International schools in Cambodia

These international schools offer a similar curriculum to that of any other Western European or American school but with a focus on Cambodian history and culture as well as English language skills. The cost of attending an international school can be prohibitive for some families. As there is no government subsidy for education at these institutions, tuition will add up quickly—especially if you are planning on sending your child to nursery or kindergarten too! You should also factor in transportation costs when considering the overall cost of an international education in Cambodia. This means that many people choose to send their children to local public schools instead of paying extra fees at an expensive foreign institution.

1. American Intercon School

American Intercon School is a good choice for expat children. The quality of education is excellent, and the teachers have excellent English language skills. The school’s facilities are also great, with air-conditioned classrooms, a swimming pool and playing fields. Another benefit of this school is its location in Phnom Penh.


2. Northbridge International School Cambodia

Northbridge International School Cambodia has a good reputation for academic excellence, sports and extracurricular activities, teachers and staff, and student safety. The school is located in the north of the city, which means it’s a bit further from downtown than some other international schools in Phnom Penh but still within easy reach by tuk-tuk or taxi.

The school has an open campus feel with many trees throughout the property. There are three large buildings on site (the elementary school building with two floors plus a science lab; middle/junior high school building with three floors plus music rooms; high school building with four floors). Each classroom has great natural light as well as plenty of desks, chairs and storage space so that students don’t have to leave their belongings at their desk while they go to lunch or recess break.


3. Siem Reap International School (ISSR)

The school is located in a quiet area of Phka Rumduol, about 5 kilometers from the airport. The campus consists of a single building with two floors. There is also an administration and library block, which is separate from the main building but has access to it through an internal corridor.

The academic reputation of SIRSI is good; however, there are some issues related to the quality of teaching and leadership. While most teachers are qualified and experienced, some do not seem very enthusiastic about their jobs and some are not as experienced as they should be for their level of pay. A few staff members were observed being rude or disrespectful towards children during classroom activities and assemblies; this behavior was noted by both students and parents alike.


4. IBIS-ICAN British International School 

IBIS is an international school that follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme and Cambridge International Examinations. IBIS is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

The curriculum at IBIS is delivered through a blend of face-to-face instruction, online learning, project work, service learning, field trips, guest speakers and community engagement. The aim is to ensure that students become well rounded individuals who are able to adapt easily to new environments while maintaining a global outlook on life. The school also offers bilingual education programmes in both English/Khmer and English/Chinese.


5. Canadian International School of Phnom Penh

The Canadian International School of Phnom Penh is a non-profit, non-denominational school that opened in 2015. As the name suggests, it caters for children aged 3 to 18 and children of all nationalities. The school offers an English language curriculum based on the British National Curriculum with a Canadian focus as well as community-based projects such as Habitat for Humanity.

The tuition fee for this international school is $5,000 per year (USD). You can find out more about its fees here or get in touch with CISH to arrange a visit: [email protected] 


6. Singapore International Academy

Singapore International Academy is a Singaporean school with a good reputation for academics, sports and extracurricular activities. It has a full range of sports facilities, including an indoor gym and swimming pool. The school also offers many opportunities for students to participate in after-school activities such as music, theater or art classes.

Singapore International Academy’s tuition fees are among the highest in Cambodia, but there are several financial aid options available if you need help paying for your child’s education here.


7. Australian International School of Phnom Penh

Australian International School of Phnom Penh is the only international school in Cambodia for expat children. It’s one of the youngest international schools in Phnom Penh, established in 2014.

It has a campus in Siem Reap and offers a kindergarten, primary, secondary and boarding school program. The fees are $6,500 per year for primary students; from age 7 to 12 years old; $10,000 per year for secondary students; from ages 13-18 years old; $11,000 per year for junior high school (7th through 9th grade); and $15,000 per year for senior high school (10th through 12th grade).


8. International School of Phnom Penh

If you’re looking for an international school in Phnom Penh that offers an IB curriculum and has a well-equipped campus, International School of Phnom Penh (ISP) is your best bet. Established in 1993, ISP has been around for quite some time and boasts a good reputation among parents who have sent their children there. The school currently has over 1,000 students and 70 staff members on its roster and offers classes from kindergarten through grade 12.

It’s important to note that ISP follows the British National Curriculum, which includes English as the primary language of instruction. This can be a drawback if English isn’t your native tongue or if you want your child to receive instruction in another language.


9. Bambujaya

Bambujaya is an international school located in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was founded in 2016, and has quickly become one of the most sought-after schools in the region.

Bambujaya is a Waldorf-inspired school that aims to develop students’ creativity and individuality through experiential learning and hands-on projects. Students at Bambujaya are encouraged to explore their interests and passions in order to develop a sense of self-confidence, as well as empathy for others.

Students at Bambujaya also benefit from the school’s emphasis on healthy living habits, including eating clean food and maintaining a balanced lifestyle outside of school hours. The campus itself offers plenty of outdoor space for students to play sports or just relax after a long day of classes; however, there are also facilities inside the building for those who prefer indoor activities such as music lessons or art classes.

If you’re looking for an international school in Cambodia that will inspire your child’s creativity, you should give the school a visit! 


There are some good schools for expat children in Cambodia

There are a few really good schools for expat children in Cambodia, and many more mediocre ones. A lot of the schools in Phnom Penh are regarded as being very good and with very high standards, but there are also some excellent international schools outside of the capital city that offer an equally high standard of education.

Here’s how to choose a school:

  • Find out about their curriculum: Does your child need to learn French? Do they want to focus on math or science? What sort of extracurricular activities do they offer? Make sure it meets your requirements before you apply.
  • Contact the school directly: Most schools have websites where they list all their details, so make sure that any questions you have can be answered there—like why they don’t allow pets or what kind of free time students have during school days. If not, contact them directly through email or phone call (if you can find out who exactly is responsible for recruitment).


I hope this post has given you a better understanding of international schools in Cambodia. Remember that the most important factor is always your child’s needs and happiness as they grow up in an unfamiliar country.