Pan Asia International School (EN)
18 Chaloem Phrakiat Ratchakan Thi 9 Road
Soi 67, Dok Mai, Prawet, Bangkok 10250 Thailand
Pan Asia International School (PAIS) is located in Prawet district , Bangkok, Thailand. It was established by Social Welfare Society (SWS) a Thai non-profit charitable organization in the year 2004. PAIS is accredited by Thai ministry of education and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and is a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT).
Pan-Asia International School is extremely proud to be a member of the IB MYP & DP world-wide community. PAIS completed its MYP verification in May 2020. PAIS now offers a complete MYP & DP program for our students from grades 6 to 12.
IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. *Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.
(PAIS) is a well- established, successful school catering for 3-18 year olds. It is an authorized international Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Middle Years Program (MYP) school that follows American curriculum. It contains outstanding facilities (swimming pools, basketball court, football pitches, auditorium with stage, international food canteen, science labs, IT Mac lab, and art room).
As Prawet district is a suburban location, it remains a green area and does not suffer from traffic congestion or air pollution as the case in the center of the city. PAIS is located on a side street approximately 200 meters from the main road Chalerm Prakiat R. 9 which makes the school accessible by a number of nearby city arteries and the traffic is quite manageable.
The motto of PAIS “Western curriculum Eastern Culture” was reflected in the school mission: to provide its students with the best elements of western education within an eastern cultural environment through the cooperation among students, parents, educators and the community. To this end, PAIS uses an American curriculum with International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IBMYP) and Diploma Program (IBDP). PAIS is considered as one of the best options to the believers of all religions who are opting for international education in a welcoming and conducive multi faith environment.
PAIS has a rapidly growing library with books in English, Thai and other languages. Students are provided with a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction books in our library in addition to periodicals such as magazines, newspapers and computer resources.
Breakfast and lunch are available daily in our cafeteria which received the Thai government’s highest rating for cleanliness and sanitation practices.
The menu emphasizes nutritional balance for growing bodies and minds, as well as culinary variety to satisfy the varied tastes of our international student population.
The PAIS purpose-built auditorium seats just over 300 in plush air-conditioned comfort. The auditorium features state-of-the-art audio and video equipment and is suitable for performances both large and small.
The music room is equipped with keyboards, guitars, violins, recorders and more! This is a place within PAIS where future musicians may be made.
PAIS has 4 fully equipped and functional Science Labs: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and General Science. The labs provide the space and resources young minds need to engage in authentic scientific discovery.
The PAIS ICT Suite boasts 24 state-of-the-art iMac computers available to our students in the pursuit of knowledge. The computers are equipped with a wide range of authentic software and are all Internet-ready.
The PAIS sports facilities provide students places to keep their bodies, not just their minds, in shape.
- 2 covered basketball/voleyball courts
- 2 grassed football pitches
- An open basketball/volleyball/footsal court
- A half Olympic size swimming pool
- A swimming pool for kindergarten
PAIS features a large, well-stocked Nurse’s Room for maintaining good health in our students and caring for them when they are under the weather. Our Nurse’s Room has two separate resting areas with beds one for boys and one for girls.
IB Middle Year Program
Building on the academic success of our IB Diploma Programme since 2010, we are excited to announce that Pan-Asia International School’s candidacy for the Middle Years Programme (MYP) has been accepted. Pan- Asia International School is recognized as an IB candidate school for the MYP. Our school is pursuing authorization to offer this programme. Once authorized, we will be joining over 4000 IB World schools worldwide. These are schools that share a common philosophy with PAIS in their commitment to high quality, challenging, international education.
The IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is designed for students between the ages of 11 and 16, grades 6 to 10, at PAIS. The IB MYP provides academic challenge and develops the life skills appropriate to this age group.
The programme model shows a holistic framework for international education in which learning transcends the boundaries of traditional disciplines by fostering interdisciplinary understanding.
- understanding concepts
- embedded in relevant global contexts
- approaches to teaching and learning
- responsible action
- service learning
- independent projects
- within and across subject disciplines
Concept-based learning focuses on powerful organizing ideas that have relevance within and across subject areas. They extend beyond national and cultural boundaries, help to integrate learning, add coherence to the curriculum, deepen disciplinary understanding, build students’ capacity to engage with complex ideas and allow transfer of learning to new contexts.
The IB MYP spans the Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-10) years at PAIS. Students will study courses from eight subject groups and will make connections between subjects through interdisciplinary units.
