Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958


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International IB School in Korea

A Profile Of Our Academic Program

  • One of the oldest foreign schools in Korea – more than 65 years of quality education

  • Aligned K-12 instruction for continuous learning with no gaps

  • Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges [USA].

  • Fully-authorized, Three Programme IB World School (the first in Korea)

  • Built on a combination of American, UK/Commonwealth national course standards

  • Progressive STEAM approach for Grades K-12, and advanced STEM+Arts learning for Grades 9-12

  • Highly-qualified educators from around the world bring expertise, caring, and cultural richness to classrooms at all levels

  • English-language instruction to strengthen literacy for native-speaking students and those learning English (ELL)

  • Licensing as a foreign school in Korea sets a standard for foreign and national eligibility requirements

A Holistic Approach to Learning

Student-Centric Approach

At TCIS, we go beyond delivering content; we nurture children to become inquisitive, discerning, creative, goal-oriented, and reflective individuals. Our commitment extends to cultivating good habits, effective systems, essential skills, and personal standards. With these foundations in place, classroom engagement becomes personal and vibrant. Students who embrace these qualities excel not only today but also in the future. Ultimately, our mission is to shape learners who are fully prepared for an ever-evolving world.

Balanced Development

Our student-centered approach recognizes each student as a unique individual with distinct goals, talents, and passions. Holistic education, as practiced at TCIS, attends to all facets of life. The learning journey encompasses mental, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects. This holistic philosophy is deeply embedded in TCIS's commitment to excellence and aligns well with the International Baccalaureate (IB) principles.

Lifelong Learning

As educators, we emphasize the importance of continuous lifelong learning. Our goal is to equip students with the skills necessary not only for success in university but also for their future endeavors. The IB program, with its three developmentally-sound programs spanning the learning years, fits perfectly with TCIS's commitment to a vertically-aligned K-12 curriculum.

Elementary School

In our elementary school, the journey begins with encouraging our youngest learners to explore and question the world around them. Within the Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework, students learn the art of inquiry, transitioning from play-based learning in Kindergarten to genuine research in Grade 5. Our students are empowered to ask, think, test, and learn.


Middle School

In middle school, students start to explore their identity and their place in the world. As they grasp subject concepts, they also learn about their communities and how they can make a difference using their unique talents and interests. The transition into high school is gradual, ensuring a smooth progression into the Diploma Program.

Middle school

Senior Students Performing an Experiments

High School

During their high school years, students engage in rigorous academic learning and research. Our courses are intensive, equipping students with the skills needed for college success. Furthermore, students in their final years take on larger leadership roles in clubs, activities, and teams, demonstrating personal initiative and responsibility for their passions.

High School

Big-Picture Academic Points

English Language of Instruction

English is the language of instruction and the common language on campus. And while most students come to us fluent in English, a number need a bit of support getting up to speed with academic language skills. English Language Learners (ELL) benefit from specialized assistance in the ESL/ELA Department, designed to enhance language skills while fully engaging with subject matter.

Read more about our English-Language Support program.

University/College Preparation

The IB programs at TCIS are globally recognized as exceptional preparation for higher education. College professors worldwide acknowledge that IB graduates are well-prepared for the challenges of university life, and many universities offer credits for IB courses taken in high school. Our College and Career Counseling team offers extensive guidance on choosing and applying to universities worldwide.

Read more about our university acceptances.

Strong STEM and Arts at All Levels

We firmly believe that students prepared for the future must excel in both STEM and Arts disciplines. Regardless of their future study or career paths, STEM and Arts education are essential. TCIS is committed to promoting and continuously enhancing our STEM/STEAM+Arts program to ensure students are well-rounded and ready for tomorrow's challenges.

Read more about our STEAM/STEM+Arts program.

Christian Worldview Education

Our Christian values align closely with the principles of caring and peace-loving communities. The IB learner profile resonates with a Christian worldview education, with references to biblical principles as a foundation for understanding the world. We approach learning and diverse community through a Christian-faith lens, emphasizing hope and service to humanity.



Leading IB World School

TCIS offers a top-tier, comprehensive education to international students, following the International Baccalaureate (IB) system. The IB is widely recognized as the most effective program for preparing students for the future. Join us in shaping future-ready learners at TCIS.

Read About The IB At TCIS