Admissions



WELCOME TO ISB’S NEW FAMILY PORTAL

Dear parents,

Tropical greetings from Admissions.

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and administration, congratulations on your child’s admission. We are thrilled your family is joining our vibrant school community.

We hope this page can help you feel informed and assured about the many important details before the start of school for your child. There may still be some steps remaining and we have outlined everything that you need to know and need to do to be ready before that first day.

You are always welcome to contact us at ​admissions@isb.ac.th at any time if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

With our best regards,

 Rebecca, Rosalind, David, Natty, Sun, Tang, Bew

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So let’s get started!

We have divided the portal into the sections below. Please click to access your section of interest or just start scrolling down to learn all about your family’s transition to ISB.

Here’s what needs to be completed​ before the first day.

1. Submission of any pending documents as directed by the Admissions Office. If you are not sure if you need to submit any further documents, please check your child’s checklist in OpenApply.

2. ISB Medical Forms must be submitted and must be approved by the Nurse before your child can start attending classes on campus. These records must be submitted within the 6 months prior to enrollment. For many families, this is one of the last forms they submit on their child’s behalf so if you have not yet sent us these forms, please do not worry. There are numerous hospitals in Bangkok where the required tests can be completed. In the event that approval is not granted, we will be in touch with you directly with what needs to happen​.

– Please share any serious medical concerns about your child, such as anaphylaxis, epilepsy, poorly controlled asthma, and insulin-dependent diabetes with the nurses directly at isbnurse@isb.ac.th​. The form and your email should communicate this information about your child even if you shared it on the application. The information on the application is not transferred to the school nurses. The medical form with the doctor’s signature is the form that is followed by the school.

3. Submit copies of the family’s visas stamped in the passports or proof of Thai nationality.

4. Local contact information is required before your child’s first day. This is important for us to have in the event of an emergency. We understand you may not know this information prior to your arrival and much like the medical forms, this is usually one of the final submissions. It is important to keep in mind that we will need local phone numbers for all parents and also at least one local emergency contact. This information can be provided in OpenApply on the Contact Information Form which is on your family’s checklist.

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This is what you need to know​ about your child’s first day & Orientation.

 

Our school year will begin on Wednesday, August 9th. Below you can find Divisional Information for Orientation

The orientation sessions will be scheduled for the Monday/Tuesday before the first day of school. A schedule for each division’s orientation will be made available closer to the start of the school year and shared with you directly as well. Our team will host a welcome day for all new families as well to help with purchasing uniforms and obtaining school ID cards. We recommend that you plan your arrival in Thailand the week before school starts to be able to attend orientation as it is an essential part of your family’s transition to ISB. 

Elementary School (ES) 

On the first day of school, all ES students will need a backpack, water bottle, hat, and the correct ISB uniform (Polo or PE). Our team will show you where to drop your child off and where to collect them if they are not taking the bus when you visit the campus.

For families with students entering Pre-Kindergarten 1, your child’s counselor will arrange a meeting for you with the teacher to help your family learn about and prepare for the first day. Their first school day will be during the second week of school. 

Middle School (MS)

There will be two separate orientations for the MS. One is for all Grade 6 families, new and rising, and another is for new Grade 7 and Grade 8 students. The MS orientation will be separate for students and parents. Students have a chance to meet other students, get a school tour, and learn about our platforms while parents are introduced to our various portals and the admin team.

High School (HS)

The HS orientation will have separate sessions for students and parents. Students have a chance to meet other students, get a school tour, and learn about our platforms while parents are introduced to our portals and the admin team. All the new Grade 10-12 students are required to have had their official transcript submitted by their former school or they are to hand-deliver it at orientation with the former school’s official’s signature on the back flap of a sealed envelope.

If your family cannot attend an orientation session, please let us know. For any families who have not yet arrived in Thailand, orientation will be conducted with your child’s counselor in a 1:1 appointment

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School calendar and starting times

Have a look at the School Year Calendar to see what will be going on throughout the year and to help plan your family’s holidays. Here are also the school day starting and ending times for each division. Notes: Supervision for ES students is provided from 7:00 am. ES students are to arrive at or after this time. School ends at 1:10 pm on early-dismissal days.

