Skip To Main Content

The IB Curriculum

What is the International Baccalaureate?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a globally recognized, non-profit educational organization with offices around the world.

The IB offers challenging educational programmes for a worldwide community of 5,000+ schools in over 150 countries, all with a common aim of creating a better world. The IB continuum consists of four coordinated programmes of study for students just stating their formal education all the way through to the end of high school.

The IB, which started in the1960s, suits internationally-minded families who are looking for the best, consistent and high quality education that is available, recognized and respected worldwide.

KIS Bangkok is very proud to be one of the few schools in Thailand to offer all four IB programmes.

Primary Years Programme Logo
Middle Years Programme
Diploma Programme
Career-related Programme

KIS IB Curriculum

At KIS International School, Bangkok all students learn through IB programmes. With the IB recognised as a global leader in education, these programmes are well-known and respected throughout the world for helping children and young adults to become well-rounded citizens who are knowledgeable, caring and know how to think critically. 

Our curriculum utilizes the four IB programmes as a framework for all subjects and disciplines. The benefit of having all four programmes in one campus means that learning is aligned, with a coherent curriculum and clear connections between the various stages of a child’s formal education. At KIS, we have further developed these by incorporating the best aspects of many national curricula to extend the quality and internationalism of the taught curriculum.

To this effect, our curriculum is broad and balanced, globally conscious, and ensures the best possible benchmarks and outcomes for student learning in Bangkok. Because our curriculum is not specific to one national or state curriculum, it can more easily transfer to other schools (especially IB schools) when families may need to relocate nationally or internationally. 

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme

The Primary Years Programme is for students from 3-11 years old it focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world around them.

Learn more about PYP at KIS

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

The IB Diploma Programme is for students from 16-18 years old. It is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepare students for success at university and in life beyond.

Learn more about DP at KIS

International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

The Middle Years Programme is for students from 11-16 years old and provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.

Learn more about MYP at KIS

International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme

The Career-related Programme (CP) combines academic subjects with a student's chosen career interests to help prepare them to follow their career pathway. At KIS Bangkok, it is for students in Grades 11-12 that have a strong interest in Sustainable Leadership, Sustainable Business, Art, or Design. Students take university-level courses and can earn university credits as a part of their high school studies.

Learn more about CP at KIS

The IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile is a key component of all IB programmes. It promotes attitudes and characteristics in students that develop international-mindedness. Students are encouraged to recognize their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet and to help create a better and more peaceful world. 

The learner profile provides long-term vision for education and is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of the entire school community-students, teachers, administrators, and parents, uniting them in a common purpose of international-mindedness and global citizenship.

Frequently Asked Questions