The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a leading curriculum framework for international primary education. Designed for schools with students aged 3 to 12, the PYP focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside.
With its rigorous, research and inquiry based curriculum, the PYP transforms schools’ pedagogical practices, placing teachers, students and leaders in the core of the programme. As a result, students become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. PYP students are not only well prepared for the next stage of education, but also for participation in the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and subsequently the Diploma Programme (DP).
Welcome to Ascot International School, your international school of choice in Bangkok Thailand. Located in a quiet soi off Ramkhamhaeng road in Sapansung district, Bangkok, Ascot International School opened in 1995 and has since grown to become one of the top international schools in Bangkok that offers multiple International Baccalaureate programmes. At Ascot, we believe in creating lifelong learners, with an emphasis on preparing students for an ever changing world. Our students are global citizens who believe in respect and tolerance, and that is very much reflected in our everyday practices.
The modern facilities at Ascot International School are continuously expanding and upgrading each year. Our desire for improvement is among the many aspects that makes us one of the best international schools in Thailand. All of our classrooms are fitted with state of the art equipment that enable students to have the best learning environment possible, combining interactive education with some of the best features in learning technology.
On-site, we have a range of specialized and standard facilities, including three ICT suites, art and music rooms, and multiple science labs. Our sporting facilities are amongst the best of any international school in Bangkok, with indoor sports hall containing a basketball, volleyball and badminton court, a covered swimming pool and one of the largest football fields of any international school in Thailand.
Some of our newest facilities include Lower Primary school library, Upper Primary school library and upgrades have been made to our Secondary school library. We also recently completed a professional grade indoor futsal stadium complete with covered parking facilities, and a fully paved outdoor parking lot. Following the current school year, work will begin on a large new design technology suite.
Our campus is situated on a large, green and open space that creates a peaceful and healthy environment for our students to learn. Our location off Ramkhamhaeng road also makes us easily accessible by car and soon by the MRT Orange line which is being constructed nearby. Alternatively, we offer school van services for our students living in many areas around Bangkok. Ascot International School is one of a select few international schools in Thailand to offer both the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme as well as the Diploma Programme. These educational programmes are highly respected by universities around the world and can give students the edge for admissions over other students. We also offer the Cambridge IGCSE, which is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds.
Along with our outstanding educational programmes, we offer the opportunity for our students to get involved in extra-curricular activities. One popular programme is the Ascot Football Academy (AFA) which provides students of all skill levels with football training in a fun and enjoyable setting. It was founded in 2010 and now has over 130 students involved. The Summer Learning Adventure Camp is for students aged between 3 and 10 years old. This programme aims to provide a fun and creative Summer camp experience that is both entertaining and educational.
As an IB World School offering a modified curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales, we pride ourselves on our international education. All of the teachers at Ascot International School hold international qualifications from places such as the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. Because all of our subjects are taught in English, our Thai and other non-native English students quickly become fluent English speakers. Many of our alumni can attest to the significant improvement in their language skills from the time they enrolled in Ascot to when they graduated.
We believe in family values, and any student who enrolls becomes part of the Ascot International School family and remains a part of the family long after graduating. This relationship extends to the parents / guardians of our students, who are equally important to us. It is our priority to ensure that they also enjoy a positive experience and have an opportunity to be involved with the school. We hold a number of events throughout the year that families are more than welcome to attend and in many cases, participate in. These include including our Christmas / Holiday Concerts, Sports Days and charity events such as Winter Fair. Other annual celebrations include a Chinese New Year event with performances from students and faculty, and Global Goals week where we actively participate in helping the United Nations reach their ambitious goals of making a better world by the year 2030.
It is of utmost importance that students have the best experience and education possible while at Ascot International School, and we give them the tools to ensure success in their future. We aim to help our students mature into positively contributing members of their communities, and to become leaders in society.
We are very proud of our current students, as well as our alumni. Many Ascot students have gone on to study law, medicine, computer science, international business management and engineering at some of the top universities both here in Thailand and internationally. This is one of many reasons why we believe Ascot International School in Bangkok is the best investment for your child’s future.
Admissions are open to all students who would benefit from the education offered at Ascot International School through the medium of English and those whose parents believe and support the philosophy of the school.
Ascot admits students whose needs can be met by the school’s programs and services. All students accepted to Ascot are expected to function in the regular classroom. Children with mild to moderate learning disabilities or physical, mental and emotional/social difficulties are accepted if adequate provision can be offered, enabling the child to function within the regular program.
All children in KS1 / 2 / Secondary are required to take oral and written English assessments to determine whether they can be admitted. Admission may be dependent on the child receiving EAL support, which is provided free of charge..
It is the responsibility of the parent to inform the school of any serious condition. Failure to do so could result in reviewing the child’s position at school. Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year. All applications to the school must be accompanied by previous educational records, any significant medical conditions, proof of age and copies of the most recent educational/psychological assessment and the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) from the applicant’s current school if appropriate.