Kindergartens and Schools in Koh Samui

22 june 2020

IVL Property has compiled a list of International schools in case you are considering for your children to continue their education here in beautiful Koh Samui. Some of those schools will also welcome your children if you came to the island on an extended business trip and your children had to get back to class.

PanyaDee - The British School of Samui:
Oonrak - Koh Samui Primary School:
  • Lamai International School:
  • International Samui School:

This second list are the main kindergartens available on the island that we would recommend should you require some alone time during your vacation here in Koh Samui:

Samui Tiny Steps

Samui Tiny Steps
Samui Tiny Steps is one of Samui most famous Kindergarten has it follows the EYFS system described for the previous Kindergarten.
A plus of this kindergarten is also its website that is very user friendly and has a lot of information for parents.

Useful information about Tiny Steps (Koh Samui)

Prices (Preschool / Nursery Full Time):

Full day 5 days 9.00 - 3.00 Term 1 60 225 THB 73 days
Full day 5 days 9.00 - 3.00 Term 2 47 850 THB 58 days
Full day 5 days 9.00 - 3.00 Term 3 49 500 THB 60 days

Prices (Part day/Nursery only):

Part day 5 days  9.00 -12.00 Term 1 42 120 THB 73 days
Part day 5 days 9.00 -12.00 Term 2 33 465 THB 58 days
Part day 5 days 9.00 - 12.00 Term 3 34 620 THB 60 days
  • Opened: from 8 am to 5 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: +66 (0) 7742 6941
  • Location: North of the Island, Bophut
  • Accepts children 2 to 5 years old
  • Site:

Tonkra Nursery

This Kindergarten is much simpler option but offers everything the children might need for his early development. This establishment has received very positive reviews from Russian Families and the kindergarten works at a Thai/Russian ratio of 80/20. The kids are encouraged to play and express themselves throughout the day.
At the end of the day parents are given a report for everything happening that day so you don’t have to worry about knowing if your children slept, played, sang or made amazing drawings.



Useful information about Tonkra Nursery (Koh Samui)

  • Prices: 5 000 THB per month (nursery), 8 000 (pre-school), a shorter period at lower cost available
  • Opened from 8 am to 4 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: 081-894-1329
  • Location: North of the Island, Maenam
  • Accepts children 1 to 5 years old
  • Site:

Oonrak Koh Samui School

The Oonrak Kindergarten is attached to the school of the same name so in case you like the kindergarten your children can continue their education in the same establishment. This establishment opened its doors in 2009 and welcomes children from age 2 to age 6. Most of the educators there are English speaking and children are encouraged to communicate in English for about 60% of their time at the kindergarten.
The structure has its own playground with slides, an afternoon nap room with comfortable beds for your children, a computer room available to older children, a library, a large swimming pool where your children can learn how to swim, dance classes. Oonrak is proud to celebrate different holidays by organizing events with the kids.

Useful information about Oonrak Koh Samui School (Koh Samui)

  • Prices:
  • Pre-Kindergarten: 13 000 THB per month or 50 000 THB per semester, entry fee of 5 000 THB
    Kindergarten 1-3: 60 000 THB per semester, entry fee of 5 000 THB
  • Primary School: 65 000 THB per semester 
  • Opened from 8 am to 4 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: 077–332–040
  • Location: North for the Island, Maenam
  • Accepts children 2 to 7 years old
  • Site:
  • Easy Days

This Russian kindergarten called "EasyDays" opened its doors in 2013. All teachers have extensive experience working with children and some even have specialized education training. Food and Beverage are both very well adapted to Russian children and toddlers.
Children at “Easydays” are divided into three different groups: 2-3 years old, 3-5 years old and the senior group for children aged 5-7 years old.


Useful information about Easy Days (Koh Samui)

  • Prices: 200-250 Baht per hour or from 15 to 20,000 THB per month
  • Opened from 9 am to 4 pm
  • Tel: +66 90 926 3066
  • Location: North of the island, Bophut, Next to Big C supermarket


Canadian International Pre-Kindergarten/Nursery (Permanently Closed)

Useful information about Canadian International Pre-Kindergarten/Nursery (Koh Samui)

  • Prices: 500 THB per day or 7500 THB per month (additional registration fee of 3000 THB)
  • Opened from 8 am to 4.30 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: 088-819-8088
  • Location: 11/63 Moo 4, Bo Phut, Ko Samui 84320
  • Accepts children from age 1 – 6 years old

I Aun Nursery, Koh Samui


The website of this kindergarten is extremely thorough and offers a plethora of information such as schedules, daily menus, pictures of all the employees working on site. They describe their work as follow: "The aim of the company I Aun Nursery Co., Ltd. Is to create a safe and supportive environment that will encourage children to show their talents, develop their self-confidence through singing and dancing, teach them a positive look at the world through an understanding of the difference between "good" and "bad", we believe it will enable their full potential. We accept children from 0 to 6 years old. We provide high-quality care during the day: games and activities in a safe, friendly and caring atmosphere ". The kindergarten divided children by age into four categories; 0-1.5 years old, 1.5-3 years old, 3 to 4 years old and 4 to 6 years old. A swimming pool, as well as swimming classes, are available at this location.

