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Student Support

I believe that every person is born with a talent.
– Maya Angelou


Every learner is different. We all possess strengths and weaknesses that shape our experiences and perspectives. To address the uniqueness of each child at NIST, we maintain a strong support services programme that provides encouragement and guidance for those in need, as well as those with special gifts.

Student support specialists work collaboratively with teachers to optimize the teaching and learning process for students with learning differences. In this way, students with particular learning needs are supported in their pursuit of individual excellence. In addition to the English as a Second Language (EAL) Department, the Learning Support Centre and Exceptional Learners Support team offer students the opportunity to build skills and challenge themselves through learning enrichment. The approaches and support offered by student support teachers and academic assistants are differentiated based on age-appropriate strategies:


Primary Years Student Support Programme

  • Homeroom and student support teachers communicate and collaborate to support students through the learning process.
  • All students have clear learning goals documented in individual support plans.
  • A range of interventions are utilized to best support individual student learning needs.
  • Early intervention for 3 to 8-year-old students, when required, is highly valued.


Middle & Diploma Years Student Support Programme

  • Subject and Learning Support teachers share responsibilities to create an environment that supports the needs of all students
  • Student learning needs are supported by differentiated instruction, development of learning strategies and after-school support
  • Learning Support teachers communicate with parents, students and other faculty as well as outside agencies as needed
  • After-school Learning Support provides an opportunity for students to access support in all academic subjects
  • Students requiring additional support may be eligible to participate in an Integrated Studies course tailored to meet their needs.

The NIST Curriculum

NIST International School - IB Primary Years Programme

Early Years - Year 6

The PYP at NIST combines social and academic learning, as both equally contribute to future success. While the programme integrates all subjects within the IB units of inquiry, it also incorporates distinct subject-based lessons and learning opportunities outside the classroom.


NIST International School - IB Middle Years Programme
Year 7 - Year 11

NIST's MYP is recognized as one of the most progressive worldwide, often leading other schools in piloting new programmes and focusing heavily on service-based learning, the incremental mastery of key skills and reflection.


NIST International School - IB Diploma Programme
Year 12 - Year 13

The DP is the culmination of NIST's academic programme, tying together all previous learning and preparing students for future studies in universities around the world. Based on DP exam results, NIST students excel far above global averages.



Additional High School Courses

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Year 12 - Year 13

Rather than pursue the full IB Diploma, a small number of NIST students choose to enroll in a combination of IB and standard NIST High School Courses in order to earn individual IB course certificates.



Optional Programme

NIST International School - The Global Citizen Diploma
Year 10 - Year 13

Open to high school students, the GCD allows students to reflect on their learning experiences at NIST and in their own lives, and be formally recognized for their accomplishments in areas not traditionally measured through grades.

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.


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.


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 – 



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.