Bangkok
International curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

KIS International School Bangkok

Verified
CurriculumInternational
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 8
Max. students per class 24
First year fees: 971,900 ฿

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in THB

Yearly fees: 651,400 ฿
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 320,500 ฿
Total first year fees: 971,900 ฿
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

We currently have 645 students enrolled at KIS.

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We currently have 47 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 24 students.

Average number of students per class

There are typically 20 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 master's degree.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

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 the school's language of instruction

We do offer EAL support for those that are having difficulty with English.

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, Spanish, and Norwegian!

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.

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.

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 were all accepted to their first choice of university.

External examinations/assessments available

Our students complete different tests depending on where they want to attend university. All students in Grade 12 must complete the IB exams. We also have students doing the SAT and ACT's. It always depends on where the student wants to attend university.

Results in these examinations

Our students are always performing well above the world averages. Our IB scores on average are 34.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We are open to all religions, but we do not practice any religion during school hours.

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, but we do not have a comprehensive program for children with special learning needs. 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.

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

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 from soccer to basketball, badminton to swimming.

Sports facilities at the school

Paddling pool, competition pool (25 m), basketball courts, soccer field, tennis courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we are a member of TISAC, which competes with many other international schools in Bangkok.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a close knit community with less than 700 students. 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.

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 our Head of School, Ms. Sally Holloway, is vice chair of the IB Board.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@kis.ac.th
School's webpage: www.kis.ac.th
School's Fees webpage: www.kis.ac.th/tuition-and-fees
Address: 999/124 Kesinee Ville, Samsen Nok, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand