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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 21 students / class
Maximum 23 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 541,800 ฿
to: 975,900 ฿
Address: 36 Sukhumvit, Soi 15, Wattana, Klongtoey-nua, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

26% Thai / 74% international

Max. number of students per class

EY 1: 18
EY 2: 19
Year 1: 20
Years 2-13: 23

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

EY: 2 assistants
Years 1-2: 1 assistant
Years 3-6: Shared assistants

Native English speaking teachers

All teachers at NIST are fluent speakers of the language in which they instruct students. As supported by a significant body of research, employing highly qualified and experienced teachers is a far more important factor in student learning than focusing on their native language.

Language support for students not fluent in English

EAL support is offered for PYP and MYP students.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Swedish, Thai

Use of technology in the classroom


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. NIST maintains a contingency plan that enables us to transition to online learning at any time.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Differentiated based on year level.

Uniform required


Waiting list


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Internal assessment

Deadline for registration (new academic year)


Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IB DP exam, SAT, ISA

Results in these examinations

IB DP results (5-year average): 35.4
SAT results (4-year average): Reading & Writing - 628 / Math - 648

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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


School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


Learning support offered

NIST provides support for mild to moderate learning disabilities, as well as support for all students through enrichment programmes and the Learning Support Centre. Dedicated counselors are also provided for every year level. A fund is maintained to subsidize support in cases of high need.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students who have unique gifts benefit from our dedicated exceptional learners support team.

Student access to education psychologist


School start time

8:30 AM

School finish time

3:30 PM

Supervised care before/after school


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Sports: Badminton, basketball, fencing, golf, gymnastics, rugby, soccer/football, softball, swimming, Tee-ball, tennis, track & field, volleyball
Arts: Visual arts, instrumental & vocal music, drama
Service: Over 25 student-initiated and student-run service clubs

School provided lunches


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


Sports activities included

All students are required to take PE as a part of the curriculum.

Sports facilities at the school

Multiple gymnasiums, swimming pool, tennis courts, soccer pitch, gymnastics centre, outdoor basketball courts

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

The NIST Falcons are a founding member of the South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC) and Bangkok International School Athletic Conference (BISAC).

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the support of the United Nations. The school now welcomes over 1,700 students who represent more than 60 nationalities, and provides all three IB programmes. Governed by the parent-elected NIST International School Foundation, our community shares a singular goal, encapsulated in our mission: NIST inspires growth, empowers individual excellence and enriches lives.

Teaching approach of the school

The IB permeates our philosophy and approach at all levels, and we are recognized as one of the best IB schools in the world. From the early years, in which play and exploration play central roles in developing inquiry as a skill, to the Diploma Programme, in which students direct their own learning and adopt a growth mindset, we cultivate learners who are reflective, passionate and caring.

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