East West International School opened in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in August 2006. The original campus was located on Norodom Boulevard, near Wat Sarawan. When the school opened there were just five classes: an ESL class, two Preschool classes, a Kindergarten class and one full-day Grade 1 / 2 class. After starting with around 80 students on the first day, the enrollment grew quickly and forced a move to a second campus a few blocks away, on Street 51.

In the 2007 / 2008 academic year enrollment continued to grow so rapidly that a third move was required and so East West was established on its current campus, located on the corners of Street 360 and 143 in Boeung Keng Kang 3. The ESL classes remained on the old campus and formed the core of a new school there.

Since 2008, EWIS has continued to grow in numbers and in the quality of its programme and facilities. In 2013 a six year term of accreditation from WASC was granted. EWIS was registered as a Cambridge International Exam Centre, which was necessary to cater to the Secondary students who had grown with the school from Elementary. The first Grade 12 Graduation was held in June 2015.

In 2014 construction work began, to expand and replace the buildings on the current campus. In August 2015 the Early Years and Elementary classes moved into a new seven-storey building. Construction continued on the five-storey building between the Elementary and Secondary buildings. This, when fully completed, will house a gymnasium, canteen area, Early Years playground and additional laboratories and classrooms.

From 2006 to January 2016, the founding, development and growth of EWIS was ably steered by its School Head, Sandra Chipps. It was with sadness that the school community bid her farewell as she retired to Australia, her home country. The school has grown so substantially that what was once the portfolio of one person has passed to a management team consisting of a School Director; Elementary, Secondary and Khmer Programme Principals; School Coordinator and Athletics Director.


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Canteen Menu

Date: 17/08/29 12:53pm
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Feature in SEA Globe

Date: 17/10/12 07:54am
Click on the link below to read an article about EWIS in the October 2017 edition of the SEA Globe! SEA Globe Feature read more...

Opening of new gym

Date: 16/03/12 02:17pm
Our new school gym was opened official on Wednesday 9 March 2016. This will be used for Physical Education lessons, basketball and volleyball practices. Go Thunder! read more...

School Calendar August 2017 - January 2018

Date: 17/09/13 11:20am
SCHOOL CALENDAR AUG 2017 TO JAN 2018


The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

EWIS is registered with The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to offer the National Curriculum and Exams.

WASC Accreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools. EWIS was accredited in 2013, for six years.

Cambridge International Exam Center

At EWIS we offer CIE IGCSE/AS/A level courses and exams. CIE exams are assessed though the university of Cambridge.

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