Phuket International Academy Day School (PIADS) is a Nursery to Grade 8 (and by 2012, up to Grade 12) international school and is a candidate to become a full three programme International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. As an international school in Phuket, PIADS also plans to draw on the uniqueness of Asian culture coupled with the best from Western educational traditions, thus nurturing inquiring, knowledgeable, compassionate young people who learn how to live with integrity, cultivate genuine happiness, and strive to create a more peaceful and sustainable world.
The programme comprises of Primary School (ages 5-12 years), a Middle School (ages 11-16 years) and the Diploma Programme (ages 16-19 years). Additionally PIADS welcomes younger children into the Early Childhood Programme (ages 18 months – 4 years).
PIADS forms part of the Phuket International Academy (PIA), situated on an extensive campus nestled on the boundary of a mountainous national park on the north east of Phuket Island. Phuket International Academy is a dynamic and innovative institution uniquely composed of three separate centres: PIADS, PIASAWC and PIAMC:
PIASAWC - Phuket International Academy Sports, Arts & Wellness Centre, not only provides facilities and expertise to develop elite performance in sports, foster creativity in the arts, and promotes a balanced approach to personal wellness, but also provides an outstanding focus for community recreational involvement.
PIAMC - Phuket International Academy Mind Centre explores the potential of the human mind through the interface of neuro-scientific research and the ancient wisdom of the meditative traditions.
Together as the Phuket International Academy, the interplay of these three centres represents a unique approach to the integrated cultivation of body, mind and spirit, such that the impact of the Academy as a whole is greater than the sum of its parts; an institution that contributes to developing flourishing individuals in an increasingly sustainable world.