Skip To Main Content


NIST, a leading IB school, fosters excellence and global citizenship through its programs and curriculum integration

Over the past three decades, NIST has cultivated a reputation for academic excellence.

As the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand, NIST offers the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP), as well as the opportunity to earn a NIST Diploma. Using the frameworks and philosophical approaches of the IB, NIST has articulated a concept-based curriculum that specifies the knowledge, skills and understanding at each year level. In addition, the curriculum connects the intended learning goals with the NIST Attributes and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These critical elements of a well-rounded education are not left to chance but are galvanised within our curriculum. 

NIST is also a member of an exclusive group of schools offering the Global Citizenship Diploma (GCD) in addition to our International Baccalaureate Diploma. The GCD is available to all secondary students in Years 10-13 and acknowledges experiences and growth in areas outside the classroom that have direct links to the development of global citizenship.

NIST Learning Programme Swirl-Academics

The focus of these early years of learning are on the student’s emotional, social and physical wellbeing, while also teaching students how to learn.

YEAR 2-6

Students in Years 2 through to Year 6 are continuing to develop their love of learning as they engage in activities that promote curiosity.

YEAR 7-9

Growing as a learner, the final two years of the PYP ready our students for the Middle Years Program (MYP) by encouraging them to question the world around them and develop independence.

YEAR 10-11

Years 10 and 11 are an exciting time at NIST, as students complete a personal project, engage in work experience, work towards the Global Citizen Certificate and choose their DP classes.

YEAR 12-13

As our students work through their final school years, completing the IB Diploma Programme (DP) or NIST Diploma, we work towards creating world citizens who are intellectually, physically and socially able to reach their individual goals. 


Expeditions at NIST empower students to realise they are more than they think.


True learning and growth requires challenging yourself and stretching your boundaries.


Service to the community is an important lesson for all future global citizens.


Wellbeing is when people flourish and find meaning through connections to a caring community where they feel safe, secure and supported.