Taejon Christian International School offers a high quality, challenging education to international students. The TCIS educational experience is a holistic one that follows the International Baccalaureate (IB) system of education, which is highly regarded around the world as one of the most effective programs preparing students for the rigors of university and their future careers. IB’s programmes work together to provide a seamless international education experience for students at ages 3 to 19. TCIS subscribes to the three IB programmes in order to ensure that a continuity and progression of learning, service, and action encompass a TCIS student’s life from a very young age until he or she is ready to enter tertiary education. The delivery of the IB Learner Profile, along with rigorous, sequenced academic standards at all grade levels, drives student learning and development over a series of years and a variety of experiences.
English Language of InstructionEnglish is the language of instruction as well as the common language on campus among our diverse staff and student nationalities. Our English language learners (ELLs) access a system of additional support through the English Language Acquisition (ELA) Department, in accordance with proficiency levels, to develop their language skills and also access the content in our inclusive classes.
Primary Years | Grades K-5
Our youngest learners are encouraged and given opportunities to explore and inquire about the world around them. Elementary students, within the IB PYP framework, learn how to ask questions and test or find their answers. Children are guided through new experiences in a way that they begin to think more deeply and acquire processes for more effective personal learning.
Beginning with data-driven, play-based learning in Kindergarten and gradually developing into real experimentation and research, students learn how to learn.
Middle Years | Grades 6-10
Students in middle and early high school, having learned strategies for inquiry about the world, begin to think about their identity and the idea of place within the world. As they learn concepts across their subject classes, they also begin to look at the communities around them and how they can make a difference in serving people and groups, according to their gifts and passions.
Academic rigor and workload gradually increases as they approach grade 10 and they prepare their final two years in the DP program.
Diploma Years | Grades 11-12
Students in the Diploma Years, having inquired about the world and discovered more about their potential place within it, further their studies with rigorous academic learning and research methods. Courses are intensive, and students acquire skills, habits, and experience to make them college-ready at an exceedingly high level.
Students in their last two years of activities engage at leadership levels in the school, taking extra initiative and responsibility for the things they are passionate about. Students are well prepared for university.
As a faith-based Christian school, TCIS also believes that the fundamental principles of IB programs are a solid foundation on which to deliver a Christian worldview within international education. Many of the values that we promote as Christians align with conscientious, caring, and peace-loving citizens of a unified world. The TCIS mission and vision are carried out alongside their delivery of IB programs as we strive to cultivate internationally-minded learners who lead in purposeful change. As children learn about the world, we want them to know the potential they have for affecting and shaping it for the better.
Strong S.T.E.M Program | Strong Humanities Program | Strong Arts Program
These are areas that our students typically want to carry on with in university. We often receive students with special interest and/or aptitude in these areas, so we have made sure that we have programs in place that will satisfy student's interest and prepare them for continuation in college. Double science and humanities tracks in the DP, and Higher Level Arts and Studio programs are available for concentrated learning for students who have those directions in mind.
IB programmes are recognized worldwide as excellent preparation for tertiary education. Many universities and colleges around the world acknowledge that IB graduates are well prepared for the rigors and independence of learning in educational environments at the tertiary level. As well, many universities and colleges give advanced standing and/or credits to students who have completed IB programmes in the years prior to entering university.