This all-through school in south-east Bangkok offers an education that’s rooted in American and IB programmes.
Located in the rapidly developing Prawet district, Pan-Asia International School (PAIS) is a well-equipped international school for nursery through to Grade 12. Opened in 2010, PAIS has more than 470 students representing more than 41 nations. Owned by the not-for-profit Thai charitable organisation Social Welfare Society Thailand, PAIS closely follows its motto, “Western Curriculum, Eastern Values”
In kindergarten, children “learn through doing” in a curriculum that covers language and literacy, maths and science, PE, music and Thai. In the primary years Grades 1-5, learning is based on the Common Core Standards, which is a popular US framework for curriculum consistency. As well as a strong focus on reading, teaching covers science, Thai, PE, swimming, visual arts, music, social studies and world languages (Chinese or Arabic). PAIS says that it focuses on developing students’ conceptual understanding, “guiding them to explore and discover how things work, and why they are the way they are”.
Primary students are well-prepared for International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) from Grades 6-8, and the Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Grades 11 and 12. The MYP’s concept-based learning curriculum covers English, maths, sciences, visual arts, music, design, languages (Chinese, Arabic or Turkish), PE, social studies and economics. Students then follow the rigorous IBDP, where they can opt to study a choice of languages, maths, science, individuals and societies, and the arts.
The campus, which is 10km from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, has science laboratories, music room, swimming pool, a library/media centre, an IT lab, auditorium, basketball/volleyball court, football pitch.
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