Gyeonggi Suwon International School (GSIS), opened its doors to 108 elementary and middle school students on September 16, 2006, the result of a partnership between the Gyeonggi Provincial Government and Suwon City with Dr. Thomas J. Penland, headmaster. The school not only serves the chIldren of Samsung Corporation foreign employees headquartered in Suwon, but also a variety of other international families in Suwon City and neighboring communities.
GSIS educates the whole child, providing its students an internationally based education within a Christian environment.
GSIS currently serves over 640 students in grades Pre-K-12. In spring of 2010, the school's accreditation was extended through 2016 by the US-based Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). GSIS is also an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) World School, offering the Primary Years Program (PYP, Grades Pre-K-5), the Middle Years Program (MYP, Grades 6-10), and the Diploma Program (DP, Grades 11-12) as its overall educational framework.
GSIS offers a 1:1 Mac laptop-based educational environment to its secondary students (Gr. 6-12). The school advocates for 21st century learning approaches.
Middle school and high school science labs and classrooms support the curriculum and enable hands-on instruction. Adjacent to the academic building is a performing arts center with fine arts classrooms and laboratories. This facility includes a 400 seat capacity performing arts... Read More