Nestled in the heart of one of Bangkok’s busiest business districts, the NIST International School campus is located on Sukhumvit Soi 15, minutes from Asok BTS skytrain and Sukhumvit MRT subway stations. Our 25-rai campus encompasses ten buildings that house over 90 classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities.
Our younger students enjoy a purpose-built Early Years Centre, including modern playground facilities, one small pool, an explorative/growing/hands-on garden, and access to the elementary library, playground, cafeteria and sports facilities. The Early Years Centre is designed to enable our students to learn through play, inquiry and exploration.
The Elementary and Secondary Buildings contain subject-specific classrooms, including science and technology labs, counselling and language rooms, art, music and recording studios, as well as a dedicated Maker Space. Senior students have access to a student-designed lounge, café and multi-purpose area called The Hub that reflects the principles of modern education and learning research.
Sports and physical education activities are a large part of the NIST curriculum in helping students to develop as individuals and as a part of a team. The Sports Complex includes a gymnastics studio, sports hall with multiple basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pool, two tennis courts and a FIFA-certified football pitch.
Two outstanding and well resourced libraries that provide additional learning spaces and opportunities for student collaboration. Students can purchase meals from a central cafeteria, as well as from cafés and shops around the campus, enjoying vegetables and herbs grown in our productive roof-top garden.
Our Creative Arts Building provides performance and dance studios, gallery and display spaces for student art works, a theatre, multiple visual arts studios, instrumental and vocal music rooms, private practice rooms and a recording studio.
A new 350-seat theatre, The Black Box Theatre, was completed in 2023 as part of our strategic Campus Development Plan. The theatre is located in our new Innovation Building, that also provides flexible educational spaces for our students, language classrooms, and the school’s operational functions such as Admissions and the School Shop.
The multi-year campus plan includes renovating our older buildings, the expansion of sports facilities, and the building of more green spaces to support our environmental sustainability initiatives. This redevelopment is to meet the school community’s future needs in terms of learning spaces, health and safety, security, and creating greater efficiencies.
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The redesign and redevelopment of the NIST campus is to meet the future needs in terms of learning spaces, health and safety, security and creating greater efficiencies. This exciting campus redesign is the largest and most comprehensive series of renovation and building projects in the history of the school, and will provide the facilities for our ongoing success well into the future.
We are delighted to have completed the first phase of our campus development with the opening of our new Innovation Building. This new multi-purpose building will be our new prominent front of school entrance and will provide additional facilities and functions.
The Innovation Building will house a new state-of-the-art Black Box Theatre, including classrooms, drama and dance studios. Besides these, this building will also house the school’s operational functions such as admissions, finance, enrolment services and the school shop, making it easier and more efficient for our parent community and visitors to access these services.
One of our overarching design principles has been efficiency and we can already begin to see how our new buildings will provide us with modern, efficient and safe learning spaces.
We have begun Phase 2 of our plan with demolition works to several buildings. These buildings were built over 70 years ago and are reminiscent of the modernist style popular at the time. White bricks to reflect the heat, brick hole patterns allowing for natural ventilation and light, and open stairwells and corridors to provide for air circulation. Unfortunately, buildings constructed in the 1960s no longer provide us with the comfort and health standards expected of our students and faculty members, and ongoing maintenance costs continue to increase. We need to fulfil our obligations to our community and provide a comfortable and safe campus.
We are aiming for January 2025 as the planned date for completion of Phase 2 which will feature a Pavilion building and new Elementary Buildings. These new buildings will almost double the size of our current elementary learning space, and contain a bespoke two level elementary library, two Maker Space areas and a purpose built elementary gymnasium.
While our school is limited in land area, we are able to increase the height of some of our buildings, and utilise our footprint more effectively. The new buildings will be a total of 24,000 square metres providing NIST with additional learning and community space.
NIST is grounded in history and also it is founded on philanthropy. In line with our philanthropic beginnings, our new building plan provides us with the opportunity to encourage existing members of our community to contribute to our school in a variety of ways, including the financial support and naming rights.
Creating an Oasis in the City
We remain committed to creating an oasis in the city, including green play spaces and a beautiful downtown forest. We continue developing our relationship with Bangkok's Big Tree’s Project. The Big Trees Project is committed to helping various agencies to see the value of green space and work together to preserve the quality of our environment. Our partnership with Big Trees is focused on protecting our indigenous trees on campus and adding more in the future to create a vibrant and beautiful learning environment for our students.