Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958

Campus Facilities

A photo across the TCIS campus, facing toward the nearby mountains

A Beautiful, Peaceful Campus

Located in the Heart of Korea

The TCIS campus is often described as idyllic; visitors frequently comment on the peaceful setting. The TCIS campus is situated on a green 10-acre hill overlooking Techno Valley, Daejeon. With mountains and the Gapcheon River to the east, an orchard on the south, a golf course to the north, and the beautiful neighborhood of Techno Valley below to the west, the school sits in a location between cutting-edge research and the beautiful natural landscape of Korea. It really is a perfect place to engage in education. 

Techno Valley is a diverse neighborhood, different in many ways to other parts of Daejeon. There are many businesses and services located within walking distance which support a secure comfortable lifestyle for the school, its students, and its employees. The newly-built Hyundai Shopping Plaza is a 10-minute walk from the campus and offers many options for shopping, dining, cafes, and a cinema. This is a fun weekend hangout place for everyone.


On-Campus Dormitories

TCIS facilities include an on-campus Residence Program. The dormitory building houses five separate dormitories, housing both students and live-in staff for each dorm. The boarding program facilities can accommodate 200+ students; the facilities include a wide variety of essential and recreational features.

Read more about our Residence Program here



Classrooms in TCIS are large and well equipped. Combined with lower per-class numbers, classrooms foster an open and comfortable learning environment with plenty of room for active learning. All parts of campus offer access to the high-speed TCIS wireless network and classrooms are all equipped with projector and audio equipment to facilitate lessons.

TCIS also has the following types of specialized classrooms designed to enhance the learning experience for specialized subjects:

  • Science labs are large and well equipped for student research and for safety.
  • Music and drama classrooms are specially designed for space and acoustics and allow for flexibility to engage in a wide variety of creation and practice activities.
  • Art classrooms are open and full of light. There is a lot of space and resources for students to create work in a wide range of media.
  • Technology classrooms are designed for the creation process. With production and safety equipment, students engage in the entire design process from idea to production.

Performing Arts Center

Performing Arts Center facilities

The Performing Arts Center (PAC) is a great place for student performances. The PAC is a complex facility centered around a large performance hall. This performance hall has a deep stage, music pit, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems. The performance hall seats around 500 people in the audience.

Accompanying the performance hall, there is a complex of rooms for working with costumes, makeup, hair, construction, set, storage, video, and other functions. All of these come together to help create productions that are a magical experience for guests and a holistically educational one for students.

Read more about our Arts Program here


Learning Commons

Our Learning Commons facilities (sometimes referred to as the library) are a great place for student research and pleasure reading.

The TCIS Elementary School Library with shelves, seating, tables and a view of the trees out the window
The TCIS Secondary School Library with shelves, seating, and a view of the trees out the window

Our Learning Commons facilities (sometimes referred to as the library) are a great place for student research and pleasure reading. Reading is one of the most fundamental skills, and a love of reading is so advantageous for students. Literacy is a primary initiative at all levels, and the learning commons is a popular place.

The Elementary School Learning Commons is a bright and colorful place for exploration. With a fun variety of reading material and a center for hosting many reading programs, children at TCIS enjoy spending time here learning and loving to read.

Our Secondary School Learning Commons is spread out over two floors and is a place for serious student research. With access to many of the major online databases and a large collection of printed material, students are well equipped to produce quality class work and projects. The Learning Commons staff create a quiet, comfortable and welcoming environment for students to study or just to read for enjoyment. This is often a popular after-school place for many of our students.

Read more about our Learning Commons here



Athletic Fields

Athletic fields photo (soccer and tennis fields)

The TCIS athletics program is one that intertwines with our academic program to produce students with strong self-management, social, communication and thinking skills. Our outdoor facilities consist of a beautiful artificially surfaced soccer field and tennis courts. These facilities are situated on the upper part of campus and provide a lovely central community space during those times when competitions are not being held.


Showcase Gymnasium

Main showcase gymnasium

TCIS has two gymnasium spaces to be used for athletic competitions and physical education classes. The showcase gymnasium is used for our formal conference competitions and is an impressive structure for our athletes to compete in and for our students to engage in learning.



Activity Center

Activity Center, multi-purpose facility

Our Activity Center (also known as the AC) acts as a second gymnasium, but it is so much more! Seating up to 700 people, the AC is a great place for large TCIS community gatherings and programs. This facility also houses a full stage area, complete with light and sound for student and formal events and programs.


Fitness Center

Fitness center

Located adjacent to our gymnasium facilities is a fully-equipped fitness center for community health. This facility is offered to students for learning in health and fitness classes and is available to students after school hours with faculty supervision. Equipped with a full range of aerobic machines, weight machines, free weights and other accessories, the fitness center is able to provide for just about any personal health and fitness program.



TCIS has two separate cafeterias with multiple food lines in each to control flow and maximize efficiency. Two cafeterias allow us to serve large numbers at the same time; they also enable some needed separation between older and younger students.

Read more about our Food Service Program here