Regents International School Pattaya is a premium international day and boarding school on the Eastern Seaboard for students aged 2-18. The school takes pride in supporting its students to develop 21st-century skills through a combination of globally respected curricula enhanced by collaborations with the world’s best in an inclusive and caring community. Such unrivalled focus on global education allows students to flourish in their academic studies and essential co-curricular areas of sports and creative and performing arts.
“At Regents International School Pattaya, we are ambitious for our students and teachers, providing a forward-thinking, international education so our students can achieve more than they thought possible,” shares School Principal Sarah Osborne-James.
What Sets Regents International School Pattaya a Notch Above its Peers?
Regents International School Pattaya has more than 25 years of experience delivering excellent academic outcomes to its students by some of the best teachers in the world. It is also a part of Nord Anglia Education, a family of 81 premium international schools based in 32 countries and offering personalised, inspiring learning to more than 75,000 students around the world between 2 and 18 years old. The school is also a part of Round Square, a vibrant, connected network of schools in 50 countries committed to character education and experiential learning built around the six themes (IDEALS)—International Understanding, Democracy, Environmental Stewardship, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Furthermore, Regents International School Pattaya gives sixth-form students a choice between IBDP and A levels, a unique offer in Thailand to ensure students achieve the greatest success for university entrance.
State-of-the-art Infrastructure & Engaging Learning Facilities
Regents International School Pattaya is situated outside Pattaya City, Thailand and has a lushly green, vibrant, and pollution-free campus. It has well-equipped playgrounds for the early years, a perimeter wall, and gated security for primary school students. There are four main buildings, each dedicated to a different section of the school; the early years, the primary school; the secondary school; and a newly refurbished sixth form centre. Both primary and secondary schools have ICT classrooms with fully equipped science labs. The school also houses a 400m, all-weather running track, an air-conditioned double-size sports hall, an Astroturf sports pitch, two outdoor swimming pools with audience seating and a full-sized football pitch.
Moreover, Regents International School Pattaya has a 300-seat theatre for drama and music performances and lectures, along with two black box drama studios, two dance studios, and purpose-built arts centre. The school’s music departments in the primary and secondary schools are also well-equipped and service the students’ needs exceptionally well with private practice rooms, space for orchestra rehearsals, and music IT classrooms with Apple Mac computers. Musically inclined students are also provided private music lessons for various instruments by in-house music specialists. There are also three on-site kitchens, where school food is freshly prepared daily for all meals, along with a popular alfresco café, serving a range of healthy drinks and snacks throughout the day.
Boarding Community Becomes a Second Home for Students
International boarding at Regents International School Pattaya is a wonderful experience for children that will enhance their educational experience, while providing them with the opportunities required to build their confidence as people and broaden their horizons. “We aim to make our boarding community a second home for students, where they feel part of a happy, caring, and safe family,” states School Principal Sarah Osborne-James.
The boarding houses are on the same campus with separate facilities for boys and girls. Students aged eight and above are given beautiful, contemporary accommodation, including air-conditioned rooms, fitness facilities, and areas to socialize with their second family. While boarding places a keen focus on further improving academic performance, the school also provides exciting experiences for children on weekends, including go-karting, wakeboarding, and trips to elephant sanctuaries and waterparks. In addition to these activities, children will also become culturally educated and enriched with visits to traditional arts and culture villages and the historic ruins of Ayutthaya.
Learning Support Services Play an Integral Role
At Regents International School Pattaya, learning support services are integral to the inclusion department. The inclusion team works collaboratively with classroom teachers to ensure that students receive the support they need to access the curriculum and be successful in their learning. As part of these efforts, English as an Additional Language (EAL) aims to provide inclusive access to year-level learning experiences alongside accelerated language learning opportunities. “Our programme supports students by providing individualised schedules, responsive support, and targeted language instruction so that each student experiences inclusion and academic success,” mentions School Principal Sarah Osborne-James.
Apart from this, the institution also has an onsite Speech and Language Therapist (SALT services) for students with difficulty with certain communication aspects. This is so because counselling social-emotional well-being is a top priority at Regents International School Pattaya. A full-time counsellor is also employed by the school, who provides counselling and other advice services to help students talk about issues in a safe place.
Performing Arts & STEAM Education Paving the Way Forward
The performing arts enrich students’ lives at Regents International School Pattaya. Theatre or music is a powerful way for young people to express themselves, explore the human condition, learn new skills, and make friends. Hence the school encourages all its students to get involved.
“As part of the Nord Anglia Education family, we transform learning beyond tradition through our collaborations with the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),” states School Principal Sarah Osborne-James.
Likewise, STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics) plays an invaluable part in helping students to develop academic, social, and personal success. Through practical, hands-on problem-solving, they develop transferable skills such as creativity, curiosity, resilience, resourcefulness, collaboration, and confidence to help pave the way to a wide-open future. Conclusively, they are learning the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century.
A World-Class Team of Educators with a Passion for Teaching
At Regents International School Pattaya, the talented senior leadership team includes specialists in enrichment, inclusion and the performing arts, which remain committed to nurturing and inspiring every child. “Our highly experienced teachers have a proven track record of delivering the highest academic results by delivering personalised learning experiences for our students,” shares School Principal Sarah Osborne-James.
Furthermore, Regents International School Pattaya support its staff to create exceptional learning through leading-edge resources, professional development, and an unparalleled global network of educators from Nord Anglia, MIT, and Juilliard.
Nurturing Close Working Relationships with Parents
Regents International School Pattaya makes efforts towards forming close working relationships with their student’s parents. The school has a very active Parent Supporters Group run by parents for parents with monthly meetings and an Executive Committee. They meet monthly with the School Principal and Senior Leadership Team. They also run activities and events during the year and support teachers in the classroom.
Apart from this, the school runs a series of parent workshops throughout the year covering many different aspects of the school led by the appropriate school leader. This allows parents to meet the various leaders of the school, understand more about their children’s experiences, and have the opportunity to ask questions. There are also specific workshops for Regent’s Thai and Chinese communities to ensure their parents’ involvement. The IPC (International Primary Curriculum) encourages and promotes participation and interaction among teachers, students, and parents through the entry and exit point activities for each topic the children cover during the year.
Prestigious Awards & Recognitions
Due to its 21st-century education, inclusive global campus, and transformative approach, Regents International School Pattaya has received multiple awards, namely, the ‘Wellbeing Award from National Children’s Bureau 2022’ and the ‘Green Flag Environmental Award’.
Similarly, Regents International School Pattaya is a member of prestigious associations, namely the Council of International Schools (CIS), Duke of Edinburgh Award Centre, FOBISIA, British Boarding School Association, Australian Boarding School Association, IB World School Cambridge, Edexcel centre, and EDT Accreditation.
Student Achievements Inside as well as Outside the Classroom
Regents International School Pattaya has maintained its academic track record with 58% of IGCSE students achieving A*/A, 90% A/C, compared to 46% of IGCSE students worldwide achieving A*/A. Likewise, 22% of the IBDP students achieved 40 and above points out of 45.
Through Round Square, the Nord Anglia Global Campus, and experiential learning, Regents International School Pattaya’s students are also involved with many community projects and travel experiences. The students have built schools in Tanzania, and one group has climbed Kilimanjaro as well as projects closer to home with students raising funds to help feed people during the pandemic.
High College Acceptance Rate
At Regents International School Pattaya, a university fair is hosted annually where all the top universities from around the world are invited to connect and interact with students and parents. The school also arranges trips to external university expos, which gives students and their parents a chance to talk with the admissions representatives in person and learn more about preparation for university and college admission exams, such as the SATs.
Moreover, the school has a University Counsellor who supports students and parents with their university applications. As a result of these efforts, many students at Regents International School Pattaya are accepted into the top 50 universities of the world.
Overcoming the Pandemic Challenges
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Regents International School Pattaya, like most schools, felt its impact, especially while trying to deliver an online education for its young students. However, the school’s advanced virtual platform allowed its staff to deliver and maintain a high standard of education for all students.
Steps for the Future
Going ahead, Regents International School Pattaya will continue to inspire its student community to achieve academic excellence with a sense of adventure and compassion to make the world a better place.
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About Sarah Osborne-James, Principal
Sarah Osborne-James is the school principal at Regents International School Pattaya. She was born and raised in Birmingham in the UK, and graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. She has a Master of Education in International Education Administration from Endicott College, Beverly, Massachusetts and a certificate of International School Leadership with the Principals Training Center. This is Ms Osborne-James’ third Headship in a career in education that spans 21 years.