Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost to join HDE?
For 2022-2023 HDE fees, click here
Can my children receive a Grace International School education through HDE?
HDE students in grades 7-12 can take up to three classes per semester (click here for more information). These students are not considered full-time enrolled students at GIS. Report cards and transcripts will be given for the classes taken, but HDE students do not receive a GIS diploma. Students in grades K-6 cannot take GIS classes through HDE.
Can HDE help my children be admitted to GIS?
Helping students get into GIS is not the goal of HDE. HDE exists to help families who are educating their children at home to do so successfully by offering curriculum resources to the families and connections.
Will HDE staff teach my children?
HDE provides curriculum resources to parents who are teaching their children at home, including teaching books, supplementaries, and access to extracurricular activities. HDE does not provide classes or one-on-one instruction for students.
Does HDE provide homeschooling program?
HDE provides curriculum resources. Families define their educational philosophy for homeschooling, and HDE can support that vision with access to curriculum. The HDE library has a wide range of curriculum that can be checked out and used.
Can my child learn English as a Second Language through HDE?
While we can provide books and other materials, we do not offer ESL tutoring services. Our curriculum library is designed for parents who are teaching their children at home in the English language.
Can you help me meet the education requirements of my passport country?
Homeschooling is legal in Thailand, and the Thai government does not have any requirements for citizens of other countries who are homeschooling while living in Thailand (Thai citizens should contact the Ministry of Education to find out what they need to do in order to homeschool legally). Home educating families need to know their passport country’s education laws and requirements. HDE does not issue transcripts or any other official school records (the exemption for HDE students who take classes up to 3 classes on campus).
What support do you provide for families when they are on furlough or back in their passport countries?
HDE primarily serves families while they are in Thailand and all HDE library materials must remain in Thailand.