SEMESTER 1, 2019 – 2020

First Day of School

School will begin on Tuesday, 13 August, 2019.
If you will be arriving from overseas and your child/ren have not yet participated in an on-site screening/testing appointment or met with their counselor, please plan for that on Friday, 9 August, 2019. All appointments must be scheduled and confirmed in writing in advance by the ISB Admissions Office (

In order to be ready for your child’s first day of school, your child must have completed all of the following by Friday, 9 August, 2019:

  • An on-site admissions appointment with one of our counselors (some families have already visited ISB during Semester 1 and have already completed this)
  • Submitted copies of completed medical forms (5 pages located on our website) to the ISB Admissions Office for final approval by the ISB Nurse
  • Provided copies of visas (in the passport) or proof of Thai Nationality
  • Complete Form C – Local Contact Information
  • The family has had their ISB photo ID’s issued

New Parent Orientation

A warm invitation is extended to all new parents to please attend our Welcome Wai Coffee Morning from 7:30 – 8:30am on Tuesday, 13 August, 2019.

High School students will participate in an all-day New Student Orientation on Friday, 9 August, 2019. The High School Parent Orientation will conclude at 10:15am. Please find the full schedule here.

Middle School students will participate in an all-day New Student Orientation on Friday, 9 August, 2019. The Middle School Parent Orientation will conclude at 10:15am. Please find the full schedule here.

Elementary School Orientation for parents and students (optional) will be conducted on Friday, 9 August, 2019 from 8:00 – 9:00am and again at 12:00 – 1:00pm (Elementary School Hub/Library). Please find the full schedule here. Elementary school students are not required to participate in an orientation on the first day of school. The Elementary School counselors will be doing a variety of activities with the new students during the first couple of weeks of school to help students with their transition to ISB and Thailand. There is a separate Elementary School New Parent Meeting for Elementary School Parents on Thursday, 15 August, 2019 – 7:45am

All counselors are always available to meet with you or your child during the school day or after school if you or your child are experiencing difficulty or are in need of assistance.

ISB Book Store and Uniform Shop

All school uniforms must be purchased at ISB. School uniforms will be for sale at the ISB Book Store from 7:30am2:00pm on Thursday, 1st of August to the 9th of August, 2019 (weekends excluded), and again on Tuesday, 13th of August, 2019 from 7:00am onwards. The ISB Book Store also sells school supplies. Only students in grades 6 to 12 need to purchase school supplies. School supplies are provided by ISB for students in Pre-K to Grade 5.

On-Site Admissions Appointments

All students entering Pre-Kindergarten through to Grade 12, along with their parents, are required to have an individual appointment to meet with a counselor for the purpose of confirming course selections and scheduling (Middle School/High School) or to be placed in a class (Elementary School). Some academic testing and placement testing may be required as a part of this process. Please let us know as soon as the student has a confirmed arrival plan so that we can schedule these appointments in advance for you.
You should plan to bring your child’s final school reports and updated standardized test scores to this appointment with you. However, it assists us greatly if they are scanned and sent ahead of time. It is also expected that High School Students entering grades 9 to 12 will have requested their official transcripts (in a sealed envelope) be sent to ISB in advance. ISB does accept official transcripts electronically if they are sent from school to school (not through a student or parent). Those may be sent to

Applicants who have completed an On-Site Appointment or Screening for Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten

If you have already had an appointment to meet with your child’s counselor or have come to ISB for a Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten screening appointment between January – May, 2019, then you only need to bring your child back to ISB on Thursday, 1 August & Friday, 2 August, 2019 for submission of all final documents, school bus sign up, purchase of school uniforms, ID card photo, and then attend Orientation on Friday, 9 August, 2019.

Reach Out to an ISB Parent

If you are a new parent and would like to correspond with an ISB parent or someone from your home country, please contact our Welcome Wai committee at 

School Starting Times

Please find below start and end times for Elementary (ES), Middle (MS) and High (HS) schools. Supervision for ES students will be provided starting at 7:00am. We do not encourage ES students to arrive before 7:00am.

   ES    MS    HS
Start time 7:35am 7:20am 7:20am

End time

Early Dismissal Day







Transportation and School Buses

Students that reside inside the Nichada Thani community often walk or ride their bicycles to school, with ISB maintaining bike racks which can accommodate more than 300 bicycles. Helmets are required for all students, parents and ISB employees who wish to ride their bicycle onto our campus.

For students living in the city, ISB utilizes Montri Bus Company. Students are picked up from their residences each morning and are offered departure times from school in the afternoon which accommodate the school-sponsored after-school activities and sports program. It is important to note that this bus schedule does not accommodate the schedules of all of the community activities.

Each bus has a Montri employee that acts as the Bus Monitor with all buses having communication systems which allow Montri personnel to keep in direct contact with the school.

Buses will leave ISB at the following times:

  • First bus – 2:35pm (Early Dismissal Day at 1:25pm)
  • Second bus – 3:30pm (Early Dismissal Day at 2:30pm for Elementary School and 3:30pm for Middle and High School)
  • Third bus – 5:15pm (Middle and High School students only; Friday departure at 4:35pm)

The second and third buses for Middle School and High School students are not door-to-door services. Please contact Montri Transport for the nearest drop-off point to your home. 

Montri Customer Service: +66(0) 2906 0160/+66(0) 2919 9900 Ext. 301 – 304

Email: or  


Activities at ISB

Preview the activities available at ISB by visiting the ISB Athletics and the Community Activities webpages.

ISB Student Handbooks

We advise you to review the appropriate handbook to learn more about expectations and general information.