Regent’s international school bangkok (en)
Address: 601/99 Pracha Uthit Rd, Khwaeng Wang Thonglang, Wang Thonglang, Bangkok 10310
We are a day and boarding school for 2 to 18 years old, passionate about developing the whole person through academic, physical, cultural and social experiences. We are guided by the British curriculum from the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) leading to IGCSEs although we go beyond it in many places. Post 16 we adopt the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme.
The first Bangkok campus opened near the Thailand Cultural Centre. Then in 2009, as the school grew and welcomed more families into its international community, the second and current Bangkok site was opened near the Japanese School to welcome Early Years and Primary classes. The same year, a Joint Venture Agreement was signed to establish The Regent’s School UK in Diss, Norfolk, not far from Cambridge.
Investment in top quality teachers – who must all possess Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and almost all of whom are British – has been the key to the school’s success. It has resulted in top university destinations including Oxford, Cambridge, LSE, Imperial College London in the UK and Stanford, Cornell, Wharton and UCLA in the United Sates. In 2014 the student roll registered at 1,100 at Pattaya Campus and 600 at Bangkok of which 10% are boarders mainly international students.
Today the school attracts the children of international royalty and ministers among the 50 boarders here at Bangkok Campus and it hopes to continue to go from strength to strength and maintain its reputation of a top academic international institution in the Thai capital.
Academic results are excellent; we score some of the best IB results in Thailand and South East Asia. Our students go to some of the best universities in the world and we have a fantastic extra-curricular provision. The school works hard to cultivate a friendly, happy family atmosphere whilst not shirking from hard work and high standards.
Our school vision and mission are closely allied to our status as a Round Square school; we are one of a worldwide network of innovative schools across five continents. Our approach guides students into becoming well-rounded, informed, responsible, principled and confident global citizens. We do this by developing international understanding, empathy and tolerance for all cultures; democratic governance and justice; environmental stewardship; adventure, motivating self-discovery and courage; leadership, with courage and compassion and service to others.
Our greatest accomplishments are measured in the successes of individual students. This will be places at Oxford, Cambridge and other great universities around the globe, world class scores at IB and IGCSE, fabulous concerts, plays and art shows, sports and a commitment to service to others.
TEACHING AND LEARNING CHARTER
This charter outlines our commitment to the vision of the school and learning. It is based around four key areas
LEADERS IN LEARNING
We are committed to our own and each other’s learning to ensure a high standard of teaching practice and a love for learning.
We are committed to developing positive relationships with students, parents, colleagues and the wider community.
We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.
We are committed to ensuring assessment informs and supports teaching and learning.
EXEMPLARY STUDENT CONDUCT
Students at Regent’s International School, Bangkok have an excellent reputation for their behaviour and attitudes in and out school. The school works closely with every individual to help them behave to the highest standards. This approach is defined and promoted though a Conduct Agreement that is signed by every Secondary School student and parent. The same values are also promoted in the Primary School.
The Regent’s International School Pre-IB programme
The Regent’s International School Pre-IB programme offers new students the opportunity to prepare for the IB Diploma. This programme is specifically designed for a student that is shown to have the ability and potential to be successful in the IB Diploma. However, they may lack the language and literacy skills in English to fully access the IB course, or may not have completed the first year of the IGCSE programme.
The Pre-IB Programme is a personalised intensive course that follows the second year of IGCSE. It is specifically adapted to the interests and needs of the individual student.
Typically, the programme has an emphasis on furthering a student’s literacy skills in English. It aims to ensure that by the end of the year students are at intermediate level in English and have become more able and confident in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English.
The programme also emphasises skills in
- ICT and digital literacy
as well as approaches to learning that are aligned to the IB Diploma
- Collaboration and interdependence
- Critical thinking
- Creativity and resourcefulness
Students must select subjects from the six subject areas of the IB Diploma; choosing across the subject range means that students will be well prepared for the IB Diploma course.
