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Our Mission, Vision & Values

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Our Mission, Vision & Values

Our mission, vision and values represent a collaborative effort between our staff, parents and students, all of whom contributed to their development. We do not consider these to be abstract, but rather central to our learning and practice. From our overarching direction as a community to our individual actions, we use them to guide and ground us.

 

Our Mission

NIST inspires growth, empowers individual excellence and enriches lives.
 

Our Vision

NIST will provide individualized and authentic learning pathways for students to flourish and positively impact others.
 

Our Values

Every community shares common beliefs. In order to accomplish our mission, we adopt a shared set of values that tie us together, providing purpose, structure and inspiration.

Our Values - NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand
  • Integrity: We believe that individuals should be honest and principled. This includes being committed to our mission, and holding yourself and others accountable for choices.
  • Caring: We believe that compassion and empathy are central to learning. Combined with a commitment to reflection and balance, they contribute to our wellness.
  • Community: We believe in collaborating with others as part of a diverse community, helping us become open minded and globally aware in order to effect positive change.
  • Growth: We believe in a commitment to a growth mindset through active engagement and striving for excellence. Through this we become resilient, creative learners.

While these values are integrated into our academic and enrichment programmes for students, we also expect that all members of our community, including parents, act in accordance with them.

Our Culture

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We believe collaboration is the key to successful teaching and learning. We want teachers and students who share that value, and strive to work together to enrich our entire community with opportunities for unique learning experiences. We appreciate individual successes and welcome the new ideas people often bring with them. We believe in networks and always seek to build further successful relationships within our community, in the Southeast Asia region and beyond.

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We expect our staff and students to work hard, but also remain balanced, and we believe that being a well-rounded individual makes this more likely. Everyone in the NIST community contributes beyond the classroom through sports, service and other extra-curricular activities, modeling the traits of global citizens. We believe that in a learning community, social connections help to keep us balanced, and we encourage our staff, students and parents to reach out to others.

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Above all we are very serious about learning at NIST. We believe we have a growth mindset as a community, and we want everyone who joins us to leave a more knowledgeable, principled and balanced person. We strive for excellence, encouraging every staff member and student to achieve their individual potential.

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.