"Greetings parents and friends of Korea International School,
I welcome you to a rich and fulfilling experience with Korea International School (KIS) and invite you to become a part of our world-class programs. Most of you already know the excellent reputation and high standards for which KIS is known. Beyond that, KIS provides a broad and balanced environment where your children can grow into successful, confident, and influential adults. We are dedicated to helping all of our students realize their true potentials.
KIS is known to many as the best international school in Korea. This well-deserved reputation has been earned through a uniquely student-centered and visionary program. KIS was the first one-to-one laptop school in Korea and currently provides Apple laptops to every student from grades six through twelve. Along with that is a state of the art curriculum that integrates technology and real world applications with every content area. Our students regularly produce professional caliber work that far exceeds what is typically seen in other K-12 schools.
Students at KIS do not only excel in academics. The school is committed to a balanced program that allows students to discover their talents and strengths and grow as individuals. This balance results in excellence in all areas including the arts, academics, service, and leadership. This is nurtured through an integrated club program which includes nearly 70 clubs at the high school level alone; all students participate in clubs of their choosing under the guidance of professional teachers to explore music, leadership, service, athletics, philosophy, visual arts, and technology in ways that go far beyond the normal classroom experience. This is also true in the Middle School and in the Elementary School in the form of clubs and the Enrichment Portfolio Project.
At KIS we recognize that success in life requires much more than just academic achievement and the development of skills. Our students attend many top tier universities, but that is not enough; we actively promote character, creativity, and citizenship that will set our students apart for the rest of their lives. Since the founding of the school, a goal of KIS has been to encourage our students to improve the world around them. We know our students will make a difference, and we believe in each of them.
We invite you to join our KIS community for the best time of your life.
Stephen Cathers, KIS Director