St. John Mary International School
PORTAL TO THE WORLD
Saint John Mary International School is founded on the principles of integrity and service to others. This is where
EAST MEETS EAST, AND EAST MEETS WEST
At SJMIS students grow intellectually, morally, culturally, and physically as they meet with individuals from all over Thailand and abroad.
Here, students develop respect and tolerance for all others, regardless of religion, race, or class. Here, a student can grow into a whole person and gain an education that prepares them to become global citizens.
Ownership and Origin of Saint John Mary International School
SJMIS is owned and operated by Sang Young Mary Company. The company was founded by the late Ajarn Samai Chinapha, who is also the founder of the Saint John University of Bangkok and the Saint John School of Commerce. Ajarn Samai's clear vision for this new school was to provide high standard, low cost school which would provide an excellent opportunity for Thai and foreign students to improve their academics and English skills.
Constructing the school
After an intense period of market research in 2001, the actual building phase started in the beginning of 2002. At first the construction program experienced many problems. From February to September 2002 workers were unable to work because of excessively heavy rains. The result of this was that all the buildings were not finished and ready when the first students arrived. This challenge was dealt with by renting a three story building, located just opposite the school. Three months later, however, the pioneer students and teachers could occupy the new buildings. Because of Ajarn Samai's strong determination and the great support of pioneer parents, Saint John Mary International School was born, and officially opened on August 28, 2004, with 120 students.
Status and Recognition
The Saint John Mary International School (SJMIS) is duly recognized by the Ministry of Education in Thailand (MOE) as an institution of international status that offers Pre-kindergarten through Grade 12 to students from various races and religions. The School is also fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Currently, the school is organized into four teaching Levels:
Kindergarten (pre-K 1 - 3),
Elementary (Grade1 & Grade 5),
Middle School (Grade 6 & Grade 8) and
High School (Grade9 & Grade 12).
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