Ruamrudee International School
6 Ramkhamhaeng 184, Minburi, Bangkok, 10510, Thailand
+66 (0)2 791 8900
Co-educational Day, Weekly and Full Boarding
|Head of School||Dr. Jim O'Malley|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18|
|Number of pupils||1,100|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Mr. Timothy Pettine|
Founded in 1957 by Catholic Redemptorist Fathers, Ruamrudee International School (RIS) was one of the first international schools in Asia to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Today, RIS continues to deliver an outstanding academic program and is a model of excellence and innovation in global education. The school's core values embed service learning, character development, and global citizenship in an enriched American curriculum. "Ruamrudee", which is Thai for "union of hearts", perfectly encapsulates the RIS philosophy of welcoming all children, emphasizing social responsibility, and ensuring a caring learning environment.
An IB World School since 1998, RIS offers a rigorous and extremely successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and is one of the region's only schools to also simultaneously offer the Advanced Placement program. For the past five years, RIS IB Diploma students have scored an average of 35, far above world averages. After graduation, RIS students go on to attend the most prestigious universities in the world and a close-knit alumni community can be found working as government leaders, diplomats, and researchers; in all branches of medicine; as startup entrepreneurs; in the entertainment and film industries; as professional athletes; and in the fields of AI and design technologies.
Located in the Minburi district of Bangkok along the city outskirts, the school's lush 29-acre campus is less than half an hour from Suvarnabhumi International Airport and is supported by a thriving local community. State-of-the-art facilities include 21st-century learning spaces, a culinary arts center, recording studio, industrial design studio, and a makerspace/robotics lab. Middle and high school students who live on campus enjoy a contemporary boarding facility with a warm, familial feel. In 2019, RIS expanded its opportunities for students with the opening of its Ratchapruek campus in Bangkok's Nonthaburi district and more recently the RIS Early Years campus on Prayasuren Road in 2020.
RIS features a diverse group of teachers who are experienced, supportive, and experts in their fields; 72% of whom hold master's degrees or higher. From Pre-K 3 through Grade 12, students benefit from small class sizes, relevant and innovative electives, modern languages, a vibrant performing and visual arts program, a comprehensive extended day program with creative enrichment opportunities, and one of the largest athletic programs of any international school in Southeast Asia. For more than six decades, RIS has offered a deeply ingrained culture of self-reflection and self-improvement, which has resulted in students and alumni who are creative, compassionate, critical thinkers. Their shared commitment to leading happy, healthy lives while helping others to do the same is why the RIS community continues to forge positive, lasting legacies for the world.