One of the reasons I initially selected APIS for my first child, over twenty years ago, was for the dedication of the staff. My initial meeting with Ajarn Ladda was during Songkran holiday, and she was on holiday in Lampang.  Ajarn Ladda cut short her holiday and drove back to Chiang Mai to show me the school. That showed me how dedicated the staff was and I knew if the teachers followed the same path, APIS was the school for my children.