There are a number of great reasons why you should send your children to study at UDIS, which include:
- Qualified, home country teachers that receive ongoing professional development
- Excellent facilities and resources
- Purpose-built educational buildings
- The latest learning technology
- Modern learning materials, textbooks and resources
- Excellent teacher student ratios, maximum of 1:7 in Early Years and 1:12 in Primary Years.
- Easy transferability of students back to their home countries or to prepare students for study outside of Thailand
- A small, friendly school environment where people care and respect each other
- A real international focus, where there is respect and value for those from other cultures, religions and value systems and where this diversity is incorporated back into our learning programmes
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UDIS uses a curriculum based on the English National Curriculum
UDIS is an international school which means that it promotes international education by using a curriculum different to that used in regular Thai schools. This has the advantage of transferability of students who can easily move to other schools throughout the world.
International education is our goal
The primary mission of UDIS is to deliver quality, education to its students and we don’t compromise this for any reason. UDIS has an organisational structure with a foreign Head of School in charge of all academic affairs, and teachers working collaboratively to meet the goals of the school and its international focus. The administration (admissions, catering, finance, IT etc) acts to support the academic side with the provision of services to enhance student learning and maintain school operation. This ensures an organisation firmly committed towards the provision of international education with everyone working towards the same goal.
UDIS is inquiry focused
UDIS uses inquiry learning at all levels where students actively engage the environment to make sense of the world and to reflect on those learnings with what they understand already. Inquiry involves the synthesis, analysis and manipulation of knowledge, whether through play for younger children or through more formally structured learning in the Primary Years. This is most powerful when used to create meaning across what have traditionally been separate subjects so that student gain skills in context which they can more easily retain for future use.
English is the language of instruction
UDIS uses English as the primary language of instruction for all subjects. Students are required to use English at all times inside and outside the classroom to enhance the development of this key skill. The only exceptions to this is the Thai and Chinese language subjects and the Thai culture course which are intended to help develop multilingualism in students.
UDIS is undergoing accreditation by external education authorities
UDIS is licensed by the Ministry of Education as an international school but the school is undergoing accreditation with external organisations. In 2015, the school gained candidate school status under the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB). The school is also in the final stages of gaining candidate accreditation with the Council of International Schools (CIS). We hope to gain this status during the 2016/2017 academic year. Both IB and CIS are high quality, accreditation agencies which attest to the level of quality the school seeks to provide. Only the best international schools around the world are successful in gaining these accreditations, and UDIS hopes to gain full accreditation by 2018/2019.