KIS International School Celebrates 25 Years of Excellence

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KIS School 25th Anniversary event with students and staff

KIS International School is celebrating its 25th anniversary, marking a quarter-century of educational excellence, community building, and inspiring individuals. Since its founding in 1998, KIS has been dedicated to fostering a supportive environment where students can achieve their fullest potential in both academics and personal development.

Key Takeaways

  • KIS International School celebrates 25 years of educational excellence.
  • The school has evolved from a small institution to a vibrant community.
  • KIS is set to open a second campus in August 2024.
  • The Class of 2024 achieved the highest number of predicted perfect IB scores in KIS history.
  • KIS will launch a golf academy in partnership with Claude Harmon’s CH3 Academy.

A Journey of Vision and Dedication

Khun Pongsak Ruktapongpisal, the founder of KIS International School, shared his journey and the pivotal moments that inspired him to establish the school. His experiences, including his nephew’s academic transformation and visits to international schools, highlighted the need for better educational opportunities in Thailand. The rise of technology in the 1990s further underscored the importance of an education system that prepares students for the future.

“As we look back on our journey, we celebrate the KIS family — students, parents, alumni, staff, and supporters — whose dedication and passion have been the cornerstone of our success,” said Khun Pongsak.

Celebrating the Class of 2024

KIS International School Bangkok’s Class of 2024 achieved a historic milestone, graduating with the highest number of predicted perfect IB scores in KIS history. They received over 700 offers from 23 countries, including prestigious universities like University College London (UCL), McGill University, National University of Singapore, and the University of Manchester. Additionally, students received multiple scholarship offers exceeding 26 million US dollars.

Expanding Horizons: Future Plans

In August 2024, KIS will inaugurate its second campus — KIS International School Reignwood Park — on a 150-rai (60-acre) property within the tranquil Reignwood Park community. This state-of-the-art campus will include exceptional facilities, such as a boarding village, to support the growing international student body and foster creativity and innovation.

Khun Pongsak elaborated on the future of KIS: “As we look ahead, we are committed to expanding opportunities for our students. Rapid advancements in technology and social media, along with AI, robotics, and drones, are transforming our world. These changes pose critical questions about the education needed for future generations.”

Pioneering Golf Excellence

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, KIS held a golf day at the Robinswood Golf Club within the Reignwood Park grounds. This event highlighted the future plans for KIS International School, which will feature a golf academy in partnership with Claude Harmon’s CH3 Academy. Launching in August 2024, the Claude Harmon III Performance Golf Academy will offer top-tier coaching and state-of-the-art facilities for young golfers.

Claude Harmon expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership: “We are excited to bring the CH3 Academy to Asia for the first time, partnering with KIS International School to provide young golfers with world-class training facilities and instruction.”

Leadership and Vision

Dr. Carolyn Mason Parker, in her inaugural year as Head of School at KIS International School Bangkok, has played a pivotal role in navigating this milestone year. Reflecting on KIS International School’s 25-year journey and looking towards the future, Dr. Carolyn shared her vision: “As we celebrate 25 years of KIS, we honor our past and look forward to an even brighter future. Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and community remains steadfast.”

Barry Sutherland, the founding Head of School at KIS International School Reignwood Park, shares his enthusiasm: “KIS Reignwood Park is built on the foundation of academic excellence and tradition established by KIS Bangkok over the past 25 years. Our new campus is poised to deliver inspiring and innovative learning experiences that will prepare our students to thrive in an ever-changing world.”

We invite all members of the KIS community and the public to join us in celebrating this remarkable milestone. Together, we will continue to build on our legacy of excellence and shape the future of education.


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