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About Us

The International School of Samui offers an Internationally recognised standard of education which follows the famous British Independent School model.  The school follows the British Curriculum supported by the University of Cambridge curriculum programmes, and has a very strong emphasis on giving every child the chance to shine.  

We offer an extensive and stimulating curriculum covering a wide range of subjects and skills, as well as a comprehensive programme of after school activities, school trips, and excursions.

Everything the school does is designed to make learning enjoyable and to give every child the opportunity to develop a sense of confidence in themselves.



The International School of Samui (commonly known as ISS) was founded in 2007 by Jeremy and Victoria Lees.  Jeremy, a UK Qualified Teacher, University of St Andrews graduate and former British Army helicopter pilot, was the Founding Headmaster up until 2021 and Victoria, also a University of St Andrews graduate and former Marketing and PR Executive, was the Founding Director of Admissions and Marketing.  In 2022 Jeremy and Victoria handed over the leadership of the school to Mr Stephen Andrews, our current CEO, and under Mr Andrews' leadership the school continues to grow from strength to strength.

The school currently caters for children from 3 to 18 years of age with an enrollment of over 300 pupils from over 35 different countries.



The school is located in the heart of the main business and commercial district of Koh Samui, between Chaweng and Bophut on the North East side of the Island.  The school is clearly signposted next to Bandon Hospital and Big C shopping centre on the main ring road.

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