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Mr. Kamol Boonprohm, Director
Chiang Mai International School
P.O. Box 38
13 Chetupon Road
Chiang Mai, Thailand 5000
The Chiang Mai International School (CMIS) provides a day school education from kindergarten through grade 12 for children of foreigners of all nationalities and of eligible host-country nationals. CMIS was founded in 1954 and is located in the northern city of Chiang Mai. The two-semester school year begins in mid-August and continues through June with extended vacations during late December and early April.
Organization: CMIS is approved by the Ministry of Education in Thailand which, with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, appoints a 12-member Board of Directors composed of its representatives and representatives of the Foundation of the Church in Thailand. This Foundation appoints a 9-member Administrative Advisory Board.
Curriculum: The language of instruction is English. Students also receive instruction in Thai language and culture. Special English-as-a-Second-Language instruction is available for students having limited experience with English. The curriculum includes daily classes in reading, language arts, social studies, math, and science. Students also receive instruction in music, art, physical education, library, and study skills. There are opportunities to use computer-assisted instruction. CMIS is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and the Association of Indian Universities.
Faculty: For the 2000-2001 school year , there are 45 faculty members. The staff includes 19 U.S. citizens, 8 host-country nationals, and 18 persons of other nationalities.
Enrollment: At the beginning of the 2000-2001 school year, enrollment was 367 (Kdg-Grade 12) including 106 U.S. citizens, 80 host-country nationals, and 181 children of 29 third-country nationals. Of the U.S. enrollment, 14 were dependents of U.S. government direct-hire or contract employees, and 92 of other private U.S. citizens.
Facilities: The School includes 3 buildings housing classrooms, a library, an administration building, an auditorium, and a Thai language center. Present facilities are adequate for the current enrollment.
Finances: In the 2000-2001 school year, 95 percent of the School's income derives from tuition and registration fees. As of September 2000, the annual tuition rates were as follows: Kdg. (half-day sessions): ($1,700); grades 1-6: $2,800; grades 7-8: $3,050; and grades 9-12: $3,800. There is a one-time registration fee of $1,800 and an annual ESL surcharge of $1,250. (All fees are quoted in U.S. dollars.)
This Fact Sheet is intended to provide general information. The Office of Overseas Schools (A/OPR/OS) may have more detailed information. Prospective users of the schools may wish to inquire further of A/OPR/OS or contact the school directly for more specific and up-to-the-minute information regarding curriculum, special programs and the like.