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
Our secondary mission and vision graphics have been released. Many thanks to former student Lingling Prapaisuwon and our current IGCSE Art class for the creativity behind this. A special mention to Ms Jiyeon and Ms July too.
ISK is proud to announce that the first PSAT test series, which students took in October 2019, has been successfully concluded with the release of the test results on the 9th of December, 2019. All of the ISK higher year students who have taken the test have scored in the top 10% of worldwide test takers. ISK is now a fully operating PSAT center and in the process of finalising our status as an SAT center where students from all over Korea and the world will be able to undertake the SATs.
All of our Learning Assistant Teachers have undergone recent professional development to hone their craft - the Early Years team visited Dulwich College Seoul and the Early Childhood Learning Centre Seoul while the Years 1-4 Learning Assistant Teachers spent a week at a school in Shropshire, England. We are proud to develop links with other schools to share best practice. in this vein, Ms Síle will be presenting how ISK delivers secondary service and challenge opportunities for students at the Fieldwork Curriculum Conference in Ho Chi min city in the Spring.
The teachers have been busy planning summer residential retreats, international Maths challenges and World Read Aloud Day among many other exciting learning ahead.
The biggest event of the year is ISK undertaking the triple accreditation for IEYC, IPC and IMYC. We are well prepared and looking forward to being the first school in the world to do this. April 20th is the day the visit begins, although work has been underway for years.
We welcome two new teachers to our Student Support Services team: Ms Viktoriia Lowe and Ms Christine Go. Both are settling in quickly with expert induction support from Ms Maricar and Mr David Coates.
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 >>