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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 19
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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 17 students / class
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 386,600 ฿
to: 776,600 ฿
Address: 999/124 Kesinee Ville, Samsen Nok, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand
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Number of students

KIS has around 750 students.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We currently have 56 nationalities represented at KIS.

Most common nationality

The most common nationalities are Thai, American, Indian, Chinese, British and Australian.

Ratio of local students to international students

50% local, 50% international.

Max. number of students per class

Depending on the grade, the maximum students in each classroom is anywhere from 15 students/class in the Early Years to 23 students/class in the Secondary School.

Average number of students per class

There are typically 17 students per classroom, and the average teacher to student ratio is about 7 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, Australia 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

The combination of the curriculum first learning platform and learning management system (ManageBac), communication and collaboration tools (Google Workspace for Education Plus), creative learning platform (Seesaw), and different types of technology devices are provided in our classrooms to enhance teaching and learning in varied creative ways. The aims of technology in the classrooms are to make teachers' lives easier, enhance teaching effectiveness, and boost student excitement levels and engagement with lessons. We use technology as a tool to communicate among teachers and students (as well as peer-to-peer), to organize curriculum calendars, to enhance presentations and lessons with media and visuals, and many more functions as appropriate and necessary to create an enriched learning environment. The technology provided in our classrooms include but is not limited to computers, laptops, iPads, Apple TV, handheld devices, electronic grade books, digital portfolios, learning games, and real-time feedback on teacher and student performance.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, our learning management system (ManageBac) combines curriculum planning, assessment, reporting, and attendance into one unified platform with a consistent, modern and mobile-ready interface. It provides a seamless & integrated experience for teachers, students, and parents in any mode of learning: online learning, hybrid learning, blended learning and virtual classroom. All teachers and students are assigned with Google Education Plus licenses that provide not only the tools for communication and collaborations, but also the tools for virtual classroom, remote learning and hybrid classroom, such as Google Classroom (virtual classroom), Google Meet (video conference), digital board (Jamboard), etc. The optional/additional multimedia devices, such as webcam and iPads are also provided as necessary.

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

98-100% 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 37, 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 provides a door-to-door van service to most area of Bangkok and a free shuttle van service to/from MRT Thailand Cultural Center Station.

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, four basketball courts, soccer field, gymnasium with three 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. We are also an associate members of Mekong River International Schools Association (MRISA).

Other facilities at the school

2 libraries
Design and Technology centre and fully equipped workshop
Computer labs
IB Diploma study room
Study Hall
IB Diploma lounge
Five of Science labs
Discovery lab
Maker space
Black box theatre
Three of Recording rooms
Audibox theatre
Auditorium
Multipurpose exam hall
Two of Primary School Playgrounds
Music rooms
Arts rooms
Canteen
Indoor & Outdoor parking

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

KIS International is a welcoming and vibrant community. The lush campus sits on more than 25,000 square meters, spread across six buildings. Its distinguished architecture is home to 750 students from 52 nationalities, all of whom are welcomed, valued and respected.

Our curriculum is the full continuum IB programme that includes the PYP, MYP and DP. Starting in the 2022 academic year, we are the only school in Bangkok to offer all four IB programs including the IB Career-related program. Our IB exam results are consistently strong, with students scoring well above the global average. This is thanks to a challenging, well-balanced and differentiated learning experience that students receive in our intentionally mid-sized school.

KIS students go on to top universities around the world. The critical thinking and problem solving skills they develop in the IB prepare them well for their academic and professional futures.

Teaching approach of the school

Our IB Programmes are inquiry based. The students learn through the IB in the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme and Career-Related Programme. We have always been an IB World School and many of our staff members have roles with the IB.

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