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KIS International School Q & A

A small, city central international school with plenty of community spirit, KIS International offers all three IB programmes to families living within the Kesinee Ville community and beyond.
At a glance
School phase
All through
Inspection rating
No rating
Curricula taught
Availability 2020/21
radio_button_unchecked Limited
Availability 2021/22
fiber_manual_record All grades
Annual fee average
THB 635,000
Annual fees
THB 363,000 - 731,000
Price band help
Premium
Status
Open
Opening year
1998
School year
Aug to Jun
Principal
Paul Johnson
Main teacher nationality
A mix of nationalities
Main student nationality
A mix of nationalities
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Welcome to the KIS International School official Q and A page. Here we ask the questions, and the school answers directly. It is its chance to have its say on specific areas you have told us you want to know about. If you think there are additional questions we should be asking you may contact us here.

What qualities and characteristics would you say define your school?

Excellent academic programme, warm and caring community.

How many nationalities are represented in your school?

55

Are there high proportions of a particular nationality?

44% Thai students, 56% international students

What is the teacher: student ratio in your school?

1:7

Does your school have a waiting list?

Some classes have a waiting list

Describe your school's approach to education and teaching?

We follow the IB Programmes.

Physical education and sport is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. How does your school ensure children engage in physical activity?

PE and Swimming as part of the curriculum, numerous after school activities and sports teams.

How does your school promote healthy lifestyles?

Through units in the curriculum

How do you promote healthy eating?

Through units in the curriculum

Does the school have cafeteria facilities for the students?

Yes

If yes, does it serve hot food?

Yes

What would be the amount spent by a student for their lunchtime meal?

Approximately 100 Baht per day for lunch and snacks

What is the starting and finishing time of your school day?

07:40-14:45 for secondary school
07:50-14:30 for primary school

Is there a school uniform?

Yes

Please advise on your discipline policy?

A discipline policy is in place.

How do you feedback progress and attainment to students and parents?

Ongoing feedback through ongoing assessments, Managebac, Seesaw. Formal feedback through reports and meetings.

How often is the more formal feedback such as reports and parent/teacher meetings?

3 reports per year. 2-3 parent teacher meetings per year.

What is your medium of instruction?

English

Is Arabic taught as both a first language and second language in your school?

No, but can be taught through our other languages programme

Which other languages are taught?

Spanish, Mandarin, Thai

Do you offer EAL or TEFL support for those students where English is not their first language?

Yes

Is Islamic Education/Studies for the Arab Muslim students delivered in Arabic for them?

No

Do you have a dedicated prayer room/s for the Muslim students?

No, but willing to accommodate if required

If external examinations and assessments are part of your curriculum, which ones do you offer?

MAP, PSAT, SAT, IB

Do you develop independent learning through homework and, if so, what are your recommendations regarding this, particularly time spent on homework?

Yes, time spent varies per grade.

How do you support gifted, able and talented students?

Booster groups, additional resources, academic challenges through workshops or competitions.

What percentage of your sixth form that take exams at 18 go to university, and where, in general, do they go?

All of our students receive university acceptances. Close to 100% go to university. They go to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Thailand, Hong Kong, and other countries around the world.

Do you have a learning support team in your school?

Yes

Not all schools are staffed or resourced to offer learning support to those children with either moderate or significant learning needs. To what level can you offer support for those with learning differences?

We can support students to be successful within the curriculum. We may not be able to support significant learning needs.

Please provide comprehensive details of how well your school did in external exams for students at 16 and at 18 years of age? Please provide sufficient detail to allow parents to have a view on how academic your school is?

Up to date scores available on website. Our results on the IB Diploma surpass the global average both for pass rate and for average score. Our participation rate is close to 100%.

Do you have a parents’ group supporting the school?

Yes

Is there an opportunity for parental representation on your school Board of Governors?

Yes

Do you offer specific activities, events or information sessions for those parents new to the school and/or area?

Yes

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