UWC Thailand International School (UWCT)
At United World College Thailand (UWCT), our mission is to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. We aim to realise this mission by delivering a mindful, diverse education underpinned by our belief in the connection between a “Good Heart, Balanced Mind, and Healthy Body”.
As both a day and boarding school, we start working toward the UWC mission from the tender age of two and use the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum to deliver a rigorous, inquiry-based education that also fosters a lifelong commitment to social responsibility. UWCT is also considered UWC’s pioneer in embedding Social-Emotional Learning and Mindfulness (SEL&M) into our curriculum. Under the direction of our Mindfulness Mentor; our staff, students, and parents develop their ability to think and act mindfully using strategies inside and outside the classroom.
Encircled by rubber tree plantations and virgin rainforest, UWCT sits nestled in the foothills of Phuket’s green-capped mountains, away from the island’s busy city centres and benefitting from some of the cleanest air in Southeast Asia. Our unique location is both symbolic and intentional; a physical reminder that in addition to academic rigour, the UWCT community values wellness and environmental stewardship. From monitoring coral reefs to embedding positively focused mindfulness, the betterment of our students, our community, and our planet are at the centre of everything we do.
Adjacent to our campus is Thanyapura Health & Sports Resort, one of Asia’s leading sports training and wellness facilities. Thanyapura’s proximity means our student body also includes elite swimmers and triathletes attracted by our ability to provide academic rigour and Olympic-calibre coaching at the only FINA-approved swimming pool in all of Southeast Asia. A focus on health and wellness is also integrated into the curriculum, structured activities, and independent time.
UWC's hallmark is its deliberate diversity, enriched each year by the addition of National Committee-selected students into the Diploma Programme. These students, selected domestically in more than 155 countries through UWC’s unique national committee system, demonstrate promise and potential. Learning in a diverse community helps create opportunities for all of our students to appreciate multiple perspectives, to understand the power of collaboration and communication in all its forms, and to experience first-hand that our similarities far outweigh our differences. To learn more about these students and how they are selected and supported, please click here.
To date, the UWC movement has inspired a worldwide network of more than 60,000 alumni, who all believe it is possible to take action and make a difference locally, nationally and internationally. Please stop by at any time to see what makes UWC Thailand such an incredible educational experience.
UWCT is accredited by United World College (UWC), the Council of International Schools (CIS), the IB World School (IBO), East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), International Schools Association Thailand (ISAT), and is an Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC).
115/15 Moo.7, Thepkasattri
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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.
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