- 2024-25 Enrollment Timeline
- Eligibility and Documentation
- Application Process
- Admissions Interview and Exam
- Student Life
Thank you for your interest in KIS! We want your child’s application process to be streamlined and supported. Our admissions team is available to answer any questions. Below are important dates to help you plan your application process.
2024-25 Enrollment Timeline
Monday. Dec 4, 2024: The 2024-25 application for new students opens. KIS offers rolling admissions but we recommend that three-year overseas applications are completed with all documents submitted prior to March 1, 2024.
Monday, Feb 5, 2024: KIS surveys current families regarding their student’s intent to return to KIS for the 2024-25 school year.
Wednesday, Feb 14, 2024: The Intent to Return survey is due for all current KIS families.
Monday, Feb 19, 2024: KIS issues re-enrollment deposit invoices. A deposit is required to secure a student’s enrollment for the 2024-25 school year.
Monday, Mar 4, 2024: Re-enrollment deposits are due.
Wednesday, Mar 6, 2024: The KIS admissions team begins offering waitlist applicants placement for the 2024-25 school year. Waitlist applicants are contacted as placements open.
Tuesday, May 7, 2024: KIS issues 2024-25 school year tuition invoices for returning students.
Monday, May 13, 2024: KIS issues 2024-25 school year tuition invoices for all new students.
Who is eligible to attend an international school in Korea?
- A student having one or more parents holding a nationality that is not South Korean as verified by an alien registration card and Korean family registry
- A student who has lived overseas for no less than three years (1,095 days) as verified by the entry and exit certificate issued by the Korean immigration department
- A student currently enrolled at an accredited international school in Korea
- A student with six semesters of official report cards and a letter of attendance from an overseas school. Note: six semesters status applies only to students in elementary first grade and above
When is the deadline for application?
KIS offers rolling admissions. Elementary and middle school students can enroll throughout the school year. We recommend high school students join KIS at the beginning of the school year at the start of the second semester in January. We encourage applicants to have all eligibility documentation and testing completed at least one month before the anticipated first day of school.
Is the admissions test conducted at KIS or can it be done remotely?
Students may take the admissions test on campus. A remote interview and testing may be granted to students in the top 10% of their class. Official standardized test scores must be submitted to be considered for a remote test. The admissions team may invite pre-kindergarten, junior kindergarten, and kindergarten applicants to campus for in-person screening.
If my child takes the admissions test but does not pass, may we reapply to KIS?
Yes. Students are welcome to apply to KIS again after six months. Updated report cards and recommendation letters must be submitted to be eligible to test again.
Does KIS have an ESOL program?
At KIS, the English as an Additional Language (EAL) program is available for students who require English language support. This program is based on availability, but other additional academic supports are available as well.
Is KIS an accredited educational institution?
KIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a Council of International Schools (CIS) member school seeking full CIS accreditation. KIS Pangyo is recognized by the Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education as a foreign school.
What are your average class sizes?
There are approximately 20 students per class.
Do you offer additional languages?
Korean is part of the elementary school curriculum. The elementary school also offers Spanish and Mandarin. The middle and high school offers French, Spanish, and Mandarin.
What are your school start and end dates?
KIS keeps an American academic calendar with the school year beginning mid-August and finishing in mid-June. View and download our 2023-24 school year calendar.
What are your school hours?
School begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. for all students.
Do you offer after-school clubs and sports?
KIS offers a wide range of activities and sports after school that varies throughout the year. Elementary school clubs begin at 3:15 and finish at 4:15. Middle and high school activities begin at 3:15 p.m. and finish at 5:00 p.m.
What type of bus transportation services are offered to students?
KIS offers busing to and from school with round trip or afternoon one-way route options. Bus service is also provided for after-school activities. You can find learn more about busing.
Do you have a uniform?
KIS requires a uniform only for PE class. Daily dress code is casual.