Bangkok Christian College

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BANGKOK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Bangkok Christian College.jpg
Location
Bangkok
Thailand
Information
Type Private school
Motto Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good Romans 12:21
Established 1852
Locale 35 Pramuan Road, Silom, Bangruk, Bangkok, Thailand 10500
Director Dr. Woranoot Triwichitkasem
Grades 1–12
Number of students 5,000 (2006 academic year)
Campus type Urban
Color(s) Purple-Gold         
Mascot Chongkoh (Phanera purpurea)
Website

Bangkok Christian College (Thai: โรงเรียนกรุงเทพคริสเตียนวิทยาลัย) is a private boy school in Bangkok and the oldest in Thailand. The school has long been regarded as one of the most prestigious and highly selective school in Thailand. It attracts only a small group of the brightest and the most talented students in the country.

Students from all over the country compete in a highly competitive entrance examinations every year in March where approximately 10% of applicants move on to the interview round. The final acceptance rate was 6.2% as of 2015 academic year.

Bangkok Christian College was established on 30 September 1852 by American Presbyterian missionaries. Originally located in Thonburi (Tambon Koodeechine and Samray), the school was moved to its present location in the district Bang Rak in 1902.

Currently the school has about 5000 students in 12 grades and 400 academic staffs, both Thai and foreigner. 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.

History[edit]

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.

English Immersion Program (EIP)[edit]

Bangkok Christian College took part in one of the first pilot projects for native-English education in Thailand.[citation needed] 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.

Famous alumni[edit]

Song[edit]

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.

Campus[edit]

Bangkok Christian College current campus of Bang Rak is located in the heart of Bangkok in Silom District. BTS skytrain station "Surasak" is a minute walk from school.

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Coordinates: 13°43′14″N 100°31′23″E / 13.720589°N 100.523095°E / 13.720589; 100.523095