British International School, Phuket (BISP) has been ranked number 2, on this list of world-class boarding schools in awe-inspiring locations!

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6 world-class boarding schools in awe-inspiring locations

Alongside excellent teaching staff and modern facilities, location is increasingly a key factor when selecting a world-class boarding school for students. Whereas Singapore and Hong Kong previously topped the charts as international study destinations, alternative options offering stunning scenery and holistic learning techniques are prompting parents and students to consider different locations around the globe.

In fact, location can play just as important a role in a child’s education as teaching and pastoral care alone. Today, international boarders are able to experience an incomparable educational experience in a setting most would choose for a five-star holiday. This is not to mention the fun and exciting extracurricular activities that such locations offer students. With activities such as snorkelling, water skiing and mountain biking, students are able to explore new areas of interest and connect with nature – a well-deserved break from study time.

Beautiful locations also attract a different type of boarding school staff. With safety less of an issue than in more urban locations, students will benefit from lessons where nature takes center stage. From growing their own vegetables to construction projects which give back to the local community, students will acquire and develop life skills which encourage them to become more independent people. Learning to respect their surroundings and act mindfully are excellent life skills for students to possess, ensuring that they develop into outstanding critical thinkers and individuals who understand and respect the importance of leading a more sustainable way of life.

Looking for a different educational experience? Read on to discover what these world-class boarding schools can offer, in addition to jaw-dropping scenery and stunning surroundings:


Thailand’s largest island, Phuket, lies off the west coast of the country in the Andaman Sea. Famed for its crystal clear waters and long stretches of beach, Phuket’s interior offers spectacular waterfalls amid the tropical jungle. While now famed as a tourist hotspot, life away from the main resorts is still very relaxed and retains its welcoming Thai charm.

The British International School, Phuket (BISP) is located on a purpose-built 44-acre campus with high-quality accommodations and world-class facilities, enabling students to excel in sports and the arts, as well as in their studies. At BIS, students board and study in a supportive community setting, where curiosity is valued and encouraged. Each student is treated as an individual and is able to thrive within a rigorous academic framework.