Taejon Christian International School | Since 1958

COVID-19 Precautions and Updates

Current Status

Campus Learning Open
[With safety protocols in place]

August 10, 2021 Update

We are happy to announce that TCIS has been given approval to proceed with face-to-face learning when our semester begins on August 16th. With the recent elevation in precaution levels across Korea, there was some question about if/how schools would be restricted for learning. As a relatively small school community, we have been cleared for face-to-face learning with appropriate safety protocols and modifications in place. We operated last school year with such modifications, and we are prepared to continue in that diligent work. The Boarding Care Program will also be allowed to operate with specific modifications as well.

  • We will continue to process applications for both academic and boarding programs to fill our final spaces by grade. 

* TCIS operates on a "rolling admissions" format and will admit students to join after semester start, subject to available seats. We very much recommend that you contact us immediately to minimize the impact of a later start scenario. Please contact us to inquire about availability and timelines.

 

 

July 31, 2021 Update

The COVID-19 alert level in Korea as a whole is currently heightened. While the majority of recent cases still center around the city of Seoul and surroundings, all of Korea is taking precautions at this time. We are still hoping for a face-to-face start for school on August 11, but this will depend on safety levels and mandates from the Daejeon Board of Education. 

Regardless of status on August 11th, we are equally prepared to begin the school year with either a face-to-face format that is modified for safety best-practices, or in a proven and engaging system for online instruction with fantastic seasoned educators.

  • Once we know about format details, we will communicate with our families directly, and we will also update this space, so be sure to check back often.
  • We are now processing applications for both academic and boarding programs to fill last spaces for the Fall Semester 2021. 

* TCIS operates on a "rolling admissions" format and will admit students to join after semester start, subject to available seats. We very much recommend that you contact us immediately to minimize the impact of a later start scenario. Please contact us to inquire about availability and timeline.

We are currently allowing outsiders onto our campus by appointment only.


As always, we appreciate everyone's cooperation with our screening and health safety measures while on our campus. We are also thankful for the graciousness and team work in our student, parent, and faculty groups. It is only by the positive and productive attitudes we see in our community everyday that we have been able to deliver an undisrupted level of educational experience that we have these past 60 years.

 

June 4, 2021 Update

TCIS is now closed for the 2020-2021 school year. We head into our Summer Holiday tired, happy, and with a tremendous feeling of collective success. Not only did we finish the year, we finished STRONG. 

We are happy to report 100% face-to-face instruction this past year. 

We cannot predict the state of things when we start in August, but we are hopeful for an uneventful summer. No matter the state of things when we convene for the Fall semester, we are fully prepared to deliver world-class education to the children of TCIS. Have a great summer!

January, 25 2021 Update

*No COVID at TCIS

[한국어 번역본으로 확인하실수있습니다.]

It appears there may be some mild confusion about the recent news of COVID-19 in a school within the city of Daejeon. It was announced on Sunday that a number of community members recently tested positive at an unlicensed Christian boarding school in Daejeon.

There is NO CONNECTION with Taejon Christian International School. 

The school in question is an unauthorized, alternative school in South-central Daejeon. Periodically using an English acronym, it is sometimes known as TCS. At first glance, it appears similar to that used by our school [TCIS], but there is no connection between our schools and there are a number of foundational differences: 

  • Taejon Christian International School has been in operation in Daejeon since 1958.

  • Taejon Christian International School is fully authorized by IB for K-12 instruction in the PYP, MYP, and DP programs.

  • Taejon Christian International School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, USA.

  • Taejon Christian International School is fully licensed and authorized by the Ministry of Education as a foreign school [since 1999].

  • Taejon Christian International School is located in Techno Valley, to the North of Daejeon proper. 

  • We operate in full compliance with ministry health and safety guidelines for COVID-19, in our academic and boarding programs, and we take this very seriously. 


This incident highlights the difficult and worrying nature of COVID-19, and it serves to underline the need for diligence, cooperation, and compliance with best-practice measures. We send our prayers and best wishes to the IEM-TCS community as they deal with this in their community.

We also thank you for your support of our school, and we appreciate the both support and cooperation of our entire community as we follow the strictest measures to keep everyone safe.

 

January 2021 Update

The COVID-19 alert level in Korea as a whole is currently heightened, but the recent spike is in decline. And while the majority of recent cases center around the city of Seoul and surroundings, the city of Daejeon remains much more stable and we currently are operating a physically-present schooling format. This is being in done with great planning and care, with strict format and procedure in place, in cooperation with government guidelines for health and safety best-practice. 

  • 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 now processing applications for both academic and boarding programs to fill last spaces the Spring Semester 2021 and 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.]

We are currently allowing outsiders onto our campus by appointment only.


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.