious texts and meditate.
The best Thai school for many years is considered the state Mahidol Wittayanusorn School. This institution is for very gifted children and getting into is very difficult: annually up to 20,000 applications are submitted for admission to this school, of which only 240 are accepted. Education here is fully free, since the school is fully funded by the government. The special status of this institution is already indicated by the fact that the school director is directly subordinate to the Minister of Finance. The program is aimed at studying the exact sciences and mathematics. Each graduate must develop and successfully defend his own project.
Most foreign students who have moved to Thailand choose to study in private or international schools.
The royal family supports the initiative to create private schools: in fact, anyone can register a private educational institution, it is enough to get a license and confirm it once a year. Such a policy has given rise to a huge number of schools in which the quality of education is at a very low level. Finding a really good private school is not easy.
There are private schools in Thailand with foreign teachers working according to international educational standards: as a rule, they are chosen when they plan to return to their homeland or if only a few years are left to finish secondary education.
There are international schools in all major cities of Thailand: the program can be British, American, German or international. The advantage of such educational institutions is a high level of knowledge, an international diploma; for example, Thai schools often offer international undergraduate (IB) programs. The list of the best of them includes:
Studying in international schools is much more expensive - at least 100,000 ฿ per year. Additionally, upon admission it will be necessary to pay:
Reception without restrictions, based on testing and interviews. Mandatory requirement - command of English.