Arts (Visual Arts-Music)
Design (Digital Design)
Language and Literature (English)
Language Acquisition (Chinese-Arabic-Turkish)
Mathematics (Extended Math, Standard Math)
Physical and Health Education Individuals and Societies (Social Studies-Business Management-Economics)
Sciences (General Science-Physics-Chemistry-Biology)
The IB Diploma Programme is a two-year (Grades 11-12, or ages 16-19) international curriculum that allows students to fulfill the requirements for university entrance of their national or state education systems. Internationally mobile students are able to transfer into the IB Diploma Programme from other IB World schools, as well as from other school systems.
All Grade 11 and 12 courses at PAIS are IB courses. Students should start the process of choosing their personal program by consulting the list of subjects offered by PAIS. As well as considering their personal strengths in individual subjects, when making course selections students should also take into account their future education and career plans. Students should become familiar with the specific requirements of the universities in the countries to which they intend to apply as different universities in different countries have different entrance requirements. It is very important that you are aware that specific subjects or combinations of subjects could be required (or excluded) by the country or university of your choice. Information about universities around the world is available from PAIS’s college counselor. It is strongly recommended that students spend as much time as possible discussing their options with as many people as possible, including parents and teachers. Decisions made at this stage in a student’s education could affect the rest of their lives, so it is vital that choices are made only after full research and consultation. To be eligible for the IB Diploma, each student is required to follow six IB courses, with one subject taken from each group in the curriculum model:
Group 1: Language A (Language)
Group 2: Language acquisition (Language)
Group 3: Individuals and Societies
Group 4: Experimental Sciences
Group 5: Mathematics
Group 6: Arts and Electives
Further, all IB Diploma students must choose
– Three courses at higher level (HL) and three courses at standard level (SL) [recommended]
– Four courses at higher level (HL) and two courses at standard level (SL) In addition, all IB Diploma students must complete
– A course in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
– A 4,000-word Extended Essay in a subject of their choice
– A Creativity, Activity, & Service (CAS) programme
The Core IB Program
Theory of Knowledge (ToK)
Theory of Knowledge is a course centered on the question, “How do we know?” Students are taught to seek out knowledge through critical thinking and analysis of the Ways of Knowing: Perception, Emotion, Reason, Imagination, Faith, Intuition, Memory and Language. By the end of the course, students should be proficient in formulating arguments and analyzing knowledge claims. The central features of the Theory of Knowledge course are critical analysis questions called Knowledge Issues.
ToK Course Content
Students complete one hundred hours over the two-year course. The course is comprised of eight units centered on the following Areas of Knowledge and other main themes; each unit lasts approximately five weeks, and is taught by a teacher specialized in that area of study. These units are:
– Natural Sciences
– Human Sciences
– Religious Knowledge systems
– Indigenous Knowledge systems
In the second year (Grade 12) of the course, students are officially assessed for their IB Diploma, based solely on two pieces of work: The ToK Essay on a prescribed title (1200-1600 words). This is supervised by a teacher in the school, and then graded externally by an IB examiner. The ToK Group Presentation (approximately 10 minutes per student). This is supervised and assessed by a teacher in the school. The final grade is then sent to the IB. The final ToK grade and the final Extended Essay grade are entered into the Diploma Points Matrix (see below) to award a possible maximum of 3 extra points to be added to a student’s Diploma score. Candidates not submitting satisfactory work in either area will fail the Diploma.
The Extended Essay
The Extended Essay is an in-depth study of a limited topic within a subject. Its purpose is to provide a student with an opportunity to engage in independent research at an introductory level. Emphasis is placed on the process of engaging in personal research, on the communication of ideas and information in a logical and coherent manner, and on the overall presentation of the Extended Essay in compliance with IB guidelines. Students are required to devote 40+ hours to the essay over the course of twelve months.
In choosing a subject, an essential consideration should be the personal interest of the student. The subject should offer the opportunity for in depth research but should also be limited in scope. It should present the candidate with the opportunity to collect or generate information and/or data for analysis and evaluation. Extended Essays submitted in Language B (Arabic, Thai or Turkish) or Language and Literature A1 (Arabic, Thai or Turkish) must be written in that language. All other essays must be in English.
Organization of the Extended Essay
The Extended Essay is limited to 4,000 words and should include an abstract, an introduction, a development methodology, a conclusion, a bibliography, and any necessary appendices.
The Extended Essay is externally examined. Marks are awarded against a set of published criteria (both general and subject-specific). The final Extended Essay grade and the final ToK grade are entered into the Diploma Points Matrix (see below) to award a possible maximum of 3 extra points to be added to a student’s Diploma score. Candidates not submitting satisfactory work in either area will fail the Diploma.
PAIS provide full boarding. 2 students per room with meals as well as Nurse and supervisor on board 24 hours a day