Nakornpayap International School (NIS) is located in the Muang district of Chiang Mai. The school is a mid-sized school with just over 450 students representing 25 nationalities, predominantly from other Asian countries. The school is extremely proud that class sizes are always kept to a maximum of 20 to ensure that pupils get all the personal attention they need. The school opened in 1993 and is surrounded by greenery. It welcomes students from kindergarten through to high school.
NIS follows the American curriculum with lessons taught in English and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school has teachers from a range of different countries, including native English speakers. Students are encouraged to learn Thai and Chinese, both of which are again taught by native speakers. Like many international schools in Chiang Mai, Nakornpayap encourages critical and lateral thinking. The school believes in nurturing individuals to achieve their full potential regardless of which field they may be in. As the school has representatives from many different countries, multiculturalism is, of course, embraced.
Since its foundation, NIS has consistently had students who have achieved academic success, with many students going onto further education in Thailand or abroad. The school is well set up to help students to follow their dreams and continue on the career path that they choose. All classes have ample teaching assistants to ensure that no one falls behind and everyone understands the topic. Naturally, additional help is available if required.
Nakornpayap has superb facilities, including a swimming pool, well-equipped library, computer rooms, science labs and arts and music departments. All students are encouraged to participate in various activities to get a more balanced, broader education. The school is well-respected both in Chiang Mai and throughout Northern Thailand. It is anticipated that it will continue to expand and welcome more students in years to come.
Nakornpayap International School offers various extracurricular activities, including sports, drama, music and the sciences. Nurses and counsellors are available for the students should they be required with students’ health and wellbeing a priority. The school is in the upper-mid-range price bracket.