Welcome to KIS!
It is incredibly rewarding to support the highly motivated students we serve at Korea International School. Our students strive to reach the highest levels of academic success while pursuing rigorous course studies. With this top-tier educational system in place, we are excited to be moving further into the development of 21st century skills to best prepare our students to meet the needs of their futures.
Our students are increasingly extending their learning beyond the walls of the traditional classroom by using their Autonomous Time with mentor support to further their independent studies and excel in their co-curricular pursuits. Students are encouraged to think beyond where or what they want to be after high school graduation and to plan their paths of study based upon the types of problems they plan to solve for future generations. When they leave KIS, our goal is for students to have their own story to tell that transcends the idea that high school was only about studying for tests to achieve academic success. The learning experiences that students encounter at the high school level are promoting the development of that individualized story and helping to create their legacy.
In addition to focusing on individualizing each student’s journey, we are increasingly transitioning our academic units to investigate learning holistically rather than studying concepts in discrete isolation. Our students participate in authentic learning opportunities that keep them excited about learning by providing compelling purpose, developing transferable skills, and promoting long-term retention of essential understandings. This type of learning allows our students to explore and build upon their developing character traits by establishing the integral values of integrity and collegiality sought after by universities, businesses, family, and friends.
We are able to achieve and maintain this incredible standard for learning by structuring our time to create small communities of learners who regularly communicate and collaborate to build the supportive relationships necessary to promote success in our highly rigorous pursuits. We strive to keep learning fun, appropriately challenging, and the constant goal.
Looking forward to a wonderful year,
High School Principal