Lamai International School

About LIS

Lamai International School opened its doors to the children of Koh Samui in January of 2016. Since then, the LIS Team has provided students with the highest level of education in a bright and flourishing environment. LIS has classes running from Foundation to Year 6 and has implemented a Cambridge Curriculum that is skillfully delivered by our qualified teachers. At LIS we encourage our students to be responsible citizens committed to a better world by also incorporating an Education for Sustainable Development component into our curriculum. The LIS ESD program is based on the UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, alongside an important element on Socio-Emotional Learning.

Our enthusiastic staff and unified student body make Lamai International School a remarkable place to learn. With our small class sizes and experienced staff, students at LIS learn in an enriched environment that caters to the individual needs and learning styles of each child. Our vision is to provide a safe and nurturing environment, with a core curriculum that promotes academic excellence while creating an atmosphere of cooperation, with respect for individual differences and community values.


Our mission is to foster the potential of every student to thrive as a global citizen. We will do this by providing a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through development-appropriate instruction that accounts for individual differences and learning styles. We strive to create a community our students are proud to be a part of; where they feel encouraged to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems.

Questions and Answers

Yes, lunch is provided every day for students as well as snack at morning break and after school. Our lunch Menu contains a variety of food options that promote healthy bodies and healthy minds. We supply a meat option as well as a vegetarian option each day along with a salad bar for those who follow different dietary plans. Snack each day involves fresh fruit or vegetables, yoghurt or cereal.

If a student struggles within their English lesson we have multiple ways to help bridge the gap in ability so your son/daughter can progress. We offer ESL lessons during the day where students are taken out of class to work in a one on one setting to help promote confidence and improve in any skills they may be struggling with. LIS also offers free extra English lessons between 3:10pm – 4:00pm on certain days during the week to provide as much opportunity as possible for students to advance.

LIS provides Extra Curricular Activities free of charge, running Monday-Thursday from 3:10pm-4:00pm. Some of the activities to choose from include Dance, Sport/Physical Education, Art, Drama, ESL, Homework Club, Science Club, etc.

Meet Our Teachers

Nam (Siriporn Wanyala)

Thai Teacher

Nam graduated from the University of Surat Thani with a Bachelor’s Degree...

Ball (Nattapol Aksorn)

Thai Teacher

Ball graduated from university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He...

Robert Westfall

Music Teacher

Bob received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from Capilano University in...