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Developing global citizens in the heart of Bangkok
A community connected through language
A community connected through language
Serving and learning from others
Serving and learning from others
A community where everyone belongs
A community where everyone belongs

Inspire, Empower, Enrich


We value the transformative power of diverse experiences in a student's journey. Our curated Learning Programme, aligned with the IB philosophy, offers sports, service, expeditions, arts, and wellness opportunities. Through these experiences, students develop skills and qualities essential for success at NIST and beyond, fostering holistic education.


NIST, a leading educational institution in Thailand, offers the full range of International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes and a NIST Diploma. The concept-based curriculum integrates IB frameworks, NIST Attributes, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, providing a comprehensive and well-rounded education. The Global Citizenship Diploma (GCD) is also offered to secondary students.

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Our Purpose-Expeditions

The NIST Expedition element provides structured outdoor activities that challenge students, fostering resilience and self-management. Starting from a young age, expeditions increase in difficulty, aligning with the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award scheme. Teachers play a significant role in guiding students and sharing experiences inside and outside the classroom.

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Our Purpose-Activities

The NIST Activities Programme offers over 300 diverse activities across academics, arts, sports, service, and more. Encouraging students to step outside their comfort zones, it fosters personal growth and resilience, and emphasises the importance of learning from challenges and making a positive impact on others.

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Service Learning at NIST shapes global citizens dedicated to positive change. Integrated into our programme, it instills a service mindset, systems thinking, and sustainability partnerships. From early years to graduation, students embrace the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, making a meaningful impact on people and the planet.

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Our Purpose-Wellbeing

Wellbeing is an integral part of the NIST Learning Programme, fostering a caring community where individuals feel supported and connected. Through respectful relationships, a balanced lifestyle, community engagement, and a learner-centered curriculum, NIST cultivates competency, enjoyment, and meaningful experiences for all community members.

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NIST is a non-profit international school that offers premium IB education to students aged 3-19

The first full IB World school in Thailand

The first full IB World School in Thailand


NIST International School in Bangkok is a not-for-profit full IB World School offering a premium international education for students aged 3 to 19 years.

NIST promotes early childhood learning through inquiry-based play and follows the IB PYP principles

Early Years (EY)

Early Years (EY)


Students are capable learners with unique experiences and innate curiosity. The NIST Early Years Programme fosters learning through play and inquiry, promoting the development of intellect, identity, well-being, character and social connection. Our educators observe, listen, question and challenge children's thinking, creating a rich learning environment based on our school-wide mission, vision and values, and the beliefs of the IB PYP.

PYP supports 3-11 year olds' growth through inquiry-based learning, personalized approaches, and community support

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

Primary Years Programme (PYP)


The holistic approach of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) empowers children from 3 to 11 years old. It fosters emotional, social, and academic development through concept-based inquiry, student-centered learning, and a supportive community, cultivating a love for learning and essential skills.

MYP for ages 11-16 builds on PYP skills through 8 subjects, global themes, and personal project

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Middle Years Programme (MYP)


For students aged 11 to 16, the MYP builds on foundational skills from the PYP. It encompasses eight core subject areas, global themes, and a strong service component. Students connect their learning to real-world contexts and complete a personal project in the final year.

NIST offers IB Diploma Programme for students aged 16-19 with 6 subjects, 2nd language, essay, theory, and CAS

Diploma Programme (DP)

Diploma Programme (DP)


At NIST, students aged 16 to 19 complete their education through a rigorous Diploma Programme. Building on the MYP, this university-preparatory programme offers six subject areas, including a second language. Students can pursue individual courses or the full diploma. Key elements include an extended essay, theory of knowledge course, and CAS activities for real-world application.

Global Citizen Diploma (GCD)

Global Citizen Diploma (GCD)

Global Citizen Diploma (GCD)


NIST is part of a consortium offering the Global Citizen Diploma (GCD). This programme recognizes students' comprehensive education, including experiences in and outside the classroom. The GCD enhances self and global awareness, fostering connections and developing skills to make a positive impact globally. It emphasizes metacognition, passion, and talent development.

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

Duke of Edinburgh's International Award

Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award


NIST International School offers the globally-recognized Duke of Edinburgh's International Award to its students, promoting personal development and recognition for their efforts. This award fosters character building, leadership skills, and a sense of responsibility. Students participate in the award programme, gaining valuable skills and contributing to the local community.


Creating an Oasis in the Heart of Bangkok


Our Campus

Revitalising our campus for enhanced learning, safety and belonging.


Conveniently located in Asok, Bangkok, NIST is easily accessible by taxi, BTS or MRT.


A proudly diverse and welcoming community of over 90 nationalities.

NIST at a Glance


average IB Diploma score


home languages offered during the school day curriculum


of students graduate with a bilingual diploma


nationalities in our school community


students aged 3-18


pass rate of IB Diploma candidates


student-led Service Groups


activities offered throughout the year


number of expedition trips taken by NIST students each year

Our Voices


Our Voices - Hannah Bickel (Class of 2020)

Throughout my time at NIST, Spirit Days encapsulated the vibrant essence of our school spirit and community, with students uniting in colorful displays of camaraderie and competition.

Olivier Hildebrand

NIST nurtures global citizens through an interdisciplinary, modern and conscientious education environment that prepares us for the challenges of the future.

Sento Ueoka

NIST is my second home, a cornucopia of opportunity available right at our fingertips.

Olivia Benson

Without NIST, I wouldn’t have found my feet in the bizarre industry of theatre and live events.

Cindy (Hsin-Yi) Chen

NIST fosters diversity, empowers changemakers, and cultivates a thriving community dedicated to global citizenship and sustainable impact.

Our Voices - Paniti & Nuttaya Junhasavasdikul, Parents

NIST’s faculty support led to our son’s academic success, fostering their critical thinking, creativity, empathy and global readiness.

Our Voices-Rachel Wu, Class of 2005

NIST fosters empathy and compassion, connecting people from diverse backgrounds, religions and cultures.

James Dykman

NIST: A grateful, thriving community where teachers and students grow together, supported by vibrant surroundings in Bangkok, Thailand.

Our Voice-Adam Crowe & Lauren Hateley-Crowe

NIST: A place where growth thrives, supported by exceptional educators and a holistic learning programme. Bangkok offers vibrant family experiences.

Our Voices-Padorn Wuwongse, Class of 2007


NIST molds caring, well-rounded individuals, nurturing critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills for life.

Harang Jung

NIST's care and support made the international move worthwhile. Valued colleagues, well-resourced school, and vibrant Bangkok offer abundant opportunities.

James Dykman

NIST: Diverse colleagues, exemplary language programme, inspiring environment. Bangkok offers vibrant experiences and endless possibilities.