The first and only full, not-for-profit IB World School in Bangkok, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the guidance and support of the United Nations. The school now welcomes over 1,500 students representing more than 50 nationalities, and provides all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes: the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. NIST is governed by the parent-elected NIST International School Foundation and is accredited through the Council of International Schools and New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Through the IB and its own unique programmes, NIST aims to inspire, empower and enrich lives. The academic structure emphasizes student-driven learning, exploration, risk taking and trans-disciplinary learning. Students engage in social entrepreneurship projects and develop their own service initiatives using professional needs analysis models. NIST partners with other top schools to offer the Global Citizen Diploma, an optional qualification that assesses graduates’ leadership, service and community engagement. The school is also committed to IT excellence and innovation. All students receive MacBook Air computers and iPads that are connected through a completely wireless campus.
In addition to its rigorous academics, NIST offers an expansive World Languages Programme and over 300 extra-curricular activity options. As one of the founding members of the Southeast Asia Student Activity Conference, the NIST Falcons compete against their peers from other top schools in Southeast Asia. The programme is further enhanced through partnerships with globally recognized talent, including Chelsea FC, which maintains a permanent presence at the school through the Chelsea FC Soccer School Bangkok.
NIST represents the future of learning through its stellar academic achievements and expansive resources. More importantly, the school has been successful in fostering reflective, principled learners with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. With its graduates attending the best universities around the globe and going on to become community leaders, NIST has become recognized as one of the world’s leading international schools.