Bangkok Prep to open new secondary campus in 2017
Bangkok International Preparatory and Secondary School (Bangkok Prep), a leading private international school is opening a new secondary campus on Sukhumvit 77.
The land will be approximately 3 kilometres from the existing campus on Sukhumvit 53, and conveniently accessible from BTS Onnut, Sukhumvit 71 and Ram Inthra – At Narong Express way. The campus will be surrounded by a private residential neighborhood and is scheduled to open in August 2017.
Catering for students aged 12-18 years, Bangkok Prep’s secondary campus will offer classes in Year 7 – Year 13. The school’s current campus on Sukhumvit 53 will be turned into a primary school, offering classes from Nursery to Year 6 for students aged 3 – 11 years.
Bangkok Prep’s programme of study is based on the National Curriculum of England, offering high quality education to students from Nursery up to Year 13. A rigorous IGCSE programme (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) is offered to Year 10 and Year 11 students as a precursor to the Cambridge-approved A-levels available to study in Year 12 and Year 13, preparing students towards university education.
“We took the time to locate the most appropriate land for the school, and we are convinced that this site provides the perfect location for the new secondary campus,” said Valerie Thomas-Peter, Bangkok Prep’s Head of School.
“Our new campus reflects the need to expand our facilities to meet the demand of our growing student body, specifically that of secondary students in the age bracket 16-18, who are keen to study A levels”, explained Valerie.
“Bangkok Prep’s students are achieving well and their academic success has ensured that they are able to study in leading universities worldwide including Thailand, Asia, the US, UK and Europe, once they graduate from the school. With our internationally recognised curriculum, qualified and experienced teaching staff and a genuinely international student body, Bangkok Prep provides a high quality learning environment, where students can prepare for life and realise their full potential through interactions in a stimulating learning community.”
“We are confident that Bangkok Prep will prove to be the top choice of school amongst parents in years to come,” she added.
Founded in 2002, Bangkok Prep has grown steadily in recent years in response to demand from expatriate and local families looking for high quality British education in a diverse and international community. The school’s current student body is now 774, comprising of more than 39 nationalities with 57% non-Thai students and the remaining 43% Thai students. Tuition fees start at Baht 390,000 per academic year. Approximately 500 students are expected to transfer to the new secondary campus.
The state-of-the-art technology and facilities that will be available at the new Bangkok Prep secondary campus will feature modern classrooms and labs, a full sized sports field, a 50-metre swimming pool, tennis courts, a sports complex, a creative arts, drama and music center and an auditorium.
Bangkok Prep is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assurance (ONESQA) in 2011. The school is also a member of the International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT), Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia (FOBISIA) and Thailand International Schools Activity Conference (TISAC) as well as the Cambridge University-approved IGCSE and A-level examination centre.