A tour of NIST can last anywhere from one hour to an hour and a half. This depends in part on your questions and the areas you would like us to focus on during the tour.
We ask that you phone or email one to two weeks in advance to make an appointment, as there are certain times of the year when it is very busy.
School tours are reserved for families who are looking for entry to NIST within that school year or to start in the August of the following year. We are not able to take appointments for prospective families more than one year in advance of an application. However, we do regularly hold group tours should you wish to join this if you are already in Bangkok and are looking into schools beyond the current or following academic year.
Tours can be conducted in Thai or in English. If you are interested in having the tour in Thai, please let the member of staff know when you are making an appointment.
This is up to you as a family. Often families see the schooling choice as an adult decision and only take their children to tour their short-listed schools. Other families would like the children involved in the decision from the beginning.
We believe that choosing a school is very important so would like to individualize your tour. We ask that you keep your appointment to discuss the specific needs of your children and your family and for this reason, do not recommend that school tours are done with friends/ family who are also looking at NIST as a possible school for their children.
A group tour is a tour of the school with no more than three families (parents only) per group. The visit is designed to give you an overview of the IB Programmes and of NIST in general as well as the admissions process. Unlike individual tours, group tours can be booked for prospective families more than a year before application.
As it is difficult to visit classrooms in large groups we ask that only the parents of the potential applicant(s) attend.
Please contact admissions for dates of the group tours.
Due to the large number of enquiries and applications we are unable to offer students a trial at the school.