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 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 separate English education program designed to accompany 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, but to 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 with the ability to achieve a progressive mindset. Cambodia is lacking in many different development sectors: 

Information Technology, Quality Medical Care, Engineering, and much more...Our mission is to have the students complete their education through grade 12 as well as preparing them for higher education opportunties. 

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.