Sathorn International Nursery & Preschool


AEFE accreditation granted to Sathorn Kindergarten in July 2023.

Our educational model has been officially recognized by the French Ministry of Education. We are proud to announce that Acacia Sathorn, the very first school in our group, has now obtained accreditation from AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad).

Sathorn International Nursery & Preschool

ACACIA Sathorn stands as a nurturing sanctuary, nestled amidst the tranquility of a residential neighborhood in Bangkok. Beyond being a mere educational institution, ACACIA Sathorn embodies a harmonious blend of life and learning for children aged 18 months to 6 years. Here, they embark on a journey of discovery, embracing education in a positive light within a serene and enriching multilingual environment.

At the core of our educational philosophy lies the pioneering Acacia© multilingual pedagogical programs, exclusively designed to foster children’s growth and development. These meticulously crafted programs are diligently implemented by our dedicated educational community, comprising native teachers and seasoned assistants. Together, they empower children to progress at their own pace with confidence, nurturing a sense of belonging akin to a second family within the school.

Our educational excellence has garnered official recognition from the French Ministry of National Education, culminating in the prestigious AEFE accreditation awarded to Acacia Sathorn Preschool in July 2023. As a result, your children’s education is now aligned with the esteemed standards upheld in France.



Nestled in the vibrant pulse of Bangkok’s Sathorn District, ACACIA Sathorn International Nursery & Preschool finds its home in the esteemed Yen Akat District, often known as Bangkok’s “French Quarter”. Formerly the site of the French school, now known as the Lycée Français International de Bangkok, this locale has long been a magnet for expatriate families seeking a tranquil haven amidst the bustling cityscape.

Today, the French community continues to cherish the serenity of this neighborhood, relishing its central location within the heart of the city.

An Expansive and Lush Setting

ACACIA Bangkok Sathorn nursery and kindergarten has flourished over time, now spanning three properties enveloping an expansive playground.

The verdant surroundings offer ample space for outdoor activities, providing opportunities for children to engage in permaculture learning.

Moreover, the school boasts abundant interior space to accommodate activities even during inclement weather or periods of pollution. Additionally, ACACIA Bangkok Sathorn features its own kitchens and an indoor canteen, ensuring convenience and comfort for students and staff alike.


At ACACIA, we cultivate a dynamic learning environment that ignites creativity and imagination through play and hands-on exploration. Our approach empowers students to progress at their own pace, nurturing a lifelong passion for learning.

Inspired by the Montessori Method, which famously asserted, “The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence,” our educational strategy is built upon this foundation.


The ACACIA International pre-school of Bangkok Sathorn, like its other nursery and preschool in the Sukhumvit district, offers the choice between a bilingual French-English section and a British Curriculum Section offering Mandarin as additional language.

The Educational Administration of ACACIA has always ensured that students in the Bilingual French-English Section receive an education by the principles, objectives, and kindergarten curriculum of the French Ministry of National Education while also taking into account the uniqueness of the British Curriculum for the International Section.

CLASSES are divided into Four Sections.

From Nursery to Year 1, our students are divided into 4 age groups:

  • Explorers section is for children from 2 to 3 years old
  • Adventurers section is for children from 3 to 4 years old
  • Travelers section is for children from 4 to 5 years old
  • Globetrotters section is for children from 5 to 6 years old


Our programs were developed by National Education teaching practitioners for the French section and specialists in British early childhood education (Early Years Foundation Stage) for the English section.

They revolve around the following major areas of learning:
· Mobilize language in all its forms (oral and written)
· Act, express, and comprehend through physical activity
· Act, express oneself and understand through artistic activities
· Get your hands on the first mathematical tools
· Explore the world


The development of multilingualism in the French, English, and Thai languages is the primary goal of our bilingual section’s educational initiative.
This prompted us to establish the following guidelines:

1. Alternating time slots in French, English, and Thai
Our students, across all sections, switch daily between learning French with a French-speaking teacher, English with an English-speaking teacher, and Thai with a Thai teacher.

2. One Instructor, one language
Each child has two teachers who work in pairs, a French-speaking teacher and a native English-speaking teacher, so that a child associates a language distinct to each adult around him and that the acquisition of languages is thus done in tandem and without confusion. Each week, a third Thai teacher participates in the class.

3. Themes are addressed in parallel in the three languages.

Each month, the same theme (broken down into weekly sub-themes) is covered in French, English, and Thai for each of the four divisions. As a result, the child’s vocabulary in all three languages can grow and he can gradually learn about many parts of the world around him.

All students in the International Section are taught in English according to a program based on the British curriculum, more specifically on the recommendations of the British framework for Early Childhood (the Early Years Foundation Stage, or EYFS). Our UK Curriculum is combined with a Montessori philosophy that promotes play-based learning, which delivers better outcomes for your children. As a result, your children will gain knowledge and experience from Montessori educational resources while also having the chance to learn Chinese as a Third Language each afternoon, expanding their horizons and preparing them to become the next generation of multilingual future leaders.

CLASSES are divided into 3 Sections

From Nursery to Reception, our students are divided into 3 age groups:

  • Explorers section is for children from 18 months to 3 years old
  • Adventurers section is for children from 3 to 4 years old
  • Travelers section is for children from 4 to 5 years old


Our programs combine the objectives of the British Early Years Foundation and the great precepts of the Montessori method.

Our methodology, with its roots in the Montessori Philosophy in the Early Years, is based on a unique educational offer underpinned by a strong focus on developing independence that focuses on the ability and uniqueness of each student to choose their pathway with confidence.
The areas that we develop during this phase include:
Building solid foundations in phonics and fine motor skills, taking the first steps towards reading and writing.
Developing basic social and emotional skills, which will be essential for their overall development.
English immersion from an early age is reflected in greater fluency in literacy in Year 1.
Personalized attention in multilevel classes by qualified teachers who give specific work to each student
Educational resources cover different fundamental areas of children’s education.


 Bérangère CRUZ
Bérangère CRUZSchool Director
Manon PELLERINDeputy Director
Rachna SINGHSACHAKULManager International Section
Upatham UNARAT
Upatham UNARATAdmin Manager