Admission and Registration
We are delighted to welcome you to the Admissions and Registration process at Lanna International School Thailand (LIST).
LIST has been providing a British-style education in Chiang Mai since 1993 and now has well established and successful IGCSE, A Level and SAT programmes in place, as well as gaining outstanding Cambridge Primary programme results in recent years.
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At LIST, we encourage children to develop their reading, writing, numeracy, social and communication skills from an early age. This streamlines their successful transition into our Primary Programmes. To encourage participation in our exciting Foundation programmes, and to reward parents for making the right choice at an early age, LIST waive all joining fees for students joining during the Foundation years (equivalent to Kindergarten 1 and 2). The refundable book deposit and competitive tuition fees are all it will cost to put your child on the right track to a quality British education.
Parents considering having their child join our school community are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as from time to time we do experience waiting lists in some year groups.
Parents are responsible for requesting and submitting official documentation including transcripts and report cards from their child’s previous school(s). If previous school records are submitted in a language other than English, they should be accompanied by an English translation.
Admission and placement of students is determined by the Head of School in consultation with the appropriate Principal and the applicants family. Factors influencing placement include age, previous school records, placement test results and the students’ abilities and needs.
English is the main language of instruction at Lanna International School. Although admission is open to students of any nationality, full participation in the school’s instructional programs requires reasonable proficiency in the English language. We do, however, aim to meet a range of needs and abilities and provide a number of additional language support options for students learning English as an additional language.
Either of the Principals will be very happy to discuss with you the accommodations that we can make for your child. We are a small school community and every effort will be made to provide a personalised programme suited to your child's current needs.
Intensive English Language Development Programme
Students with very low level English language skills may be accepted initially into our very successful intensive language programme rather than directly into mainstream classes. This is very much focused on developing language skills to a point where students can enter mainstream classes.
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What They Say
|My 12 year old daughter has been going to Lanna International School since she was 3. She enjoys going to school each day, is getting a first class education and loves the family environment of the school. I like the small class sizes and the robust British-based curriculum. However, I think Lanna’s greatest asset is its dedicated, caring, teachers. I believe that Lanna is now the best international school in Chiang Mai; in many different ways.|
|Pete Train (Parent)|
|Lanna has a very balanced energy. The focus here is not only on academics; it has a more holistic outlook. Teachers see the individual in each student and help them develop in their own ways. At the same time Lanna is like a family and the students know each other across the grades. The teachers and staff are caring, open-minded and approachable for both students and parents, and they go out of their way to accommodate our needs. We feel our daughter is in very good hands.|
|Ulrike Thitasuta (parent)|
|Lanna has been my only school since I was 2 years old and frankly I would not have wanted to go to any other school. This really is a special school and all its students should be thankful to be here.|
|Daniel (Class of 2011 Graduate)|
|LIST is is so much more than a school it is a home and everyone here makes it so!|
|Node (Class of 2011 Valedictorian)|
|LIST helped me to overcome my difficulties and never gave up on me. It has a great atmosphere and I would highly recommend this school to anyone.|
|LinKyi (Class of 2010 Graduate)|
|It was a very small school when I first joined it 13 years ago – I have seen it grow in so many ways but still maintaining its caring and supportive teachers who helped me get to where I am today.|
|Ken (Class of 2010 Valedictorian)|
|It is a school which really looks after all of its students.|
|John (Class of 2009 Graduate)|
|Lanna taught me how to learn, how to self-study, to develop presentation skills, to be more confident in expressing my opinions and thoughts, to always search for meaning in every academic subject and even social activity; to find a place for myself in this complex world and something I could do to make my life meaningful.|
|Ann (Class of 2009 Valedictorian)|
|It is the best school in Chiang Mai – the staff are so supportive and back me up in all I do.|
|Malie (Class of 2008 Graduate)|
|Some schools have great infrastructure but there is no atmosphere; LIST has a great atmosphere in which all students are treated as individuals and encouraged to express themselves and develop their individual talents.|
|Teak (Class of 2007 Valedictorian)|