ABOUT ISB

OUR STORY

1951 The start of a legacy

ISB first opened as the International Children’s Center on the ground of the U.S. Embassy in 1951. It was the first international school to open in Thailand and serviced U.S. Embassy families and other expatriates in Bangkok at the time.

1960 Changing times

The school was first located on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy but soon needed to expand in order to provide both primary and secondary education for the growing population of expatriate children in Bangkok. In 1960, ISB moved from the U.S. Embassy grounds to a large campus on Sukhumvit Soi 15. Seven years later, at the peak of the Vietnam War, when enrollment boomed to over 3500 students, a second campus was opened in Bangsue for a number of years to accommodate the expansion.

1992 A vision of excellence

In the 1980’s the ISB Board of Trustees had a vision for a school that would be unrivalled in the region. In January 1992, ISB moved to its present location in Nichada Thani, a US$25-million campus with some of the top facilities in the region.

2018 Continuous development

2018 marked the opening of our Environmental Wilderness Campus in Petchaburi Province. To this day ISB remains a nonprofit, independent, and nonsectarian school which is overseen by our parents who are members of our school association and elected to our Board of Trustees.

ISB Vision

Enriching communities through the intellectual, humanitarian and creative thoughts and actions of our learners.

ISB Mission

Through outstanding teaching and learning in a nurturing environment,
ISB inspires students to achieve their academic and personal potential;
be passionate, reflective learners; become caring global citizens, and lead,
healthy, active, balanced lifestyles.

ISB Attributes

Value-driven

Value-driven

Socially-intelligent

Socially-intelligent

Self-managing

Self-managing

Creative

Creative

Globally-minded

Globally-minded

Adaptable

Adaptable

ISB Values

CARE

INTEGRITY

COMMITMENT

GRATITUDE

COURAGE

BALANCE

RESPECT

RESPONSIBILITY

OUR DEFINITION OF LEARNING

At ISB we have thoughtfully defined the kind of learning we wish to see in classrooms, in curriculum and assessments. ISB values meaningful and transferable learning where we construct understanding by developing and applying knowledge, skills and attitudes. As learners, we develop and show our understanding when we:

Apply our learning to new situations

Apply our learning to new situations

Inquire to extend our learning

Inquire to extend our learning

Create solutions

Create solutions

Communicate our learning effectively to others

Communicate our learning effectively to others

Make connections across our learning

Make connections across our learning

Reflect critically on our learning

Reflect critically on our learning

Academic results

The ISB community and potential parents are understandably interested about the quality of our students’ learning, especially against challenging international standards. Over many years, the school leadership and the Board of Trustees have put into place a number of key performance indicators to ensure that we continue to provide outstanding educational opportunities for all our students.