Bangkok
International curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Ruamrudee International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 20
Max. students per class 25
First year fees: 1,098,800 ฿

Fees / Price

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

Yearly fees: 608,800 ฿
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: 490,000 ฿
Total first year fees: 1,098,800 ฿
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School Information

Number of students

1250

Number of nationalities represented in the school

24

Most common nationality

Thai

Ratio of local students to international students

25% international students

Max. number of students per class

Preschool:12
PKG:15
KG:18
Grade 1: 20
Grades 2-5: 22
Grades 6-12: 25

Average number of students per class

Preschool: 9
PKG: 15
KG: 14
Grade 1: 19
Grade 2: 20
Grade 3: 19
Grade 4: 19
Grade 5: 19
Grades 6-12: 18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

Yes - Our English Language Development Program recognizes that all students represent multiple levels of proficiency in the English language. RIS offers a combination of sheltered classes, study support classes, and push-in support for subject areas. Daily study support is also offered to help students keep pace with their core subjects and to provide the opportunity to review and practice the basic components of the English language.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Japanese, Mandarin, French, Spanish and Thai

Use of technology in the classroom

Google for education, campus wide gmail and wifi, an iPad program in Elementary and a 1:1 laptop program in the Middle school and High school.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The amount of homework given depends on the grade students are in and the course load they are following.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

For certain grades there is a waitlist.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

There are English, mathematics, and possibly a modern language placement test. Students applying for Pre-school, Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grade 1 will be observed in small group settings by the Elementary Counselor and the school psychologist.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Mid-July but we do consider late enrollment.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if there is space available in the grade the student is applying for.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% though some students take gap years to pursue other enriching opportunities.

External examinations/assessments available

MAP, PSAT, SAT, IB, AP, and TOEFL

Results in these examinations

Our students excel in examinations. We average 100 points higher than US students on the SAT and 2 of our IB Diploma students scored a perfect score this year when there were only 160 perfect scores worldwide. Our students are consistently offered entrance into top universities around the world.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

If students are Catholic they follow religion classes.

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

Ruamrudee International School provides an interfaith, inclusive, and academically rigorous education for students to be balanced, successful, and compassionate individuals. All students take values courses.

School bus service available

Yes, for an additional fee.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes. Our Special Needs Program is overseen by our Director of Pupil Services, one of our school psychologists.

Learning support offered

The Special Education Program is designed to take into account the wide diversity of individual characteristics, interests, abilities, and learning needs. It will include parents, teachers, counsellors, and care givers at every stage and in all plans that are made to meet the student's educational needs. Equality of opportunity for all students is essential and it is important that students with special needs have the opportunity to learn along side their peers. For this reason, special education needs of students will normally be met in the mainstream classroom setting.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer an Extended Day Program as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Advanced Placement track. Students may follow a full IB diploma or may choose to select specific courses from both IB and AP that best suit their needs. They may also follow an enriched American curriculum.

Student access to education psychologist

In addition to six counselors, we have two full time psychologists.

School start time

7:10

School finish time

2:40

Supervised care before/after school

We offer an Extended Day program after school.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We offer a diverse array of Extended Day Programs, Athletic programs (68 teams) and Artistic programs through our Fine Arts department, as well as many service oriented clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes. We have a diverse offering of independent service providers.

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

Yes

Sports activities included

All students are required to take Physical Education. When students enter High School they may select among a series of sports to comprise the PE credits needed to meet our graduation requirement. Courses include Basketball, Football, Aquatics, Badminton, Volleyball, Softball, Strength Training, Yoga, etc.

Sports facilities at the school

Two indoor gyms, three outdoor gyms, three grass fields, two Fifa certified turf fields, one Olympic sized swimming pool, one 25 meter pool, tennis courts.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we compete in the BISAC and SEASAC Athletic Conferences.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Ruamrudee International School is a private, non-profit day school that provides an interfaith, inclusive, and academically rigorous education for students to be balanced, successful, and compassionate individuals. Established in 1957, it was the first school in Thailand to achieve WASC accreditation. Emphasis on values and character education is a hallmark of learning at RIS. Our students are encouraged to achieve their full potential while developing skills and attributes that help them become responsible global citizens and contributing members of society.

Teaching approach of the school

Vision: Ruamrudee International School will be known globally as a hallmark of international education, nurturing intellectual development, moral character, and physical well-being, while fostering compassion through action and shaping the lives of tomorrow's leaders.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: admissions@rism.ac.th
School's webpage: www.rism.ac.th
Address: 6 Ramkhamhaeng 184 Minburi - 10510 Bangkok, Thailand