Prince Royal's College

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The Prince Royal's College
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117 Kaewnawarat Road, Wat Ket, Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, 50000

TypePrivate school
MottoLux et Veritas
EstablishedJanuary 2, 1906
  • March 19, 1887[1]
    (Chiengmai Boys' School)
FounderAmerican Presbyterian Mission
School number+6653 242 038
DirectorDr. Sirinan Sriweerasakul
GradesKindergarten, 1 - 12
EnrollmentEstimated 6,000
LanguageThailand Thai Language
United Kingdom English
China Chinese
France French
Germany German
Japan Japanese
Campus- Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai

- Wiang Pa Pao, Chiang Rai

Campus typeUrban
School colour(s)         White-Blue
Slogan“The ultimate aim of education is the development of character.”
AffiliationChurch of Christ in Thailand

The Prince Royal's College (Thai: โรงเรียนปรินส์รอยแยลส์วิทยาลัย) is a private Christian school serving the education needs of over 6,000 students per year in grades kindergarten through 12th grade in Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Thailand.


On March 19, 1887,[1] Rev. David G. Collins, an American missionary under Daniel McGilvary's Laos Mission of the Presbyterian Church in USA, founded the "Chiang Mai Boys School" which was the first boys school in Northern Thailand. Within ten years, the school had outgrown its facilities and a larger campus was needed. At that time a young missionary, Rev. Dr. William Harris, had taken over the management of the school and he searched for a suitable site. A large tract of land was found, and with their own money and some donations from friends, Rev. Dr. Harris and his wife purchased the land and moved the school.

On January 2, 1906, His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Maha Vajiravudh, came to the school and laid the cornerstone for the first classroom building. At this time His Royal Highness renamed the school The Prince Royal's College. He also gave the school his royal colors, white and blue.

Over the years that the Harrises were at the school (1895 to 1939), it continued to grow. Campus expansions were needed to teach the many students who wanted to study at the college. This was a great challenge for a small school that had little money. Rev. Dr. Harris, however, was never shy about asking for financial help from any foreigner or wealthy Thai he might meet, either in Thailand or during his travels abroad.


There are many different kind of activities. The ultimate aim of the activity is the development of character and making the students be skilled worker

  • Scouting

The Prince Royal’s College has scouts in the course for young students. The aim of this subject is to support the students in their physical, mental and spiritual development. On February 2, 2009, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden visited his honored scout in this school.

  • Gifted Program

The Prince Royal’s College focuses on English, mathematics and computer programs. They have a program for gifted students or students that are interested in those subjects.

  • Sufficiency economy

The Prince Royal’s College is supported by the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) by building activities about sufficiency economy such as “Bottle Bank”, “1 person 1 job” and “Saving money”.

  • Spiritual development week

Every year, Christian Communications Institute (CCI) from Payap University has a show about the story of god and faith for moral and ethical development.

  • Music night

Music night is an annual event that is held before the school closes for Christmas. This event gives students an opportunity to conduct a musical performance.

Principals, Directors and Managers[edit]

Name In Office
1. Rev. David Ghromley Collins 1887 - 1899
2. Rev. Dr. William Harris 1899 - 1939
3. Rev. Dr. Kenneth Elmer Wells 1940 - 1941
4. Muak Chailangkarn 1946 - 1948
5. Kamrab Chaiyaphan 1949 - 1951
6. Muak Chailangkarn 1951 - 1967
7. Kamrab Chaiyaphan 1967 - 1970
8. Dr. Chamroon Chailangkarn 1971 - 1991
9. Pong Tananone 1991 - 2005
10. Dr. Sirilak Fuangkarn 2005 - 2012
11. Dr. Sirinan Sriwirasakul 2012 - Present
Name In Office
1. Rev. Dr. Kenneth Elmer Wells 1946 - 1950
2. Muak Chailangkarn 1951 - 1967
3. Kamrab Chaiyaphan 1967 - 1970
4. Dr. Chamroon Chailangkarn 1971 - 1991
5. Tawil Kalchanpiset 2008
6. Sombun Panyapruek 2009
7. Spain Jingkaojai 2010 - 2015
8. Dr. Sirinan Sriwirasakul 2016 - Present


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Coordinates: 18°47′52″N 99°00′24″E / 18.7978°N 99.0068°E / 18.7978; 99.0068