Yongsan International School of Seoul

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Founded: 1990
NICS school since: 1990
Grades: K - 12
Capacity: 1000


YISS is located in the heart of Seoul’s foreign community.  We are conveniently located by a subway stop (Hangan-jin) and bus stop. Yongsan-gu, more specifically Hannam-dong and Itaewon are international hot spots.  People from all over Seoul venture to Itaewon for the multitude of international restaurants.  A short walk up the hill from YISS will take you to the popular Grand Hyatt Hotel and the base of Namsan Tower.


YISS is a warm, inclusive community of students, parents and Christian educators.  We welcome families and students of all religions and worldviews from more than 50 countries, providing a rich multicultural experience.  YISS provides an American standard based curriculum to the international community. 

We are known as a school with a very welcoming environment.  Our students embrace newcomers as they have been in that place themselves.  The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) organizes various events throughout the year providing opportunities for parent involvement.


Teachers wishing to work at YISS should view their classroom and the school as their ministry.  God has placed you at YISS for your students, parents and fellow co-workers for a purpose.  YISS staff are committed to seeing the vision of the school fulfilled: instilling in each student a passion for truth, a commitment to excellence, and an appreciation for diversity. 

Academically, the school utilizes an American based curriculum.  Standards are from the US and in high school students can earn AP (Advanced Placement) credit.  While numbers are not everything, on average our students perform above the US national norm. Class size from 1st-8th grade is about 20 students.  Kinder and high school classes are about 14 students.


YISS is dually accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

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