I love seeing the differentiation that occurs within the ES classrooms. It ensures that every student's individual academic needs are being met. ES Parent

2018- 2019 elementary school student body picture at Seoul International School

The elementary school students engage in a world class, rigorous curriculum focusing on academic and personal excellence.

SIS elementary students are:

  • Trustworthy Citizens
  • Independent Thinkers
  • Global Citizens
  • Effective Communicators
  • Reflective Learners
  • Socially Responsible 
Elementary school student on playground at Seoul International School
Elementary school student learning in classroom.
Upper elementary school students hard at work on their computers at Seoul International School
Students using playground
Elementary students eating lunch

Elementary School Philosophy

3 elementary school students at Seoul International School

We believe that: 

  • we are a community of learners.
  • we are responsible for  fostering  the development of all students socially, emotionally, academically and physically. 
  • all children are entitled to a positive nurturing environment. 
  • all children deserve to be supported and challenged.
  • a great school is child centered with teachers who motivate, facilitate, and guide.
  • children have different learning styles and developmental rates.
End of the school day
  • Teachers and students share the responsibility for risk taking, problem solving, and decision making. 
  • Effective assessment informs instruction and supports learning. 
  • Independence and self care are essential for character development. 
  • Effective communication between the school and parents creates an open and cooperative partnership. 
  • Children are entitled to an education that prepares them for the future. 

Middle School

Grades 6 to 8

Our goal is for our students to feel loved, safe and academically challenged each and every day. MS is about trying something new, making new friends and discovering what you like. 

Ubuntu - “I am because we are”

High School

Grades 9 to 12

Our mission is not only to prepare students for the next step in their educational careers but to foster an international-mindedness that sparks innovation and curiosity in both learning and life.