Elementary School

– Pre-Kindergarten 1 & 2 – from 7:35 am until 1:10 pm

– Kindergarten – Grade 5 – from 7:35 am until 2:25 pm

Middle School – from 7:40 am until 2:45 pm

High School – from 7:50 am until 2:50 pm

– For IB DP students only – if your first class of the day is a HL class, it will start at 7:20 am.

UniformsSupplies, and ID Cards

The uniform consists of a polo shirt with the school emblem with a choice of khaki or black shorts, pants, skirt, or skorts. Each school division has a different uniform color (ES, MS, HS) but all students have the choice of wearing the school’s white polo shirt. Students are allowed to wear their own bottoms as long as the items are plain khaki or black and free of branding and/or labels. ISB uniforms can be purchased on campus year-round at the Book Store from 7:30am-2pm. We have also made uniform purchases available online. Please click here to learn how to make your online uniform order.

Physical Education (PE) uniforms are unisex and consist of a white or yellow top with black shorts. These are required at all grade levels. Students are also expected to have appropriate footwear for PE.

ES students wear PE uniforms to school on the day they have PE classes. MS and HS students must change into their PE uniforms and back into their polos for their next class.

For school supplies, we advise you to wait before purchasing any items prior to your arrival but your MS/HS children are welcome to bring their own. Please note that:

  • For ES students, no school supplies are necessary as any items students would need are provided for them in their classrooms. Their teachers will inform you during the first week and throughout the year if any additional supplies are required. For the first week, we only require that students are in the correct uniform (Polo/PE), and bring a backpack, water bottle, and a hat. The ES office will share what uniform is required for your child’s first day.
  • Students in MS and HS are provided with a MacBook Air laptop for their school work during class and to take home for schoolwork. Students can use their own supplies or purchase anything required for class at the Book Store. We provide a recommended list of items or sell a supply pack to help with this. Please note that all HS students are required to have a graphing calculator (TI-84 Plus recommended) also purchasable at the Book Store.

All students and parents are also issued an ID card

For ES students, this card is only for campus access and book borrowing.

For MS and HS students, their cards also used for printing, buying food/drinks, and also work as a key for their lockers. 

The parent ID cards are for campus access and for purchasing food, drinks, supplies and can also be used to pay for student activities. Families have the option of charging money to the cards manually at the Book Store, our kiosks on campus, or via the Parent Portal (click here for guide).

 

Transportation to and from school

There are many ways for students to arrive on campus. For those who live close to ISB, they can walk, ride a bike, or be driven to school in a family golf cart or car. Please note that helmets are required for all students, parents, and ISB employees who wish to ride their bicycles onto campus. If you are using your family car to send your child to school, please obtain a car sticker by completing this application form. You will be contacted to pick up the sticker(s), once they are ready. Usually after 2-3 school days. Please feel free to check the progress of your vehicle sticker by contacting Khun Wan at patcharc@isb.ac.th or 02 9635 800 Ext. 7737.

For families living outside of Nichada Thani: 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 majority of school-sponsored after-school activities and sports programs. To sign up for the bus, please visit OpenApply to complete the School Bus Registration Form.

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

Buses will leave ISB at the following times:

First buses

1:10pm for Pre-Kindergarten 1 & Pre-Kindergarten 2

2:40pm for Kindergarten to Grade 5

3:00pm for Middle School and High School

Second buses – these buses leave after extra-curricular activities

4:00pm for Elementary School – these buses will start service after August 24th

4:10pm for Middle School & High School

Third buses

5:10pm for Middle School & High School students only; Tuesday departure at 5:20pm, Friday departure at 4:50pm)

Please note that the second and third buses are not door-to-door services and that these times may change in the future.

Please contact Montri Transport for the nearest drop-off point to your home.

