The American School of Bangkok

The American School of Bangkok (ASB) is the first international school in Asia to integrate mindfulness techniques and skills into its existing standards of academic excellence.
Based on current scientific findings of how the brain learns, The American School of Bangkok curriculum fosters vital skills for 21st century academic and career success. Our goal is to prepare all students with the capacities for creative thinking, mental agility and emotional balance.
Mindful education is a variety of techniques applied in schools, universities and colleges to help children, students and teachers to improve their capacities for concentration, attention, conflict resolution and empathy often resulting in improved student performance and classroom environments. The Mindful Curriculum consists of three components:
  1. Self-awareness: Self-awareness practice is designed for an individual to gain greater knowledge of his or her own character traits, personal tendencies regarding their conscious and unconscious feelings, motives and desires.
  2. Emotional Intelligence: Emotional Intelligence training is designed to increase one’s emotional awareness and management thereby improving one’s capacities for skillful expression of emotion, communication within interpersonal relationships in ways that are more thoughtful and empathetic.
  3. Mental Development: Mental Development practices are comprised of several types of breathing and physical movement techniques that can empower student learning. It results in improved attention, regulation, mental clarity and agility, which are important and effective academic performance. But in addition, these practices can assist each student in developing their own mental culture of serenity and compassion.

The American School of Bangkok (ASB) is a pre-kindergarten through grade 12 international school that offers an American curriculum with a dynamic international perspective. Our learning methodologies are based on the best practices of American and international pedagogy providing a broad and balanced education with the required specialization and experiences in later years.

 Students are challenged daily with a comprehensive variety of core academic courses typically found in a rigorous American curriculum, including social studies, science, math and language arts. In order to meet the direct needs of our students, ASB offers a wide selection of elective courses, including entrepreneurship, business, marketing, foreign languages, music, art, drama, IT, design technology, and more.

 Technology is heavily integrated into all courses, adding a modern and cutting-edge educational dimension to the ASB learning experience.  The American School of Bangkok provides students with research and self learning centers for full on-line access to research resources, learning tools and support. These centers encourage students to become self –directed and independent learners.

 High school students may also enroll in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. While taking Advanced Placement (AP) Program coursework, our students undergo a battery of rigorous academic assessments, as the AP courses can lead to university level equivalency if students challenge the AP exams.

Location Overview

The American School of Bangkok has two modern, state of the art campuses. Both of these campuses were purposefully built to provide functional and optimum learning, where students’ educational, social, physical and emotional needs are met in a safe and friendly environment.

If you are looking for a Bangkok international school in the Sukhumvit area , then you will find that The American School of Bangkok’s first campus is located at Sukhumvit Road Soi 49/3 (behind the world renowned Samitivej Hospital). Opened in 1983, the grounds have expanded to accommodate a capacity of 500 students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12.

If you are looking for a Bangkok international school in the Bangna area, then you will find that the second ASB campus, which is located off the Bangna-Trad Road at Km. 15, within the beautiful grounds of the Green Valley Country Club. Students enjoy a fresh, open and natural environment, with state of the art facilities. The ASB Green Valley Campus of ASB opened in 1997 with a capacity for 2,000 students from pre-kindergarten through to Grade 12.

Boarding School

The American School of Bangkok Boarding School (Dormitory) is located at the Green Valley Campus. The dormitory offers modern, comfortable accommodations with cable TV, a recreation room, Internet access and qualified dorm parents who monitor students’ day to day dormitory life, including academic support and counseling.

The ASB boarding school program provides cultural diversity which adds to the uniqueness of the boarding experience and helps the student appreciate the world that exists beyond his or her own neighborhood. Boarders receive academic support and enjoy an extensive weekend activities program which is tailored for different age groups. During the weekends, boarders may participate in sports, cooking activities, or use their time to pursue a favorite hobby, attend a fun-filled day field trip or visit a local shopping mall.

The ASB boarding school program is indeed “a home away from home”.

 The ASB boarding program is available at an additional cost for children aged 6 and over. Please click here more information.

Current Tuition Fees
Registration Fee: 120,000.00 Thai Baht (New Student Only)

Refundable Deposit: 30,000.00 Thai Baht (New Student Only)

Campus Development Fee: One-time payment of 150,000 Thai Baht (refundable); or Annual payment of 20,000 Thai Baht (non-refundable).

Tuition fees per semester* for academic year 2016-2017: 

Grades Level Tuition Fee (in Thai Baht)
Nursery 1 130,000
Nursery 2 155,000
Kindergarten 1 -2 180,000
Grades 1 – 5 245,000
Grades 6 – 8 269,500
Grades 9 -12 297,500

*There are two semesters per academic year.

Boarding (Dormitory) Fees

  • Boarding is available at an additional cost at ASB Green Valley Campus for children aged 6 and over.
  • The boarding cost for the academic year 2016-2017 is as follows: 140,000 Thai Baht per semester (for grades 1-5); 149,000 Thai Baht per semester (for grades 6-12).

ELL Fees

  • The ELL program cost for the academic year 2016-2017 is as follows: 47,000 Thai Baht per semester (for grades 1-5); 49,000 Thai Baht (for grades 6-8); and 51,000 Thai Baht (for grades 9-12).