All Pre-IB students must study
- English: First or Second Language
- At least one Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Other subjects offered include:
- Humanities: Geography, History, Business, Global Perspectives
- Languages: Thai, Chinese, Mandarin
- Arts: Drama, Music, Art and Design
In addition, through the year, students are provided extra time for independent study as well as extra lessons in English.
At the beginning of Term 2, Year 11, students can decide on whether they are to be entered for the IGCSE exams in May/June. This decision will be based on discussions with subject teachers, parents and the Key Stage 4 Coordinator.
Generally, a student is expected to pass 5 IGCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths. However, the school will also consider other indicators such as feedback from subject teachers, progress in English and information from cognitive ability tests (CATS4).
Through the Pre-IB programme, we also encourage students to develop skills that will enable them to become responsible and confident young adults. We provide a number of opportunities both through the formal curriculum and beyond the curriculum. Participation in House and inter-school competitions are encouraged, as are enrichment, service and extra-curricular activities such as the International Award, MUN, Outward Bounds trip and sports, music, art and drama activities.
The strong emphasis on academic rigour as well as on wellbeing and citizenship will mean that students are well prepared for the IB Diploma and university. This balanced approach is a core element of our mission in supporting students to become well rounded leaders for the future.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a rigorous academic program emphasizing academic achievement, critical thinking, research skills and community service. It has been operating worldwide for almost 30 years and is in place in almost 1500 schools in around 120 countries around the world. The IB Diploma is recognized in virtually every country in the world.
The Diploma Programme encourages students to:
- ask challenging questions
- learn how to learn
- develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
- develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures.
Because of this, the IB is highly valued by many universities across the world. In many UK and North American universities it is felt to be the best programme in preparing students for Tertiary Education.
‘In the States and in Canada, IB students are very much sought-after’
At Regent’s International School our students consistently exceed world average point scores and go on to study at a range of universities including Oxbridge, LSE, Imperial, Manchester in the UK, Cornell, Pennsylvania, New York and Berkeley in USA, UBC and Toronto in Canada and City University in Hong Kong and many more.
The IB Diploma requires students to study six subject areas, with one discipline taken from each group in the curriculum model:
- Language A (literature and/or language): English, Thai
- Language B (second language) or another Language A: English, Thai, Mandarin, Spanish, French
- Individuals and Societies: Business Management, Economics, Geography, History
- Experimental Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sports Education Health Science, ESS (Environmental systems and societies)
- Arts: Theatre Arts, Art, Music (or one subject from groups 1-4)
All IB Diploma students must choose three courses at Higher Level (HL) and three courses at Standard Level (SL).
In addition to these academic disciplines, the IBDP is founded on three core components for which the students are required to:
- Complete a 4000 word Research Essay
- Undertake a two year course of study in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
- Commit to a range of Creative, Action, and Service (CAS) oriented endeavours
Recommended Entry requirements for IB Diploma
Due to the course content the following recommendations are made regarding entrance into some subjects at different levels:
- A* at IGCSE is recommended for HL mathematics
- B or higher is generally recommended at IGCSE to take subjects at HL.
- C or higher at IGCSE is recommended to take other subjects at SL
Regent’s International School also offer the IB Certificate route which may be more appropriate for students who do not meet the recommended requirements for the IB Diploma. More information on this can be found at http://www.ibo.org/programmes/career-related-programme/
IB Subjects are graded on a scale of 1 (minimum) to 7 (maximum). The students may gain up to another 3 points through the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay. The maximum number of points awarded for the IB Diploma is 45. Generally, a student must gain 24 points with 12 points at HL and and fulfill some other requirements
Prepared for university and life
The IB Diploma programme at Regent’s International School ensures that our students leave school prepared for university, prepared for the challenges they will face but, more than this, able to actively participate in society as open minded, principled global citizens.
Assessment Fee THB 5,500 non-refundable
Registration Fee THB 65,000 non-refundable
Enrollment Fee THB 85,000 non-refundable
Early Years THB 430,200 per year.
