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A Legacy of Academic & Personal Success

Our students have earned a reputation for academic excellence, and they continually outperform national, regional and global averages in the standard IB diploma examinations and SAT. The graduating Class of 2020 posted exceptional results in the IB DP exams, nearly matching the school’s record with an average score at 36.3, with 42.1% of the students earning 38 or more points, and 26.3% earning 40 or more points. Comparatively, 22.3% and 12.8% of test takers worldwide achieved those same levels. Similarly, previous classes achieved averages well above many of their peers, setting NIST’s five-year IB average at 35.4. This is particularly notable in that it is the highest average among any large cohort in Thailand with nearly the full class enrolled in the DP each year.

The Global Citizen Diploma

An optional qualification that students may choose to pursue during their high school years, the GCD allows students to reflect on learning experiences that are not traditionally measured through the IB programme. These reflections are reviewed and approved by a panel of staff members according to a standard set of expectations, allowing the students to earn recognition for their accomplishments in a wide variety of areas.

Download Our Academic Profile

Highlighting key data from the past year, our academic profile is submitted to universities to provide context for applications from NIST students.

NIST International School Bangkok - 2020-2021 Academic Profile
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IB Diploma Exam Results

As an IB World School, NIST offers students in Years 12-13 the opportunity to pursue the IB Diploma, a high school qualification that is recognized by universities around the world. All students who choose to pursue the diploma must take the standardized IB examinations, administered by the IB. NIST students have traditionally excelled in these exams, posting scores well above the global averages, and often leading other schools in the region.

 
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
5-Year Average
Class Size
110
116
111
103
106
-
Students in DP
94
112
99
95
96
-
IB Diplomas Awarded
91
111
98
90
95
-
NIST Pass Rate
96.8%
99.1%
99.0%
94.7%
99.0%
97.7%
Global Pass Rate
79.3%
78.4%
78.2%
77.8%
85.4%
79.8%
NIST Average Score
34.2
36.3
35.3
35.0
36.3
35.4
Global Average Score
30.0
29.9
29.8
29.7
31.4
30.2
NIST % of Bilingual Diplomas
56.0%
48.6%
54.1%
44.4%
52.6%
51.1%
Global % of Bilingual Diplomas
22.6%
22.6%
22.8%
23.8%
26.0%
23.6%
NIST High Score
45
45 (2)
45
43
45
-
Global # of Perfect Scores (45)
201
278
259
275
316
-
 
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SAT Exam Results

The SAT is a standardized examination offered to college-bound students worldwide, and a SAT score is required by many universities in order to complete the admissions process. Global averages remain relatively consistent at approximately 530 in each area. NIST seniors consistently outperform these averages in both math and reading.

 
2017
2018
2019
2020
4-Year Average
NIST Reading & Writing Average
620
620
630
640
628
Global Reading & Writing Average
533
536
531
528
532
NIST Math Average
640
640
650
660
648
Global Math Average
527
531
528
523
527
 

Note that the SAT format changed following 2016, limiting comparative data to the previous 4 years.

Four-Year University Matriculation

At NIST we begin the college guidance process in students’ first year of high school and work closely with them to select universities that are a good match. The guidance programme includes dozens of visits from university representatives each year; information sessions for students and parents; and a clear, transparent process that allows universities to trust that they are receiving serious applications from our students.

As a result of this careful planning, NIST students have been accepted to every one of the top 100 universities worldwide, and NIST alumni can be found in dozens of countries around the globe. However, acceptances are often contingent on test scores or performance, as well as the intention of the student to actually attend institutions to which they apply. A more accurate measure of a school’s success is the actual matriculation, or enrollment, of its graduates. Members of the Classes of 2017 to 2020 currently attend the following universities. (Multiple graduates attend the institutions in bold.)

Australia

The University of Melbourne
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney
University of Western Australia

Canada

Macquarie University
McGill University
McMaster University
OCAD University
Queen’s University
Simon Fraser University
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
The University of British Columbia
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
Western University
York University

Czech Republic

Charles University

Germany

Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen
Hanze University
Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler

Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong

India

Shiv Nadar University

Ireland

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Japan

International Christian University
Sophia University
Waseda University
Keio University
The University of Tokyo

Korea

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
Korea University
Yonsei University

Netherlands

Amsterdam University College
Erasmus University College
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Netherlands

The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Hotelschool the Hague
Leiden University
Maastricht University
University of Amsterdam
University College Utrecht
University of Groningen

New Zealand

University of Auckland
University of Otago 

Thailand

Chulalongkorn University
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology
Mahidol University
Thammasat University 

United Kingdom

Central Saint Martins
City, University London
Durham University
Falmouth University
King’s College London
Lancaster University
London College of Fashion
Loughborough University
Queen Mary University of London
University College London
University of Aberdeen
University of the Arts London
University of Bath
University of Bristol
University of Derby
The University of Edinburgh
University of Exeter
University of Liverpool
University of London
University of Manchester
University of Oxford
University of Reading
University of Sheffield
University of Southampton
University of Sussex
The University of Warwick
University of West London
University of Westminster

United States

American Musical and Dramatic Academy
Boston University
Brandeis University
Claremont McKenna College
Deakin University
DePaul University

United States

Emory University
Fashion Institute of Technology
Florida Atlantic University
Fordham University
Full Sail University
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Hofstra University
Indiana University
Lindenwood University
Loyola University Chicago
Michigan State University
Middlebury College
The New School
New York University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Otis College of Art & Design
Pacific University
Parsons School of Design
Pennsylvania State University
Pepperdine University
Purdue University
Rhode Island School of Design
Ringling College of Art & Design
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Seattle University
Stanford University
Syracuse University
Tufts University
United States Naval Academy
University of Colorado Boulder
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Northern Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
University of San Diego
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vassar College
Windward Community College

 

Family Survey Results

In 2015 we launched a revised, comprehensive family survey that is tracked from year to year. Assessing major areas of the school—including quality of teaching, quality of learning, leadership and learning environment among others—the survey uses Likert scale items to gauge overall parent agreement in each area. The data was also analyzed in SPSS, enabling us to identify trends and predictive measures that can be integrated into the school’s strategic initiatives.

These survey results indicate overall strong support among the parent community, the previous two years of results indicate improvement in overall satisfaction. [Note that some individual areas decreased slightly due to shifting of several statements to align to the predictive constructs.] On a scale of one to six, with one being strongly disagree and six being strongly agree, each area of assessment has averaged at least 4.6.

The improved Net Promoter Score of 52 put NIST on par with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in respect to the overall willingness of parents to recommend our school to others. In the comments section, parents consistently identified several aspects of NIST that they most valued: the school’s diversity and openness, strong community feel, teachers and leadership, and caring and safe environment.

Area  
Quality of teaching
5.0 out of 6.0
5.0 out of 6.0
Quality of learning
5.2 out of 6.0
5.2 out of 6.0
Leadership
5.0 out of 6.0
5.0 out of 6.0
Learning environment
5.6 out of 6.0
5.5 out of 6.0
Communication
4.7 out of 6.0
4.7 out of 6.0
Technology
4.8 out of 6.0
4.6 out of 6.0
Extra-curricular activities
4.9 out of 6.0
4.6 out of 6.0
Community
5.1 out of 6.0
5.1 out of 6.0
Overall satisfaction
5.2 out of 6.0
5.4 out of 6.0
Net promoter score
42
52
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

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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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