Principal’s Welcome


Welcome to Nakornpayap International School!

NIS has offered a Western educational model since 1993 and is the oldest secular international school in Chiang Mai. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). This endorsement validates NIS as a trustworthy institution of learning, confirming the integrity of the school’s programs and transcripts. As a result, students who graduate from NIS are eligible to pursue their studies at prominent universities in countries all over the world.

NIS embraces the concepts of global responsibility and social inclusiveness and is a remarkable place to learn. Our commitment is to provide a safe, positive, and intellectual learning environment that will empower students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners prepared for high school, college, and life in the twenty-first century. The NIS curriculum is aligned with the American Common Core Standards and Educational Frameworks, with a variety of rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) courses which allow students to develop their interests right up until their successful application to college.

At the heart of every great school is an exceptional faculty committed to guiding students as they explore their potential in a broad range of settings. We offer an education grounded in creative and critical thinking, and relevant to modern day global challenges. The faculty along with the support of our parents and the community have worked hard to develop a successful partnership which is dedicated to immersing students in a rigorous curriculum and educational experience.

By enrolling your child at NIS, you can be assured of the quality of the academic and co-curricular programs that will provide a comprehensive education.

Mr. Benjamin Devere White (Mr. Ben)


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