On the morning of 27 June, the Thai- Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) team visited KIS International school which is located along Pracha Uthit Road in a quiet, secured residential neighborhood of gated Kesinee housing community, Huai Khwang District, Bangkok. The main aim of the visit was to interview Ms. Linda Belonje, Director of Marketing and Development, for our series of Café Succé as well as to tour the school.
For many years now, KIS is known as one of the few international schools in Thailand to offer International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes for all age groups, as many schools only offer IB in the last two years of school. The school is so diverse with over 760 students of 55 different nationalities represented. They are also enriched with beautiful state of the art and extensive facilities in school in Primary and Secondary school buildings. These include multipurpose hall, well equipped playgrounds, arts and design building, indoor sports courts, two swimming pools, auditorium, well-stocked and quiet libraries, sports fields, science labs, media centres, design suites, IT labs, dance and visual arts studios, gym, and an IB Diploma lounge and study centre. These well-equipped spacious rooms with a wide variety of resources are aimed at stimulating the interests of students during both class and recreational time.
Walking through one of the buildings, we were amazed by the impressive, inspirational, and remarkable students’ exhibition of contemporary art next to the stairway.
Asking Linda on what makes the school outstanding, she gave credit to the passionate team who are committed to excellence. She also added that the school being mid-size creates a close-knit, warm and loving community for students, teachers and parents who are all devoted to student learning. Furthermore, this has created and maintained an inclusive community that is safe and welcoming for all.
We were also fascinated to learn that the school’s average score of IB Diploma exceeds that of the world average, and, as a result, many of their graduates are accepted to prestigious universities around the world.
Through our own experience at the school, we conclude that KIS provides a rigorous educational experience suitable for parents who are seeking high-quality education for their children in Bangkok. Every student in KIS is educated to attain an all-round development in a most supportive and beautiful environment.