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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.

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  • 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.

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.

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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

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Get in touch

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