Seoul
International, Christian curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

Gyeonggi Suwon International School

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CurriculumInternational, Christian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: ₩24,688,917,937

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Number of students

600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

15

Most common nationality

Korean

Ratio of local students to international students

48% local : 52% international

Max. number of students per class

Kindergarten - G5: 20
G6 - G12: 24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Over 85% of GSIS full-time teachers and residence staff are overseas hire and hold a foreign passport. They are all professing Christians of various denominations who were primarily hired at overseas job fairs. They are certified or credentialed and are experienced teachers from the United States, Canada, India, New Zealand, and Australia.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English as a Secondary Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Korean

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Individual screening.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Some school candidates may be required to have an individual screening and interview with a principal, a counselor and/or resource teacher. The school reserves the right to request additional diagnostic testing or a full evaluation before a decision is made for any student Pre-K through grade 12.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

FIRST SEMESTER ADMISSION If you are interested in having your child admitted for the first semester of an academic year (beginning in August), you are encouraged to complete the application procedure between February and May. Due to summer leave, no admission decisions are made in July.

SECOND SEMESTER ADMISSION If you are interested in having your child admitted for the second semester (beginning in January), you are encouraged to complete the application procedure by December 1.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special needs services.
Children with mild to moderate special needs will be considered for admissions to GSIS. Each student in need of support services will be considered on the basis of whether GSIS can meet his/her learning needs.

Learning support offered

Students are served in mainstream classrooms and receive support services which focus on accommodation of individual needs, skill development and academic support.

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:10

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Volleyball, tennis, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, soccer, swimming, Student Council Association, Model United Nations, Global Issues Network, art club, badminton, chess, Chinese culture, classics reading, competitive math, forensics, frontline, future business leaders of Suwon club, GSIS broadcast club, jazz band, photography, praise team, Ted talks club, track, clay art, foam art, ballet, board games, Taekwondo, gymnastics, violin, clarinet.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

A recreational and fitness educational center inclusive of a regulation-sized soccer pitch, two full sized gymnasiums, tennis courts, a regulation-sized swimming pool, and other supporting facilities for physical fitness development sits at rear of the campus.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Gyeonggi Suwon International School opened its doors to students for the first time on September 18, 2006. The purpose of the school is to provide a high quality international education for foreign children in Korea that will serve to further attract foreign investment to Korea.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's mission is to provide a high quality international academic program to international students guided by a Christian philosophy of education that embraces and seeks a diverse student population. An open Christian environment is established on the campus, and children of all faiths are welcomed as well as children from homes that do not practice religion. The school dedicates itself to educating the whole person: academically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically.

Summary of prices and fees

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in KRW

Yearly fees: ₩18,880,647,809
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: ₩5,808,270,127
Total first year fees: ₩24,688,917,937
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Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@gsis.sc.kr
School's webpage: gsis.sc.kr
Address: 451 YeongTong-Ro, YeongTong-Gu, Suwon-City, Gyeonggi-Do Republic of Korea 16706