School Logo

The Logo of California Prep International School has several features which are symbols of the overall curriculum emphases. The symbols carry meanings that are very close to the hearts of the community. Highlighted in the logo are as follows:

Triangle: This represents the broad curriculum

Triangle’s three sides: They represent the three-pronged emphasis such as: Core subjects with e-Learning; Talents Development/Support; & Self-discipline/Values.

Computer at the center: This represents the e-learning emphasis

Images of persons: They represent balanced or holistic education

Olive branch: This symbolizes excellence through peace and teamwork  

Globe (left side bottom): This represents the emphasis on Math and Science

Persons (center bottom): They represent student-centered teaching

Images of arts: They represent life skills and business


School History

California Prep International School (California Prep or CA Prep or CPIS) was co-founded by Dr. Phakdee Mangmiwatthana (Ph.D.) and Dr. Adelino Libato (Ph.D.) on November 14, 2010.

California Prep is committed to the harmonious development of the whole person for student excellence in academics, character/personality, useful service, and global citizenship. Moreover, it intends to continue its tradition of being among the first two complete e-learning international schools in Thailand which were pioneered by the California Prep Team. California Prep stresses the Core-subjects (Math, Science & English plus Business) with e-Learning plus Talent Development and Self-discipline/Values. The ultimate target is character development with positive attitude and love to mankind and the Most Powerful Spirit or Creator God.

It would have been impossible for California Prep to survive without God's blessings and unimaginable synergy through the family of the late Mr. Bhai Khan Mariam Pongswang. The unwavering support and generosity of the said family through Khun Malinee (Khun Chit), Dr. Hataishanok (Dr. Nok), and Khun Manuschanok (Khun Nat) made the new strategically located campus at Kaeng Khoi (Saraburi) possible. This 17-rai campus and its renovated buildings just perfectly match the vision and dreams of the founders.

Among the first School Board members were Dr. Hataishanok Pongswang, one of the directors at Mitrapap Memorial Hospital; Khun Pom Polcharoen, shareholder of Thongsomboon Club; and Dr. Gideon Samson, Investor representative from CA, USA. Among the first leading personnel of California Prep were Nuengnalin Tawinno, M.A. ongoing (Deputy Director for Operations & PR); James Barrett, M.A. (Deputy Director for Curriculum); Nuttida Intasong, M.A. (Registrar); Jongrak Phenglia, M.A. (Librarian); Russell Rollan, M.A. ongoing (Middle School/High School Head); Ajarn Jidapha Tawinno (Cafeteria Head); Michael Alcaide (IT Administrator); Alex de Guzman, M.A. (IT/elearning consultant).

Other Pre-Construction Pioneers: Michelle Alcaide; Daniela Assimiti; Charity Libato, M.A.; Mervin Gallo; Wichuda Jongjit; Del Libato; and Janet de Guzman, M.A. (Elementary Level Consultant); Meenawan Kadeerak, Anuwat Kadeerak, Celedonio del Rosario, Charidel Libato, Olga Sorokina del Rosario, & Bhahanan Jongjit.

Post-construction pioneer teachers/staff of California Prep were: Juby Arceo, & Pichit Thanthra. Moreover, some personnel were also granted honorary pioneer status such as: Bernie Bugaay (part-timer), Roland Ladrido, Daniel Ramos, Ganee Escondo, Arlene Gabida, and Aysha Abdur Rahman.

At the pioneering years, Dr. Phakdee Mangmiwatthana served as the School Director and Licensee while Dr. Adelino Libato served as the Board Chair and Vice-Director for Academic Administration.








Frequently Asked Questions

Levels  Pre-K to Grade 12
Language  English
Age  2-18 Years Old
Curriculum American (Califronia Department of Education) with e-Learning
Teachers Highly qualified foreign and local teachers with successful track records.
Credits Transfer of credits is allowed from Thai School to California Prep and vice versa

Semester 1: August to December

Semester 2: January to June

Summer School: June to July (for remedial and enhancement)

See the school calendar for the full details.


Full-Cycle Accreditaion (6 years), ACS WASC

Member, International Schools Asso. Thailand (ISAT)

Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA)

Tuition and Fees Refer to the Tuition and Fees information
Campus Location

KaengKhoi, Saraburi, Thailand

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 Scholarship Academic and Talent Scholarships are available 
Discount Offers Corporate, Groups and Special discounts are available 
 Prospectus  Available in digital and printed copies
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Contact Us

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mail  Address

9 Moo 11, Tambon Banpa, Amphoe Kaeng Khoi,

Saraburi 18110, Thailand


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Main Office:

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+66 (0)36 358 714

+66 (0)81 257 5455

+66 (0)86 137 2377

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The Curriculum

Our school uses the California Department of Education (CDE) curriculum. The reason is obvious. California appears to have similar contexts to Asia in the sense that there are many non-native English speakers living there. The mixture of cultures and people from various nationalities in California provide a setting that’s closer to Asia. In fact, the CDE curriculum has a Language Development component which may be equated with the ESL program in many international schools.

Moreover, many parents in Asia and/or Thailand still look up to America as a model for excellence and prestige. This perception will continue to prevail even in the next few years. Undeniably, when it comes to great inventors, America has produced a lot of them. This may be due to the emphasis on creative imagination and problem solving skill. In addition, USA is still considered as the leading economy of the world with its unbeatable military power which may be attributed to the superiority in technology and scientific leaps.

It should be noted that the written CDE curriculum is delivered with the contextual considerations. The school does not just uproot the CDE curriculum and transplant it here in our contexts. Our qualified and experienced teachers, most of them are MA degree holders, have been trained professionally to ensure that the environment is supportive and caring to boost the student learning. This environment is enriched with various student activities such as field trips, retreats, camping, cultural celebrations, and others. Our curriculum delivery is normally supported with e-learning modality and mastery learning approach with student-centered paradigm.

Our academic model underscores our three-pronged emphasis such as: Core subjects with IT; Self-discipline or Self-control; and Talent development. These are our niches and we want to be known as the best on these three dimensions plus a BIG NO to smoking, alcohol, and drugs. Our high school streams include the following: Business/English; Business/Computer; and Math/Science. However, those seniors whose GPAs don’t qualify may be granted the General Diploma. It may take years and years to fully deliver and fulfill the mission statement. But we will get there!

Our broad curriculum (beyond the written one) may be squeezed and the delicious juice that will come out is balanced education. It implies something more beautiful that the traditional emphasis of head, heart, and hands. To our level best, we dream that our students may develop mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually/morally. This will be done from standpoint of multiculturalism where everybody is accepted, respected, tolerated, and loved regardless of religious affiliations, nationalities, and colors. In brief, we want our graduates to be among the best or better than the rest!





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      Saraburi 18110, Thailand


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