Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958

COVID-19 Precautions and Updates

November 2020 Update

We are now processing applications for both academic and boarding programs to begin the Spring Semester 2020 and have opened the application process for Fall Semester 2021. 
[TCIS operates on a "rolling admissions" format and will admit students to join after semester start, subject to available seats. Please contact us to inquire about availability and timeline.]

The COVID-19 situation in Korea remains stable and we currently are currently operating a physically-present schooling format. This is being in done with great planning and care, in cooperation with ministry guidelines for health and safety best-practice. 

We are operating mostly according to normal, with the following items of note:

  • Format Modifications - regular health checks, mandatory mask use, distancing and traffic protocols, and modifications to the school-day and after-school schedules.
  • KAIAC conference athletics and forensics competitions are proceding with limited specator presence in the gymnasiums (events are live-streamed.)
  • Our APAC international conference competitions have been cancelled for this year, (for the enormous forward planning required, and the mandatory two-week quarrantine in most countries.)

 

We are still offering campus visits for the continued interest we are receiving from prospective families, but we are allowing entrance to our campus BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

(Please schedule appointments here)

We appreciate everyone's cooperation with our screening and health safety measures while on our campus. We also thank you for your prayers, and your continued support for our school and community.

 

August 2020 Update: School Opening on August 18

We are still processing applications for both academic and boarding programs to begin the Fall Semester 2020. TCIS operates on a "rolling admissions" format and will admit students to join after semester start, subject to available seats. Please contact us to inquire about availability and timeline.

The COVID-19 situation in Korea remains stable and we currently have the approval of the local Ministry of Education to proceed with a modified version of physically-present learning. TCIS ended the last school year in this format, and we currently anticipate, barring any unforeseen resurgence in Daejeon, that this modified version of physically-present learning will continue.

Our current families should read through the "TCIS School Guidelines Infectious Disease for COVID-19 Prevention and Control" which was sent to everyone by email. This outlines, in depth, the policies, procedures, and measures that will be in place throughout the school for the foreseeable future. 

We are still offering campus visits for the continued interest we are receiving from prospective families, but we are allowing entrance to our campus BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. We appreciate everyone's cooperation with our screening and health safety measures while on our campus.

 

FYI

For families interested in attending TCIS, we do recommend, for the sake of student transition and the logistics of movement in this exceptional year, that families try their best to start as early on in the semester as possible. Please contact our admissions office to ask about availability and current timeline status for student enrollment.

We thank you for your prayers, and your continued support for our school and community.

 

May 2020 Update: End of the 2019-2020 School Year

Today marks the final day of the 2019-2020 school year, and we feel blessed to have finished the year with all students on campus and in the dormitories. We were able to do so with the approval of the local Ministry of Education offices, with precautionary formats and procedures in place.

We are processing applications for both academic and boarding programs to begin the Fall Semester 2020, and the current plan is to begin with an open campus and face-to-face learning.

Given the stable nature of COVID-19 conditions here in South Korea, the government has been actively moving to return students all over the country to a modified version of physically-present learning. TCIS has ended the school year in this format, and we anticipate that this modified version of physically-present learning will continue into the beginning of the Fall Semester.

As we have said before, we are so incredibly proud of our community. We feel truly fortunate to deliver education alongside an exceptional collection of learners, educators, and supportive families. Please revisit this page for updates throughout the summer and autumn for updates. We will plan to contact our new and current families directly by email with details related to format and information that our community needs to know.

We appreciate your support, and we covet your prayers. Thank you to everyone for your encouragement at this time as we plan and continue our mission of cultivating internationally-minded learners who lead in purposeful change.