Message from Principal

Dr. Thongchai Cheprecha
 Principal of the Kamnoetvidya Science Academy

Welcome to Kamnoetvidya Science Academy.


Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, or KVIS in short, is relatively a very new school. It was founded in 2015 with a special purpose to nurture gifted and talented students in mathematics and science at high school level from grade 10 to 12. It is a full boarding private high school funded by the PTT Group which is dedicated to developing the capacity for education and innovation that is necessary for a sustainability and prosperity of the nation and the region.
 
KVIS is the result of the vision and passion of Dr. Pailin Chuchottaworn, the former chief executive officer (CEO) and president of PTT Public Company Limited, who is committed to seeing Thailand emerge as a strong power in science and technology driven by public-private partnerships and other forms of cooperation between businesses and educational institutions.
 
It is our intention to keep KVIS small with four classes for each grade level, having 18 students per class. The teacher to student ratio is around 1 to 6. KVIS recruits 72 high-ability science and mathematics students for each academic year. They are selected from 5,000 to 7,000 applicants coming from all parts of the country. All KVIS students receive full scholarships including meals and accommodations.
 
KVIS is part of the PTT Wangchan Valley Complex, which is comprised of KVIS, Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC, an institute for graduate students), and the PTT Forestry Institute. These institutions were founded in what were recently rubber and oil palm plantations. This rural setting, with open spaces reflecting unlimited possibility, helps to reinforce the primary purpose of these institutions. The setting is conducive to guiding students to become creative and critical thinkers, capable of solving the unprecedented challenges of the 21st century.
 
The philosophy of KVIS centers not only around nurturing excellence in mathematics and science but also on instilling in these young and gifted minds the principles of good citizenship, including leadership, public consciousness, and an appreciation of the importance of being STEM researchers to drive national and regional progress.
 
Despite being less than two years old, KVIS has accomplished a great deal and now stands out to be one of Thailand’s top science high schools. KVIS has been actively engaged in STEM education both at national and international levels. In 2015-16 KVIS students have been participated and received awards from many international events in several countries, including Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, India, Russia and USA. KVIS students also won several awards in National Math and Science Olympiads and are being selected to be Thailand representatives to participated in international competitions and education events.
 
I do believe that at KVIS we can cultivate a new generation of scientists and researchers for the prosperous future of the country and mankind.
 
Thongchai Chewprecha, Ph.D.
Principal