Bangkok Christian College
|BANGKOK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE|
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good Romans 12:21
|Locale||35 Pramuan Road, Silom, Bangruk, Bangkok, Thailand 10500|
|Director||Dr. Woranoot Triwichitkasem|
|Number of students||5,000 (2006 academic year)|
Bangkok Christian College (Thai: โรงเรียนกรุงเทพคริสเตียนวิทยาลัย) is a private boys' school in Bangkok and the oldest school in Thailand. It was established on 30 September 1852 by American Presbyterian missionaries. It offers a standard educational curriculum. Originally located in Thonburi (Tambon Koodeechine and Samray), the school was moved to its present location in the district Bang Rak in 1902.
The school has about 5000 students (only boys) in 12 grades and about 300 teachers. Even though it is a Christian school, only about 5% of the students are of Christian faith, but due to its high esteem it is popular with students of other faiths as well. 90% of the graduates continue with higher education.
Bangkok Christian College, the first private boys’ school in the Kingdom of Thailand, was founded on September 30, 1852, in Tambon Koodeechine and Tambon Samray with permission from His Majesty King Rama IV. In 1902, the school was moved to Pramuan road, and King RamaV donated money in the amount of 20 Chang to help with the purchase of the piece of land for the development of the new campus. The school is operating under the supervision of the Office of the Education Ministry within the Church of Christ in Thailand. It was the first school in the Kingdom to introduce contemporary approaches to English language education by both native English speakers and Thai teachers using English as the medium of instruction. The school is also the first in Bangkok to provide an English Immersion Program (EIP). The school has modern, well-equipped facilities including resource learning centers, self-access learning centers, libraries, an ample number of computers available for independent and e-learning during class, athletic programs with equipment and both indoor and outdoor gymnasiums, authentic and high-interest teaching materials, and management information systems for teaching and administration management.
The philosophy of Bangkok Christian College is based on Christian beliefs committed to educate each student as a whole child in all aspects of life: physically, intellectually, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. The ultimate goal of the school is to nurture all students to become good citizens and live peacefully with other people in Thai society and the world at large. The school seeks to promote four essential qualities : Loyalty, Responsibility, Honesty and Unity. The students regard those qualities as the "Spirit of B.C.C."
English Immersion Program (EIP)
Bangkok Christian College took part in one of the first pilot projects for native-English education in Thailand. Commissioned by the Office of Private Education of the Thai Ministry of Education, it has provided an English-Thai bilingual education program to its students since 1995. Beginning with Prathom-1 (Grade 1), it has expanded the EIP by one grade level each year. The school provides a full K-12 program (Prathom-1 to Matthayom-6).
Native English-speaking teachers as well as Thai teachers instruct students in English, mathematics, science, computer technology, health education, physical education, music, and social studies.
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BANGKOK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
- Bangkok Christian our college dear.
- How truly we all do love thee.
- With loyalty that binds us all.
- As brothers true forever more.
- Our hearts our minds, our strength, we give.
- To make thee stand as home sweet home.
- Of youths with vision to become.
- A credit to our country dear.
- Bangkok Christian College we give.
- May we all stand united, firm.
- In service,love,and duty true.
- As long as B.C.C forever stand.