International Schools and Kindergartens in Phnom Penh

DK Schoolhouse

DK Schoolhouse is an early learning centre for children aged 2-6 years old located on the parameters of Phnom Penh’s business district. Established by long time residents in the Kingdom, DK Schoolhouse’s aim is to minimise the gap between cost and quality in education, whilst maintaining a culturally appropriate learning environment. We provide advanced digital learning aids and locally customised curricula to provide maximum educational benefit for all students.

DK Schoolhouse utilizes BrillKids Little Reader and Little Math Curriculum and is currently one of the sole commercial distributors for such products in Cambodia. BrillKids is an innovative digital learning programme for teaching reading from as early as two years old!

#7 Street 466, Sangkat Tonle Bassac Tel: +855 78 888 993 more details.

Footprints School

Footprints School includes the Footprints Infants’ Home, Footprints School for pre-school and kindergarten children, and Footprints School for pre-school to primary school students.

Its primary school offers a child-centred learning environment that aims to foster independent learning through discovery with a curriculum it claims is based on the latest guidelines for developmentally-appropriate practices.

Footprints School Tuition Fee Policy for 2010-2011:

Golden Gate American School

Golden Gate American School (GGAS) is a family-owned business that has operated for over 13 years. GGAS says it employs only qualified native English language teachers and currently has a roll of approximately 300.

It claims its high school diploma is valid in the USA through a fully accredited correspondence course which it says is recognized by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Commission on International and Trans-regional Accreditation, and the Illinois State Board of Education. Moreover its Cambodian curriculum High School diploma from GGAS is fully accredited by the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport.

GGAS fees:

iCAN British International School

Since 2006 iCAN operates out of a 5000 square metre campus occupying a number of buildings in the heart of the city that includes purpose-built teaching and sports facilities. iCan claims its curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales, but is adapted to include an international perspective where appropriate. The school also emphasises traditional values.

The school’s youngest cohort (18 months-3 years) are housed at the PLAY Early Years Centre situated close to the main School campus. The Early Years Foundation Stage (age 3-5 years) also occupy their own unit on the campus.

Following rapid growth, iCAN has embarked on a development programme and now offers education up to and including Year 8.

iCAN current student base is 30% Cambodian, 14% American, 13% Australian, 8% Korean, 6% British, 4% Thai, 4% Japanese and 3% French. The School has two parallel classes for each year group.

iCAN Tuition Fee Policy for 2010-2011:

International School of Phnom Penh

ISPP as it’s commonly known, is a private, non-profit coeducational English-language day school has been in existence for a remarkable 20 years. An International Baccalaureate (IB) School, it is externally authorized by the IB as well as by the Council of International Schools (CIS) in Europe and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in the US.

ISPP has also developed school-wide General Learning Targets (GLTs) to demonstrate to parents what its students are expected to know and be capable of achieving at each grade level.

Its programme covers Early Years to Grade 12: a Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Kindergarten through Grade 5; IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) for Grades 6 through 10; and the two-year, pre-college, IB Diploma in Grades 11 and 12.

The school is located in central Phnom Penh on a rather crowded campus housed in slightly cramped buildings it inherited when it took over the site. There have been plans to move to a new purpose-build facility but so far this has failed to materialise.

Nevertheless the school has a strong community spirit and a generally supportive atmosphere for its charges. However an education there doesn’t come cheap.

ISPP Tuition Fee Policy for

Northbridge International School Cambodia

Northbridge (NISC) is authorized to offer all three programmes by International Baccalaureate (IB): the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). All of their teachers have certified teaching certificates and are trained in the PYP, MYP and DP methodologies.

NISC has also been fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 2001.

Part of the Northbridge residential complex, the school’s purpose-built and comparatively spacious facilities currently consist of six main buildings. The first is a three-story air-conditioned academic block, which includes the library, science labs, computer labs, eleven full-size classrooms and several smaller teaching spaces. Next the is a new Primary Years building that includes 16 full size classrooms, 5 language classrooms, 2 art classrooms, and a technology lab.

