What is the Application process?
We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Register for our interest list to receive updates from our admissions team. Read more about our application process at BASIS International School Bangkok.
The curriculum is challenging; how do I know my child will succeed?
From their very first day as a BASIS student, children see and understand how incredibly serious we take their education and academic growth. Ours is an environment that champions hard work and the belief that all students can achieve amazing feats when they put their minds to it. We are all a team—your child, other students, teachers, managers alike—and the team works together to ensure the success and empowerment of each student. The support your child will receive is unmatched;
the culture that welcomes them each day to explore and learn is warm, spontaneous, alive with curiosity, and always nurturing. Our results are only possible because of our culture of learning. Teachers provide office hours throughout the school week for students.
How do you select teachers?
We hire the brightest and most promising minds; individuals who are committed to sharing their subject matter expertise with students.
When determining which teachers would be the best fit for our school, we consider a variety of important factors. For Subject Expert Teachers, we require a degree representing their expertise in a particular discipline and/or significant teaching experience in the subject they want to teach. For Learning Expert Teachers, we often look for candidates with degrees in either early childhood or elementary education. Our SET/LET teaching model is one of the cornerstones of our acclaimed curriculum.
After several rounds of interviews, we invite finalists to the school to give a teaching demonstration. This is a 20-minute lesson where they demonstrate how they would structure their class. During these demos, we focus less on content and more on student engagement and interaction.
Because we are in the fortunate position of often having far more applicants than we have job openings, we are able to be quite selective in this process. We only hire those teachers who can recreate that spark that is an unmistakable component of a BASIS Independent classroom.
What kind of transportation is offered?
We have transportation options available to certain parts of Bangkok. Please contact our admissions team to see if we have a bus route in your area. If we have demand for routes in a specific area, we are often able to accommodate and create a bus route for that zone.
What type of extracurricular activities do you offer?
We offer a tremendous variety of extracurricular activities, always based on the school’s student and teacher interests.
Which standardized tests do your students take?
Our students take internationally recognized tests such as the PISA and the ISA, in addition to the College Board’s AP® exams and PSAT®. The SAT® and ACT are optional but heartily recommended.
What resources will you have in your school for students with special needs?
BASIS International School Bangkok does not currently have resources for many special needs, and we will also not maintain a school psychologist; however, our teachers and administrators have a long and successful record of supporting, challenging and inspiring students who require various learning accommodations.
Ask any experienced BASIS teacher what a BASIS student looks like and they will give you this very straightforward answer: a BASIS student works hard, asks questions, and helps other people. All we ask is that the student is willing to work. At BASIS Curriculum Schools, we build on that educational competency. Above all, our strong and results-oriented support team of teachers and administrators never gives up on a student.
For questions regarding your student’s specific situation, please contact your Head of School.