In 1973, when Seoul International School (SIS) opened its doors, it became the first foreign school to be fully recognized by the ROK Ministry of Education with a license. At that time, SIS was located on the campus of Konkuk University.
Five years later, in 1978, the first high school graduation ceremonies took place. The first WASC (Western Association of School and Colleges) accreditation followed one year later in 1979 and, at that time, the school was accredited for a six-year term. Our school has achieved full accreditation every six years from that point onward.
As SIS grew and expanded, larger facilities and grounds were needed. In 1981, the present eight acre site was selected, and a unique building of Korean design with 150,000 square feet was completed just over four years later. The official move to the lovely wooded campus with its many cultural artifacts took place in May, 1985. Conveniently located on the southeastern border of Seoul in the direction of Seongnam City, our school is about twenty-five minutes south of Lotte World, the Jamsil subway station and Olympic Park.
Seoul International School has an international reputation for producing outstanding graduates who go on to attend some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in North America. It stands as an educational institution of unparalleled quality offering a rigorous academic program and outstanding fine arts and extra-curricular opportunities for students.
Seoul International School continues to grow and expand to provide excellent educational opportunities for Seoul’s expatriate community.