International Schools Review: Top 5 Best International Schools in Thailand 2016-2017

01. KIS International School
KIS School
The Primary Years Programme for ages 3- 11 years
The Middle Years Programme for ages 11-16 years
The IB Diploma Programme for ages 16-18 years

As of March 2017, KIS is a collaborative community of over 650 students and 48 nationalities.. Its dedicated teachers and supportive parents work together to attain student success. The school has an academically challenging international curriculum and a well-rounded programme of sports, creativity and community service. We provide all our students, from the youngest children stepping into a classroom for the first time, to our graduates heading off to university, with the tools to become life-long learners and successful and responsible global citizens.

KIS is recognized as a top quality educational establishment with high academic standards having received the following accreditation, authorization and partnership:

Accredited by the Council of International Schools
Fully authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization in all 3 programmes
Partnered with Washington International School, an IB World School in Washington, D.C.

KIS International School is licensed by the Thai Ministry of Education and is an active member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT). We are a well-established member of TISAC (Thailand International Schools Activities Conference) and, along with other international schools, participate in a range of sports and cultural activities provided by the organization.

Through membership and affiliations with these organizations, and by participating in international projects with organizations such as the International Task Force for Child Protection we work to ensure our student’s education, well being and safety are our priority.

02. ICS International School

International Community School Bangkok - ICSSince it’s establishment, ICS has maintained a tradition of quality education. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), we offer an American system of education for age 4 through grade 12. ICS has an enrollment of over 940 students, representing more than 22 different countries. The cultural diversity of our student body contributes to the quality of education enjoyed by our students.

The strength of our school lies in our qualified staff and our commitment to students. The majority of our teachers are recruited from the United States and Canada. Students, families and faculty find ICS to be a caring community where community participation is encouraged. At our school, students are equipped within the classroom to function beyond the classroom.

ICS’s academic program is college preparatory and emphasizes community service and AP class enrollment. We presently require 40 hours of personal community service (PCS) as well as additional hours in our Serving-and-Learning-Together (SALT) trips each year. In addition, we offer twelve AP courses and continue to add to our offerings.

Mr. Jason Zylstra
Admissions Coordinator
International Community School

03. Pan Asia International School

Pan-Asia International School Thailand CampusThe school curriculum is based on American standards and content. PAIS teachers implement the curriculum through modern, research-based, student-centered methodologies, including inquiry and project-based units of study. All PAIS teachers are highly qualified and come to PAIS with previous experience in their field of education.

We use high quality, current textbooks from a variety of Western publishers to support the learning that occurs in our classes. The content of these textbooks matches the standards and benchmarks in place at PAIS. Textbooks for the study of Thai, Arabic and Chinese languages have also been carefully selected to support learning in those subject areas. In addition to textbooks, PAIS teachers produce a wide variety of content materials that suit the learning needs of their students. The PAIS library also provides considerable content resources for teachers.
Our core subjects are English Language Arts, Science, Mathematics, History and Social Science, Computer, Health and Physical Education, Values and Thai Language and Culture. We also have art, music, Arabic & Chinese as optional subjects.

For Grade 11 and 12, we offer the IB Diploma which is the most reputable High School Diploma program around the world. Almost all good universities accept IB Diploma students

04. Lanna International School (LIST)
lanna_list_intro3LIST, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), was founded in 1993 to serve the Chiang Mai community by providing quality education in a coeducational, non-sectarian English-medium international school setting. LIST encourages applications from students of diverse cultural, academic and linguistic backgrounds, believing that the diversity of its student body is one of its greatest strengths, supporting the school’s mission to prepare its students to be responsible world citizens.

LIST aims to provide, in partnership with the parents, a quality education so that all students are able to reach their full potential within a caring, secure environment where the individual is valued. One of our strengths is the staff. Teachers are qualified and are committed to the students and their academic and social development. We are a caring and supportive school.

Academic programmes are based on the British system. LIST is a registered centre for the “Cambridge Primary” programme (CP) and the secondary programme is anchored by the curriculum of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), which students sit at the end of Year 11. The majority go on to study Advanced Level courses. Cambridge International A Level is the world’s most popular international examination for 17–18 year olds and follows naturally from the IGCSE courses taken at the end of Year 11.

Roy Lewis
Head of School

04. Panyaden International School
Life is deeper and richer than working in order to consume. By learning how to enjoy learning, and learning to love wisdom for its own sake, everyone can reach an emotional maturity to create a happy life for themselves and their family and to contribute positively to the society in which they live. With this vision, Panyaden International School was founded to deliver a holistic education based on Buddhist principles integrated with a modern curriculum. Students who graduate from our school will not only have internationally compatible skills in reading, writing, mathematics and science but also practical life skills such as how to grow vegetables and eat healthily, how to overcome difficulties and social responsibility.

Situated in the cultural heart of northern Thailand, Panyaden International School in Chiang Mai is a green school built from earth and bamboo and is peacefully located among rice fields just 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre.

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