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Head of School’s Welcome

Welcome to the Thai-Chinese International School

On behalf of our administration, faculty, staff, parents and students, let me extend a warm welcome to our school . Since its establishment in 1995, the Thai-Chinese (American) International School (TCIS) in Bangkok has maintained a tradition of delivering a high quality American Curriculum taught in English. Beginning with just 25 students, TCIS now serves 850 students in our Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 program. The mission of the school is “to provide a strong educational program based on American curriculum standards and three languages: Chinese, American English and Thai.”  TCIS is the only school in Bangkok where students from age 2 through Grade 12 are taught 100% of the time in academic subjects in American-English; yet still receive daily language lessons in Thai and Chinese. 

There are many reasons we are proud of our students; highlighted by the history of 100% of our graduates achieving college acceptances. Our Class of 2015 graduates’ acceptances include top universities in the world; such as Princeton University and University of California at Berkley. This success is because every member of our faculty is certified in their subject area and our focus is on creating the ideal teaching learning environment. As an example of academic strength, our high school offers a full complement of Advanced Placement (AP) subjects to challenge students.

Best of all, TCIS is the best value for quality education in Bangkok. Our tuition is significantly less than the other top international schools in Bangkok. We are proud that our academic program provides every academic course to ensure our graduates are equal or better than students from any international school in the world. Our goal is to be the top international school in South East Asia!

TCIS participates in BISAC which is the top athletic league in Bangkok and is sports association is limited to only ten international schools within the city.


Where you can find us?

We are located south of the city; close to the IKEA store and the new Mall, Mega Bang-Na.

Click here for directions.


Who are we?

TCIS is an international school with an enrollment of 850 students.  We operate with a non-profit foundation board that has a record for supporting education. The faculty contains 82 highly qualified American Teachers, 13 Chinese Teachers and 8 Thai Teachers..


What are our physical facilities?

The TCIS campuses looks like a typical USA college campus quad. Around the quad we have separate buildings for our Lower School, our Middle School and our Upper School. To complement the academic program, we also have a building that houses our canteen, indoor swimming pool, library, music and robotics programs and our full-size basketball court. For convenience there is a parking garage next to our security entrance. In 2014 the campus installed a security system to ensure that our campus was among the safest in the world. In the physical center of our campus, we have an astro-turf athletic field that is used day and night! In 2014 a canopy was added to shade our young children’s play area, To complement the academic program, our buildings house 3 gymnasiums, a state of the art theater/ concert hall, multiple technology centers, and an extensive library and resource center.  All or our buildings and our classrooms are air-conditioned, with wireless access; supporting  our state-of-the-art technologies. TCIS is among the first “Google Schools in Asia”!


What is our academic program like?

TCIS is a college-prep school K-12. We follow an American curriculum for the core subjects of English, Math, Science and Social Studies and all elective courses. Again the highlight includes offering 18 Advanced Placement courses. Numerous options are also offered in music, the arts, athletics and technology. Middle School students may take high school course to ensure that they achieve as students in top international schools around the world. Our Middle and Upper Schools are “all Mac” (Grades 5-12) and every student has their own laptop. The Lower School incorporates iPADS in the academic programs.


What are our credentials?

TCIS is accredited:

--- To meet U.S. standards by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

--- By ONESQA to meet Thailand’s Department of Ministry standards. 


How does TCIS nurture the total student?

In addition to our quality academic program, TCIS recognizes that students are gifted in many areas and have individual interests that are necessary to nurture. Consequently, a full range of artistic, activity and athletic programs are offered all students attending TCIS. Instrumental Band, Orchestra, art classes complement the academic instruction from Lower School to High School. A full Physical Education program serves students from Pre-K to grade 12. This program is complemented by 55 sport teams serving students from Lower School to High School. Our sport teams are all affiliated with the Bangkok Independent Schools Athletic Association (BISAC). For our future Presidents and leaders, a full range of leadership programs exist, from students council to regular field trips that promote environmental awareness, global citizenship responsibility to respecting our wonderful country of Thailand.

TCIS fully nurtures strong minds, bodies and character!


Can you afford TCIS?

TCIS is one of the most affordable international schools in Thailand. Reviewing the top 25 tuitions in Bangkok, we have the 21st lowest in tuition, often 2 or 3 times less than other programs.

Still, TCIS delivers a “top ten” instructional academic program that is equal or better than every other program in South East Asia. You won’t find a better American education learning environment at any price!


Come and learn more about TCIS!

We welcome your interest in our school! Our Admissions Officers (+662 751 1201) will be happy to provide you with more information and registration materials.

Our website also holds much enrollment and application information and a great map for locating us for a visit. We look forward to your visit and comparison to other schools.


Dr. Steven E. Ballowe, Head of School 

Thai-Chinese International School
101/177 Moo 7 Soi Mooban Bangpleenives Prasertsin Road, Bangplee Yai Samutprakarn 10540 Thailand
Email Address: steven.ballowe@tcis.ac.th