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Gyeonggi Suwon International School

Gyeonggi Suwon International School

451 YeongTong-Ro, YeongTong-Gu, Suwon City, Gyeonggi-Do, 16706, Republic of Korea

+82 31 695 2800



Gyeonggi Suwon International School
School type Coeducational Day
Status Private
School Founder Thomas J. Penland
Language of Instruction English
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP, IBMYP, IBPYP
Diploma Coordinator Anthony Cartmel
MYP Coordinator Ronny Laroche
PYP Coordinator Lynda (Mei-Lyn) Freeman
Associations IB, EARCOS, NAIS

Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS) opened its doors on September 18, 2006. Located in the exciting and ever-changing city of Suwon, South Korea, the school was established to provide a high-quality international education with a Christian emphasis for foreign children. GSIS has a capacity enrollment of over eight hundred (800) students in grades pre-kindergarten to grade 12. It consists of an elementary school (pre-k - 5th grade), a lower secondary school (6th-8th grade), and an upper secondary school (9th-12th grade).

The school is authorized with the International Baccalaureate Organization in the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP). GSIS was one of the first schools to offer three programmes in the region.

The dynamic and rigorous curriculum at GSIS is designed to kindle a passion for inquiry, to recognize diverse intellectual talents, to seek areas of service, and to cultivate a Christian worldview. GSIS believes that students experience individual achievement most effectively in a safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment. The pre-kindergarten to grade 12 educational plan is a continuum of carefully designed, standards-based courses where students are introduced to and guided through mastery of skills with specific learning goals. The school's comprehensive co-curricular experiences are responsive to the intellectual, physical, social, and spiritual development of each student. Additionally, GSIS is a technology school that has selected Apple laptops and iPads for its dual-device program. GSIS believes technology brings richness to the educational environment when implemented at developmentally appropriate levels. Students in the 21st century live in an increasingly connected world and are expected to contribute on the global stage in ways that were never possible in the past. GSIS students demonstrate amazing creativity when given the freedom to engage their academic work in motivating and unique ways.

Suwon is located at the center of the Korean Peninsula and is one of the largest cities in Gyeonggi Province. Just 30 kilometers (20 miles) from Seoul. Suwon, like much of Korea, is a mix of 21st century technology surrounded by 5,000 years of ancient history.