Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
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|Native English speaking teachers||
The majority of the teaching staff are from the UK, Ireland, America, South Africa and Australia. All hold nationally recognised teaching degrees and some also hold Masters Degrees.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
English as an Additional Language Programme
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Thai, German, Mandarin
|Max. number of students per class||
Early Years: The maximum class size is 20 children with one teacher and one teaching assistant.
Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2 has a maximum class size of 25 children, with one homeroom teacher and a teacher assistant who moves between Years 1 and 2.
Key Stage 2: Years 3 and 4 has a maximum class size of 25 children, with one homeroom teacher and a teacher assistant who moves between Years 3 and 4.
Key Stage 3: The maximum class size is 25 children, with one homeroom teacher per year and subject specialists for each subject.
Key Stages 4 & 5: The maximum class size is 15 children, with one homeroom teacher per year and subject specialists for each subject.
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Classrooms are spacious and equipped with fully networked computers and internet access. VCIS has installed Activ-boards in classrooms, to build a unique interactive multimedia learning environment for students.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE, A Levels
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
VCIS is selective in acceptance of its students. Selection is based on each students’ English, Mathematical and Science abilities. Students entering VCIS will also be interviewed by the English Language Specialist, to determine their level of spoken English. Students are assessed according to their age and year level.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|Students can join after academic year begins||
VCIS observes a rolling admission’s policy. If space allows and the assessment criteria is met, children can join the school throughout the year. However, Years 9, 10 and 12 can only be joined at the beginning of the year.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Early Years and Primary: 15:30
|School provided lunches||
Yes. The canteen offers a range of snacks and various foods. The lunch consists of Western, Thai and vegetarian dishes, as well as, Asian noodle soup, salad and fresh fruits. Children may also bring their own food from home.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Origami, creative dance, Google club, music world, art, drawing, sketch club, film, karaoke, football, band, dance, computer coding, rugby, cricket, basketball, calligraphy, table tennis, swimming, drama, TEDx, thinking skills, Duke of Edunburgh
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Sports facilities include futsal, basketball, and general purpose fields, as well as a 25 meter swimming pool.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Varee Chiangmai International School is a modern school, located in the cultural city of Chiang Mai, Norther Thailand.
The school is well equipped with the latest educational resources, led by a team of dedicated educators and fully accredited by the UK-based Education Development Trust and Cambridge International Examinations.