Q: Why choose KPIS?
A: If you want your child(ren) to become internationally minded, but still being grounded in Thai tradition and culture, while receiving a world-class education that makes them well-rounded and prepared for their future, then KPIS is the place for you. The positive staff and quality facilities ensure a safe and fun-filled environment that supports learning. Our students are encouraged to develop their leadership skills and independence. They become sensitive and creative thinkers who learn about the world and people around them, to prepare them to become citizens of a globally-competitive, culturally-diverse information-based society.
Q: What curriculum is used at KPIS?
A: American Curriculum, California standards. It is reflected in the newly-adopted standards-based textbooks of which approximately 90% of them are from the U.S. Though such standards are followed, due consideration is given to Thai Culture and History.
Q: How many students are there in a classroom?
A: Nursery classrooms have less than 14 students. Kindergarten classrooms have less than 22 students. Nursery and Kindergarten classrooms have 1 or 2 teacher assistants. Grades 1-12 have less than 22 students in each classroom.
Q: What is the procedure for enrollment in high-school? (Grades 9-12)
A: Students from other international schools should get at least 2 years of their previous school transcripts approved by the Registrar in order to determine the number of credits that can be transferred. After the initial assessment of the transcripts, the school admission will contact back the parents and students for an appointment for personal interviews and take the placement exams.
Q: What are the qualifications and procedure for enrollment in Nursery to 8th Grade?
A: The steps are as follow
- Complete the application form (includes processing fee)
- Provide all documents required by school
- Make an appointment with school admissions
- Take the entrance examination during the appointed time (for PK1 and above)
- Examination results will be informed in the same day of the examination (for PK1 and above)
Q: How much are the school tuition fees?
A: School tuition fees range from 250,000 Baht to 400,000 Baht per year, depending on the grade level. (Contact Us for more information)
Q: Is KPIS fully accredited?
A: Yes, the school is fully accredited by WASC which is one of six regional accrediting associations in the U.S., ONESQA and OPEC, also a legal granting to operate the school by the Ministry of Education and a member of International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT).
Q: What is WASC?
A: WASC stands for Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The WASC is one of six regional accrediting associations in the United States. The Accrediting Commission provides assistance to schools located in California, Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and South East Asia.
Q: Can students graduating from Grade 12 at KPIS take the Thai national entrance exam?
A: Yes, they can request for a special transcript from the Registrar before applying for the Thai national entrance exam.
Q: Is there any support available for children with special needs? Bullies? Goal for University?
A: KPIS Counselors support for students with mild to moderate learning difficulties. Counseling and behavior modification programs are offered at some schools for students with mild to moderate emotional and behavioral difficulties. We also provide advice or counseling to students who are preparing for college and university.
Q: What are the differences between American and British systems?
A: Same general knowledge. Mainly ways of assessing the students Eg. IGCSE Tests/ Everyday, projects count which helps to build character, responsibility, time management because it will be done daily. Students will be able to practice rather than just study for the exam.