A Warm Welcome
The International School of Koje is a unique school. Founded in the 1970’s, the school was originally built to educate the international families contracted for the shipbuilding industry in the small town of Okpo on the beautiful South Korean island of Geoje (Koje).
The International School of Koje is an inclusive, international, learning community for children from the age of 2 to 18. ISK provides an education which promotes academic achievement, social responsibility and global awareness. We follow the International Primary Curriculum and are fully accredited to teach the International Early Years, Primary and Middle Years Curriculums. Our high school students follow the Cambridge IGCSE and A Level programmes for which we are also fully approved by Cambridge International Education, the William Pike Challenge Award and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. ISK is also accredited by WASC the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This accreditation helps to verify the schools quality and integrity.
Our Mission and Vision
We conducted a major overhaul of our mission and vision. Students throughout the school, teachers, office staff and parents all took part to create something that captures the essence and effervescence of our school. This will be displayed around the school in 3 separate age appropriate posters: one each for the Early Years, Primary Years and a shared secondary one for the Middle, Higher and Diploma Years.
Below are the Early Years and Primary Years designs. The Secondary one is currently using a concept placeholder while the Year 10 artists create the real deal.
We are delighted to announce that our first cohort of IGCSE students achieved a 100% pass rate.
Special congratulations to our Year 11 student, Esteban Weesner, who achieved grade A in English Language, World Literature, Mathematics and Spanish; 2 A*s in the Double Science; and a B in ICT. We wish him luck as he begins his Advanced Level studies in Physics, Maths, Biology and Spanish in Year 12. Good luck also to our Year 10 and 11 students this year who will work towards their IGCSEs - prestigious examinations for which ISK is the only provider outside of Seoul and Jeju in Korea.
ISK welcomed 7 new teachers into our community this year who are all off to a flying start. Their contribution is being felt across the community as we embrace new ideas and induct them into our great learning practices.
Ms Síle will lead the Duke of Edinburgh International Award for the Higher Years students will take this award and the William Pike Challenge Award for the Middle Years. This extracurricular offering stands ISK's secondary section apart.
Our Early Years has moved into a transformed centre next to the small playground. Photos coming soon.
ISK is an inspiring and spacious environment with a capacity for 540 students. Every classroom has an interactive white board and we also have a gymnasium, cafeteria, science lab, computer lab, music rooms, art rooms, basketball, volleyball, soccer facilities, a general makerspace and a textiles makerspace as well as a woodland outdoor classroom for early learners. Our facilities are in regular development in light of learning needs.
Learning at ISK
ISK is a learning focused school. This means that we continually reflect on how we can improve learning in the school and all school developments are considered with regard to the way in which they will support continual improvements in learning. More >>