Useful information about I Aun Nursery (Koh Samui)

  • Prices: 300 THB per day or 7000 THB per month (includes swimming lessons twice a week, English lessons, lunch, snacks and fruits)
  • Opened from 8 am to 4 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: 077-484477
  • Location: 7 / 7 Moo 4, Bophut, Koh Samui
  • Accepts children from age 0 – 6 years old

International School of Samui


This Kindergarten was first known as Bluewater when it opened in 2006 but was soon renamed the International School. When you will be visiting the website you will be amazed by how much information is available online. Is it proof of seriousness? We believe so. The fact that questionnaires, rates and other documents are available in different languages such as Russian is definitely a plus for parents with difficulties in English.
Here is what the website has to say about itself: "Our goal is to surround each child with a fun, stimulating atmosphere and the knowledge that supports and develops the individual characteristics. We follow the British National Education Program, which is called the basic level program for young (Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum - EYFS). It includes 7 areas to explore: the personal, social and emotional development; physical development; communication and language skills; literacy; mathematics; perception of the world; art and design. We adhere to the principles of equality in school enrollment, regardless of race, nationality or religion. Our evaluation system is designed so that students receive positive emotions, and benefit from the diverse educational programs that we offer. "
This kindergarten is an expensive option but is great as it is recognized worldwide and provides the equivalent of a western education.

Useful information about International School of Samui

  • Prices: entrance fee of 75 000 THB out of total yearly cost starts from 336 389 THB
  • Opened from 8 am to 4.30pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: +66 (0) 77 48 45 48
  • Location: 141/21 Moo 6, Bophut, oh Samui
  • Accepts children year 1 to year 11

Samui Montessori (Permanently Closed)


Samui Montessori was opened in 2012 as a pre-school but is now only holding playgrounds. It follows the internationally acclaimed precepts of Maria Montessori where Children are encouraged to do things by themselves through a rigorous learning experience.
"The system is based on an individual approach to each child by the teacher: he always chooses the didactic material and the duration of employment, developing at the child’s own pace. Prepared environment - an essential element of the Montessori pedagogy. Without it, it cannot function as a system. The prepared environment gives the child the opportunity to gradually get rid of adult care, to become more independent.”

Useful information about Samui Montessori

  • Prices: 34000 THB per semester on full day, 27,200 THB for half days (half day does not include lunch)
  • Opened from 8 am to 4 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: +66 (0) 84 440 1702
  • Location: Chaweng Noi, Near Bangkok Hospital
  • Accepts children 2 to 6 years old

Samui Center of Learning (Permanently Closed)


The Samui Center of Learning School was created in 2004 and is one of the few schools on the island to follow the British Education System and national curriculum (EYFS – Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum). The program is based on 7 different stages such as exploring personal, social and emotional development, physical development of the children as well as communication and language skills, literacy, Maths, Arts and design.
This school as a similar program as the one at the International School of Samui but is slightly less expensive.

Useful information about Samui Center of Learning (SCL) (Koh Samui)

  • Prices: entrance fee of 10000 THB plus 175275 THB per year or 61500 THB per semester
  • Opened from 8 am to 5 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: 66 77 418 789
  • Location: East of the Island, Lamai
  • Accepts children 2 to 16 years old

Panyadee – The British School of Samui


The Panyadee School is recognized and accredited by the Cambridge Examination Center for the Teaching of Elementary School Program. Here is how their own website describes the program:
“The program baseline for early childhood (The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)) is the world-renowned education program, which aims to mental and physical development of children in a safe environment."



Useful information about Panyadee – The British School of Samui

  • Prices: 50000 THB per semester plus enrollment fee of 10000 THB
  • Opened from 8 am to 5 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Tel: +66 (0) 7741 3506
  • Location: East of the Island, Chaweng Noi
  • Accepts children 3 to 11 years old

Happy Toddlers (Permanently Closed)


Happy Toddlers is a smaller Kindergarten located in Bangrak for both English and Thai speaking children. Its prices are more affordable than most daycare and the quality of the teaching has been praised in many comments and by many parents.

Useful information about Happy Toddlers (Koh Samui)

  • Prices: 5500 THB per month or 2000 THB per week
  • Tel: 077-246-283
  • Location: Bangrak, North of the Island
  • Accepts children 2 to 6 years old

Samui Kids Club


This Kindergarten opened its doors in 2012 and offers swimming classes, Art classes, English Lessons with a Native English speaker as well as science classes. This is one of the only Kindergartens in the Nathon Area.

Useful information about Samui Kids Club

  • Prices: 5000 THB per month, also offers Yoga classes and Swimming Lessons
  • Tel: 081 606 2501
  • Location: Nathon
  • Accepts children up to 4 years old
  • Lamai International School

The Lamai International School has a reputation for excellence and is a great option for your kids if you are staying in the Lamai area. Here is how the website describes its own program: “To provide a safe and nurturing environment, with a core curriculum that promotes academic excellence while creating an atmosphere of cooperation, with respect for individual differences and community values.”

Useful information about Lamai International School (Koh Samui)

  • Prices: starts from 45 000 THB per term
  • Tel: 094 794 47 72
  • Location: Lamai
  • Accepts children 3 – 14 Years Old