See our school presentation as pdf here.

Why RIS Swiss Section?

The only German-speaking school in Bangkok that offers a complete curriculum from preschool to general university entrance qualification.

We provide direct access

  • to top universities in Germany, Swizerland and Austria (most of which charge no tuition fee for locals and foreigners alike!).
  • to a unique non-academic dual education system that is admired worldwide
  • to one of the most attractive labour markets in the world.

RIS Swiss Section’s multilingual curriculum provides language skills and an understanding of cultural values that prepares children for a global & local future – whether in German-speaking countries, Thailand or internationally.

Our philosophy and vision

  • Committed to the characteristic values of Switzerland, Germany and Austria
  • Learning with head, hand and heart
  • Education based on holistic teaching, multilingualism, diversity, individual development and integration
  • In the spirit of inclusion, all participants in our learning family are equally valued, encouraged and challenged
  • Students receive individual attention from outstanding teachers and are prepared for post-secondary educational institutions.

Facts und Figures

  • Founded:1963
  • Private, non-profit, non-denominational school, affiliated with Ruamrudee International School since 1983
  • Owner & Supporting Entity:
    Swiss Educational Association (SEA)
  • 275 students
    Swiss:  18%
    German:  39%
    Thai:   35%
    Others:  8%
  • 50 teachers
  • 33 nationalities

Accreditations and Affiliations


  • Eidgenössiches Departement
    des Innern (EDI)
  • Bundesamt fĂĽr Kultur (BAK)
  • Educationsuisse
  • Kanton Luzern
  • Schweizerische Botschaft in Thailand 


  • Zentralagentur fĂĽr Auslandsschulen (ZfA)
  • Bund-Länder-Ausschuss fĂĽr schulische Arbeit im Ausland(BLASchA)
  • Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK)
  • Deutsche Botschaft Bangkok 


  • International Schools Association of Thailand (ISAT)
  • Ruamrudee International School (RIS) 

School Campus

  • Located in  Bangkok’s eastern Minburi district
  • Close to the airport (30 mins)
  • Convenient school route connection to inner city by
    –  new Skytrain/MRT line (“pink line”) and station  
      very near  (projected opening 2023)
    –  private school bus with premium provider
  • Next to international residential area (moobaan) Perfect Place 
  • Boarding facilities for students aged 12+
  • Large green campus on 18 football field sized area
  • Excellent RIS campus and sports facilities: 4 football pitches, 2 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, etc.

School System

Pre-School: Nursery, Kindergarten, Basisstufe

Spielgruppe “Lernzwerge”

  • Joyful start of a school career
  • Kids learn to socially interact with others
  • German for young learners
  • Experienced native German instructors
  • Small groups of about 10 children
  • Family-like atmosphere

Minimum age → 1.5 years


  • Personal and emotional development:
    socialization, self-confidence 
  • Small class sizes
  • Experienced native English and German teachers
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world 
  • Selected, age-appropriate themes
  • Creative development through arts, crafts and music
  • Emphasis on playful and joyful learning

Minimum age → 3 years


  • Balance between artistic and intellectual abilities
  • Smooth transition from Kindergarten into School
  • 30 lessons per week
  • From 5 to 6 years 
  • Individual paths for each child’s development stage


Minimum age  →  5 years

Primary School (Grade 1-6)

  • Develop each student’s full potential
  • Strong emphasis on language abilities
  • Special support systems 
  • French from Grade 6 onwards
  • Variety of afternoon courses

Minimum age Grade 1 → 6 years

Secondary School (Grade 7-12)

Secondary / Middle School “Untergymnasium” (Grade 7-10)

  • German Hauptschulabschluss
  • German Realschulabschluss
  • Internship in Grade 9
  • Wide variety of subjects
  • Comprehensive support systems

Secondary / High School “Obergymnasium” (Grades 11 / 12)

  • Bilingual Swiss Matura
  • Broad, balanced and holistic curriculum
  • Focus can be chosen: Natural Sciences or Languages
  • Matura dissertation paper in grade 12
  • Up to 6 subjects are taught in English
  • Internationally recognised diploma
  • Direct access to top universities in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
  • Excellent preparation for an academic career

Resilient, flexible & safe

  • Swift and competent switch to distance learning with customized support and solutions for individual students and families
  • Dedicated teaching development group and operations task force to ensure successful and efficient delivery of lessons for all age groups
  • All graduation examinations successfully conducted on time with support of Swiss and German embassies

To the great delight of the whole school community we are one of the first twelve international schools to receive permission by the Ministry of Education to
Safely re-open school for face-to-face classes on 1st November!

Entry Requirements and Application Procedure

Language Requirements

Entry Level CEFR* or equivalent
Grade 1
A1 (Novice)
Grade 5
A2 (Beginner)
Grade 7
B1 (Intermediate)
Grade 9
B2 (Independent + Fluent)

Application Procedure

  1. Fill out online application form 
  2. Our admission staff contacts you to schedule
    • school visit (optional) 
    • interview with head of primary or secondary school (online or in person)
    • trial lesson (optional)
  3. We confirm the eligibility of your child with an acceptance letter and invoice
  4. Fill out online enrolment forms  + pay deposit fee of THB 50,000
  5. Enrolment confirmation letter 
  6. Payment of outstanding school fees

School Expansion

  • Planned expansion of the school complex by 2023 with numerous spacious, interactive and multifunctional learning and activity areas
    • Nursery
    • Learning studio and library
    • Sports Hall
    • Facilities for science subjects
    • Music studio
  • Objectives:
    • Enhance and improve the learning experience of the students
    • Create a modern and stimulating learning environment
    • Meet the increasing demand for German language education in Bangkok
    • Create a sustainable long-term perspective for the school