36 Soi 15, Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand Tel: +(+66) 2 651 2065 Fax: + (+66) 2 253 3800
Web: http://www.nist.ac.th School Summary:
Age Range: 3-19 yrs
Total Enrolment: 1280
IB, myp, pyp, curriculum,
Exams- GCSE, IGCSE
Day only: Baht 216450-Baht 423700
The New International School of Thailand, a United Nations-related
school was opened in August 1992 and is located near Bangkok's principal
diplomatic, residential and shopping areas. The licence for the school
is held by the Foundation for International Education, a Bangkok-based
non-profit Trust. The school is approved by the Thai Ministry of Education.
The school was accredited by ECIS and NEAS&C in 1998.
The New International School of Thailand's curriculum is truly
international. Within the Elementary school, programmes are built
around the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate.
The Secondary School introduced the Middle Years Programme of the
International Baccalaureate Organisation in August 1997, whilst
maintaining a selected IGCSE programme. The IB Diploma is the basis
of study for the final two years. NIST is a foundation member of
ISA's International Education System Pilot Project. Other curricular
features are LOTE (Languages Other Than English) offering nine languages,
a comprehensive Thai Studies programme, Global Education programmes,
and many links with host country communities.
The teaching faculty brings professional expertise from all over
the world, representing 22 different nationalities. The student
body represents many cultures, with 65% from Asia. Most students
are likely to enter higher education in North America, the UK or
Australia. Many are long-term residents of Bangkok, many others
are 'Global Nomads'.
The school year runs from early August to mid-June. Daily hours
are 07:30 to 14:30 (less for Kindergarten). Musical, sporting, artistic,
social service and other activities are offered after school.
The New International School of Thailand school campus includes
85 classrooms, drama studios and art rooms. There is a school-wide
network of over 400 PC-based computers. A major campus development
on site commenced in 2001, with a sports complex comprising three
air-conditioned gymnasia, swimming pool, tennis courts, weight room,
aerobics room etc. A state-of-the-art Early Years Complex with pool
was also opened in early 2003. A new multi-storey canteen and major
refurnishment of all rooms is scheduled for completion in the next
Admission depends on tests and previous school records, with nationality
quotas being utilized to ensure a broad international balance of
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