NIST International School was established in 1992 with a mission to inspire growth, empower individual excellence and enrich lives. The school follows a vision to provide individualised and authentic learning pathways for students to flourish and positively impact others.
The school follows a value to provide purpose, structure and inspiration to student’s lives. The school’s vision, mission and values represent a collaborative effort between the school team, students and parents.
Everyone works hard to ensure the healthy development of students. The school faculty and staff considers themselves to be central to students’ learning and practice.
NIST International School follows the IB programme and offers education to students from primary through secondary levels. In the secondary level, the school offers the IB diploma course.
Indeed, NIST is the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand, and as such is a frequent early adopter of new improvements in the program. Because of this, NIST retains a unique and progressive, analysis-based learning and teaching relationship with the IB.
The school also offers experiential education which is a holistic approach where students learn through participating in new activities, experiencing new cultures, ideas and environments. This helps students to reach their full potential and helps them reflect on their strengths and weaknesses.
NIST continues to offer as the base of the school’s curriculum the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), and the IB Diploma Program (DP).
Students may elect to complete the IB Diploma, individual IB courses, or perhaps a combination of IB and NIST courses at the beginning of Year 12. The learners can also obtain the Global Citizen Diploma through systematic assessments and outside the classroom instruction.
Besides the Global Citizen Diploma, NIST also offers other learning opportunities that are stand alone, such as the school’s Experiential Education Programme (NIST X); a partnership with Chelsea Football Club that results in professional coaching for the NIST sporting community and the home of Chelsea’s International Development Centre; NIST is also the host of the annual Jr. NBA programme brought by the National Basketball Association (NBA), the basketball juggernaut from the United States.
NIST International School also provides counselling to help students cope up with stress. The school is located at the hear of Bangkok’s busiest business district. It has a dedicated early years centre, an elementary building and a secondary building.
The campus also includes a creative arts building, sports complex, multipurpose hall, performance studio, sports court, football pitch, recording studio, library, science lab, counselling lounges, tech centres and other facilities.