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President's Welcome

May I offer you a very warm welcome to the International School of Samui, more commonly known as ISS, which is located on the beautiful tropical island of Koh Samui, in the south of Thailand


I founded the school in 2007 with the dream to build a school that mirrored my own personal educational philosophy, shaped from my own academic career, international upbringing and life experiences.  I was educated at Rossall School, and then attended the University of St Andrews, graduating with an Honours degree in Laser Physic & Optoelectronics.  I then served as a combat helicopter pilot in the British Army before retraining as a teacher.


I believe that academic success accompanies children who are truly motivated and engaged, and who have a strong sense of right and wrong, whilst having a clear sense of purpose during their learning journey.  It is crucial that as a school we allow our students to explore and experience a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities to maximise their personal development, encourage positive habits, learn from role models and discover what motivates them, so they have the very best opportunity to excel and be recognised for their own personal achievements. 

We are proud to have a very motivated and experienced team led by Mr Andrews, our CEO, who will be very happy to provide all the information you may need if you are considering a truly international education on a truly beautiful tropical island.


Jeremy Lees BSc (St And) GTP QTS

School Founder & President to the Executive Board

President welcome