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NIST High School Courses

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NIST High School Courses

Though NIST encourages all students to pursue the IB Diploma Programme (DP), we also also believe in providing as many unique opportunities to students as possible. This includes our own high school courses that complement the DP and provide the option of an alternate pathway for students who do not want to pursue the full DP.

All of the NIST High School Courses available can be taken in conjunction with IB courses in areas of strength or interest, and provide a grade point average equivalence used for college or university acceptance. Additionally, they reinforce essential concepts and skills that can be applied both in and out of the classroom. The courses are open to all year 12 and year 13 students and provide further opportunity for students to have a challenging, engaging and successful education at NIST.

Several key features distinguish our high school courses:

  • The courses are academically rigorous
  • Assessment is project and skills-based
  • Completion of the CAS programme is required
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) and the extended essay are optional
  • 3 higher level (HL) subjects are not required

The progress of students in all year levels is internally based on published criteria. As is the case with the full DP, parents are kept informed of progress through reports, parent/teacher conferences and information evenings.

Curriculum Standards

All NIST High School Courses are based on US-based learning standards. These standards were carefully selected for each subject area in order to ensure the best possible alignment with the NIST curriculum and approaches to learning.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
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

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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)

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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.

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