Eco-Schools - Bangkok Prep

Eco-Schools

Students from the Primary and Secondary Eco Teams had the pleasure of raising the Eco-Schools Green Flag above the Bangkok Prep campus. This award is given to schools that have achieved the highest level in the global Eco-Schools programme. Bangkok Prep is the first school in Thailand to earn the green flag and only the second international school in the world to earn the award from the Eco-Schools Global Organisation. What is Eco-Schools? The Eco-Schools organisation is a worldwide initiative in cooperation with the United Nation (UN) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The aim of the programme is to encourage ecological education in schools, from early years education through to university level. Member organisations work through a structured program that encourages child-led initiatives, problem solving and systems thinking. The Eco-Schools programme is as much about student leadership as it is about information and education. Once a school feels that they have successfully met the Eco-Schools’ criteria, they can apply for the relevant level of award, starting with the Bronze award, working through the Silver award, and finally culminating in the Green Flag. Bangkok Prep had completed the Bronze and Silver awards prior to this year and was subject to a strict review and on-site inspection to earn the Green Flag in late 2016. The main focus of the inspection was to see how the Eco-Schools programme had been embedded in our community values and provided context for much of the learning that takes place in the school. A key area for assessment was the extent to which the programme has been led by students. It is very important that the Eco-Schools programme is not another lesson or information session, but a genuine problem-solving platform that gives children the opportunity to initiate genuine change in their school community. What does this mean for Bangkok Prep? The Bangkok Prep Eco Teams have thoroughly impressed the Eco-Schools assessors and representatives who have visited our school. The members of the team are a truly inspirational group of young people, from age 5 to 18. They have done a great job in creating an ecological mindset at Bangkok Prep and this is reflected in our classroom activities, assemblies, posters and displays around the school. As a result, Bangkok Prep has gained international recognition, via the WWF and Eco-Schools Global network. We have already been contacted by other international schools who have been inspired by our Eco-Schools efforts and are looking for advice on applying a similar programme. The Bangkok Prep Eco Team have become something of a model Eco-Schools group. In order to live up to this increasingly impressive reputation, it is important that the Eco Team continues to work hard to develop the programme further. The building of the new campus has already been influenced by Eco Team, with solar panels and a small farm area already under construction. There will, no doubt, be many more exciting opportunities for the Secondary Eco Team to explore, once they move to the new site. The Primary Eco Team also have many plans for the coming year, including the development of some more ‘green learning spaces’, whole school environmental events and an increased focus on wildlife conservation in the curriculum. The Eco Teams would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody at the school who has supported our efforts

Our Campus

BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

02-700-5858

Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

School Fees

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