NIST International School Bangkok, Thailand

NIST inspires growth, empowers individual excellence and enriches lives.

NIST Child Safeguarding
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.


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.


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.

Academic 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 Inclusive Culture

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

Our Diverse 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.


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 & 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 77 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.

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 Research Driven

We ground our programmes in 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 based on 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 not only fully prepared for the challenges of university and the workplace, but also passionate about making a positive impact in the world.


Our Aspiration, NIST International School in Bangkok

Our Aspiration

We strive to expand traditional models of education, to foster principled, good people who will flourish throughout their lives and in turn make a positive impact in the world.

Welcome to NIST International School

As the first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, we inspire and empower individual excellence, and enrich lives.
Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

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.

Joining the NIST Community

Selecting a school can be a difficult decision for families, and we hope to work with you to help you make the right choice. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

The IB Mission at NIST Internation School in Bangkok

The IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate does not represent only a curriculum, but also a mission to transform the world through education by fostering thoughtful, principled learners.

An Education that Inspires & Enriches

Though we have cultivated a reputation for excellence in academics, we believe education is inextricably tied to wellbeing, character and action. Through learning comes joy.

A Lasting Impact, Service Learning at NIST International School in Bangkok

A Lasting Impact

Many of our alumni go on to work for NGOs and non-profits, become activists and reformers, and even create their own social enterprises.

Transforming Lives through Service

We believe service must be woven into the fabric of our learning, not as single projects or donations, but rather as the core means through which we translate learning into sustained action.
The NIST Falcons

The NIST Falcons

Our Falcons athletes participate in over a dozen competitive sports, from basketball and volleyball to gymnastics and fencing, with other schools around Bangkok and Southeast Asia.

Opportunities beyond the Classroom

We grow when pushed beyond our perceived limits. The NIST Activities Programme offers students the opportunity to challenge themselves through more than 300 activities, including sports, the arts, technology and more.

We believe in the power of education

International & Inclusive

As one of the most diverse international schools in Thailand, we seek to be inclusive and value difference as a catalyst for individual and collective growth.

A Vibrant Community Built on Shared Values

"Respectful, healthy, ethical relationships and interactions create a true sense of community at NIST."
(2018 NEASC Accreditation Report)

Contact NIST International School in Bangkok

Our Campus

Nestled in Bangkok's central business district, the NIST campus sits in close proximity to Asok BTS Station, and Sukhumvit and Petchaburi MRT Stations.

Get in Touch

We welcome all inquiries, whether you wish to enroll your child at NIST, apply for a position or partner with us.

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