Mahidol Wittayanusorn School
Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWIT), which in its English translation means “Prince Mahidol Memorial Science School”, is funded by the government. Besides fulfilling the national curriculum requirement of the Ministry of Education for nationwide public and private schools, MWIT has a well-designed curriculum with a high degree of specialization in mathematics and science as well as a requirement for each student to complete a science project. In addition, MWIT offers a variety of elective courses in areas of the student’s interest. The conception of MWIT is the result of the country’s vision to produce well-rounded, responsible individuals with high capacity in science, mathematics and technology, who also have a commitment to contribute to the country’s future competitiveness.
MWIT takes pride in nurturing and developing exceptionally gifted Grade 10-12 students. The number of our school’s annual enrollment of new students is 240, with a total of 720 students across three grades. Each class is limited to 24 students in order to maintain an optimum teacher to student ratio for enhanced interaction and learning experience. MWIT is a public and autonomous boarding school governed by a school board and managed by a school principal who reports directly to the Minister of Education.
A Model School
In Academic Year 2008, MWIT, under the agreement with the Ministry of Education, was appointed as a model school for the 12 Princess Chulabhorn’s Colleges (PCC), which are the Regional Science High School, in different provinces around the country. Each PCC accepts students with especially high ability in science and mathematics from schools in neighboring provinces. By using the same criteria and procedures used for MWIT students, each PCC selects at least one class of 24 students which follows the MWIT curriculum.
In 2013, MWIT extended its academic assistance to 12 additional high schools nationwide that have science classes, assisting those schools academically and financially. Each appointed school is scheduled to be under MWIT supervision for 3 years.