Our owner, Dr Wiravan Mootripakdee (Miss Wee) opened MCCI, a Montessori Nursery School located by the beach in the Naklua district, just north of Pattaya. Miss Wee had become a passionate advocate of the Montessori educational philosophy and spent a year in the USA studying this approach prior to opening MCCI. At its inception MCCI hosted around 70 young students aged between 2 and 5 years old.
As MCCI’s reputation grew, and a plan was developed to build a full International Primary school, it was necessary to look for a larger site. The current location, near Maprachan Lake at Chayapornvittee 25, was chosen for its ideal combination of space and beauty. The new school – Mooltripakdee International School (MIS) -received its first intake of pupils on August 25th. The following year the MCCI site at Naklua closed and the school was incorporated into MIS.
MIS currently has around 600 pupils drawn from over 30 different countries, and ranging in age from 2 to 16. Our secondary school students work towards the Cambridge International IGCSE exams and this year the school achieved accreditation as an official Cambridge International exam centre. Our brand new STEAM building houses the examination hall and state-of-the-art science and IT labs. This year MIS also went into partnership with the Education Development Trust (EDT); one of the world’s leading international school accreditation bodies.
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