A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and give them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.
— Audrey Hepburn

Our Approach To Learning

Project Based Learning (PBL) has become a core part of our educational approach. PBL provides hands-on opportunities for our students to take charge of their own learning. They select a topic of interest, identify a problem or need and work towards building real life solutions. Developing our students’ creative mindset through instruction and support of innovative design and ideas.  

Our Mission

Our mission at Sala Monkey Primary School (SMPS) Is to provide the children of rural Kep with an international English language based education.

Sala Monkey Primary School is a supplemental education program designed to compliment the student’s native Khmer education at public school rather than replace it. Our objective is to provide the students with a high level of English language instruction to not only achieve fluency in English conversation, but also gain knowledge in a variety of subjects. The students attend public school in the morning (4 hours) and Sala Monkey Primary School in the afternoon (4 hours) giving them a well rounded and supportive education. 

Our education program is continually evolving. In addition to providing the students with quality learning opportunities in English, we are simultaneously focused on developing our students into community leaders enabled with critical thinking skills and the ability to develop sustainable solutions for many of the problems that they and their families face on a daily basis; such as lack of financial security, money management, entrepreneurship mindset, health care education, sustainable farming, and much more. Our focus is on the present and the future.