ISK is a coeducational international school for children from Nursery to Year 13 (UK) or Grade 12 (US). We follow the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). We are a truly international school, currently with around 150 students from all over the world.
ISK is owned by the Seyoung Foundation, chaired by the CEO of DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering). The Seyoung Foundation also owns the local university, Koje College, and Okpo Kindergarden.
The role of the Seyoung Foundation is to oversee the finances of ISK. They appoint a Head of School, who reports to the Seyoung Foundation at board meetings.
Go to the link to Seyoung Foundation.
Origins and Development of ISK:
In 1975 DSME created an international school department for their contractors’ children and it was called Daewoo Foreign School. In 2002 the school was established as an independent organization and was renamed Okpo International School.
In September 2013 the school became part of the Seyoung Foundation and changed its name to the International School of Koje.
At about the same time, the school was outgrowing its facility, which it rented from DSME, and was in need of a bigger more modern campus. With its own careful financial management and contributions from local government and sponsor companies, ISK was able to buy a nearby piece of land from DSME and construct a much bigger purpose built facility, which opened in May 2014.
ISK is now in the planning stages for its next phase of growth and development which will further increase capacity.
In May 2014 our new school opened and it has excellent facilities for up to 540 students. There are 27 classrooms, a gymnasium, a large library, a science lab, music and art rooms, dedicated play areas for older and younger children, outdoor soccer pitch, basketball court, running track, rooftop garden, parents lounge and a cafeteria.