Taejon Christian International School located in Daejeon, South Korea, is a growing, dynamic, international school community more than 50 years; rich with heritage and tradition here in Korea. We believe quality international education involves building a diverse community that cares. Our goals at TCIS challenge all school stakeholders to grow in their lives during their time at our school. Lifelong learning modeled by the educators and parents in our school challenges our students to transfer their classroom, dorm, and home experiences to real life situations. The IB programs offer a wonderful curriculum platform for the school’s educational foundation in Christian and global education.

Quality international education involves the development of personal relationships and partnerships. Therefore, TCIS promotes the development of healthy, encouraging relationships throughout our community: student to student, student to teacher, teacher to teacher, teacher to parent, and school to community. Specifically, our school community actively seeks opportunities to strengthen relationships with our wonderful host country of Korea.

We are proud of our Christian heritage and tradition. We take PRIDE in our PURPOSE with PASSION. We continue to offer to foreign students from outside of Korea and all over Korea and overseas Korean students returning to Korea the highest quality in Christian international education. Our boarding program is exemplary and one of the largest in international schools in East Asia and the world. Our alumni have distinguished themselves worldwide and contribute significantly to global leadership. Our graduates attend the finest of universities worldwide.

Welcome to our website, to our community, to TCIS, to Daejeon, and to the “heart” of Korea. Please let us know of anything we can do to provide you with more information about our learning community and how we can serve your needs.


Dr. Thomas J. Penland