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CitySeoul
CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
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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 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: ₩27,353,753
to: ₩30,451,472
Address: 408, Gaepo-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06324, Korea
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

155

Number of nationalities represented in the school

18

Most common nationality

USA & South Korea

Ratio of local students to international students

3:7

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program

Additional language classes offered by the school

Korean to all grades (PK-G5)
Chinese from kindergarten and above

Max. number of students per class

PK: 15 / JK: 16 / KG: 18 / G1-G5: 20

Average number of students per class

KIS Seoul currently has an average of 15 students in a classroom.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes, for PK-G2

Use of technology in the classroom

IPad and MacBook programs.
Additionally, One on One iPad Program for G3-G5

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)

Live ZOOM Lessons / Recorded videos

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No, KIS Seoul is a non-sectarian, international, inclusive, inquiry-driven learning community for elementary-aged children.

External examinations or assessments available

MAP Test: G2-G5

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, mostly reading assignment and inquiry based research

Approximate hours of homework given

It's up to each grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

KIS Seoul is an elementary school so G5 students are transferred to the KIS Pangyo for secondary programs.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes

Student access to education psychologist

School Counselor helps students to connect with.

Entry evaluation for students

Interview and testing.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The formal interview and testing are designed not only to measure the student’s current ability but how they will respond under the extra scrutiny of an objective evaluator. The interview additional is a time when the student is able to share their personal thoughts, ideas and concepts towards education. This should be taken as a serious aspect of the evaluation.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

KIS encourages parents to complete the application process as early as possible. Students may be admitted to KIS and enrolled at any time during the school year if a seat is available.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, if seats available.

School start time

8:25 AM

School finish time

3:00 PM

Supervised care before/after school

We do not have childcare/programs after the school day, but we do offer After School Clubs throughout the school year (2 sessions for 10 weeks, Fall & Spring )

School bus service available

Yes, but limited areas in Seoul (mostly Gangnam, Jamsil, Yongsan areas)

School provided lunches

Yes, it is an optional program. Lunch and morning snack can be purchased from the cafeteria. International are Korean styles are mixed in a week and Halal menu is available.

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

Halal menu / Allergy cares

Uniform required

No school uniform, but we have PE uniform (summer/winter).

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Dance and ballet, Taekwondo, ukulele, chorus, battle of the books, Chinese, become a magician, Harry Potter, avenging the galaxy, destination imagination, etiquette factory, Pokemon card club, soccer, music jump rope, finger works, Lego robotics.

Sports activities included

Physical Education (PE)

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Not for the elementary levels at KIS, but there are sports jamborees and competition (Cross country, football matches with other international students (Pre-covid time)

Facilities at the school

Science lab, Design Center, Art room, Music room, Library and etc.

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor soccer field/basketball court, indoor gymnasium, rooftop soccer field for lower year students, rooftop playground, indoor climbing wall.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Korea International School Seoul : We are a non-sectarian, international, inclusive, inquiry-driven learning community for elementary-aged children.

Teaching approach of the school

KIS is a school that values its Western tradition in education, and to this, the school has established a challenging and well-rounded academic curriculum, where the arts, student activities and athletics are also highly valued. The students are nurtured to acquire ‘habits of mind’ such as problem solving, decision-making, critical and creative thinking skills as well as to gain academic success.

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