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Thai-Chinese International School

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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 372,720 ฿
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 372,720 ฿
Address: 101/177 Moo 7 Soi Mooban Bangpleenives, Prasertsin Road, Bangplee Yai, Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand
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Number of students

667

Number of nationalities represented in the school

13

Most common nationality

Thai

Ratio of local students to international students

6:1

Max. number of students per class

20 in Elementary School. 25 in High School.

Average number of students per class

20 or fewer.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. We have teaching assistants in pre-kindergarten 2 (PK2), PK3, PK4, kindergarten, 1st grade and 2nd grade.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes. Instruction in all non-language classes is in English. Our Chinese instructors are all natives of Taiwan and are native speakers of Mandarin Chinese. Our Thai language teachers are all native Thai teachers. All of our teachers are college graduates and accredited through educational agencies.

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. We have an English as Additional Language program with dedicated EAL teachers for elementary school, middle school and high school students. We also have an English Intensive Program (IEP) for students who need more support which includes instruction in a class dedicated to students who need intensive support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Thai, Chinese, Korean, Japanese. Thai and Chinese are offered from KG through 12th grade. We provide differentiation in our Chinese and Thai classes by offering separate classes for native speakers and non-native speakers of both Thai and Chinese. Korean and Japanese are offered in High School.

Use of technology in the classroom

Elementary school students use tablets for some lessons and activities while middle school students use Chromebook and high school students are 1:1 with Macs.
We understand how much screen time students are subject to, so we are judicious in balancing use of technology in the classroom along with skills and knowledge students need to have with technology in the 21st century.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

The purpose of homework is to reinforce the ongoing learning in the classroom and promote involvement of parents in the child's education. Homework provides enrichment, review and reinforcement of the curriculum. Homework should be meaningful to what is being taught but not redundant. Balancing the amount of homework assigned by teachers within a grade level is important. Students should not be overloaded with homework on any given evening.
The recommended maximum of daily homework, inclusive of all subjects, is as follows:
Pre-kindergarten: 10 minutes/day
Grade 1: 10 minutes/day
Grade 2: 20 minutes/day
Grade 3: 30 minutes/day
Grade 4: 40 minutes/day
Grade 5-12: depends on individual students needs and interests
AP courses require additional time commitments as they are college level.
Homework assignments are posted on Google Classroom to keep parents informed.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

No

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students and parents will meet and talk with our Student Services team. We will also have the student meet with our Thai and Chinese Department heads to determine the students placement in those respective language courses. Students also take the MAP assessment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have rolling admissions.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

AP exams, SAT subject tests

Results in these examinations

From 2014-2018 we have increased the percentage of students receiving a 3+ on the AP exams. In 2018, our SAT scores improved on average by 75 points.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No. Thai teachers do provide time for students to practice mindfulness in their classroom and our Thai classes do include a focus on the 5 moral precepts as part of the Thai Ministry of Education guidelines.

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

All students are welcome at TCIS regardless of religious or non-religious beliefs.

School bus service available

Yes. We contract through a third-party to provide transportation services for students.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

Learning support offered

We do provide support for students with English language instruction needs with three full-time staff members dedicated to supporting students who are designated as English language learners.

Student access to education psychologist

No

School start time

7:30

School finish time

3:10

Supervised care before/after school

Yes. We offer a variety of educational and non-educational programs through our After School Enrichment Program (ASEP). We also compete in a variety of interscholastic sports as part of our membership in BISAC, a sports league comprised of international schools in Bangkok. Sports include volleyball, football (soccer), badminton, golf, softball, swimming and more.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

One Club (LGBTQ), Smile Club (supports Operation Smile, Paper Rangers (recycling/environmental awareness), Chinese Chess, HOWL Club (school newspaper), Yearbook Club, SAT/Test Prep Club, Model United Nations, Math Competition Club.
We also offer intramural sports and have a After School Enrichment Program (ASEP) which offers a variety of academic and non-academic classes from students, including robotics, arts, drama, math, magic, foreign languages and physical education.

School provided lunches

Yes. We have a canteen where all students eat their meals.

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

Yes

Sports activities included

Students in all grades are required to take physical education (PE) courses. PE sports include swimming, basketball, volleyball, football (soccer), football, softball and field hockey.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor pool. Outdoor basketball court. Two indoor gyms with facilities for basketball, rock climbing, volleyball and other indoor sports. We have an AstroTurf field (new in 2018) for use in outdoor sports.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We are a member of Bangkok International School Athletic Conference (BISAC). Interscholastic sports include cross country, football (soccer), volleyball, softball, basketball, golf, swimming, badminton and tennis.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

TCIS is a caring, collaborative community focused on preparing students for college and beyond by emphasizing a tri-lingual education (English, Chinese and Thai). Our goal is to develop: Critical thinkers, effective communicators, independent learners, collaborative workers, and responsible global participants. Our students are active in both local, national and international competitions and events. Our students exemplify the characteristics of true global contributors.

Teaching approach of the school

Teachers at TCIS International School look at each individual student and prescribe the best course of action for that child. We believe that an individual approach to learning is beneficial and therefore we differentiate based on the needs of students. For example, some students in our Middle School are advanced math students and take High School math classes. While some students may struggle with English, we place them in an English Intensive Program to help them catch up with the reading, writing and conversational skills of their peers. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of each individual student and we plan our teaching in each class according to this philosophy.
TCIS uses an American curriculum.

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