D-Prep Admissions FAQ
D-PREP is affiliated with ASB in that Ms. Lady Didyasarin Tavedikul, the head of school, is a Principal and also a management team member of the American School of Bangkok. There are joint school events during the school year where D-PREP will participate with ASB and vice versa such as the Family Fun Fair or annual celebrations.
At D-PREP, as stated previously, we follow the D-PREP PBL teaching and learning model and incorporate a D-PREP life skills curriculum into the regular program. For the social studies curriculum, we focus priority on the Thai, Asian, and international culture and history because we are located in Thailand.
Our curriculum offers emphasis on 3 languages. 70% of all study time is allocated to developing English skills, 20% to Thai language, and 10% to Chinese language.
Our students are mainly Thai, Taiwanese, Chinese, Korean.
What are the teacher’s qualifications?
All our homeroom teachers are native English speakers who possess teaching qualifications approved by international education institutions (WASC or CIS) such as a a Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in education or a PCGEi teaching qualification.
Nursery 1- 2: 12-15 students
Kindergarten 1-2 : 15-18 students
Grades 1-5 : 20-22 students
If the child enrolls in the Nursery-Kindergarten 2, there will normally be a smooth transition into our international school program as children at this age adjust very quickly in a new environment. Some extra tutoring after school may be needed at the K-2 level if the child shows that he/she is struggling and unable to follow the regular expectations after a few months into school.
If the child enrolls in Grade 1 and above from a Thai school, he/she will have to take the English placement test to determine the ability of English in comparison to our elementary English ability expectations. If the child lacks sufficient knowledge in English, he/she will be required to enroll in the ELL program where he/she will be pulled out during the literacy subject to learn directly with an ELL specialist. Once the child is able to catch up to the minimum required English ability through passed evaluation, he/she will be placed back to join the grade’s regular literacy class.