Seoul International School is Kindergarten -12 school with three levels, Elementary (K-5) Middle (6-8) and High School (9-12) It is a highly academic institution whose purpose is to provide students with a highly challenging, rigorous and engaging American curriculum.
The Elementary School is configured SK – Grade 5. The school population is approximately 250 students. Class sizes range normally between 19 and 23 students.
All grade levels run on a self-contained format. Each classroom teacher is responsible for teaching Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Health. Elementary Specialists are responsible for teaching Music, Art, P.E./Aquatics, Chinese and Library.
All grade levels have specialist classes each day at the same time, allowing for a common preparation time for teachers to meet and plan. SIS also provides Suzuki music lessons to many of the elementary students and a beginners’ band, choir and strings program starts in Grade 5. A variety of physical activities and team sports are available to students.
After School Enrichment
SIS Elementary School strives to create a school environment in which children are exposed to many facets of learning in order to allow them to become well-rounded individuals. It is our hope that through providing children with a well-rounded curricular program coupled with a variety of after school extra-curricular activities we we will expose children to opportunities for learning that may broaden their horizons and foster interest.
SIS prides itself on being able to provide a variety of after-school enrichment activities that appeal to a variety of students. The activities are held based upon student interest and faculty availability.
Senior Kindergarten students attend a full-day program.
ESL and Reading Support is offered for students who are developing English and making adjustments to our curriculum requirements.
* After-School Academic Support
This program is designed to offer students who need academic support an additional intervention with the objective of learning foundation skills that will help students be academically successful. A student will only be considered if a substantial lack of progress is evident. After monitoring student progress teachers will recommend students for After-School Academic Support and meet with parents in order to gain support and create individual goals. The Elementary Academic Support Coordinator will select the support teacher on the basis of the student’s needs. Academic Support sessions are composed of twenty four meetings; two times a week for twelve consecutive weeks.
Middle School is a unique time in a student’s life. It is a time when they transition from childhood to adolescence. Seoul International School understands this phase of the students’ lives and endeavors to help them to make this transition by offering a wide variety of activities balanced with a rigorous academic program.
The Middle School program is specifically designed for students grades 6 – 8. This allows the school to focus on the personal and intellectual growth of each student.
Middle School students at SIS have an opportunity to choose from “Specials” that include Art , Music classes, and Enrichment classes. In addition, 8th Grade students may be permitted to take a year-long Spanish or Chinese language course.
Students are also encouraged to participate in activities outside of the classroom. A broad range of co-curricular activities is available including sports, musical groups, clubs and community service.
The High School enrolls approximately 430 students grade 9-12. It offers a complete spectrum of courses required for university-bound students and an extensive range of elective courses in Performing and Visual Arts and Information Technology.
Additionally, the high school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses in Studio Art, Biology, Computer Science, Calculus (AB and BC), Chemistry, Chinese, Environmental Science, World History, US History, Language Composition, Literature, Physics, Spanish, Statistics and Psychology.