Phuket International Academy (PIA) is a vibrant international boarding school, situated in peaceful northern Phuket, Thailand. An area free of congestion and pollution, the school is next door to a beautiful national park. PIA is currently working towards becoming a United World College (UWC), which makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.


From Nursery to IB

PIA offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes (Grades 11 & 12), and is currently the only school in Southern Thailand offering all 3 IB programmes. The Academy’s primary school comprises a nursery programme for students between 18 months and 3 years old, and the IB Primary Years Programme for learners between 3 and 11 years old. The PIA secondary school encompasses the IB Middle Years Programme, designed for students between 11 and 16 years old, and the IB Diploma Programme, which welcomes 16 to 18 year olds.

Social and Emotional Learning

Our institution is unique in its identity as a global leader in the budding movement to integrate evidence-based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and secular Mindfulness programmes into its academic curriculum. Our approach to SEL and Mindfulness focuses on synthesis with not only the Learner Profile and the larger IB framework but also with the aspiration of establishing a positive school culture by tending to both intrapersonal awareness and interpersonal sensitivity.

Students biking outdoors

Stunning location

PIA is situated on the extensive Thanyapura campus, nestled on the edge of a mountainous national park in the northeast of the warm, sub-tropical Phuket Island. This incredibly beautiful, pollution-free natural environment encourages students to explore the outdoors and develop their respect for and appreciation of the world around them.