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International School of Busan

CityBusan
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: ₩25,672,961
to: ₩42,294,094
Address: 50 Gijang-daero, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, South Korea 46081

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Number of students

340

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Korean

Average number of students per class

Early Years: Average 13 students in each class
Elementary: Average 13-15 students in each class
Middle and High School: Average 18 students in each class

Use of technology in the classroom

Laptops and/or iPads are provided for all Elementary students. In the Secondary School, students are required to bring their own devices. The ISB recommended device is the Macbook Air, which can be purchased at a reduced cost by using the school’s Apple Education Vendor Discount.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The interview with each school's Principal will be required for all applicants and the assessments for Math and Reading will be required for the applicants between Grade 3 and Grade 11.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:30

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

Uniform required

Except for sporting activities, ISB does not have a prescribed uniform.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISB offers many clubs and activities.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ISB is a member of SKAC (Southern Korean Activities Conference) and KISAC (Korean International Schools Activities Conference). Sports tournaments and academic activities are scheduled throughout the year, with other member schools.

Facilities at the school

5 science labs, 3 art rooms, 3 music rooms, 6 music practice rooms, 3 multi-purpose halls, cafeteria, 3 design technology rooms, 3 libraries with a collection of over 30,000 books

Sports facilities at the school

Large gymnasium, outdoor tennis court, outdoor floodlit soccer field, 100m running track, 2 outdoor basketball courts, playgrounds for all ages

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International School of Busan is an international school situated in Busan, South Korea's second largest city. ISB educates children from the age of three years old, right through to university entrance age in Grade 12.

ISB is an IB World School offering the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the IB Diploma Programme (DP).

Teaching approach of the school

ISB's approach to teaching is student-centered and inquiry based with a focus on conceptual learning and the inclusion of both local and global contexts. ISB promotes teamwork and collaboration, ISB explores differentiation, ISB uses assessments to inform teaching and planning, and technology throughout the school including a one-to-one laptop programme in our Middle and High Schools. ISB aims to develop independent and lifelong learners.

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