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Best International Schools and Bilingual Schools in Phnom Penh

By Betsy Burlingame

William Russell
William Russell

Summary: If you're moving to Phnom Penh with kids, choosing a school if often your first decisions and impacts where you'll live. Here are some popular bilingual and international schools in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh, the bustling capital city of Cambodia, has become a hub for expats and digital nomads from around the world. With its rich culture, affordable living, and growing economy, it's no surprise that many international families are making the move. Catering to this diverse community, Phnom Penh offers a variety of international and bilingual schools, providing high-quality education for expatriate children. Among the most popular are the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) and Northbridge International School Cambodia, both known for their rigorous curriculums and diverse student bodies.

International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP)

Grades: Pre-K to Grade 12
Location(s): Hun Neang Boulevard
Website: www.ispp.edu.kh

The International School of Phnom Penh is a private, non-profit, English-language school that offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) program from elementary through to the diploma level. With state-of-the-art facilities, including a 25-meter swimming pool, theatre, and a design technology lab, ISPP focuses on holistic education. The school boasts a diverse student body with over 50 nationalities represented, providing a truly international environment for students to thrive in.

Northbridge International School Cambodia

Grades: Pre-K to Grade 12
Location(s): Street 2004
Website: www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/cambodia

Northbridge International School Cambodia is part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. It offers an international education that emphasizes the IB program alongside a strong extracurricular program. The school's facilities include a sports complex, science labs, and art studios. Northbridge is known for its commitment to personalized learning, ensuring that each student's educational needs are met.

ISF International School Cambodia

Grades: Pre-K to Grade 10
Location(s): St. 271
Website: www.isf.edu.kh

ISF International School Cambodia offers a unique blend of the UK National Curriculum and the Cambodian National Curriculum, providing students with a bilingual education. The school is equipped with modern classrooms, a library, and sports facilities. ISF is particularly noted for its community outreach programs and its commitment to inclusivity and diversity.

Canadian International School of Phnom Penh

Grades: Nursery to Grade 12
Location(s): Diamond Island & Bassac Garden
Website: www.cisp.edu.kh

The Canadian International School of Phnom Penh follows the Alberta Education Curriculum, offering a Canadian education in an international setting. The school's facilities include a STEM lab, a library, and a multipurpose hall. CISPP is known for its focus on academic excellence and its supportive, community-oriented environment.

Footprints International School

Grades: Nursery to Grade 12
Location(s): Multiple campuses across Phnom Penh
Website: www.footprintsschool.edu.kh

Footprints International School offers a bilingual curriculum in English and Khmer, following the American Common Core Standards. With a range of modern facilities and a variety of extracurricular activities, Footprints aims to foster a love of learning and develop well-rounded individuals. The school is known for its supportive atmosphere and community engagement.

Logos International School

Grades: Pre-K to Grade 12
Location(s): Street 105
Website: www.logoscambodia.org

Logos International School is a Christian-based, English-speaking school that offers an American-style curriculum. The school provides a variety of programs, including Advanced Placement (AP) courses for high school students. With a focus on character development and service, Logos International School aims to prepare students for higher education and leadership roles in a global context.

About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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