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Our community has cultivated a reputation for excellence over the past three decades. As the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand and an early adopter of programme developments, NIST enjoys a strong relationship with the IB, remaining at the forefront of progressive, research-based teaching and learning. While most Bangkok international school curricula represent national systems, the IB is a truly international curriculum framework that offers a complete continuum of learning to students from early childhood to high school. Through its focus on inquiry-based learning, it provides children with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in an increasingly diverse, interconnected world.

The Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme serve as the core of our curriculum, and are enhanced through our own instruction. Upon completing their studies, our students have consistently scored well above global and national averages in the IB diploma examinations, and have developed into engaged, global-minded individuals.

Pathways for Every Child

While the IB framework and principles serve as the heart of our programme, academics at NIST are supplemented by additional instruction in languages, the arts, design, technology and service. Through extensive student support systems, every student at NIST receives individual guidance in developing their unique strengths and passions.

Upon beginning Year 12, students may choose to pursue the full IB diploma, individual IB courses, or a combination of IB and NIST courses. Though all students who successfully complete their final year receive the NIST High School Diploma, through these pathways they can also distinguish themselves from their peers around the globe by earning individual IB certificates, an IB diploma and the Global Citizen Diploma.

Unique Learning Opportunities

Children learn best in an environment in which they are challenged according to their distinct interests and abilities. We strongly believe that modern schools cannot accomplish this solely through standard programmes and curricula. In order to ensure that we can offer something to each and every student, we develop our own specialized programmes and also partner with top organizations worldwide to offer our students opportunities that they may not receive at other Bangkok international schools.

Our students do not merely learn from books. They step beyond the walls of the school, engaging with others from different backgrounds, challenging their perspectives, and developing an understanding of how they can make an impact in the world.

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Educational research in the past several decades has provided a far deeper understanding of the importance of addressing each child’s unique needs. Our student support services rank among the most extensive in Bangkok international schools. Our multi-tiered system of support ensures each child benefits from rich curricular learning experiences. Those with additional needs receive individualized support, from occupational and speech language therapy to socio-emotional counseling.

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NIST X, our experiential education programme, extends well beyond traditional off-campus excursions. Through sequential and intentional experiences that link to other learning across the curriculum, NIST X empowers students to experience new challenges, engage with different environments and cultures, and gain perspective into issues faced by local and global communities. Through this they develop a better understanding of their own potential, connect with nature and build relationships with others.

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Service at NIST plays an essential role in all that we do, allowing students to connect their learning to real-world contexts. By carefully aligning all service initiatives to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and employing needs analysis models, we ensure that all members of our community can combine their efforts to make a positive impact. The deep learning that emerges through service not only helps children develop empathy and an appreciation for others, but also foster valuable life skills.

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The Global Citizen Diploma (GCD) offers our high school students a powerful opportunity to showcase their accomplishments beyond scores and grades. By reflecting on their learning outside of the classroomin areas such as leadership, community engagement and intercultural communicationthey can earn a qualification that highlights their unique stories for universities. Participants can choose to pursue a certificate, diploma or diploma with distinction depending on their commitment to the programme.

Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

"The community understands and has embraced the shift from an achievement-oriented to a growth-oriented learning model and its connection to developing lifelong learners."

-- 2018 NEASC Accreditation Report

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand
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We encourage all families to make an appointment to tour the school. Your visit will offer you a unique view into our community and allow us to provide more in-depth information in order to help you make the best educational decision for your family.

Admissions

First and foremost, thank you for considering NIST as an option for your child. As you explore our site and admissions information, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our curriculum, philosophy or any other aspect of the school.

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The IB Philosophy

The International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.

Academics

Our community has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics over the past two decades. Being the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand and a frequent early adopter of programme developments, NIST enjoys an unparalleled relationship with the IB, remaining at the forefront of progressive, research-based teaching and learning.

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Positive Impact

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
– William Durant – 

 

Activities

NIST encourages all students to push beyond their limits through the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Programme, which offers more than 300 activities in areas as diverse as sports, drama, music, art, technology, academics, language, and social and environmental activism.

We believe in the power of education

We believe in the power of education

All of the members of the NIST community, past and present, see education as a force that can enlighten and transform.

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand
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We welcome your inquiry, and would be happy to respond to any queries you may have for you and your family.