Primary Y1-Y6 THB 547,200 per year
Secondary Y7-Y13 THB 678,420 per year
Y4-Y6 THB 89,400 per Term
Y7 and above THB 103,900 per Term
- Holiday supervision except for December and Easter break (the school closes for the summer break except for summer camp)
- Meals, Laundry
BOARDING AT REGENT’S
Boarding is an intrinsic part of Regent’s International School and can offer families many options. Whichever one you choose, boarding life still is, without doubt, enormous fun and provides numerous opportunities for personal growth and challenge. We have a growing boarding community and our team of dedicated boarding staff ensure that each and every one of them are happy and well looked after.
We believe that boarding with us helps students to develop confidence, character and independence, which over time results in a more mature and open minded individual.
In addition to developing their own characters, after just a short period of time in our boarding community, students gain:
- A sense of and respect for community living.
- A passion for excellence.
- An understanding of a need for balance in mind, body and spirit.
Our enviable position of being a boarding school in Bangkok ensures a diverse range of weekend activities, from shopping, theatre and cinema visits to sport, charitable projects and cultural trips. There is something for everyone!
Besides supervised prep in the evenings pupils can do a range of activities from swimming, baking, gym, zumba or join in a house theme night of fun.
Regent’s boarding facilities is housed on a separate campus to the school and therefore provides a spacious and beautiful environment with 1st class boarding accommodation, swimming pool, football pitch, large dining hall and common rooms.
Boarding accommodation can be shared or single with a maximum of 3 in a room. Each house is equipped with wireless connection facilities.
We provide 24 hours on site security with finger scan security to access the boarding houses.
FIVE REASONS TO BOARD AT REGENT’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, BANGKOK:
1.In a unique residential campus environment in which our boys and girls live, students are immersed in the camaraderie of common experience, friendship, trust and honesty.
2.The responsibility of appropriate independence under the mentoring of teaching staff and house staff.
3.Boarding school graduates are uniquely prepared for university life. Statistics reveal that graduates arrive at universities better prepared for both the academic rigor and social challenges that university present.
4.Across the board, boarding school students participate in more extracurricular activities than other students, whether it’s exercising and playing sports, engaging in music and drama or club activities.
5.With set prep times and the opportunity to have help with their homework from teaching staff who are on duty, students are prepared for the academic challenges ahead of them.
1.Full Boarding: Full Boarding consists of seven nights a week during term time. There is no allocated leave out at weekends. However, if you would like to spend a weekend at home or with friends or relatives you may do this on any weekend providing you have permission.
The cost of Full boarding THB 102,500 per term for Secondary and THB 88,000 for Primary (Year 4 – 6)
2.Flexi Boarding: Flexi Boarding consists of 3 nights per week. Pupils will be allocated a permanent bed space. Flexi Boarding helps boys and girls to become more mature, self-reliant and confident and forges firmer friendships; friendships formed in boarding schools are bonds for life. Parents may choose weekly-boarding because their children normally have a long journey into school and they would like to lessen the travelling during the week, or because they would like to see if they like boarding, or just because that’s how many nights away from home they feel comfortable with.
The cost of 3 night’s Flexi Boarding is 4,800 baht per week and will be charged in advance at the beginning of each term.
3.Occasional Boarding: Occasional Boarding offers pupils the opportunity to get a ‘taste’ of boarding without having to make a permanent commitment. It useful for sleepovers with friends, or when parents are absent from home for short periods.Occasional Boarding is subject to availability and where there is bed space.
The cost of an occasional Boarding nights is 1,600 baht per night and this will be charged in arrears at the end of each term.
The Boarding House is closed over the Songkarn and Summer holidays however we understand that for some families it can be difficult to travel home during the shorter breaks. We offer both Residential Service and Adventure trips for our boarders. Adventure trips vary in cost according to the distance and the length of the outing.