Yongsan International School of Seoul
|Year of Foundation||1990|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||Kindergarten through High School|
|Number of students||1004|
|Teacher Student Ratio||1:8|
|Accreditations||WASC and ACSI|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Min)||US$ 26,000|
|Yearly Tuition Fee (Max)||US$ 29,500|
Yongsan International School of Seoul (YISS) is a private, K-12 school offering an American curriculum to the international community in the heart of Seoul. We welcome families and students of all religions and worldviews from more than 55 countries, providing a rich multicultural experience anchored in the values of truth, excellence, and diversity. Within this nurturing environment, a commitment to individual student success is fostered by a team of highly qualified, passionate Christian educators and staff who inspire a love of learning and unleash each student’s potential to achieve. Studying at YISS is an extraordinary educational experience that empowers students and prepares them to excel in college and beyond, anywhere in the world.YISS is a NICS/Oasis school. Accredited by WASC and ACSI, YISS’ instructional program is academically rigorous and includes an extensive offering of AP courses at the high school level. Our extracurricular program includes a rich array of athletics, performing and fine arts, community service, and leadership programs which develop the whole child and enable students to pursue their passions and talents. YISS alumni are confident, well-rounded, independent critical thinkers who continue their studies at many of the world’s most selective universities, including Columbia, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, UPenn, Imperial College of London, Seoul National University, and University of Toronto.Conveniently located within the largest foreign community of Seoul, the YISS campus is a secure enclave where ample green space complements modern architecture. State-of-the-art facilities include the latest learning technology, two libraries, two gymnasiums, a spacious cafeteria, a 500-seat auditorium, a full-size turf soccer field, and a beautiful indoor aquatics center. It’s all part of a highly energized campus that captures students’ imaginations and facilitates a world-class education.
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesFrench, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin
ExaminationsAP, SAT, ACT, WIDA, MAP
Because YISS is an international school, I have been able to meet people from all around the world and build relationships with them. Because of this, I have become more knowledgeable about the world around me.
YISS welcomes parent involvement like no other school that I’ve been a part of. It is more than just a school, it’s a community.
The teachers at YISS are different from those at other schools. Teachers here truly care for you as a person. They make sure you are okay and are always willing to listen, whether it is about an academic problem or a personal issue. I have felt so much love from my teachers and have been able to experience how great God's love is through them!We have a small community at YISS, which is probably one of the best aspects of the school. Everyone is very open and cares for one another. I know that the friends I've made at YISS are my accountability partners and will always bring the best out of me.