Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958

International High School in Korea

TCIS provides a western-style high school experience to children in South Korea, or inviting them to join us in  Korea through our Boarding Care Program. Within IB DP and MYP programs, students engage in a highest-quality international education. TCIS is an English-speaking school built on American (US) and international course standards.

A Foreign High School Experience

Students at TCIS experience the traditions and cultures of Western schools. Students solid preparation for universities in the United States, Canada, the UK, and international programs around the world. The combination of academic rigor and activities promote balance and success in university. Students join globally-connected clubs, like the National Honor Society or Model United. A global faculty brings cultural richness that isn't usually found in Korea. 


"College Ready" and "Future Ready"

One of the overarching phrases we use often in our high school is "future-ready." We want students to have the skills and character to be adaptable and goals-oriented. It is a foundational concept. It begins in younger grades, but it becomes more central as students progress in learning.

"College ready" is a priority in the high school, as it is the direct next step for our graduates. Students often focus on getting into a specific college, but there is more to being college ready. Students need skills for studying, research, communication, self-management, and others to be successful IN university. The entire high school experience works together to cultivate these things in students. 

These skills that make children ready for university will continue to serve them throughout their lives. Many habits and general approaches to life solidify in these teenage years. As a school, we want to be sure that we make the most of the opportunities available to us. As we prepare subject content, we also ask ourselves as a community:

  • "How can we teach hard work?"
  • "How can we help students to see failure as an opportunity?"
  • "What co-curricular opportunities do students need to discover interests and practice character skills?"
  • "How can we guide students to find the kind of balance that makes life rich and fulfilling?"
  • "How can we help students to value people?"
  • "As we prepare this child for a professional life, are we also preparing them for happiness?" 

Future readiness is a benchmark, and it is our ultimate goal in high school. We want to cultivate students who are well prepared to succeed in university. We also want to build in them the skills and character that carry on throughout a life of success and happiness.


Boys playing soccer on the TCIS field
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High School Activities and Athletics

Clubs, activities, and athletics are vital parts of the TCIS holistic educational program. They supplement classroom learning and teach their own lessons of balance and leadership. Activity involvement is a fun way to develop socially, physically, and mentally. They also add opportunities to practice essential skills introduced in classroom learning. These programs are fun, and they help students learn about themselves and the things they love to do.

IB MYP and DP Programs in Secondary School

As you may know, the IB Continuum offers a course of learning that is rigorous and age-appropriate. The middle school and high school models deliver a progression of connected learning experiences. This happens through secondary school in the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.



MYP For High School Learning
[Grades 9-10]

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) provides a framework for academic challenge and life skills for middle school children. The five-year program offers an approach that embraces yet transcends traditional school subjects. There are Global Contexts in the MYP that make this program powerful in the lives of children at this age. The MYP offers an aligned course of study for international students.


Read About The MYP At TCIS

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DP For High School Learning
[Grades 11 &12]

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a rigorous pre-university course of study. It is a broad-based course of study that encourages high school students to be knowledgeable and inquiring. It also encourages community involvement and global-mindedness. There is a strong emphasis on cultural understanding, open-mindedness, and respect.


Read About The DP At TCIS