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Bangkok Christian International School

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CurriculumsAmerican, Christian, and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 284,000 ฿
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 284,000 ฿
Address: 44, Phattanakarn Rd.,, 53 Alley, Suan Luang, Bangkok 10250, Thailand
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Number of students

340

Number of nationalities represented in the school

22

Most common nationality

Thai

Ratio of local students to international students

40%

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

15-20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

We have TAs in certain designated classrooms.

Native English speaking teachers

A large majority of our teachers are native speakers. The remaining teachers have excellent proficiency in English.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Our school offers EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classes for Grades 1-6 and ELS (English Learning Support) for Grades 7-8 with the main goal to build strong English proficiency and help them succeed in the mainstream classes in the future.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

Technology is integrated regularly in our everyday learning environment. We teach our students to use their tablet/computer for reading, research, doing collaborative projects, making e-portfolios, utilizing Google classroom, and in many other ways in order to make sure they are well equipped for the 21st century.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Elementary teachers assign only a minimum amount of homework for students as we want to make sure young children have adequate time to play and spend time with their families. Middle and High School teachers assign a reasonable amount of homework and projects in order to best prepare them for university.

Approximate hours of homework given

Our school follows the 10 minute rule which is ten minutes of homework times the grade level they are in.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

There is a waiting list for certain grade levels, pending the number of students enrolled in that specific grade.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. Incoming new students have to schedule an interview with our Admissions Officer where they will be evaluated through both oral and written assessments to diagnose their academic readiness and English skills before being accepted into our school.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The evaluation includes testing for student's English proficiency through both an oral interview and reading test, a written reading test, a writing evaluation, and a Math test.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Our school has an all year Open Enrollment policy.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of our Senior Graduates are accepted into world renowned universities around the world.

External examinations or assessments available

Our school provides various annual international assessments for the students every year including Terra Nova, Scholastic Reading Inventory and MAP testing being implemented from next year. . Our High School students are also encouraged to take SAT, TOEFL and other assessments that are recognized and accepted by universities worldwide.

Results in these examinations

Our students generally achieve high scores in all kinds of external examinations. Our student's highest TOEFL score within the last 5 years is 112/120. Our student's highest SAT score within the last 5 years is 700 for Verbal and 800 for Math.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

BCIS is a Christian school but we accept students from all religious backgrounds and faiths. We do have weekly chapels and Bible classes.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Although we teach Christian values and character traits to our students, BCIS does not mandate that anyone has to follow a particular religious belief or philosophy. We also show high respect and cater to other religions specific needs (such as food restrictions, etc.) when requested.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

BCIS has an extensive guidance and counseling department to help diagnose and support students with special needs. We also have certified teaching assistants to monitor and support students with special needs. We also have a very robust English Language Support program to help support low English proficient students who are developing and enhancing their English skills.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

BCIS develops and implements gifted tracks for students who are extremely talented and gifted academically. We encourage and provide every opportunity possible for our students to pursue their talents and support them in any way we can by providing them with opportunities to join both national and international competitions. We have a wide variety of extracurricular activities and competitions to help support them pursue their passions and gifts.

Student access to education psychologist

Our school offers a professional school counselor that can help them in this area.

School start time

7:35

School finish time

Preschool: 12:30
G1 - 12: 15:00

Supervised care before/after school

We have teachers on duty starting from 7:00 A.M in the morning until 3:15 P.M. in the afternoon. Students are allowed to remain inside the school campus until 5:00 P.M.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Our school provide over 20 different extracurricular activities and clubs for our students to choose from. We are also a member of Thailand International Schools Activities Conference where students can participate in a wide variety of sports, performing arts, and academic activities. We have monthly House Team activities that promote team building and cooperation through a wide variety of sports and academic activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Our main sports includes Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field and Badminton. We also have athletics events and special dodgeball and futsal competitions periodically throughout the year. We have an annual sports day as well.

Sports facilities at the school

2 Soccer Pitches and 2 Basketball Courts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Our school is an active member of TISAC (Thailand International School Activities Conference), which offers our students not only a chance to participate in various sport competitions and sports seasons with other international schools in Bangkok, but also include other types of activities such as music, art and dance competition as well.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Bangkok Christian International School is founded on the Christian Spirit of love and concern for human dignity. We believe in the necessity of a strong Christian-based philosophy that supports academic programs, fosters the development of moral principles, and best prepares students to meet the challenges in an ever-changing world. Our main goal is to raise up disciples of Jesus Christ who will be the leaders of the 21st Century. We are defined by our close knit family atmosphere and high academic excellence. Students enjoy strong rapport with their teachers and truly feel and experience the love and passion that all BCIS family members have for one another. Our mission is to provide a quality international education within a caring Christian Environment, encouraging leadership, independent thought, and the development of lifelong learning skills; to celebrate diversity, promote tolerance and foster understanding between people of all races and cultures.

Teaching approach of the school

BCIS teaching approach is focused on interactive and student centered learning strategies in order to promote learning within a stimulating and structured environment that encourage students’ self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-discipline and to ensure that our students are capable of achieving the highest academic standards at their own individual ability level and be proud of their abilities and success. We also encourage project based learning and collaborative learning, not only to celebrate the cultural diversity of the international school environment, but also to teach our students to use higher order critical thinking, increasing their motivation to learn, and providing additional opportunities for students to practice communication and social skills. BCIS provides a balanced curriculum which caters for students’ physical, social, emotional, creative and academic needs with the aim to produce students with a sound academic foundation and a caring view towards society and others.

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