Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958

Tuition & Fees

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For Good Education, Not For Profit

TCIS is a non-profit school. All tuition income is used for operating expenses, student programs, and school development. We do our best every day to provide solid curriculum, a community of highly-qualilfied educators, beautiful and specialized campus facilities, and meaningful opportunities to support classroom learning. 

A Best Value School Option

When looking for schools, there are so many offerings available that it is sometimes difficult to know which is the best option. You want a really good education for your child because it is so important for their future. You want to know that it will be more than just textbooks, but a real and stimulating educational experience.

You want to know that the school you choose will prepare your child for the future.

TCIS is a school that families from around the world have trusted for more than 60 years. TCIS helps children like yours to understand their potential and prepare for whatever opportunities and directions the future may bring. We offer a solid and dependable educational experience that is good value for the investment made in a child's future.

TCIS offers a well-respected, fully-accredited international educational experience in Korea, preparing children for college-readiness and the character to be positive leaders in any industry. This happens through academic best practice, small class sizes, caring international teachers, and activity opportunities that energize children and help to build character.

  • 60+ years experience
  • Matriculation to top universities
  • Highly-qualified international teachers
  • Rich activities/sports programs
  • International culture experiences
  • Christian community and emphasis on values
  • Fully-accredited and licensed

TCIS offers a solid and meaningful educational experience.

Contact us today to claim your space.

Annual Tuition

This is the standard cost for educational tuition at TCIS, by division (Elementary School and Secondary School.) All tuition fees are charged according to a combination of a USD and a KRW amount. Tuition is the total sum of these figures.

The following items are included in the tuition fees:

  • Standardized Testing (ISA, PSAT, MYP e-Assessments, IB DP exams)
  • Textbooks
  • Basic supplies for science, visual arts, theater, etc.
  • Internet access in school and dorm
  • Special Needs support
  • Secondary Clubs & Co-Curricular Activities
  • Varsity & JV sports: in-country transportation, uniforms
  • Secondary Fine Arts activities: Music, Drama, Forensics
  • Local service opportunities
    US Dollars   Korean Won
Elementary School (Grades K1-5)   $6,970.00 plus (+) ₩17,137,000
Secondary School (Grades 6-8)   $7,960.00 plus (+) ₩20,059,000
Secondary School (Grades 9-12)   $9,780.00 plus (+) ₩24,617,000

*A tuition discount of 20% will be given for younger siblings enrolled concurrently.
**Tuition includes non-refundable processing fees.

New Student Fees (Non-Refundable)

    US Dollars   Korean Won
Application Fee   --   ₩300,000
Registration Fee   --   ₩500,000
Capital Fee   --   ₩4,000,000


Other Fees

    US Dollars   Korean Won
Senior Fee (Grade 12 student fee • non-refundable)   --   ₩250,000
English Language Learner Program Fee (Grades 6-10)   --   ₩1,500,000
English Language Learner Program Fee (Grades 11-12)   --   ₩1,000,000
Lunch Fees        
• Grades K1-5 Lunch Program   --   ₩990,000
• Grades 6-12 Lunch Program   --   ₩1,116,000
School Bus Fee        
Daejeon Pick-up Points       ₩2,900,000
Cheong Ju & Sejong Pick-up Points       ₩3,580,000
(An additional fee may be required for other extended area bus service points.)        


Boarding Care Program Fees

Boarding Program Fee (Grades 6-12)   $4,200.00 plus (+) ₩10,586,000
*Boarding Capital Fee (One time fee for boarding students, non-refundable)   --   ₩1,000,000

* Please note that dormitories will close for major holidays and specific occasional weekends during the year. Students without a guardian in Korea and who will not return home for dorm closures will need to pay $150.00 USD per day for extra provisional expenses.


**Boarding Care: "Early-Entrance Discount"

When planning toward the next school year for our Boarding Care Program, we prefer to have our information sooner – rather than later. It makes things easier for us to know well ahead of time. While students can register to enter at any time (subject to availability), we would like to offer families a bit of an incentive to decide early.

When new boarding students apply before February 15th to start the fall semester, we will waive the "Boarding Capital Fee"! That's a W1,000,000 saving as a way of saying, "Thank you for helping us to plan earlier."

**Please note: To receive this discount, students need to submit their application before February 15th, and the standard tuition payment (one semester or full year) must be paid by March 15th.