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Family Support

Joining a community as diverse and active as NIST can often be intimidating for both parents and children, particularly if they are also new to Bangkok and Thailand. The admissions process does not end upon acceptance to the school. We want all newcomers to feel welcome and comfortable, and to understand what resources are available to help them in the transition.

Additionally, we recognize that in many cases families may only be joining us for a few short years. In such cases we also aim to provide guidance in repatriation, both in transitioning back to a non-IB curriculum, and in addressing the emotional and social effects that often arise for expatriates returning home.

Moving to Bangkok, Thailand

Moving to Bangkok

One of the best things about NIST is its location in Thailand’s capital, one of the most vibrant, eclectic and culturally diverse cities in Southeast Asia. If you’ve just moving to Bangkok, however, we understand that the city can feel a bit overwhelming. NIST employs a full-time international family liaison who helps all families adjust to the school, and particularly those who have relocated from abroad.

Starting at NIST

Upon joining the NIST community, you may have many questions about resources, policies, procedures and other aspects of the school. In addition to the information below, we are committed to supporting your transition to Bangkok and the school, and we have a member of the admissions team specifically dedicated to help you with this. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions that are not answered here.

Starting at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand
Starting at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Starting at NIST

Upon joining the NIST community, you may have many questions about resources, policies, procedures and other aspects of the school. In addition to the information below, we are committed to supporting your transition to Bangkok and the school, and we have a member of the admissions team specifically dedicated to help you with this. Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office if you have any questions that are not answered here.

Leaving from NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Leaving NIST & Bangkok

As any expatriate child or adult will tell you, transition is part of life in the international community. Yet no matter how many times we move, somehow it is never easy to leave people and places we have grown to love. Here at NIST, we are always sad to see families leave our community and want to do all we can to make the transition a little bit easier from our side.

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

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.

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)

Contact NIST International School in Bangkok

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.

Get in Touch

We welcome all inquiries, whether you wish to enroll your child at NIST, apply for a position or partner with us.