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The IB

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. Nearly 4,000 schools in almost 150 countries offer one or more of the IB programmes, a number that climbs each year as it continues to redefine our conception of modern learning.

The IB encompasses three programmes—the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme—that provide a progressive, international education to children from three to nineteen years old. Independent of any one nation, it promotes intercultural understanding and dialogue, and fosters compassion in youth, driving them to be lifelong learners. With its rigorous learning standards and focus on community building, the IB principles parallel NIST’s own mission and vision.

 

The First Full IB School in Bangkok

With NIST’s adoption of the Primary Years Programme in 1999, we became the first full IB school in Bangkok and remain the only one with a not-for-profit status. As the first school in Thailand to offer all IB three programmes, NIST has taken the lead in promoting the IB throughout Southeast Asia, piloting new developments and working with IB staff to continually improve the quality of the programmes.

This relationship is further strengthened through our close, personal relationship with the organization. NIST frequently serves as one of the few schools around the globe to host major IB workshop events, and our teachers are frequently IB presenters and leaders both in Thailand and abroad.

 

What Makes the IB Unique?

  • An international-minded framework and approach, independent of any one nationality or creed
  • A model intrinsically centered on the concept of a well-rounded learner
  • Very strong focuses on inquiry-based learning, service learning, experiential learning and trans-disciplinary learning
  • A coherent, consistent programme across all year levels through recurring themes, concepts and ideas
  • The formal application of differing teaching and learning styles to address the needs of all students
  • Rigorous standards and learning goals aligned to university-level studies and the unique challenges of the 21st century

 

Learn more about the IB programmes on the IB website.

The IB Learner Profile

The IB mission and principles are made tangible through the learner profile, which identifies traits that all learners should strive to develop. As envisioned by the IB, this profile “describes a broad range of human capacities and responsibilities that go beyond academic success“.

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective
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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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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