Bangkok
IB curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

KIS International School Bangkok

We are a medium-sized school with a friendly and inclusive community. Our smaller size allows each student to shine as an individual. As a full IB school, our students' academic results are strong and the campus, with excellent facilities, is spacious and green.

CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 710,000 ฿
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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
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 710,000 ฿
Address: 999/124 Kesinee Ville, Samsen Nok, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand

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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.

Uniform required

Yes, the students are required to wear uniforms.

Waiting list

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?

Not applicable.

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:
Sports
Drama
Arts and crafts
Science/Math programs
Additional Language programs
Dance
Martial Arts
Technology
Dancing
Singing
Music
Model UN
Junior Achievement
Cooking
Business
Service opportunities
Student Council
Media Club
Yearbook Club
Ted-Ed
STEM Clubs
Robotics
Spirit Club
Coding
Baking

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.

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