About Us

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UWC Thailand joined United World College movement in August 2016, a network of 16 schools and colleges with a shared Mission: to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Our Educational Goal is to realise our highest human potential, cultivate genuine action and take mindful and compassionate action.

We are currently Thailand’s only international school south of Bangkok that is fully authorised to offer all 3 International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. The IB encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The key benefits of the IB programmes include:

  • Making connections
  • Academic rigour
  • Comprehensiveness
  • International Mindedness
  • Internationally Recognised

UWC Thailand (UWCT) is founded on the fundamental principle of providing a caring, supportive and joyful environment for all members of our community so that we grow as individuals. This is seen as both a personal and a collective responsibility. The concept of developing the whole person is deeply embedded into our motto, ‘Good heart, Balanced mind, Healthy body.’ To achieve this aim, the school offers a holistic educational programme that encompasses academics, social and emotional learning and mindfulness, service, outdoor education and activities.

Within an environment of authentic and targeted differentiation, equal emphasis is placed upon mental and emotional balance and academic rigour. Students learn how to learn, analyse, think creatively and reach thoughtful conclusions, making it a demanding programme that encourages students to their highest levels of academic achievement.

Our community is truly an international one. We have over 450 students representing over 70 nationalities, with no dominant culture. We are ideally located; situated in peaceful northern Phuket at the foothills of a beautiful national park and in a safe area free of congestion and pollution, but are only a short 10-minute drive from Phuket’s international airport.

  • Status: Not-for-profit
  • Established: 2008
  • UWC: 2016
  • Curriculum: IB
  • Accreditations: CIS, ISAT, AFEC


  • Affiliations: Earcos, Thanyapura
  • Students: 450
  • Nationalities: 72
  • Ages: 18 months – 18 years
  • Head of School: Jason McBride


  • Location: Thepkasattri Road
  • Email: info@uwcthailand.ac.th
  • Telephone: +66 (0) 76 336 076