New Family Portal
Dear new parents,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
First Day and Orientation
Important dates and details about preparing for the start of the school year.
Our School Year will begin on Wednesday, August 9th.
Our last day of school will be Thursday, June 13th.
Click here to view the calendar for the year.
We warmly invite you to visit ISB on Monday (Aug 7th) from 9am - 2pm for the New Family Welcome Day. This day has been designed especially for our new families and students with the following drop-in activities available:
- Purchase School Uniforms
- Pick-up School ID Cards (Students & Parents only)
- Campus Tour
- Approve Visa and Medical Forms (if not complete)
- Register for Bus Transportation (if needed)
- PowerSchool Account Support
- Activities and Athletics Sign-ups
- Meet other New Families
- Enjoy some Food from our Local Restaurants
Your family will return to ISB for the Orientation Sessions in the morning on Tuesday (Aug 8th). Orientation is always in the mornings and a schedule for each division’s session will be made available closer to the start of the school year and shared with you directly as well. 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. If your family cannot attend the orientation sessions, 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 scheduled according to your arrival.
First Day of School
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (ES)
The ES has staggered the first days for separate grade levels. Please read below to learn about your child's start.
Meet the Teacher Days
For families with Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 students, you will receive letters in early August to schedule your child’s 'Meet the Teacher' appointment.
- Tuesday, August 8 - 12:30pm - G2-5 Students Meet the Teacher sessions
- Wednesday, August 9 - By Appointment - Grade 1 Meet the Teacher
- Wednesday, August 9 & Thursday, August 10 - By Appointment - PK1-KG Meet the Teacher
First Days of School
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. On the first day of school, all ES students will need a backpack, water bottle, hat, and the correct uniform (Polo or PE).
- Wednesday (Aug 9) - Grades 2-5 First Day of School
- Thursday (Aug 10) - Grade 1 First Day of School
- Friday (Aug 11) - Pre-K2 & Kindergarten First Day of School
- Tuesday (Aug 15) & Wednesday (Aug 16) - Pre-K1 Partnership in Learning Days
- Thursday (Aug 17) - Pre-K1 First Day of School
Parent Engage Session & Open House
- Thursday, August 17 @ 7:45am - First ES Parent Engage
- Thursday, August 24 @6pm - Pre-K Open House
- Thursday, August 31 @ 6pm - ES Open House
MIDDLE SCHOOL (MS)
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 9th.
There will be two separate orientations for the MS on August 8th. 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. The session schedules will be shared closer to the date but you can plan for orientation to take place in the morning hours.
HIGH SCHOOL (HS)
The first day of school is Wednesday, August 9th.
The HS orientation on August 8th 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. The session schedules will be shared closer to the date but you can plan for orientation to take place in the morning hours.
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.
Before you begin at ISB
make sure you have completed these steps
Please always refer to your child's checklist in OpenApply to know what remains to be done. The checklist needs to be completed in order for your child to be able to start attending classes. Having as much done on the checklist before the Welcome Day (Aug 7) as possible is highly recommended. If you are not sure about a checklist item or a required step, please get in touch with Admissions.
Medical Forms must be submitted by August 1st to ensure your child can start school from the start of the school year. These forms require processing and approval from the school Health Center team. Without approved forms, students will not be able to access the campus and attend classes.
For families who prefer to complete the required medical checks after arrival in Bangkok, ISB has been offered a special medical check package from World Medical Hospital which is located very close to ISB. Medical checks can also be easily booked and completed downtown. We recommend any of these hospitals:
- Bumrungrad International Hospital (who offer special rates to ISB families for the EKG and Audiometry)
- Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital
- Bangkok Hospital
Submit copies of your family’s Thai visas or proof of your Thai nationality. All students must have a valid non-immigrant or educational visa stamped in their passports or have an e-visa certificate (non-immigrant visas only) in order to attend classes at ISB. Parents of students with an educational visa must have the dependent visa (O type visa) stamped in their passport.