Then there is a six-classroom Early Childhood Center for Early Learning (ages 3 and 4), and a Kindergarten/Grade 1 (ages 5 and 6). There is also two air conditioned cafeteria that includes a full service kitchen and performance stage, plus a covered gymnasium with changing and shower rooms. There is also a 25-meter long by six-lane wide competition size swimming pool, tennis courts, and expansive grass playing fields.

For information on fees, etc, go to NISC’s website.

Sambo’s Tots Playhouse & Playschool

Sambo’s Tots Playhouse and Playschool provides fun-filled “edutainment” experiences for babies and toddlers from 3 months to 6 years that support their development in life.

Their approach to early-years education uses a playgroup concept where every child is accompanied and supported by a parent or a caregiver. With the children, they sing, dance, create art, explore their environment, listen to stories and music, and exercise their bodies. After each session they provide a healthy snack for each child.

Sambo’s Tots’ opening hours are from Monday-Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.”


Tree and Garden International School (TGIS)

TBIS is a bilingual (English and Mandarin) preschool and Kindergarten that offers a quality play-based education for children from 18 months to less than six years old. Our curriculum is planned based on the six learning areas: Mathematics, Language and Literacy, Personal, Social and Emotional, Physical, Knowledge and Understanding of the World and Creative Development. The school facilities include AC classrooms, snack area, mini-library, sandpit, swimming pool, a big playground structure and spacious outdoor space for physical activities.

Our classes in the morning run between 8:00 to 11:30 am and between1:30 to 4:30 am in the afternoon. Drop off time in the morning starts at 7:30 in the morning and 1:00 pm in the afternoon. Pick up time is until 12:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon.

We are offering a very affordable tuition fee rate plus up to 30% discount. We are also giving two sets of uniform for free upon enrollment.

For more information please visit our website at

Zaman International School

ZIS, a day school offering courses designed for the students aged 4 to 18 years, is certified by the Cambodian Ministry of Education and it is a member of CIS (Council of International Schools), currently has over 1100 students.

Its Kindergarten & Primary campus is well appointed with spacious, air-conditioned classes furnished with all the latest pedagogical gismos. Facilities include closed and open playgrounds, a swimming pool, a play area, library, infirmary, science lab, dance room, computer lab, combined cinema/conference room, classrooms, an art room, music room, game room plus a cafeteria.

Facilities at its high school campus include: Basketball and volleyball courts, football field, library, dormitory, physics lab, biology and chemistry lab, computer lab, spacious theatre, spacious air-conditioned classrooms, an art room, music room and a cafeteria all situated on a extensive 7600 m2 campus.

Instruction is in both English and Khmer.

East-West School

Gecko & Garden Pre-School #3, Street 21 Phnom Penh Tel: 092 575 431/023 214 568, is a not-for-profit, parent-run, English language pre-school that has been in operation for more than 10 years. They provide play-based learning and welcome children 18 months to 5 years old. G&G enrolment and fees or

Hope International School

If you really want to protect your progeny from the evils of a secular education thereby ensuring they never question whether Jesus really did walk on water, then this could be the place for you and yours. Hope caters especially for the children of the numerous Christian soldiers marching as to war amidst the heathens here in Cambodia. The curriculum is based upon “clearly defined, progressive learning objectives” but these are imbued with a “biblical world view” (presumably, no mention of evolution). The school is accredited by the University of Cambridge International Examination Centre and offers the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Advanced Subsidiary Level Qualifications (AS Level). Instruction is exclusively in the Lord’s English. Hope has a boarding facility.

HIS fee structure for 2010/2011

Lycée Française René Descartes de Phnom Penh

The Lycéeis a semi-private school in the heart of Phnom Penh offering primary and secondary level education in French. Degrees offered include the Brevet des collèges and the Baccalauréat (S, ES and L depending on demand). Classes: from Petite Section (Maternelle) to Terminale (S, ES, L). The school has three basketball courts (two of which can be transformed in a handball or two volleyball courts) and one soccer (football) field. Rugby and basketball are also available.