Yongsan International School of Seoul

YISS is a Kindergarten (age 5) to 12th grade college-preparatory international school focused on developing students who are motivated from within and empowered to excel. A commitment to academic excellence is fostered within a uniquely caring and supportive learning community in which passionate and highly qualified Christian educators help each student feel accepted and secure in their ability to explore, ask questions, and take risks.


An Inclusive, Multi-Cultural Community
YISS welcomes families and students of all religions, backgrounds, and worldviews, providing a rich, multi-cultural experience anchored in the core principles of truth, excellence, and diversity. The student body of 1,000 students represents more than 57 different countries. Within this learning environment of diverse perspectives, the YISS community prepares students for a lifetime of learning, achievement, and service, anywhere in the world.


Well-Rounded Program Fostering Outstanding Academic Achievement
Fully accredited by WASC and ACSI and based on the U.S. educational model, the rigorous academic program includes an extensive offering of AP courses at the high school level. It results in YISS graduates gaining admission to highly competitive colleges and universities including many of the world’s most selective schools including Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, West Point, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, University College London, and University of St. Andrews (UK).


State-of-the-Art Facilities in the Heart of Seoul
YISS is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul’s foreign community. The expansive campus is surrounded by lush landscaping, tucked away on a hilltop overlooking Hannam-dong. Within this secure enclave, green space, playgrounds, and athletic fields complement impressive modern buildings filled with sunlit classrooms and modern facilities.