The Top 10 Reasons to Consider RIS for Your Child


  1. Our Student Results Our students consistently score far above world averages in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. We are one of only a few schools in Southeast Asia to offer students both of these world-class programs. Students can currently choose from over 50 IB classes and 20 AP classes.
  2. Our University Offers Every year our students are accepted to many of the world’s top universities and colleges. Offers for the Class of 2018 include: Harvard, Stanford, Yale, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and University College London, along with 26 offers to medical schools.
  3. Our Faculty They’re smart and they like RIS, too. Our teachers attended prestigious universities and colleges all over the world for their post-secondary education and certification, and 75% of our faculty hold masters degrees or PhDs. On average, teachers stay at RIS for 7.5 years—one of the highest retention rates for international schools.
  4. Our Commitment to Professional Development All faculty members are given an annual allowance, as well as a monthly stipend, for professional development to further their education, develop new skills, and continue to learn about best practices in teaching and learning. Supported by our dedicated Teaching and Learning department, RIS faculty frequently present at EARCOS conferences, and RIS also regularly hosts regional and international PD workshops. In January 2019, we are proud to be hosting the ELLSA Conference.
  5. Our Commitment to Innovative Learning RIS teachers are committed to developing their instructional craft through innovative strategies and modern technology solutions. Each faculty member receives a school MacBook Pro, and the device program for students provides scaffolded, authentic digital experiences at all grade levels, starting in PreK with iPads. By grade 3, every student uses a Chromebook laptop in the classroom, and from Grade 6 on, students use their own laptops in virtually every class.
  6. Personalized Learning Our separate English Language Development and Learning Support departments ensure that all students receive an appropriate balance of challenge and support. Our Alternative Day Program allows students to work in small groups in a purpose-built specialized classroom, or 1:1 on their individualized programs.
  7. A School with a Heart Service learning is at the heart of our community and the foundation of many of our clubs and programs. With a particular focus on building students’ awareness of—and delivering practical help for—those in need, RIS’ contributions in the arena of service act as an exemplar for many other international schools.
  8. Our Sense of Community A culture of collaboration, innovation, and ambition create an exceptional learning environment for the entire RIS community. Our students often say that our teachers are the best thing about RIS. And our teachers repeatedly say the same thing about our students.
  9. Our Location The Minburi campus was built on 29 acres of beautiful land in a vibrant suburban community on the outskirts of Bangkok, just 30 minutes from Suvarnabhumi International Airport. It has evolved over the years to accommodate several new facilities and continues to be developed and upgraded.
  10. Our History RIS has been known for its excellence in education for 61 years—and counting.