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Language of instructionEnglish
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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
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 335,241 ฿
to: 426,656 ฿
Address: 101/177 Moo 7 Soi Mooban Bangpleenives, Prasertsin Road, Bangplee Yai, Samutprakarn 10540 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


Native English speaking teachers

Yes. Instruction in all non-language classes is in English and are all native speakers. 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 (EIP) 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, Spanish and Computer Coding. Thai and Chinese are offered from PK2 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, Japanese, Spanish and Computer Coding are offered in High School.

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.

Use of technology in the classroom

Elementary school students use tablets for some lessons and activities while middle school students use 1:1 Chromebooks or Macs and high school students are 1:1 with Macs.
Our school understands the value of technology and we prepare our students to become 21st Century learners. We do this by incorporating technology into all of our classes.

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)

We offer a variety of virtual classroom opportunities depending on the needs of our students. We offered both a flipped classroom model as well as full virtual models in times of need. Since all of our teachers are Google Certified and incorporate technology into their classrooms, a move to online learning is easy for both students and teachers.

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.

External examinations or assessments available

MAP Grades KG-8, PSAT Grades 8-10, AP exams, SAT and SAT subject tests

Results in these examinations

From 2014-2019 school years, 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 teachers assign homework to their students?


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: 50 minutes per day
Grade 6: 60 minutes per day
Grade 7: 70 minutes per day
Grade 8: 80 minutes per day

Grades 9-12: 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.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


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.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer multiple opportunities for gifted students such as robotics, coding, accelerated classes, academic enrichment opportunities, clubs, and trips.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students and parents will meet and talk with our Admissions 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 as part of our admissions process.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We have rolling admissions.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


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), basketball, badminton, golf, softball, swimming and more. Also, we are part of Asia International Schools Athletic Association (AISAA), another sports league comprising international schools who seek a more developmental approach.

School bus service available

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

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)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

One Club, Smile Club (supports Operation Smile), Paper Rangers (recycling/environmental awareness), Chinese Chess, American Chess, HOWL Club (school newspaper), Yearbook Club, SAT/Test Prep Club, Model United Nations, Math Competition Club, National Honor Society (NHS), National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), Red Cross Youth Volunteer Club, Art History & Open Studio Club, Thai Traditional Dance Club, Chinese Debate Club, Magic Club, Strategy Games Club, Resea Club, Unicef Club, Art Club, Music Club, Chorus Club and Band 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 baking, strategy games, string club, lego robotics, art club, drama, math, magic club, chess club, storybook crafts, IELTS practice, english for beginners, chinese for beginners, tennis and yoga & mindfulness for kids.

Sports activities included

Students in all grades are required to take physical education (PE) courses. PE sports include swimming, basketball, volleyball, football (soccer), badminton, golf, swimming, softball, T-ball, tennis, table tennis, track & field and field hockey.

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. Aside from BISAC, we are part of Asia International Schools Athletic Association (AISAA), another sports league comprising international schools who seek a more developmental approach.

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.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

TCIS is a caring, collaborative community focused on preparing students for college and beyond by emphasizing a trilingual 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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