Wattana Wittaya Academy ( W.W. A )
Proud to be Wattana
School philosophy : Morality precedes academic knowledge.
Vision : Motivated to create an educational environment for young women under the guidance of Christianity to enhance proper etiquette and academic capability to meet international standard.
School motto : Honesty, Discipline, Commitment to education, Citizenship, Upholding religion and the Monarchy.
School values : Integrity, Love, and Giving
Colors : White and red
- White signiyfing morality
- Red signifying academic knowledge
School tree : Tamarind signifies patience.
History of W.W.A.
Wattana Wittaya Academy is under the Foundation of the Church of Christ in Thailand. It was founded in B.E.2417 ( A.D.1874 ) by the American Presbyterian Mission and was originally named “Kullasatri Wanglang". located in the Royal Palace which is now within the compound of Siriraj Hospital. It was the first boarding school for girls and the first kindergarten of Thailand. Mrs. Harriet M. House was the first principal. The primary objectives of the school were to educate Thai young ladies in the fundamentals of reading, writing, Bible study and sewing.
In B.E.2464, Miss Edna S. Cole moved the school campus to its present location and changed the name to “Wattana Wittaya Academy”.
Type of school and location
Wattana Wittaya Academy is a girls’ school under the supervision of the Committee of Private Sector. It is a day school from Kindergarten through grade 6 and boarding school from grade 7 through grade 12. The school is located on Sukumvit 19, in the heart of Bangkok. The beautiful 100 rai campus, of which 51 rai are education facilities, is surrounded by hospitals, hotels, banks and government offices.
Mission (for academic year 2014 – 2016)
1 ) Help students to develop a good personality, with proper etiquette and learn to live by the Economy Sufficiency philosophy.
2 ) Help students to achieve the highest possible academic standard in order to compete with other ASEAN countries at an international level.
3 ) Develop a proper management system accepted by international standard.
4 ) Encourage teachers and other personnel to develop good moralities, ethics, and professionalism.
5 ) Continuation of the Wattana Wittaya Academy’s legacy..
6 ) Expand academic network both inside and outside of the country to develop an even greater academic curriculum.
7 ) Promote sufficient use of resources and budget according to the Economy Sufficiency philosophy.
In the provision of education, the school has set educational standards and has implemented a system of quality assurance for all levels with emphasis on full development of both physical and mental health. The school equips each student with new ideas and the challenge of analytic and creative thinking developing self-esteem, leadership and respect for others. W.W.A provides its students the opportunity to prepare themselves with integrity and diversity and to be service-minded towards community, country and the world. Basic education is provided as according to Curriculum for Early Childhood, Year 2546,(หลักสูตรการศึกษาปฐมวัย พ.ศ. 2546) Curriculum for Basic Education, Year 2544 (หลักสูตรการศึกษาขั้นพื้นฐาน พ.ศ. 2544) and Core Curriculum for Basic Education, Year 2551 (หลักสูตรแกนกลางการศึกษาขั้นพื้นฐาน พ.ศ. 2551)
Wattana Wittaya Academy is committed to reflect the school’s philosophy, “Morality precedes academic knowledge”. The academic plan and management are according to the National Education Act B.E. 2542 (A.D. 1999). The current course curriculum blends the classics with modern and world perspectives and integrates technology with traditional teaching methods empowering students to make positive changes within the school and the wider community. The classroom environment allows all students to experience education through learning, discussion and collaborative work between teachers and students. The process of learning emphasizes the disciplines of passion in reading, research and a life time pursuit of their personal best to become healthy, caring and productive adults.
English Intensive Course
At present, W.W.A. provides an English Intensive Course for students in the elementary and secondary levels. This program serves students whose focus is on expanding their talent and streng in English through an advanced curriculum and learning environment.
W.W.A. opened its first kindergarten in Thailand in B.E. 2450 (A.D.1907). Khunying Aroon Methathibodi was the first kindergarten teacher.
The present kindergarten offers instruction in the three grade levels, K1-K3.
- Day students.
- Boys and girls 3-5 years of age.
Elementary Level Regulations
- Day students, girls only.
- Enrollment is from grade 1-6
The girls boarding school for the secondary level has become the trademark of this school since its origin as Wanglang School. The boarding section offers a rigorous academic environment and moral discipline to prepare the girls for their future life educationally, professionally and socially.
Various programs are offered to expand students’ knowledge and experiences including exchange programs with Canada and Japan.
Enrollment is from grade 7-12.
Admission to all 3 levels is based on the school’s entrance test results.
- Art club
- Basketball, swimming
Boarding and Day Prefects
Community Service Council
Drama Club / English Play
English is Fun Club
- Girls Helping Girls – Peer mentors
Martial Arts (Aikido)
Private Music Lessons
Singing club / chorus
- Young Politicians
- Air-conditioned dorms
- Audiovisual Equipment
- Computer rooms
- Co-operative Store
- Counseling rooms
- Dining Hall
- Nursing rooms
- Religion rooms
- Swimming Pool
- Teacher offices equipped with computers and wireless access.
- Honored as an Outstanding Secondary School from Ministry of Education in 2522, 2528, 2542,2555.
- Honored as an Outstanding Kindergarten from Ministry of Education in 2547,2556.
- Honored as an Outstanding Elementary from Ministry of Education in 2554.
- Acknowledged for Education Standards and Quality Assessment on all levels from the Committee of Private Sector, Ministry of Education in 2542.
- First round External Evaluation from the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment in 2547 with the assessment result of “good” for every criteria.
- Second round External Evaluation from the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment in 2550 with the assessment result of “very good” for every criteria.
- Honored Certificate on Best Practices for Balance Score Card from Thailand Productivity Institute, Teachers’ Development Institute, Faculty staff and Educational Personnel in 2550.