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IB and Christian
Ages 4 to 18

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CityDaejeon
CurriculumsIB and Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 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 12 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ₩26,800,838
to: ₩38,176,876
Address: 77 Yongsan 2-ro Yuseong Gu, Daejeon, South Korea 34035

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

24

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Support
Beginner English Language Program

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

TCIS is an Apple School
We are a one-to-one laptop school in Grades 6-12
Grades 4-5 use classroom laptops to support learning
Grades 1-3 use classroom iPads to support learning

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)

We are fully capable to deliver online learning within 24-hours notice – for cases of emergencies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Roughly 50% of students claim the Christian faith as their own. The other 50% is a mix of Buddhist, Hindu, and non-professed/non-disclosed faiths.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

As both a holistic and Christian school, TCIS approaches spirituality through a Christian Worldview. Non-Christian students are not required to participate in Christian observances but should be respectful during community times that may contain such observances. Academic preference is never given nor withheld based on personal faith.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

99%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs

Learning support offered

A Learning Success coordinator works with students according to personal IEPs, either working directly with students or mentoring classroom teachers to provide appropriate accommodations. TCIS works with students with a broad range of learning needs: academic, behavioral, emotional, and physical.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

TCIS believes strongly in the practice of differentiation to help all students perform in a "growing manner" according to their abilities. Gifted, able and talented students are provided opportunities to go further, engage in outside activities, and engage in leadership roles within the learning environment.

Student access to education psychologist

TCIS has an external practitioner that it recommends, but it is not an in-house arrangement, and it that takes place outside of the main TCIS learning experience. However, the Counseling Office and the Learning Success Coordinator is happy to work with any qualified professional for the good of students.

Entry evaluation for students

TCIS requires evidence of English language proficiency, as well as placement information for math and English literacy.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

- Age 4 - Grade 2: Interview with Teacher
- Grades 3-5: English Test
- Grades 6-12: English & Math Tests

Waiting list

Specific grades are occasionally waitlisted.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

TCIS operates on a rolling admissions, and will work with families to enroll a student according to family needs.

Students can join after academic year begins

Many students do start in January, which is the beginning of the second semester. Students may be able to enroll mid-semester depending on their grade level and how late they are applying. Generally, younger students can transfer at any time, but high school students may find it more difficult to transfer mid-semester. Beginning in grade 11, TCIS generally does not accept students after the semester has begun due to the rigor of the IB DP program.

School start time

8:15am

School finish time

4:10pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

3D printing, Ampersand, animal rescue club, make a difference club, Math, media comittee, MUN, quiz team, philosophy, pottery, promotion club, art, coding, dance, game design, gardening, rock band, soccer, strings, eco club, TedxYouth, UNICEF, newspaper

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Boarding facilities, science labs, music and drama classrooms, individual and small group musical practice rooms, technology classrooms, wood shop, STEM Space (robotics, 3d printing, and others), performing arts center, library, cafeteria

Sports facilities at the school

Soccer field, tennis courts (5), gymnasiums (2), fitness center, dance studio

Grades/ages available for boarding

Grades 6-12

Boarding facilities at the school

• Two-person, ensuite student rooms
• Common Room
• TV Room
• Group Study Room
• Quiet Study Room
• Laundry Facilities
• Common Kitchenette Facilities
• Musical Practice Room
• Personal Fitness Room

• Weekend Travel Assistance (if required)
• Weekend Care (if required)
• Holiday Care - for "Out of Country Students")
• Shuttle Services - to and from the local shopping area
• Snacks, Outings, and Activities - for evenings and weekends

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Taejon Christian International School is one of the top foreign schools in Korea. With a caring international faculty, TCIS delivers a Western-style IB school experience to children in grades K-12. Ex-pat and local families choose TCIS for a high-quality English-speaking education and a strongly-supportive community experience.
For families living outside of the Daejeon area, TCIS also runs an on-campus boarding care program.

Teaching approach of the school

TCIS is a diverse and supportive community that cares for students and develops character. It is the goal that children not only receive a curriculum that serves them well for university but an educational experience that prepares them for a balanced, fulfilled, and successful life.
TCIS delivers education with a Christian ethos that shapes learning and community, toward the goal of students growing in values of love, peace, unity, respect, service, and faith.

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