Yongsan International School of Seoul

Co-Education (5-18)
Day School
+82 2-797-5104
South Korea, Seoul, Yongsan-gu, 285 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu Seoul
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Year of Foundation 1990
Enrollment Phase / Grades Kindergarten through High School
Boarding Day School
Number of students 1004
Nationalities 55
Teacher Student Ratio 1:8
Accreditations WASC and ACSI
Headmaster John Kennedy
Yearly Tuition Fee (Min) US$ 26,000
Yearly Tuition Fee (Max) US$ 29,500

Description

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.

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Academics

Curriculum

American Curriculum

Languages of instruction

English

Foreign languages

French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin

Examinations

AP, SAT, ACT, WIDA, MAP

University counseling

Yes

Learning support

Yes

Extra-Curricular

The elementary school offers after school activities ranging from art, to music, and sports, while the middle school offers a variety of clubs as well as after school activities. High school has over 50 clubs. Elementary athletics consists of basketball, soccer, and swimming. Middle school athletics includes both competitive teams and intramural sports. High school athletes compete locally in Korea and across Asia in eight sports. All elementary students take music class, whereas middle and high school students have a choice between band, orchestra, choir, and drama. Middle and high school students also have the opportunity to participate in international service projects.
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