We recommend that as soon as your child's visa is available, please upload it to OpenApply.
Local Contact Information
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 emergency contact can be a neighbor, colleague, secretary etc. and can be changed at any point. You can get a local phone number directly at the airport upon arrival or at any mall.
This information is important for us to have in the event of an emergency and without this, students cannot attend classes at ISB. We understand you may not know this information prior to your arrival and so this is usually one of the final submissions on the checklist.
Students entering grades 10-12 must have their official transcript(s) from their previous high school(s) for ISB transfer credit, graduation requirements, and future university applications. It is the responsibility of the family for the transcripts to be provided to ISB.
There are three ways to submit the transcripts - electronically or by hand/post in a sealed envelope. See below for details.
By Email: The previous high school(s) can send the official transcript(s) by email to <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
By Hand: The previous high school(s) can give you a copy to hand-deliver to ISB. 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.
By Post: The previous high school(s) can send the transcript(s) via post to the address below. 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.
Registrar, High School Counseling Office
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BANGKOK
39/7 Soi Nichada Thani, Samakee Road,
Amphur Pakkret, Nonthaburi 11120 Thailand
Getting 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 <email@example.com> 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:
- 1:10pm for Pre-K1 & Pre-K2 students
- 2:40pm for Kindergarten to Grade 5 students
- 3:00pm for MS and HS students
These buses leave after extra-curricular activities
- 4:00pm for ES students
- 4:10pm for MS and HS students
- 5:10pm for MS & HS 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.
You can 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Summer Learning Resources & EAL Resources
Some summer reading and English language fun
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.
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.
School Calendar & School Hours
This will help you plan your school year
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.
School ends at 1:10 pm for all on early-dismissal days.
Supervision for ES students is provided from 7:00am. ES students are to arrive at or after this time.
– Pre-Kindergarten 1 & 2 – from 7:35am until 1:10pm
– Kindergarten – Grade 5 – from 7:35am until 2:25pm
– from 7:40am until 2:45pm
– from 7:50am until 2:50pm
– For IBDP students only - if your first class of the day is an HL class, it will start at 7:20am.
Uniforms, Supplies, ID Cards
Learn about our new uniform and what supplies to bring
We are excited to share that this coming year we are introducing a new student uniform. You can check out the new designs here. These will be available for purchase at the start of the year.
The uniform consists of a collared shirt and black or khaki shorts, each with the school emblem. Each school section has a different shirt color. White for Pre-K, red for ES, green for MS, and blue for HS.
Physical Education (PE) uniforms are unisex and consist of black shorts and a white or yellow sports shirt. ISB uniforms can be purchased on campus year-round at the Book Store from 7:30am-2pm.
ES students wear their PE uniforms all day on the days they have PE class, which is every other day. MS and HS students must change into their PE uniforms and back into their school uniform for their next class.
We advise you to wait before purchasing any items prior to your arrival but your MS or HS child is 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 (Collared/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 available for purchase at the Book Store.
All students and parents are also issued an ID card. This will take place during the Welcome Day on Aug 7. If your family is arriving later, we will schedule a separate Welcome Day appointment for you.
For ES students, this card is only for campus access and book borrowing.
For MS and HS students, their cards are also used for printing, buying food/drinks, and also work as their locker key.
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 the how-to guide).
If you would like an ID card for another member of your household, such as a helper, nanny, or driver, please contact K'Wan. These ID cards will be available for order shortly after the start of the school year.
Something for everyone!
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.
We will have a desk at the Welcome Day on (Aug 8) where you can learn more about our offering and to register your child for Season 1 activities and the ES Explore Program.
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.
Connect with a current ISB family & Student Ambassadors
Meet your community
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 during the summer.
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.
Your child will be assigned a classroom buddy on their first day of school.
Middle School & High School
Our Student Ambassadors will meet your child during orientation. They will be your child’s ‘go-to person’ at the start of the year and will help them get around the campus for the first few weeks, introduce them to new friends, and share their experiences.
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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 Admissions.