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KIS International School

Our History

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Our History


KIS International School celebrates its history and development. Please take a tour of history with us below!


2021

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  • KIS unveils new logo and branding campaign.

  • February, 2021

2020

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  • KIS opens on-campus schooling to begin the 20-21 academic year.

  • August, 2020

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  • COVID-19 prompts Bangkok schools to offer remote learning from March 16 until June.

  • March, 2020

2019

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  • New Head of School, Paul Johnson, is appointed.

  • August, 2019

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  • First alumni reunion

  • January, 2019

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  • Opening of the new sports facilities, including competition pool and indoor gymnasium

  • January, 2019

2018

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  • KIS celebrates 20th anniversary.

  • September, 2018

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  • Opening of the Arts and Design building including art studios and design workshop, black-box room, and multipurpose hall.

  • September, 2018

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  • 100% pass rate on IB Diploma.

  • July, 2018

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  • CIS conducts a 10-year full re-accreditation visit.

  • April, 2018

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  • Re-authorised for IB for all three programmes.

  • April, 2018

2017

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  • Construction of additional buildings begins, with indoor sports courts, second swimming pool, multipurpose hall, the design, arts, and innovation suite.

  • September, 2017

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  • First year for KIS to participate in the Asian International Schools Athletics Association (AISAA).

  • September, 2017

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  • Additional learning and community spaces added to Secondary School, new Maker Space in Primary School.

  • August, 2017

2016

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  • Renovation of primary classrooms.

  • August, 2016

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  • Transition to 3 class entry in primary school.

  • August, 2016

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  • 100% pass rate on IB Diploma.

  • May, 2016

2015

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  • 100% pass rate on IB Diploma.

  • June, 2015

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  • New Secondary School Language Suites.

  • February, 2015

2014

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  • Sally Holloway appointed as vice-chair of IB Board.

  • July, 2014

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  • KIS Student scores a perfect 45 points on the IB Diploma.

  • June, 2014

2013

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  • KIS Hosts IB Regional PYP, MYP and DP Workshops.

  • July, 2013

2012

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  • Head of School Sally Holloway re-elected to chair the International Baccalaureate’s Head Council and serve on the Board of the IB.

  • August, 2012

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  • ONESQA accreditation received for the Thai Programmes

  • July, 2012

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  • Re-authorisation by the International Baccalaureate of all three programmes.

  • July, 2012

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  • Re-accreditation by the Council of International Schools.

  • July, 2012

2011

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  • New Early Years library

  • August, 2011

2010

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  • New Early Years 2 outdoor play area.

  • September, 2010

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  • IB Primary Years Programme second re-authorization received.

  • September, 2010

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  • Hosting of Bangkok Teachers Network Conference.

  • August, 2010

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  • Launch of third strategic plan.

  • July, 2010

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  • First graduating class.

  • May, 2010

2009

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  • 630,000 Baht raised at Fun Fair for Rama 9 Day Care Centre.

  • September, 2009

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  • Head of School Sally Holloway elected to chair the International Baccalaureate’s Head Council and serve on the Board of the IB.

  • August, 2009

2008

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  • KIS celebrates 10th anniversary.

  • September, 2008

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  • CIS 5 year visit very successful.

  • July, 2008

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  • IB Diploma Programme authorization received from the International Baccalaureate.

  • May, 2008

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  • Middle Years Programme authorization received from the International Baccalaureate.

  • May, 2008

2007

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  • Early Years facilities modernized.

  • May, 2007

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  • Head of School Sally Holloway appointed to represent the International Baccalaureate Heads Council.

  • February, 2007

2006

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  • Head of School Sally Holloway is elected to the International Baccalaureate Asia Pacific Regional Heads Committee.

  • October, 2006

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  • Creation of KIS Parent Association (KISPA)

  • September, 2006

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  • Opening of new auditorium & canteen facilities.

  • August, 2006

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  • The acronym for KIS "Knowledge Inspiration Spirit" is launched.

  • July, 2006

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  • KIS is rebranded with a new logo and a new advertising campaign.

  • July, 2006

2005

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  • 2005-2010 Strategic plan launched.

  • November, 2005

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  • KIS FEST Concert in the Park raises 1.7 million baht for tsunami victims.

  • September, 2005

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  • Opening of new Secondary School facilities.

  • July, 2005

2004

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  • Head of School Sally Holloway appointed to the ISAT Executive Board as Chair of Professional Development Committee.

  • September, 2004

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  • Licensee Kumaree Komarakul Na Nagara is appointed as Vice President of the ISAT Executive Board and Chair of the Communication and Development Committee.

  • August, 2004

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  • KIS becomes founding member of the Thailand International School Activities Conference (TISAC).

  • August, 2004

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  • IB Primary Years Programme re-authorization.

  • August, 2004

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  • Opening of new arts centre, indoor gym and swimming pool facilities.

  • July, 2004

2003

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  • Initial Accreditation by the Council of International Schools (CIS).

  • October, 2003

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  • Launch of second strategic plan.

  • September, 2003

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  • Secondary School expansion approved.

  • August, 2003

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  • School renamed KIS International School.

  • July, 2003

2002

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  • KIS licensee Kumaree Komarakul Na Nagara is appointed to the ISAT committee.

  • September, 2002

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  • KIS becomes member of International School Association Thailand (ISAT)

  • July, 2002

2000

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  • Primary Years Programme authorization from the International Baccalaureate Organization

  • July, 2000

1998

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  • H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn attends KIS International School's official inauguration ceremony

  • September, 1998

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  • Sally Holloway from affiliate school Washington International School (WIS) is appointed Head of School.

  • August, 1998

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  • Affiliation between KIS and Washington International School is formalized.

  • August, 1998

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  • KIS Founding Logo

  • March, 1998

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  • Founding of KIS International School as Kesinee International School.

  • January, 1998

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