Athletics is a key aspect of every RIS student’s experience. RIS has 60 sports teams coached by RIS staff, and many of those teams participate in both domestic and international athletic competitions. The athletic calendar is divided into three seasons, each typically 8 to 10 weeks long, with the exception of golf and swimming programs that run year-round. Each season features sizeable U11, U13, U15, Junior Varsity, and Varsity U19 teams whose impressive display of championship banners and awards are proudly featured in Godbout and Phoenix Halls.
RIS is a member of the Bangkok International School Athletic Conference (BISAC), which provides the opportunity for high-level competition between other international schools in Thailand throughout the school year. RIS also competes in the South East Asian Schools Activities Conference (SEASAC), a regional association of international schools. During each sport’s BISAC tournament, RIS teams compete against the best schools in the region at the end of each sports season, with Varsity teams continuing on to play in 12 SEASAC tournaments. RIS has hosted both BISAC and SEASAC Championships at the Minburi campus, as well as several friendly tournaments in the school’s multipurpose athletic facilities.