Daegu International School
|Year of Foundation||2010|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Grades K-12|
|Boarding||Day School|Boarding School|
|Number of students||310|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1-15|
|Accreditations||WASC (Wester Association of Schools and Colleges) and MOE (Korean Ministry of Education)|
|Headmaster||Mr. Chris Murphy|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||KRW 20,500,000|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||KRW 28,400,000|
Daegu International School was established in August 2010, Daegu International School (DIS) is a K-12 independent co- educational day and boarding school located in Daegu, Republic of Korea.
DIS is affiliated with Lee Academy in Lee, Maine, USA. DIS offers the same curriculum as Lee Academy, which is based on the College Board’s Advanced Placement system, the Maine Learning Results and the Common Core Curriculum.
DIS provides a holistic education that stresses academic excellence, social engagement, and intellectual curiosity. In addition, our small school size gives each student an opportunity to pursue leadership roles in student clubs and athletics.
Our mission at DIS is to help students become successful contributing members of a global society by providing a safe, nurturing environment in which students can reach their maximum potential; socially, emotionally, and intellectually.
CurriculumAP, American Diploma, Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and Maine Learning Results
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesChinese, Spanish
All teachers and even the headmaster know every single student's name. DIS is a small school and that makes close relationships between teachers and students. DIS offers a very warm and welcoming environment. The teachers and staff are friendly and it feels like one big family. I also like the diversity of the after school activities provided by the school. Any concerns or questions are answered quickly. DIS offers a research-based curriculum and allows the students to reach their full potential with infinitive opportunities. By staying in an educational environment where students have team projects and presentation-requiring classes, students acquire the ability to think critically.
I have been at DIS for 8 years and think it is a great school for students, because our teachers are experts in the subjects that they teach. They help us learn well and teach us with great effort. When I first came to this school, I did not know how to speak any English. However, now I speak English fluently. Also, our school has great technology and we use it for studying, as students should these days. I was a student here 5 years ago, left, and came back last October. I can say with confidence that DIS is a very academically high-achieving and supportive environment where students from any background are welcome. The school itself is clean and inviting. The teachers have a positive demeanor and answer students' questions to the fullest of their abilities. Also, the school has a wide variety of fun classes. This is my third year at DIS and I don't regret a single second transferring from a Korean school. The teachers helped me reach my potential, that I know I wasn't going to experience in other schools. The kids here are energetic and enthusiastic about what they are doing as well. The curriculum here at DIS since enrolling 8 years ago is very creative, thought provoking and will give us the resources needed to graduate and become productive citizens. Also, the school has a wide spectrum of after school activities, which students can enjoy without paying more tuition fees. Most importantly, I am growing as a person and as a student.