NIVA American International School follows a structured American curriculum and educational programing to meet the needs of Thailand and the international community of students. The NIVA curriculum incorporates Asian and European strands along with the main American strands to emphasize high standards, independence and choices, pragmatism, global citizenship and character development. NIVA graduates can join any university program, whether it is American, British or other national and international programs. When it comes to determining what career paths our graduating students will choose, the Guidance Department provides early career and college education insight and continual guidance for our students. The Guidance Department also helps with preparing students for admissions to colleges and universities, as well as in securing scholarships for students who have been highly motivated.
NURSERY AND KINDERGARTEN
The day-to-day environment at NIVA naturally instills a love of learning as we share our own passion for learning with our students. NIVA students learn through well thought out creative learning activities. At NIVA, we teach through nurturing the child and conscientiously setting the foundation for the development of the mind and body. Children learn the essential basics of literacy in both English and Thai, mathematics, science and social studies. Students also learn to express themselves and enjoy creative experiences while learning art, music, and physical development activities. Additionally. NIVA students enjoy taking part in other practical life skills such as cooking, swimming, and other extracurricular activities.
At NIVA, our programming is structured to allow students to have congruency in both curricular and co-curricular activities. This marriage allows students to have a simultaneous exposure to critical elements of the NIVA program while enriching their understanding of traditional academics. NIVA students acquire English both experientially as well as formally in their classes, where their focus on English speaking is the cornerstone of their language acquisition. We believe that our fully immersive environment trains students to be successful life-long learners. Students who complete their studies at NIVA’s academically competitive elementary school are primed for success as they matriculate into middle school and high school.
NIVA’s secondary curriculum teaches entrepreneurial, scientific, technological, and critical thinking skills. Biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and liberal arts courses are taught up to American Advanced Placement (AP) level. Our high school students are also primed for SAT and AP exams, project-based learning, and public speaking. Students also take charge of leading and running over 80% of the events held on campus. NIVA students are not only ready to enter university but are also ready to lead!
? Speak, read, write and use the English language confidently
? Express thoughts and ideas beneficially in English, art, music and technology
Are broadly prepared for their higher education as well as their career choices
Are able to use online and social media programs to their advantage in their career, business and personal branding and marketing
Possess the knowledge to incorporate technological business innovations for their personal, career and business endeavors
? Exercise integrity in all facets of life
? Respect diversity in humanity
? Exercise rights responsibly
Being a pilot, teamwork is a core skill that is needed to be effective; in fact, it was part of the test in the pre-pilot selection process. At this particular point, I remembered how NIVA taught me life-essential skills to prepare for my pre-pilot selection. Student-led activities such as the prom taught me to prioritize tasks and work within a limited span of time. I still use these essential skills in my everyday life as a pilot.
Studying at NIVA changed my life by giving two essential skills: English mastery and critical thinking. With these skills in hand, I was able receive full scholarships from Universities in Japan and graduate a Valedictorian. Post graduation, I spent a year interning at WPP group (Japan), one of the world’s largest advertising companies, from whom I also received a job offer.
Without the English foundation that NIVA had laid, my company will not be where it is today. I’ve used my English mostly with customers, though as a director, I also had to deal with partners. It’s not just about speaking English, but speaking it professionally. People would not have trusted me, if I didn’t have the right words, pronunciation, etc.