–By Sudarat T. Attanawin, Director of Strategic Initiatives/HR–   

Ruamrudee International School announced a significant expansion of its presence in Bangkok with the launch of a new campus that occupies a 17,600 sq. meter plot in the Ratchapruek area that offers a range of first-class facilities. The new RIS Ratchapruek campus, or RISR for short, soft launched on January 20, 2019. It will initially offer classes from PreKindergarten to grade 5 beginning in August 2019 and will expand to grade 12 in subsequent years.

RIS Ratchapruek has a modern design with an innovative learning environment for each age group. It features state-of-the-art facilities including a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, shaded rooftop courts, a multipurpose hall, and an indoor sports halls for badminton, basketball, netball, and volleyball. Classrooms, music halls, science laboratories, a library, and an art center consolidate RIS’s stature as a beacon of educational excellence.

RISR looks forward to creating a truly inclusive and supportive learning environment in the Ratchapruek area “where there is a lot of energy, growth, and enthusiasm to embrace a really valuable education,” said Mr. Daniel Smith, Head of School. The launch opened with welcoming remarks by Fr. Apisit Kritsaralam, RIS School Director, who echoed Sydney Harris’s words that “the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows” and that “any school can build leaders, but RIS builds good leaders.”

The launch was well attended by more than 250 guests including prospective parents, students, alumni, Redemptorist Fathers, teachers, distinguished guests, administrators, and staff. The event was made even more special with the presence of RIS alumni from all walks of life who provided glimpses into the school’s past with stories that highlighted over 60 years of RIS’s colorful history as a proud institution. Entertainment was provided by some of our current ES students along with a special performance by alumni Michael Sawatsewi and Debbie Scott Klongtruadroke, both from the Class of ’96. The afternoon was an affirmation of our strong community, one that exemplified the meaning of Ruamrudee: a union of hearts.