EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
The Early Childhood Center curriculum provides education for Early Learners (K1), Pre-School (K2), and Kindergarten (K3) students. The instructional methods focus on developing each child’s social, emotional, physical, and language confidence as they navigate through diverse learning environments within their classroom and during their special courses such as Thai Language, Physical Education, Music & Movement, and Swimming.
The Elementary School curriculum (Grades 1–5) covers the four core subject areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. In addition, students receive classes in Computer Science, Physical Education, Art, Thai Language and Culture, and Music. A variety of after-school clubs and sports activities are also offered.
The Middle School curriculum (Grades 6–8) focuses on preparing the student for High School. Each student takes courses in the core subject areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. These courses offer the foundation needed to succeed in our College Preparatory High School Program. Additional courses such as Computer Science, Thai Language and Culture, French, Physical Education, Art, and Music also complement the curriculum.
The High School curriculum (Grades 9–12) is College Preparatory in nature, offering a variety of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The graduation requirements and the elective courses offered ensure eligibility for universities and colleges around the world. All High School students are required to complete a four-year plan by selecting courses noted in the Student Parent Hand-book, especially if they decide to take AP Courses in Grades 11–12. Our guidance and counseling staff assists students with their course selection.
ACADEMIC ACCESS PROGRAM
The Academic Access Program (AAP) bridges the gap between a student’s current English ability and the minimum standard required to study in the NIS mainstream Elementary School program. The AAP teaches Common Core State Standards (CCSS) material in a strong English as a Second Language (ESL) environment for the benefit of students with limited English abilities. AAP students eventually move to the mainstream NIS programs once their English abilities improve to a point where they no longer need the intense ESL support.
The AAP provides an immersive English environment in a multi-cultural classroom taught by native English speakers. Our program not only teaches English Language Arts but also Math, Science, Social Studies, ICT, Art and Physical Education.