English schools in Korea
TCIS is a diverse community that cares for students by providing a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum, a myriad of student activities, and an experienced and dedicated faculty. TCIS is a prestigious, college preparatory school with an enrollment of over 600 students, consisting of both boarding and day students. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) - accredited high school program provides a well-rounded education to produce successful graduates at renowned universities in North America and elsewhere.
TCIS is one of only two international schools in Korea that offer the IB Programme. TCIS presently offers the Diploma Programme for the high school (11th-12th grade) and is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for elementary school (pre-Kindergarten-5th grade) and will pursue the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in the next two years. The IB Programme is offered in only 1,300 schools world-wide. The IB Diploma Programme is a demanding pre-university course of study for highly motivated 11th and 12th graders. An IB diploma is received upon the successful completion of course work, examinations, and other requirements. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, giving IB diploma holders access to the world’s leading universities. The IB Diploma students are well prepared for university work. The program is a comprehensive two-year international curriculum that permits students to fulfill the requirements of their national systems. The program incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any one. Internationally mobile students are able to transfer from one IB school to another, while students who remain closer to home benefit from a highly respected international curriculum.
Core academic subjects are offered in English literature, foreign languages, mathematics, sciences, and social studies. In addition to the academic core courses, the performance-based fine arts department produces art exhibitions, instrumental concerts, vocal concerts and drama productions at regular intervals throughout the school year. These pursuits are balanced by an active athletic program and other co-curricular opportunities, and service education ministries.