What would you like to know about KIS?
ost expat families looking for a (new) international school for their children will do online research, make a short-list, then, if they are able, visit the 3 to 5 schools that look most promising to ask questions and see if the school would be a good fit for their children. If you are considering KIS International School in Bangkok, here are some things you may want to know. KIS International School is a full IB World School offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes for children from 3-18 years old. These are the IB Primary Years Programme from the Early Years to Grade 5, the IB Middle Years Programme from Grade 6 to Grade 10 and the IB Diploma in the last two years of high school, or Grades 11 and 12. The IB is an international curriculum framework that is offered in schools all around the world. It’s international and focuses on developing well-rounded students who know how to think critically and be involved global citizens. Each of the programmes teaches students to think for themselves, to take control of their own learning, to have a global perspective and to make positive differences to the world. The children aim to achieve this through the IB Learner Profile. IB students aim to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. These attributes make the IB Learner Profile and help our students be successful. That this works well is seen through KIS’s strong academic track record with graduates scoring well above average on the IB Diploma, going on to attend top universities around the world, and receiving on average more than US $1,000,000 in scholarships per year. KIS has always been a full IB school and has strong links with the IB Organisation.The Head of School, Sally Holloway, has served on the Board of IB and many of KIS’s staff members have roles within the IB, such as examiners, workshop leaders, accreditation visitors, etc. This brings the most up to date and proven educational practices directly to your children. 36 ScandAsia • April 2018
The school was established 20 years ago and currently has around 700 students from 55 different countries.The school’s medium size and strong community help your child to be recognized as an individual and ensures that there is ample personal attention for each student. The campus is spacious and green and includes amongst its many facilities: libraries, sports courts, swimming pools, auditorium, canteen labs, art- and dance studios, playgrounds and a sports field. A new building with additional indoor sporting facilities and learning spaces will open this August. These inspiring spaces help your children learn and grow in a safe and purpose-built environment. Despite the fact that the school is located in a quiet area, it takes less than 30 minutes (by MRT and the school’s free shuttle van) from Asoke intersection to get to school making the KIS easily accessible from most areas in Bangkok. KIS offers students the oppor tunity to learn many languages. In addition to the languages offered as a standard part of the curriculum (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Thai), the school supports mother tongue languages such as Swedish, German, French, Hindi, Japanese, Norwegian and many more, encouraging our students to maintain their mother tongue and ties to their home country. There is an elaborate after school programme with exciting offerings in the fields of competitive sports, arts, crafts, dance, music, MUN, drama, and academic challenges, giving all children the opportunity to engage in their passions and live a well balanced life. Last but certainly not least, for international families who are not able to afford the full school fees, KIS offers the option of financial assistance, allowing students to enroll at reduced tuition fee rates. Hopefully this article has answered some questions about KIS. We would like to invite you to come and visit the school and experience our special blend of Knowledge, Inspiration and Spirit first hand.
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