Blending the most rigorous content standards from around the world with the spirit and creativity of American education.

The BASIS Curriculum

After the first BASIS Curriculum School opened in 1998, the academic program quickly gained notoriety for its breadth, depth, and ability to successfully teach high-level content and critical thinking to students at a young age. With each new campus, the curriculum refined and optimized, and the reputation strengthened. Today, the BASIS Curriculum is consistently recognized among the best on both the national and international stages. An exceptional academic program is built around exceptional teachers: their deep expertise and ability to inspire is as fundamental to our program as Engineering in the Early Years or grade 8 economics.

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Education Redefined

At BASIS International School Bangkok, we’re proud to contribute to the tradition of excellence shared by all BASIS Schools, one of putting student academics first and creating an environment of supportive collegiality between students, teachers, and administration. Education redefined rests on three pillars:

BASIS Curriculum Facts & Figures

At our core, we believe that motivation and hard work result in extraordinary academic outcomes, and it proves true: BASIS students are ahead of global peers in readiness for college and beyond, and possess the self-direction and autonomy to tackle any challenge.


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BASIS Curriculum schools globally

The BASIS Diploma Sequence

Early Years

Discovery and Foundation | Pre-K to Kindergarten

The Early Years encourage early learners’ natural propensity to question, to create, and to discover. We create an enjoyable, intentional learning experience rooted in early literacy and numeracy. Coursework centers around giving students tools to understand the world around them.

Primary Years

Teaching to Learn | Grades 1–3

The Primary Years curriculum emphasizes the connection between students’ seemingly discreet subjects of humanities, science & math, engineering, performing arts, music, Mandarin, fine art, and physical education. Students even have a dedicated weekly 85-minute period called “Connections,” a scenario-based, hands-on learning experience designed to fuel creativity, ingenuity, not to mention social skills like team work and patience.

Primary Years: The Bridge Years

From Concrete to Abstract Thinking | Grades 4–5

The Bridge Years transport students from their foundational years to an intermediate program focused on mastering basics necessary for an advanced curriculum. Students prepare for the rhythm and challenge of the curriculum to come. Instruction focuses on attaching abstract thinking to concrete thinking: students transition from reading comprehension to interpretation, from data collection to data analysis, and from mathematical calculation to mathematical reasoning.

Middle School Years

Knowledge as a Tool | Grades 6–8

In the Middle School Years, students complete a rigorous schedule in all core disciplines, including three separate, concurrent science classes (physics, chemistry, and biology), economics, foreign language, and a course in Logic. Students can choose an elective beginning in grade 6 and a foreign language option in grades 7 and above. A rigorous academic schedule in all core disciplines.

High School Years

Thinking for Problem Solving | Grades 9–12

The world-renowned BASIS Curriculum in the High School Years is unmatched in breadth and depth: we offer students unprecedented exposure to high-level content and the creative, critical thinking opportunities typically reserved for university-level studies. Under the guidance of passionate Subject Expert Teachers who are deeply invested in their success, students gain the best possible preparation for college and hone skills and habits that stay with them long after graduation.