Depending on their grade level, students are enrolled into classes at different times throughout the year. Elementary students can enroll throughout the year; Middle School students can enroll at the beginning of each quarter. Because of the rigor of High School, new students can enroll only at the beginning of each semester.
We do not. KIS is an extremely challenging international school that focuses on preparing students to succeed at top-tier colleges and universities. We can therefore only accept students who can function in an English-speaking academic environment at or near the grade they plan to enter.
KIS graduates with foreign passports may attend some Korean universities. According to Korean law, Korean students who attend international schools in Korea may not attend Korean university. Parents should contact each university for more information about specific policies in this regard.
In grades 1 through 5, students are required to take Korean class. Students in grade 6 must take one semester of Korean, and students in grade 7 and 8 can choose between Chinese or Spanish. Finally, students in grades 9 through 12 may study Chinese, Spanish or French.
In 2012-2013, AP courses offered are: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language, English Language, English Literature, French Language, Micro/Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics B, Spanish Language,Spanish Literature
Statistics, 2D Studio Art, 3D Studio Art, U.S. History, World History.
KIS teachers have an average of 11 years of experience, often at other international schools. The majority of our teachers hold certification either in Canada or the U.S.; the remaining teachers hold certification in their home country. Of a total of 173 full-time faculty members for 2012-2013, 112 hold a Master’s degree and 59 hold a Bachelor’s degree.