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CurriculumsAmerican and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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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 22 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 207,000 ฿
to: 330,000 ฿
Address: 18 Soi Phokaew 3 Yeak 9, Ladphrao 101, Klongchan, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240, Thailand
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Number of students

Between 400-450 students

Number of nationalities represented in the school

We have nationalities from the USA, UK, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, South Africa, Nigeria, and Thai

Most common nationality

Mostly Thai students

Ratio of local students to international students

70:30

Max. number of students per class

Nursery : 12
Kindergarten: 20
Elementary : 25
Secondary : 30

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes for the lower grades

Native English speaking teachers

Yes most of them. A few have educational degrees in the English language

Language support for students not fluent in English

We have Intensive English classes and English Language Development classes to support students with language difficulties.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Thai and Chinese

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms in the buildings are connected to wireless Internet access and smart TVs. Students have their own devices and learn from a variety of online and offline technology.

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 we do. We are equipped with Google Apps for education where students can learn online through Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Google hangouts.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes they do.

Approximate hours of homework given

The recommended time is around 20 minutes a day.

Uniform required

Yes, both for regular classes and for PE classes.

Waiting list

For some classes, yes, but for other classes we have availability on a case by case basis.

Entry evaluation for students

We have a placement test and oral interview to check the levels of reading and writing in English and math skills.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Applicants must meet the grade-level preparedness requirement by sitting for English language and mathematics admissions tests. The oral interview tests the level of English comprehension according to the student's grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We are open all year round to accommodate the nature of how Thai students look for schools.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes we allow

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% as all attend universities after graduation at NIVA

External examinations or assessments available

MAP testing, Advanced Placement, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL

Results in these examinations

From Average to High

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Some do. We are a Christian school following the teachings of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

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

Religion is not enforced to the student and we practice respect to all religions. No student is required or forced to follow the religious beliefs of the school.

School bus service available

Yes and we cater to different areas around Bangkok.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes we have a Guidance counselor and homeroom teachers who take care of the support.

Learning support offered

NIVA's strong counselling department supports its students from mild to moderate learning difficulties and also for career guidance in high school.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer a few scholarships to talented students. Some students who join academic competitions outside school are given awards (certificates or monetary awards).

Student access to education psychologist

No, we only have a Guidance Counselor who has experience in educational psychology.

School start time

Nursery - KG3: 8:45
G1 - G12: 7:30

School finish time

Nursery - KG3: 14:30
G1 - G12: 15:00 *With ECA, it finishes at 14:00

Supervised care before/after school

Yes we do. Supervision is provided before the school starts and also after school until 14:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art and crafts, reading, chess, Chinese, choir, cooking, dance, debate, drama, discovery club, ecology, geography, graphic art, handwriting, pop band, math, marching band, photography, politics, public speaking, outdoors survival, science, sports clubs, swimming, self defense, tennis, Thai art.

School provided lunches

Yes, our school provides a buffet meal for students.

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

We have vegetarian choices and halal.

Sports activities included

We have Volleyball, Basketball, Futsal, Soccer, Badminton, Table Tennis, Swimming, and Track and Field.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor swimming pool, badminton court, football field, multi-purpose basketball/volleyball court, playground.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we participate with ISAA (International Sports Athletic Association)

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

NIVA American International School follows a structured American curriculum and educational programing to meet the needs of Thailand and the international community of students. The NIVA curriculum incorporates Asian and European strands along with the main American strands to emphasize high standards, independence and choices, pragmatism, global citizenship and character development.

Teaching approach of the school

NIVA uses a North American curriculum as the foundation while incorporating selected international curriculums for its culturally-diverse students in its kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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