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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Boarding available
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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 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ₩20,500,000
to: ₩28,900,000
Address: 22, Palgong-ro 50-gil, Dong-gu, Daegu, Korea 41021

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as a Second Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Chinese, Korean

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes (for some classes)

Use of technology in the classroom

Smart boards, I-Pads and personal lap tops

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, DIS is ready to offer virtual classes through Google Meets.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

High school diploma, AP

Results in these examinations

[AP] Out of the 124 exams given in May 2022, 89% of the scores were 3 or higher, with 65% of the scores either 4 or 5.
[SAT] More than one DIS student achieved a perfect score. Out of a total possible composite score of 1600.
-Class of 2022: Composite (1443), Reading (687), Math (756)
-Class of 2021: Composite (1380), Reading (657), Math(723)
-Class of 2020: Composite (1391), Reading (635), Math (756)

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Weekly homework for regular classes: Light to Moderate
Weekly homework for AP classes: Heavy

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of DIS graduates attend college

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We offer 17 AP courses.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, we have a full-time social/emotional counselor.

Entry evaluation for students

Evaluation test

Brief description of entry evaluation required

NWEA MAP Test for reading skills

Waiting list

Yes, the waiting list is valid within the same school year.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The beginning of March

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, when we have available spots for Korean students. There are three categories to be aware of in the application process. The first is for international students. The Korean Ministry of Education (KMOE) allows DIS to have 60% of our capacity to have international citizenship and these students can apply on a rolling basis. The KMOE permits DIS to have 30% of our capacity to have Korean citizenship and these students may apply during our two admission windows which are in the spring and fall. The remaining 10% of students can have Korean citizenship, but their parents must work in a specific zone, so we refer to it as the 10% zone. And these students are also admitted on a rolling basis.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

After-school activities from 2:40-4:20

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes (for vegan)

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Basketball, baseball, kickball, futsal, pin pong, jump roping, cheerleading, yoga, fitness, Zumba, golf, gymnastics, soccer, tag, MUN, Amnesty international history, reading adventure, speech and debate, Harry Potter, Chinese calligraphy, movie making, wind ensemble, Chinese cooking, drama/story telling, creative writing, orchestra, Lego robotics, rock bands, journalism, video production, dance, creative games, 3D printing, yearbook, art

Sports activities included

Futsal, basketball, volleyball, and cross-country

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, DIS is a member of the Southern Korean Activities Conference (SKAC), which provides our students with opportunities to participate in athletics, fine arts, and academic events with other international schools throughout South Korea.

Facilities at the school

Boarding facilities, presentation hall, library, technology lab, dining hall, video production studio

Sports facilities at the school

2 outdoor playgrounds, gymnasium, outdoor tennis court, 2 outdoor basketball courts, artificial turf athletic field

Grades/ages available for boarding

Grade 5 through 12

Boarding facilities at the school

The DIS facility is equipped to hold 120 students. The building is comprised of five floors. Four of the floors contain fifteen residential rooms, a staff room, study room, and a laundry area. The first floor has a large lobby for watching television, a game room, kitchen, and a fitness center. The study room has computers and work stations. Each room is built for two students that share one private bathroom. Each room has air conditioning, radiant heat, and wireless internet. The rooms have two single beds with drawers, two study desks with chairs, and two closets for clothes. The residential area is guarded by a security service twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Daegu International School is a K-12 independent co-educational day and boarding school located in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
DIS is affiliated with Lee Academy in Lee, Maine, USA. DIS offers the same curriculum as Lee Academy, which is based on the College Board’s Advanced Placement system, the Maine Learning Results, Common Core Curriculum and Next Generation Science Standards.

Teaching approach of the school

DIS provides a holistic education that stresses academic excellence, social engagement, and intellectual curiosity. In addition, its small school size gives each student an opportunity to pursue leadership roles in student clubs and athletics.

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