Welcome message from KIS International School Bangkok
KIS is a collaborative community of over 700 students and 55 nationalities, offering education in the Early Years, Kindergarten, Primary School and Secondary School.
Its dedicated teachers and supportive parents work together to attain student success. The school has an academically challenging international curriculum and a well-rounded programme of sports, creativity and community service.
We provide all our students, from the youngest children stepping into a classroom for the first time, to our graduates heading off to university, with the tools to become life-long learners and successful and responsible global citizens.
Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||17 students / class|
|Maximum||23 students / class|
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All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
KIS has round 700 students.
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
We currently have 55 nationalities represented at KIS.
|Most common nationality||
The most common nationalities are Thai, American, Indian, Swedish, and British.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
45% local, 55% international.
|Max. number of students per class||
Depending on the grade, the maximum students in each classroom is anywhere from 15 to 23 students.
|Average number of students per class||
There are typically 17 students per classroom, and the average teacher to student ratio is about 8 to 1.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
Yes, all of our teaching assistants are fully qualified with the majority having at least a Bachelor's degree.
|Native English speaking teachers||
Yes, the teachers mostly come from the USA, Canada or the UK, so they are native English speakers.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
We do offer EAL support.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
In addition to English, the language of instruction, our regular school additional languages are Spanish, Thai and Mandarin. We also support mother tongue language learning for any language. Currently running are: French, Hebrew, Mandarin, Swedish, Japanese, German and Spanish!
|Use of technology in the classroom||
We use a program called ManageBac for the students' homework, projects, and progress reports. All secondary students must have their laptops every day as it is a very important part of their education at KIS. Technology is used in almost every class, from art and design to the sciences. We use AR, VR and various software applications to support learning in the classroom.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, the teachers assign homework to the students.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
The Early Years students will typically have about 15 minutes of reading every night. As they get older, their homework projects get longer and more challenging (from around 20 minutes in Grade 1 to a maximum of 50 minutes per day in Grade 5). Homework in Primary School is typically assigned on a Monday and then returned on Friday. In secondary school the homework guidelines are 6-8 hours per week in Grades 6 and 7, 10-12 hours per week in Grades 8 and 9, 12-15 hours per week in Grade 10 and 20-36 hours per week for Grades 11 and 12. Students do have study periods at school and actual time spent on homework varies from student to student. Managing homework builds time management skills that help to prepare the students for university and work life.
Yes, the students are required to wear uniforms.
Yes. Some grades are full with waiting lists. Please contact us to find out whether or not your son or daughter's grade currently has a waiting list.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Yes, we have entrance exams and also classroom observations.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
The exams cover mostly English and Math skills. For elementary students, it takes about one hour and there is also a one hour classroom observation to assess the child's social skills. For secondary school, the academic assessments last about 3-4 hours. Assessments also include a family/parent interview.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
We have rolling admissions for the Primary Years up until Grade 11, so students can apply year round. Please check our website for Early Years application periods.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, we do.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
100% of our students attend university after finishing from KIS. They all receive offers from excellent universities. A full list can be found on our website.
|External examinations or assessments available||
All students in Grade 12 must complete the IB exams. We also do MAP testing for all of our students. Grade 10 students do the PSAT's and KIS is also a test center for the SAT tests.
|Results in these examinations||
Our students are always performing well above the world averages. Our IB scores on average are 34, with excellent pass rates.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
We are open to all religions and teach the students about religion in general. We do not practice any religion at school.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
|School bus service available||
Yes, we have a bus service available to most parts of Bangkok.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
We offer support via our counselors and support teachers. We will work with the family to evaluate if and how we can accommodate a student's needs.
|Learning support offered||
The specialists will work alongside the teachers, principals, and counselors to find the best solution.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
KIS differentiates in the classroom to allow for various learning abilities. The support of gifted, able and talented students is looked at on an individual basis through our student support program.
|Student access to education psychologist||
The students are able to meet with our counselors whenever needed.
|School start time||
Primary School begins at 7:50 AM. Secondary School begins at 7:40 AM.
|School finish time||
Primary School finishes at 2:30 PM. Secondary School finishes at 2:45 PM.
|Supervised care before/after school||
Yes, we provide supervised care before and after school.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities, which include:
|School provided lunches||
Yes, we do.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes, we offer vegetarian, Halal, and cater to many different dietary needs.
|Sports activities included||
Students have physical education classes and swimming during school hours. We also offer many different competitive sports as additional activities.
|Sports facilities at the school||
Paddling pool, two 25 meter pools, basketball court, gymnasium with two courts, soccer field, dance studios.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Yes, we are a member of AISAA, which competes with many other international schools in Bangkok. In addition friendly games are arranged with schools outside of AISAA.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
We are a medium-sized school with a friendly and inclusive community. Our smaller size allows each student to shine as an individual. There is a sense of security and warmth here, and the students are confident yet respectful. As we are a full IB school, our students follow the IB Learner Profile closely. Academic results are strong and the campus is spacious and green.
|Teaching approach of the school||
Our IB Programs are inquiry based. The students learn through the IB in the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programs. We have always been an IB World School and many of our staff members have roles with the IB.
A look into the school's facilities
Sports, Swimming Pools & Playing fields
Physical Education at KIS aims to engage and empower students to understand the value of living a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Students learn, both about and through, physical and health education. To this end, our sports facilities include an indoor gym with basketball courts, playing fields, two swimming pools and playgrounds for our younger students.
Design & STEM facilities
Our Design facilities include a fully equipped design suite with a CNC machine, laser cutters, a vulcaniser, several saws and other machinery for design of large objects. These complement the existing 3D printers, molding equipment and large format printer. Students also have available a carpentry room, as well as a home sciences room, a Maker Space, IT labs including a Mac lab, and biology, chemistry and physics labs.