Montri Customer Service:

Tel: +66(0) 2906 0160 /+66(0) 2919 9900 Ext. 301-304                                                                          Email: ​info@montri.co.th​ or ​cscenter@montri.co.th                                                                              Website: ​www.montri.co.th

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Activities at ISB

 

With all the activities on offer at ISB, your child will be able to make the campus their second home. Whether it’s sports, arts, community service, we are certain your child will find passions to follow here. You can review the activities available at ISB by visiting the Student Life page and there’s even more on the ​ISB Athletics and Panther Activities pages. There is something for everyone, even the parents, who can join the Adult Education classes or help run/organize activities for children. If you have any questions about activities, please contact the Panther Activities Office at pantheractivities@isb.ac.th.

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Learn about ISB’s Divisions & Student Handbooks

Please click the links to learn more about our Early Childhood CenterElementary School, Middle School, and High School. You will be able to find information about the schedules, curriculum, programs, and what awaits your child at ISB.

We advise you to click on the links below to review the divisional handbooks to learn more about school expectations and further general information about each division. Handbooks for the 2023-24 academic year will be made available here over the summer.

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Summer Learning Resources, Reading Lists, and Resources for English as an Additional Language (EAL) Students

We are happy to share with you our suggestions for some summer break learning. Please visit our Summer Learning Resources page to discover internal and external resources for your children to  For, reading lists, please visit ES Hub page to discover books for your ES child or share our Main Library’s page with your MS and/or HS child(ren) for a wealth of resources for how to find and choose their next books. We will soon have a list ready for the ES students as well. For the students who are going to be part of our EAL (English as an Additional Language) program, we encourage them to visit our EAL Resources page. They will find links to resources that will help them develop and practice their English language abilities. We recommend that you share these with your child(ren) and encourage them to practice a few times a week between now and their first day of school. With regular practice, your child(ren) will be able to have a good and strong start at ISB both socially and academically.

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Connect with a current ISB family & Student Ambassadors

As a new family to our community, if you would like to get in touch with an ISB parent, or someone from your home country already in our community, please let us know and we will do our best to connect you. 

We aim for all new students to have a positive start and so we select some of our returning students to help any newcomers adjust to ISB.

    • Elementary School – Your child will be assigned a classroom buddy on the first day of school. 
    • Middle School & High School – Our Student Ambassadors will get in touch with your family before orientation. They will be your child’s ‘go-to person’ at the start of the year and will help them get around the campus, introduce them to new friends, and share their experiences.

Final bits and pieces to think about

Final required document submissions: Please send any pending documents to admissions@isb.ac.th. You can see what is pending by looking at your child’s checklist in OpenApply. For transcripts, please continue reading below.
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Invoices & Receipts: The Business Office will provide you with a PDF of the invoice and receipt of payment of the tuition fees. Should you require a hard-copy invoice, please write to our colleague, Ms. Atchara Ounsri and she will be able to assist you. Upon your arrival to campus, you can pick it up at the Business Office or if you share your summer mailing address, we’ll send it to you! If you have any questions about payment procedures, please feel free to contact Ms. Ounsri or us in Admissions.
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Transcripts: Students entering grades 10-12 must have an official transcript(s) from their previous high school(s) for ISB transfer credit, graduation requirements, and future university applications. To do this, parents must request the previous high school(s) to send the official transcript(s) by email to transcripts@isb.ac.th. If electronic delivery is not possible, the school must send the transcript(s) via post or give a copy to the parents to hand-deliver to ISB. If hand-delivering, the transcript(s) must be in a signed and sealed envelope. Please arrange to obtain the signed and sealed transcript(s) prior to your child’s last day of school and do not open it. The transcript(s) can only be accepted and used by ISB if received in a signed and sealed envelope. If it will be sent by post, please ensure the envelope is addressed to the address below:

Registrar, High School Counseling Office

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BANGKOK

39/7 Soi Nichada Thani, Samakee Road,

Amphur Pakkret, Nonthaburi 11120 Thailand

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That’s it from us but if you have any other questions or if we can be of any help at all, please feel free to get in touch.

We can’t wait to see you!

 

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