Gyeonggi Suwon International School

Gyeonggi Suwon International School opened its doors to students for the first time on September 18, 2006. The school was founded as a partnership among Dr. Thomas J. Penland, Gyeonggi Provincial Government and, Suwon City (South edge of Seoul)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School provides international students a high quality internationally based education within a Christian environment utilizing positive educational experiences and biblical foundations for spiritual growth.
Because each student is recognized as a person made in the image of God, Christian education should foster self-respect and self-worth as well as respect and esteem for others. For this reason, the goal of GSIS is to provide a quality educational environment in which each student s unique gifts of intellect, personality, stature, and spirit are given the best opportunity for development towards maturity. GSIS bases its philosophy on basic Christian beliefs.
GSIS projects a capacity enrollment of over 600 students in grades K-12. The school is seeking accreditation with the WASC. GSIS will become a member of the International Baccalaureate Organization. As an IB World School, the Primary Years Program, the Middle Years Program, and the Diploma Program provide the curriculum framework.  
GSIS is the only laptop-based international school in the country. The opportunities that this unique form of education will extend to the students is as vast and exciting as the as the endless cyber world around them. From notes, to web quests, to interactive learning programs students continue to gain the foundation of a traditional reading, writing and arithmetic education, but now it is performed with the technological demands of the 21 century in mind.  
World class  middle school and high school science labs and classrooms support the inquiry-based curriculum and enable engaging, hands-on instruction. Adjacent to the academic building is a performing arts center with fine arts classrooms and laboratories. This facility includes a 500 seat performing arts auditorium, choral and instrumental classrooms, music practice rooms, drama rooms, and visual arts laboratories.
A recreational and fitness educational center includes a regulation-sized soccer pitch, two full sized gymnasiums, tennis courts, a six-lane 25m long swimming pool, and other supporting facilities for physical fitness development.
Some extracurricular sports activities GSIS offers are soccer, basketball, volleyball, swimming, cross country, tennis, and cheerleading.
GSIS runs comprehensive seven-day boarding program is available for students living in Korea as well as for students whose parents live in countries outside of Korea.

School Profile:
Founded 2006
140 students, K-12
US curriculum, PYP, MYP and Diploma Program
38 staff

29-3 Young Tong Dong,
Young Tong Gu,
Suwon City, Gyeonggi Do,
Republic of Korea
Tel: (+82) 31 695 2800
Fax: (+82) 31 205 5732
info@gsis. sc. kr
www.gsis. sc. kr