NIST International School Bangkok, Thailand

NIST inspires growth, empowers individual excellence and enriches lives.

NIST Child Safeguarding

WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU IN A SCHOOL?

Choosing a school can be a challenging decision. We know that every family is unique, and what you consider to be important in making that choice may be very different from others. From location and facilities to beliefs and values, the number of considerations can be overwhelming. We strongly believe that children flourish in a school when you can make an informed decision to join a community that shares your values. What matters most to you?

Tuition & Fees

As a not-for-profit foundation school, NIST is overseen by a parent-elected board. We strive to maintain fiscal responsibility, and all tuition income directly benefits our students and the greater community.

Location

Nestled in the heart of one of Bangkok’s busiest business districts, the NIST International School campus is located on Sukhumvit Soi 15, mere minutes from Asok BTS Station and Terminal 21.

Learning

Founded in Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation, the International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.

Campus & Facilities

Though we are an inner-city school, our 25-rai campus encompasses ten buildings that house over 90 classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities ranging from a theatre and exhibition halls to multiple gymnasiums and arts studios.

School Performance

NIST has earned a reputation for academic excellence, and our students continually outperform national, regional and global averages on the IB exam, and attend top universities worldwide.

Our Diversity

We strongly believe that diversity is not simply a list of nationalities. It means being inclusive and providing students with the opportunity to engage with difference in all its forms, from culture and background to strengths and needs.

Our Community

Schools do not exist in a bubble. We strive to create a safe, growth-focused community that cares for every individual and extends our philosophy and impact beyond our gates.

Our Values & Core Beliefs

Our community sees education as a force that can enlighten and transform. Through learning grounded in our shared values, we have the opportunity to positively impact those around us.

NIST Child Safeguarding

In line with international standards, NIST maintains strong child protection policies & procedures and our school strives to provide a safe & secure environment for all students.

WHAT MAKES OUR COMMUNITY UNIQUE?

There are many international schools in Bangkok, and all share some common values and approaches. But we also believe some aspects of the NIST community are unique, providing an enriching experience that prepares children for a world defined by cultural, environmental and technological disruption, and aligns to the shifts in universities and the workplace.

We Are Inclusive & Diverse

We are inclusive and diverse.

In the Bangkok international school community, students come from nearly every nation around the globe, and NIST is no exception, with over 60 nationalities represented. But we believe that diversity encompasses so much more than this. Children must learn to work and live in communities that encompass differing backgrounds, abilities and beliefs. We strive to provide an environment in which they can experience and value difference.

We believe in the power of service.

Service empowers students to connect with others in order to take action to enrich themselves, our communities and the world. It also offers an invaluable opportunity for them to engage with global issues at a local level, make connections with one another and outside community members, and develop the skills that will enable them to become successful global citizens. At NIST students take the lead in proposing, developing and launching service projects. This leads not only to greater learning opportunities, but also to greater attachment and commitment to the projects.

We are Service Minded
We are Service Minded

We believe in the power of service.

At NIST students take the lead in proposing, developing and launching service projects. This leads not only to greater learning opportunities, but also to greater attachment and commitment to the projects.

Service at NIST empowers students to connect with others in order to take action to enrich themselves, our communities and the world. It also offers an invaluable opportunity for them to engage with global issues at a local level, make connections with one another and outside community members, and develop the skills that will enable them to become successful global citizens. We are proud to offer over 20 service groups, co-led by student leaders and adult mentors. These sustainable groups address issues ranging from environmental protection to poverty alleviation to human rights advocacy.

We are Research Driven

We are driven by research.

NIST’s aspirations and vision of education do not rely on models of the past, on the accumulation of knowledge or the memorization of facts. We believe in making decisions grounded in research in order to provide students with a supportive environment and the best possible learning opportunities. Though we are an International Baccalaureate school, we adopt best practices to suit our philosophy and context, ensuring that our graduates are fully prepared for the challenges of university and the workplace.

WHAT'S NEW AT NIST?

Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Welcome to NIST!

“The community understands and has embraced the shift from an achievement-oriented to a growth-oriented learning model and its connection to developing lifelong learners.”
— 2018 NEASC Accreditation Report

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

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Book a School Tour

We encourage all families to make an appointment to tour the school. Your visit will offer you a unique view into our community and allow us to provide more in-depth information in order to help you make the best educational decision for your family.

Admissions

First and foremost, thank you for considering NIST as an option for your child. As you explore our site and admissions information, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our curriculum, philosophy or any other aspect of the school.

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The IB Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.

Academics

Our community has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics over the past two decades. Being the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand and a frequent early adopter of programme developments, NIST enjoys an unparalleled relationship with the IB, remaining at the forefront of progressive, research-based teaching and learning.

Nikolaj Coster Waldau at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Positive Impact

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
– William Durant – 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

NIST encourages all students to push beyond their limits through the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Programme, which offers more than 300 activities in areas as diverse as sports, drama, music, art, technology, academics, language, and social and environmental activism.

We believe in the power of education

We believe in the power of education

All of the members of the NIST community, past and present, see education as a force that can enlighten and transform.

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

Get in touch with NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Get in touch

We welcome your inquiry, and would be happy to respond to any queries you may have for you and your family.