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A message from our Head of School.

Welcome to Chiang Rai International School!

Chiang Rai International School (CRIS) was established in 2010, nestled in the beautiful northern city of Chiang Rai, Thailand. Our delightful campus is built on a spacious 12 rai of land, surrounded by gorgeous mountains, and about an hour from the famous Golden triangle, which marks the border between Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. We have celebrated graduating classes of students since 2016 who are

currently living and studying in a variety of different countries, many in some of the best universities in the world. At CRIS, our aim is to provide an excellent international education in a compassionate, safe and nurturing Christian environment. Our students are both encouraged and challenged to be lifelong learners with a global perspective in order to better prepare them for the challenges of the future. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs and interests of every student such that each individual can reach their full potential. We value academic accomplishment and believe that learning takes place most effectively in an environment where everyone is respected, valued, and appreciated. Through the ethos of Christianity and the building of moral character, our students and graduates can become  productive members within the global community to enact positive change.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic international school, we welcome you and your family to visit our campus and enjoy a tour when you are in the area. 


Best regards,

Jae Knickerbocker

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education."  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Jae Knickerbocker 

Head of School


Secondary Education

Chiang Rai International School’s High School Program follows the Common Core Standards for Math and Primary English Language Arts (ELA), New Generation Science Standards and Social Studies AERO Standards . The curriculum framework has been modified to meet international standards and is relevant to the school’s unique region and student demographics. The program consists of four core subjects: ELA, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies, plus the following co-curricular subjects: Physical Education, Music, Art, Chinese, ICT, Bible, Electives, Thai Language and Culture plus other electives. The school also offers a wide variety of extracurricular activities to all grade levels and age groups.


  • Common Core: The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represent a coherent progression of learning expectations in English language arts and mathematics designed to prepare K–12 students for college and career success. The standards define the knowledge and skills students should have in their K–12 education, emphasize learning goals, describe end-of-year expectations and focus on results leaving room for teachers to determine how these learning goals should be achieved. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful in future endeavors.

  • ELA: The CRIS High School ELA curriculum focuses on developing overall comprehension, critical thinking skills, writing, listening and speaking. It also integrates rhetorical and persuasive skills, composition techniques, research methods, and literary criticism.

  • Math: CRIS believes that learning should be engaging and meaningful. At the High School level, courses are rigorous and designed to prepare students for university coursework. High School math includes: Geometry, Algebra 1 & 2, Calculus and Statistics.

  • Science: The CRIS High School science program is designed for students to develop an in-depth understanding of the application of scientific processes. Students explore varying science disciplines through inquiry, investigation, and follow-up. Students are encouraged to apply scientific knowledge in real life situations and work together to solve problems. The High School offers: Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

  • Social Studies: The CRIS social studies curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore the significance of turning points in human history, apply physical and cultural geography and develop awareness of global issues. Social justice, diversity and the study of the consequences of decision-making are emphasized. High school classes include: World History 1 & 2, Economics and Global Citizenship.


Chiang Rai

International School

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