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Safety & Security

NIST Child Protection SafeguardingAs a school community, NIST is very mindful of our commitment to providing an excellent international education in a safe and caring learning environment. In 2015 we began to work with Keeping Children Safe, a global network that “strives to ensure children globally are safeguarded and protected from all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation”, to further improve our existing child safeguarding policies and procedures.

The safety of our children first and foremost depends on employing the best possible people. We carefully review all applications for both academic and non-academic positions. Anyone wishing to join our professional community must provide accurate pre-screening information about their visa, study, health and work history, including any aspects of their past or profile that could affect the reputation of NIST or the wellbeing of those already in the school. The hiring process proceeds only when this information has been provided, and candidates who cannot produce the appropriate documentation are not extended an offer of employment.

The following summary provides an overview of the measures that are in place to ensure that we take all appropriate precautions in ensuring the safety of all members of our community. This is accomplished through three key areas: screening, monitoring and control.

Screening: Background Checks

All adults at NIST, whether employed in a full-time or part-time capacity by the school or working through external providers, are screened according to a standard protocol. In all cases this includes a verified criminal/police background check and health check. For NIST employees, it includes reference checks. Full-time teachers must also provide a degree verification (submitted directly from the university), a statement of employment from their current school, and all original transcripts and diplomas.

Monitoring: Code of Conduct

Following the pre-screening and hiring process, employees who have accepted an offer of employment and provided all necessary documentation must complete a module on the NIST Code of Conduct. This document, developed in collaboration with Keeping Children Safe, provides clear policies and procedures governing interaction with other adults and children. Failure to follow these results in support and monitoring, formal reprimands, suspension, non-renewal of contracts, and/or immediate dismissal.

Control: Campus Security

Beyond our focus on people at the core of our safety standards, NIST maintains a highly secure campus. While our full procedures and resources are not made public to ensure their integrity, the following measures can be identified:

  • Single-point entry/exit with role-based screening, ID exchange and bag checks
  • CCTV system
  • Regular and irregular security patrols with a focus on low-traffic areas
  • 24-hour Royal Thai Police presence
  • Additional Royal Thai Police presence during peak hours
  • Random substance abuse checks
  • School clinic with three professional nurses
  • First aid training for academic and non-academic staff members
  • Comprehensive protocols for emergency and non-emergency situations both on and off campus
  • Announced and unannounced safety drills for both internal and external threats
  • Direct radio contact with the US embassy and marines, and contact with other major embassies

Visitor Guidelines

We’re always delighted to share our learning with people from outside the NIST community. However, we strongly believe in ensuring that our values and safeguarding standards guide us as we welcome others to our campus. To support this we require all visitors to follow these guidelines:

  • Submit a valid government-issued ID to receive a visitor badge
  • Read and sign our NIST Visitor Code of Conduct
  • Review the evacuation map and guidelines posted at the entrance
  • Wear the visitor badge at all times while on the campus and avoid disrupting ongoing learning
  • Act in line with our values at all times
  • Follow the instruction of NIST faculty and staff members

Access Our Child Safeguarding Handbook

As part of our child safeguarding efforts, we strongly believe in being transparent about our policies and procedures for protecting all students in our care.

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Health & Wellness

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Beyond safety, we believe that a school community should foster positive physical, emotional and social growth. Part of our culture, defined through WellNIST, focuses on specific programmes and activities for students, staff and parents that aim to provide a structured means of developing this balance. 

Students benefit from a team of eight counsellors, each assigned to specific age groups, and also receive further care through homeroom and advisory periods. Personal, social, health & physical education is incorporated into the curriculum to support each child’s development.

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"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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First and foremost, thank you for considering NIST as an option for your child. As you explore our site and admissions information, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our curriculum, philosophy or any other aspect of the school.

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The IB Philosophy

The International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.


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."
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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.

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All of the members of the NIST community, past and present, see education as a force that can enlighten and transform.

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