Welcome to UWC Thailand
UWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
Education Like No Other
In commitment to the school motto of “Good Heart, Balanced Mind, Healthy Body”, UWC Thailand, a non-profit international
school on the beautiful island of Phuket offers a holistic, transformative, and rigorous International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum
education from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, including both day and boarding students.
The UWC International Congress 2024, which occurs every six years, is scheduled for 29 February to 2 March 2024 and will be hosted by UWC Thailand in Phuket. Serving as the culmination of UWC's 60th anniversary celebrations, this hybrid event aims to enhance participation across the UWC community. Themed 'Education as a Force,' the Congress will unite UWC leaders, partners, and stakeholders to deliberate on reshaping education to meet contemporary needs. Featuring keynotes, panels, workshops, and impact talks, the Congress aims to re-energise the mission of using education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
The goal of all International Baccalaureate schools is to create “inquiring, knowledgeable, caring young people who are motivated to succeed.” At UWC Thailand, we believe that learning comes from students engaged in the process of ‘doing’.
At UWC Thailand, we believe that a robust co-curricular programme helps to expand our students' experience and further builds community connections. To us, they are a vital part of student life and learning.
As an integral part of our programme, students begin to engage in community engagement activities in primary school; participating in beach clean-ups, campus-wide sustainability projects, and working within our local community to develop an understanding and a culture of giving back.
All schools attempt to develop the intellectual and physical growth of the child, yet an equally critical facet of childhood development—one that is all too often overlooked in schools—is the inner well-being of the child.
Our approach to education invites, encourages, and ultimately requires students to take initiative, the young people in our care learn to find their voice and develop a sense of agency—to feel that they can control their own lives and positively affect change for others.
We’ve moved around a lot and with each move, we are always concerned about how our girls and our family would integrate into a new international school. The UWC Thailand community opened its arms and its hearts to us right away removing any doubt about the choice we made. We are a UWC Thailand family now through and through.
– Grade 3 Parent
The time I’ve spent here with my friends – the late night talks, the exciting moments where we’ve just sat together with a guitar and sung for hours and hours, they’re just beautiful moments. We’ve had beanbags around the bonfire. We’ve had friendship bracelets for each other. It’s always felt like we had all the time in the world.
– Alumna from the Class of 2018