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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, Switzerland 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

  • 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)
  • 300 students
    Swiss:  17%
    German:  42%
    Thai:   33%
    Others:  8%
  • 50 teachers
  • 30 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 (orange line, under construction)
    –  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
  • Native German-speaking teacher/Thai-speaking assistants
  • Playful approach to German language and culture
  • Small groups of about 10 children
  • Family-like atmosphere

Minimum age: 1.5 years


  • Personal and emotional development
  • Holistic education to gain self-awareness and self-confidence 
  • Small class sizes
  • German as language of instruction 
  • English lessons from Kindergarten onwards
  • 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 primary school
  • 30 lessons per week
  • Individual paths for each child’s development stage
  • Thai language lessons for Thai students from Basis Level onwards

Minimum age: 5 years

Primary School (Grade 1-6)

  • Develop individual, social, and academic skills
  • Strong emphasis on language abilities
  • Special support systems 
  • German as language of instruction
  • English lessons from Kindergarten onwards
  • French lessons from Grade 6 onwards
  • Wide range of extracurricular activities

Minimum age Grade 1: 6 years

Secondary School (Grade 7-12)

Secondary / Middle School (Grades 7-10)

  • German Hauptschulabschluss (Swiss Realschulabschluss)
  • German Realschulabschluss  (Swiss Sekundarschulabschluss)
  • Minimum of 4 subjects in English from Grade 9 onwards
  • French as additional foreign language 
  • Internship in Grade 9
  • Wide variety of subjects
  • Comprehensive support system
  • Individual coaching

Secondary / High School (Grades 7-12)

  • Bilingual Swiss Matura (German and English) 
  • Internationally recognized university entrance diploma
  • Broad, balanced, and holistic curriculum
  • Elective subjects based on personal interests and strengths  
  • Intensive Spanish as an elective subject from Grade 11
  • Matura thesis in grade 12
  • French as additional foreign language
  • Up to 6 subjects are taught in English
  • Direct access to top universities in Switzerland, Germany and Austria
  • Excellent preparation for an academic career

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

   – Meeting with school management team

   – Visiting home room teacher & classmates

  • Trial session (optional) 
  • Provide supporting documents
  • Admission approval process
  • Enrollment confirmation letter
  • Deposit and / or school fee invoice
  • Payment & first day at school

School Extension

  • Planned expansion of the school complex in 2024-2025 with numerous spacious, interactive, and multifunctional learning and activity areas
    • Nursery
    • Learning studio
    • Auditorium and air-conditioned sports hall
    • Library with open space 
    • 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