The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the support of the United Nations. We now welcome over 1,700 students, representing more than 60 nationalities, and provide all three IB programmes. Our school is governed by the parent-elected NIST International School Foundation and is accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
Recognized worldwide for its progressive approach, the IB programmes provide students with critical 21st century skills. The academic structure emphasizes exploration, risk-taking and trans-disciplinary learning. All students engage in extended service learning that encourages them to empathize with others and actively solve issues. We also partner with other top international schools in offering the Global Citizen Diploma, an optional qualification that allows graduates to showcase their strengths in leadership, service and community engagement. Our school maintains strong child protection policies and procedures, and we carefully screen all applicants by requiring a full, official background clearance, in turn providing a safe, secure environment for all students.