Welcome to Korea International School!


Our KIS Connects Virtual Open House is designed for students and families to connect with the KIS Community and its members. Michelle Quirin, KIS School Director, Jennifer Le Varge, KIS Seoul Campus Principal, and Danny Kwon, KIS Seoul Admissions Team Leader will present all that KIS has to offer. In the session you will learn about the Admissions process and key dates, information unique to KIS Seoul Campus. Throughout the presentation the panel will answer questions that have been submitted in advance.

This program will be a Zoom Webinar. If you are interested, please sign up for the below RSVP.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

Choosing a school is a wonderful opportunity for your family and we’re glad you’re exploring the possibility of joining the KIS community. Let us introduce ourselves, show you around the Seoul campus, and talk about the strong academic and co-curricular programs in our schools.


Meet a few of our fantastic teachers. Hear our students share what it’s like to learn in an engaging, supportive environment. Understand the essentials of KIS: our commitment to applied learning, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Whether your family is finding your first school or considering a transfer, KIS wants you to imagine how you might fit here. We are proud of our community. We are proud of our commitment to an excellent international education, benefiting students at each grade level. We are proud of our students who take the challenge to live KIS core values. And we are proud of our alumni around the world, pursuing degrees at top universities and establishing careers to serve and change our world. Now is a good time to design your future.

So take a moment and get to know KIS. And as you do, please contact our admissions office with any questions, or to begin the application process. Welcome to KIS!




Below you will find examples of “Why you belong at KIS”. Take your time and explore aspects of our School experiences. We are confident that the experiences of our teachers, talents of our students, and opportunities to “Design your Future” will leave you excited for what’s next.


Seoul Campus Student Perspective & Voices

Seoul Campus
Student Voices

Specials! Friends! Outdoor learning! Seoul campus students celebrate their school.

Grade 2 Morning Meeting
Student Voice

Nawal loves morning meetings! She shares a favorite morning meeting activity for second graders.

Reading & Writing
Student Perspective

Reading is integral to the writing process. Fifth grade student Sei recognizes this. Here she offers her own learning experience.

A Community Place

Take a peek at the Seoul campus library, a resource students, teachers and families enjoy.

Transdisciplinary Units
Student Perspective

A Seoul campus elementary student explains how he learns by applying content from different subject areas to explore an idea.

Student Perspective

Third grader Alex shows you his musical experience at Seoul campus!

Seoul Campus Teacher Perspective & Voices

Seoul Campus
Teacher Voices

Community! Collaboration! Spirit of inquiry! Seoul campus teachers celebrate their school.

Early Childhood

At Seoul campus, early childhood students learn through a pairing of structured domains and exploratory play. Junior kindergarten teacher Rachael MacMillan explains how she supports student growth by responding to her students’ interests.

Building Blocks to Reading

Third grader Alex shows you his musical experience at Seoul campus!

Grade 2 Morning Meeting
Closing Circle Teacher Approach

Morning meeting sets the tone for the school day, bringing students and teachers together, while the closing circle concludes the school day with reflection and celebration. Second grade teacher Jerome Geronimo tells about this aspect of the classroom community.

Mind & Body

Joshua Durey’s third grade class practices meditation each day after lunch, as a way to calm after recess and refocus for afternoon learning. His students share their perspective too!

Transdisciplinary Units
Teacher Perspective

Fourth grade teacher Jennifer Geronimo shares the way a transdisciplinary unit comes together to meet standards, develop inquiry, and meet student interests.

Reading & Writing
Teacher Perspective

Derek Marshall, Seoul campus fifth grade teacher, tells how his students develop their ability to pull a strong summary from what they read.


Seoul campus teachers recognize that math education is about more than memorized facts. Fourth grade teacher Jennifer Geronimo details the thought behind elementary math lessons.

English for Speakers
of Other Languages

Student support teacher Elizabeth Sames explains the purpose of meeting students where they are as they acquire language and literacy skills.

The Chicken Coop Experience

Design and science teacher Russel Shaw tells the story of the Seoul campus chicken coop, an important part of the sustainable garden.


Ava Zang, Chinese and student support teacher, centers language learning on inquiry. She also believes cultural understanding enhances language acquisition.

Music Teacher Approach

Music teacher Mary Anne Zupan guides her students to make a musical sound, as individuals and an ensemble. More, Ms. Zupan believes musical expression communicates feelings.