Korea International School focuses on applied learning, to help enhance creativity, problem solving ability and perseverance.
Distinctive features of KIS include applied learning labs, an enhanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, robotics programs, the MIT exchange program, and inter-disciplinary projects.
Creativity is central to KIS’ applied learning initiative, and one way to stimulate creativity is through STEM activities in Applied Learning Lab spaces. Students are challenged to apply STEM to meet challenges that apply to the real world. Students work in engineering teams using the Stanford Design Thinking model to understand problems and design, prototype, and test solutions.
The KIS-MIT exchange program annually brings upper class MIT students for one month to lead intensive one-week workshops with students each year on topics such as robotics, computer coding, acoustic engineering, environmental engineering, microbiology, and radio controls.
According KIS school director Stephen Cathers, “Teachers are provided department time to build those inter-disciplinary opportunities for students, and we hope to increase the quality and number of those activities.”
A new affiliation with leading private schools around the world through the World Leading Schools Association is also expected to offer now opportunities.
KIS has seen impressive admissions results with students admitted to such top schools such as UC Berkley, MIT, Stanford, McGill, Duke and Swarthmore.
Form admissions inquiry, contact www.kis.or.kr or call Seoul (Gangnam) Campus (02) 3496-0510, Pangyo (Bundang) Campus (031) 789-0505, or Jejudo (Seogwipo) Campus (064) 741-0509