Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958


Girl speaking at TEDx Youth Event

An Exceptional International School Experience with a Christian Worldview

What sets us apart as unique in Korea and the world?

A Unique School Mission

One of the first things that stand out about TCIS is the combination of high-quality academics and a Christian community ethos. TCIS is one of only a handful of schools in the world to offer all three IB continuum programs in a Christian worldview context. TCIS was a forerunner for IB investment in South Korea, becoming the first school in the country to offer all three programs. Every year, students distinguish themselves in their academic performance, athletic competitions, visual and performing arts, and compassion to serve the needs of their fellow humans. Through educational best practices and a message of both love and hope, we work to cultivate internationally-minded learners who are competent, compassionate, and strong leaders.


On-Campus Boarding Care Program

For families living outside of Daejeon and Korea, TCIS offers an on-campus boarding care program. More than just a place to stay, students thrive here, and they grow in personal character and responsibility. There are many advantages to living in the TCIS Boarding Care Program. In fact, we have had families from the local area allow their children to enter the boarding program to reap the benefits and acquire that university life preparation experience now, in a safe and guided way.

Holistic Learning

One of the most exciting things that we do at TCIS is to help students understand just how amazing this world is and what sort of potential they have in it. We love to provide new experiences for all ages. We offer opportunities to develop their skills and discover their passions. These experiences help to solidify their academic learning with practice and provide a setting in which to gain experience in leadership. From international sports competitions to arts festivals, academic clubs, volunteer opportunities, or advocacy groups, students have leadership opportunities while being involved with the things they love to do. 

Students learn skills and character that will carry through their entire lives. This comes as a benefit for academic learning, but it also brings balance to their lives. Lifelong passions are often begun early on in these formative years.



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Future Ready

Where the TCIS and IB philosophies for teaching come together most pointedly is in the belief that we create learners. Many programs focus on content-based models in which students are taught a topic that can be assessed for recall. TCIS teaches concepts and processes which are based on the Design Cycle and the transfer of knowledge. Students are taught to be inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open minded, caring, risk takers, balanced, and reflective. This focus on the whole person is essential in creating a child that can be successful not only in classroom tasks, but in any life situation. A TCIS education prepares students for university and for a professional landscape that is constantly changing. 

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Boarding Care for For Support and Growth

Since 1959, TCIS has also operated a supportive boarding program to serve families from outside of Daejeon. More than just a place to stay, the Residence Life Program guides and encourages students to be academically responsible and to live with good character. The boarding staff, dormitory operational structures, and positive peer relationships help to contribute to academic success and character growth. There are a number of advantages to living in the TCIS Boarding Care Program, which go beyond the main academic experience. These are most often seen in areas such as academic performance, social wellbeing, character development, and preparedness for life in university.