Year Levels: Yrs 3-18
8 Global Edu-ro 260beon-gil, Daejeong-eup
Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do, South Korea,
Principal: Kristine Stamp-Jerabek
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Shawn Vento
Telephone: +82 (0)64 741 0509
Number in School: 439
Number of Boarders: 292
Boarding Age: 4 to 12
An Innovative American Boarding School
Korea International School Jeju, a sister boarding school of KIS Pangyo, opened on Jeju island in 2011. KIS Jeju offers a comprehensive university preparatory curriculum, serving over 700 students in Grades PreK-12. KIS Jeju is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), as well as the South Korean Ministry of Education. Korean passport holders will receive both a Korean and a US diploma upon meeting graduation requirements.
KIS Jeju’s wide range of co-curricular opportunities provide students with a rich experience beyond the classroom. Strong participation is a hallmark of our students, and activities ranging from fencing to fashion design promote well-rounded interests and skills in every division. Current and past offerings including: MUN, GIN, Jazz Band, Robotics, Forensics, local and international Service Learning and Leading, Chess, and Photography, as well as Chemistry, Multimedia, Fashion Design, and Spanish Honors Society.
KIS Jeju is a member of the Korean American Interscholastic Activities Conference (KAIAC) and Jeju Activities Conference (JAC), allowing student athletes to participate in volleyball, cross country, soccer, basketball, and swimming competitions throughout the year.
Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide a challenging American curriculum, promote responsibility to our community and world, and prepare students for learning in university and life.
Our vision is that our well-rounded graduates will lead responsibly and build positive change around the world.
A Spectacular Natural Setting
Jeju is Korea’s largest island and one of its nine provinces. A major regional attraction, Jeju is known for its unique geological formations, array of outdoor activities, tangerine groves, haenyeo (woman divers), and quirky museums.
The area surrounding Mount Halla, a dormant volcano and South Korea’s highest mountain, is a UNESCO-certified Biosphere Reserve with several hiking paths reaching the summit. Olle walking trails also connect over a dozen major beaches, 368 oreum (small peaks formed as parallel volcanoes), waterfalls, forests and small towns across the island.
KIS Jeju is situated in the Global Education City, a recently developed area approximately 45 minutes from Jeju City. The GEC is designed to be an education hub for Northeast Asia, with additional cultural, leisure and sports facilities planned to support existing and future schools. Nearby attractions include Sanbangsan mountain, the Yongmeori coast, O’Sulloc Tea Museum, Gotjawal forest, and Sagye beach. Amenities in the immediate GEC include convenience stores, an organic grocer, and several cafés and restaurants