The Thai Chinese International School (also known as TCIS) was formed in 1995, and offers the American curriculum to students. Around 660 students study in this school, which has one of the most recognised Chinese language programmes in the country.
Because of this extra linguistic focus, the school considers itself as a trilingual academic institute for students from the pre-kindergarten to grade 12 stages, situated with easy access in the Samutprakarn district nearby Bangkok, not very far from the Suvarnabhumi and Mega Banga areas.
The school currently has more than 40 American and Canadian teachers, 14 Chinese teachers and 8 Thai teachers. The school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offer multiple Advanced Placement high school courses, in accordance with the American Schools type of syllabus.
Students are taught Chinese and Thai daily. After graduating from this school, students often obtain enrollment in major colleges and universities across not only North America, but oftentimes Asia and Europe as well.
The Thai Chinese International School follows a mission to provide a strong educational programme based on the American curriculum. The school strives to create an international environment where both Eastern and Western philosophies and cultures are taught and encouraged.
The dynamic and pupil oriented curriculum, while centring on a solid base of trilingual education, also challenges the student body to think critically and to be communicative, collaborative, and creative. The teaching staff tries to impart applicable learning experiences to enable the students to procure practical, adaptable next-generation skills that are critical in this day and age.
Suitable for the American based curriculum, all core subjects are transmitted in the English medium, by capable educators fluent in the language. Meanwhile, the Thai and (both simplified and traditional) Mandarin language classes are taught by teachers who are native speakers of the respective languages.
The school takes the majority of the responsibility for the continued growth and evolving development of each student, by providing a comprehensive educational programme. Graduates from this school grow up to become critical thinkers, effective communicators, independent learners, collaborative workers and responsible global participants.
The school also provides a number of after school enrichment programmes alongside the academic framework.
101/177 Moo 7 Soi Mooban Bangpleenives, Prasertsin Road, Bangplee Yai, Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand