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Our History

  • 1998
    • Founding of KIS International School as Kesinee International School.
    • Sally Holloway from affiliate school Washington International School (WIS) is appointed Head of School.
    • WIS is a partnered school.
  • 2000
    • Primary Years Programme authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization
  • 2002
    • KIS becomes member of International School Association Thailand (ISAT)
    • KIS licensee Kumaree Chinawat appointed to ISAT committee
  • 2003
    • School renamed KIS International School
    • Secondary School expansion approved
    • Launch of second strategic plan
    • Accreditation by Council of International Schools
  • 2004
    • Opening of new arts centre and swimming pool facilities
    • IB Primary Years Programme evaluation
    • KIS becomes member of Thailand International School Activities Conference (TISAC)
    • Licensee Kumaree Chinawat is appointed Vice President of ISAT Executive Board and Chair of Communication and Development
    • Head of School Sally Holloway appointed to ISAT Executive Board as Chair of Professional Development Committee
  • 2005
    • Opening of new Secondary School facilities
    • KIS FEST Concert in the Park raises 1.7 million baht for tsunami victims
  • 2006
    • KIS is rebranded with a new logo and a new advertising campaign
    • The acronym for KIS "Knowledge Inspiration Spirit" is launched
    • Opening of new auditorium & canteen facilities
    • Opening of new outdoor sports complex and tennis courts
    • Creation of  KIS Parent Association (KISPA)
    • Head of School Sally Holloway elected to the International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific Regional Heads Committee
  • 2007
    • Head of School Sally Holloway appointed to represent the International Baccalaureate Heads Council
    • Opening of new Early Years centre
  • 2008
    • Middle Years Programme authorization received from the International Baccalaureate
    • Early Years expansion to 3 class entry, team teaching model
    • IB Diploma Programme authorization received from the International Baccalaureate
    • CIS 5 year re-accreditation received
    • KIS celebrates 10th anniversary
  • 2009
    • Head of School Sally Holloway elected to chair the International Baccalaureate’s Head Council and serve on the Board of the IB
    • 630,000 Baht raised at Fun Fair for Rama 9 Day Care Centre
  • 2010
    • (June) First graduating class
    • Launch of third strategic plan
    • Hosting of Bangkok Teachers Network Conference
    • IB Primary Years Programme re-authorization received
    • New Early Years 2 outdoor play area
  • 2011
    • New Early Years library
  • 2012
    • Re-accreditation by the Council of International Schools
    • Re-authorisation by the International Baccalaureate
    • Head of School Sally Holloway re-elected to chair the International Baccalaureate’s Head Council and serve on the Board of the IB
  • 2013
    • Hosting of the IB Regional PYP, MYP and DP Workshops
  • 2014
    • Sally Holloway appointed as vice chair of IB Board
    • KIS Student scores a perfect 45 points on the IB Diploma
  • 2015
    • New Secondary School Language Suites
    • 100% pass rate on IB Diploma
  • 2016
    • Transition to 3 class entry in primary school
    • Renovation of primary classrooms
    • 100% pass rate on IB Diploma
  • 2017
    • Construction of additional buildings begins, with indoor sports courts, second swimming pool, multipurpose hall, design suite and arts suite
    • Additional learning and community spaces added to Secondary School, new Maker Space in Primary School
    • First year of Asian International Schools Athletics Association (AISAA)