Top Boarding Schools In Asia

    Boarding schools provide a unique educational experience for students, giving them the opportunity to grow in a safe and nurturing environment that is often not available in traditional schools. In Asia, there are some of the world’s top boarding schools which offer an outstanding education for those seeking something a bit more than what would be found at regular schools. Whether you’re looking for an academic challenge or just want your child to take advantage of an enriching social life, these top boarding schools in Asia have something to offer everyone!

    Top Boarding Schools in Asia

    Lady Eleanor Holles (LEH) International School

    LEH International School in Foshan is an award-winning, inspirational learning community for children, ages 6 to 18, providing a truly British education within an international context. The purpose-built campus houses state-of-the-art classrooms, specialist spaces for science, arts, and performance, a well-stocked library, multi-media centre, and separate boarding houses for boys and girls plus an abundance of sports and recreation areas. The authentic British boarding experience, the only one of its kind in the Guangzhou and Foshan area, includes evening and weekend activities as well as teacher-supervised study hours. Modelled after its 310-year-old sister school in the UK, renowned for its academic excellence, LEH Foshan aims to continue this legacy of success. A staggering 23 per cent of students from the UK school make it to World Top 10 universities, and LEH Foshan is committed to achieving the same on an international stage.

    Branksome Hall Asia

    Located on the beautiful island of Jeju in Korea, Branksome Hall Asia is a girls IB World school offering education from prep school to Grade 11 (age 3-18). Founded in 2012, the school offers the rigorous and challenging Diploma Program, Middle Years Program and Primary Years Program. It is the sister school to Branksome Hall, a 115-year-old independent girls’ school located in Canada, and in Grade 9 the entire year group travels to the sister school to embark on a three-week learning experience. In 2021 students achieved a class average of 38 points and a 100% IB DP pass rate. Ninety-three percent of graduates received acceptances from the world’s top universities and programs.
    The campus is located on 24 acres of land and accommodates 920 students, 41% of which board. The Boarding Program at Branksome Hall Asia provides girls with a ‘ Home Away from Home’ and is one of the top boarding schools in Asia.



    Dulwich College (Singapore)

    Boarding school in Singapore

    Dulwich College (Singapore) opened its state-of-the-art campus in August 2014 and has since established a strong reputation. The College is an international school with a British independent school ethos which draws upon 400 years of excellence, innovation, tradition and values and is proud to welcome over 50 nationalities. It is a co-educational day school, catering for students aged 2 to 18 in classes from Toddler to Year 13.

    The College is academically selective and follows an enhanced version of the National Curriculum of England, adapted for the needs of its international student body. Students follow the IGSCE curriculum in Years 9, 10 and 11 and the IB Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.

    Although primarily a co-educational day school catering for students aged 2 to 18, Dulwich College (Singapore) offers full boarding for students aged 16-18 who are studying in years 12 and 13 and who have families that reside outside Singapore. Students board with a partner company, ACS Oldham Hall, which is the longest-established boarding institution in Singapore and a ‘Home Away from Home’ to more than 300 students studying in local and international schools.

    Cost for boarding: HKD199,500 per year paid in two instalments (doesn’t include school fees)

    Learn more about Dulwich College (Singapore) – A Leading School

    Epsom College in Malaysia

    Epsom College in Malaysia

    Epsom College in Malaysia (Epsom) offers a unique opportunity for students seeking a British boarding school education in the heart of Asia. Established in 2014, Epsom shares the educational philosophy of its esteemed sister school, the 150-year-old Epsom College in the UK (ECUK), which recently received the prestigious Student Wellbeing and Independent School of the Year Award. Epsom extends its legacy into Asia blending the best of ECUK with the unique opportunities and multicultural setting of Malaysia on a sprawling 80-acre campus just 15 minutes away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. With a motto of “British Tradition, Global Learning, Universal Success,” Epsom strives to create a safe, stimulating, and supportive community where students can excel academically, socially, and culturally. And all while the students have fun.

    Students at Epsom combine their love for learning and the pursuit of academic excellence with a wide array of extracurricular opportunities. This unique path shapes them into confident, character-rich young adults, prepared to embrace their roles in the world and make a significant difference. Designed as the only integrated sport and academic curriculum in Asia for a holistic education, the sports academies at Epsom provide students with the opportunity to live, learn and train in a holistic learning ecosystem that seamlessly integrates academic rigour with world-class sports and music.

    Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Enhanced British Curriculum, iGCSEs, A Levels
    Cost: from HKD$248,00 to $260,000 (including boarding) per year.

    Read more about Epsom College in Malaysia

    Attend the Epsom Experience event in Hong Kong on 17 March 2024

    Harrow International Hong Kong

    The first international boarding school in Hong Kong, Harrow Hong Kong is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The school offers the option of boarding from Year 6 when pupils enter the Upper School. Boarding provision is available on a weekly basis, with pupils returning home on Friday evenings and returning to the boarding house by 8:00pm on Sunday evening. Harrow is one of the top boarding schools in Asia

    Cost per term for boarders: Autumn Term – HKD44,583, Spring Term – HKD33,438, Summer Term – HKD33,438

    Approximate percentage of students that board: 35% of Upper School pupils
    Average class size: 24

    Learn more about Harrow International Hong Kong

    Marlborough College Malaysia

    With outstanding academic results coupled with international award-winning pastoral care, and set within a sprawling, beautiful site, Marlborough College Malaysia provides opportunities for your child to flourish both in the classroom and beyond.

    • A global top 100 School – Spear’s School’s Index 2021
    • “Asia’s only authentic British Boarding School” Singapore Tatler
    • Sister school to Marlborough College UK
    • Outstanding, international award-winning pastoral care
    • UK National Curriculum, IGCSE and IB Diploma
    • Co-education Boarding and Day School
    • Pupils go on to top Russell Group and Ivy League Universities including Oxford and Cambridge
    • Lifelong membership to the Old Marlburian Network worldwide

    Cost for boarding: Fees range from HKD267,000-358,409 per year for full boarding – including school fees.

    Learn more about Marlborough College Malaysia

    Rugby School Thailand

    Rugby School Thailand (RST) is a co-educational, international school for day and boarding students aged 2-18 (boarding is available from aged 10 years up). The school follows the British curriculum with students taking IGCSE and A Level examinations, which are the gold standard for university entrance worldwide.

    Academic excellence lies at the heart of the experience, but this is underpinned by the school’s ethos of “the whole person, the whole point”. Smaller classes and longer days integrate sport, and an award-winning co-curricular programme, to nurture students into resilient, reflective, versatile, globally-minded, thinkers and collaborators. RST was the first-ever school to receive two prestigious ‘Beacon Status’ awards from COBIS at accreditation stage.

    Cost for boarding: Annual boarding cost is HKD97,500, not including tuition fees.

    Learn more about Rugby School Thailand

    Main photo courtesy of Shutterstock; photo 1 courtesy of Dulwich College (Singapore); photo 2 courtesy of Harrow International Hong Kong; photo 3 courtesy of Marlborough College Malaysia; photo 4 courtesy of Rugby School Thailand.

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