Learning at 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 they 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.

UWC Thailand Educational Programme

Through an open-minded and thoughtful approach to education, the school aims to develop international and intercultural understanding. We actively encourage our community to engage in and reflect upon discussions across profound differences – locally, regionally and globally – to develop an appreciation of others perspectives. In so doing they gain an understanding of the diversity that exists within the world but also our common humanity.

The school is authorised to offer 3 International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes. The Primary Years Programme (PYP) runs through both Early Childhood (Preschool and Kindergarten), and Primary School (Grades 1-5). The IB’s Middle Years Programme (MYP) runs through Grades 6-10, and the Diploma Years Programme (DP) through Grades 11-12.

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

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.

Educational Philosophy

To find out more about UWC Thailand, please click here to read our Educational Philosophy.

We know learning is best when we:

Understand the purpose

Learning starts with the why.


Modelling, provoking, sharing awe and wonderment of the world around us all, through a culture of curiosity. Providing opportunity for planned and unexpected learning.  

Engage actively

Interacting with and through our learning.

Take ownership

Accepting responsibility and empowering engagement through the process.

Face appropriate challenges

Supporting a courageous approach to learning, cultivating a growth mindset, differentiating experiences.

Receive and offer support and care

Building and being surrounded by an inspiring and compassionate community.

Relate experiences to real life

Supporting authentic, contextualised learning.  

Build connections

Developing a greater understanding of the interconnectedness between ourselves and the world around us; linking to previous experience and knowledge.

Seek feedback

Engaging in self-assessment and with constructive comments towards continued growth and development.

Understand thought processes

Valuing and nurturing metacognition and opportunities for creative expression, problem solving and deep thinking.

Collaborate effectively

Recognising the strength of constructive cooperation and collaboration.  

Reflect on the experience

Understanding who we are and how we flourish through reflection and feedback.