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CityChiang Mai
CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 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 14 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 215,900 ฿
to: 471,300 ฿
This school has more than one campus in Chiang Mai:
Main Campus: Ages 10 to 18

Address: 158/1 Moo 3 Hangdong-Samoeng Road Banpong, HangdongChiangmai 50230 Thailand

Primary Campus: Ages 1 to 12

Address: 288 Moo 2 Tumbul, Mae Hia A.Muang Chiangmai 50100 ,Thailand

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Thai students make up approximately 25% of APIS students body with Chinese, Korean, and Japanese being other nationalities represented.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes! For students who do not meet our minimum English requirements, we offer a 1 year English Academy. For those students who do meet our minimum standard, but require additional support, we have a robust English Language Learning program.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Thai, Chinese, and Japanese.

Max. number of students per class

Nursery - K3 the maximum is 20, for students in Grades 1 - 12, the maximum is 25

Average number of students per class

Our current class average is 14

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

We have teaching assistants in all PYP classrooms, Nursery - Grade 6.

Use of technology in the classroom

Our students in Grades 4 - 10 are provided with a Chromebook for use in class and at home. Our younger students have access to ipads and laptop cart use during the school day. All classrooms have a desktop computer and projection unit that supports teaching and learning.

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 use Seesaw, Google Classroom and Zoom to provide students with in person and on line learning opportunities during emergencies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

We do not affiliate with any one religion. Our students represent a wide range of nationalities and beliefs.

External examinations or assessments available

NWEA Map testing, IB Diploma exams, SAT, and AP Exams.

Results in these examinations

Our students do well - please refer to our school profile on our webpage.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, homework is assigned to students and nightly reading is expected of each student.

Approximate hours of homework given

Students in Grades 1 - 3 are expected to have less than an hour per evening, Grades 4 - 6 are expected to have an hour each night and students in Grade 7 and above should have between 60 - 90 minutes of homework each night, depending on the projects and class load.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

95% of our graduates go on to University after graduation.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a learning support specialist that provides supports for teachers and families. We also have a full time counselor on each campus that supports students with social and emotional health.

Learning support offered

Our Learning Support Teacher provides various modifications for students and oversees the classroom teachers who need support with interventions.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Because we offer the IB Continuum at our school, students are naturally challenged to extend their thinking and inquire about new and unique ways to problem solve. These students are given the agency to challenge themselves.

Student access to education psychologist

We do not have an educational psychologist on our campus.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and placement testing.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

During our interview process, the proctor engages in conversation with the student to determine their conversational english levels. The evaluation is an online tool that helps determine English language levels along with math levels.

Waiting list

Yes - in certain grades that are currently full.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We do not have a deadline - as an international school, we have open enrollment to allow for movement.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, we have open enrollment, which means students are accepted year round.

School start time

8:30 am Monday - Friday

School finish time

The academic day finishes at 3:30, but we offer After School Activities and Athletics from 3:30 - 4:30 Tuesday - Friday

Supervised care before/after school

Child care is not available.

School bus service available

Yes. We offer door to door service or pick up/drop off service between our Primary and Main campuses

School provided lunches

Yes, lunch and snack are included in the fee structure

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

Yes, our campus chefs are aware of the allergies and works to provide a variety of foods that all students and staff can access.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The range of activities is broad and encompasses performing arts, academics, athletics, culinary arts, community service and technology.

Sports activities included

Our PE curriculum is complete and offers a program that encourages healthy bodies for students in Nursery - Grade 12. There is ample play space for the students at both campuses and our secondary PE team provides intramural opportunities during the lunch break.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

APIS competes in the CMAC League with other International schools in Chiang Main in basketball, football, swimming, volleyball, track and field, and badminton.

Sports facilities at the school

Swimming pool, playground, sports field, tennis courts, football pitch, Muay Thai gym and ping pong facilities.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

American Pacific International School is a top residential and day school, providing a family centered, international IB school experience for children in Nursery to Grade 12 with a focus on becoming happy life-long learners.

Teaching approach of the school

APIS, as a community, passionately educates, inspires, nurtures and maximizes each students potential to become a global citizen and a happy life long learner.

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