Seoul International School Regulations
Chapter I General Provisions
Article 1 (Purpose of the Regulations)
This Regulations is to stipulate matters concerning school management, including
admission, lesson, and graduation, etc.
Article 2 (Purpose of School Establishment)
The Purpose of establishment of the school is to provide American curriculum to children
of foreigners living in Korea and Korean nationality students who have returned to Korea
from foreign countries.
Article 3 (Education Philosophy)
SIS is an academic institute whose purpose is to provide a challenging American curriculum to
meet the primary and secondary educational needs for international students living in korea.
SIS focus on developing students' intellectual, creative, moral, physical and emotional abilities
to their fullest, in cooperation with parents and global community.
Chapter II Name and Location of the School
Article 4 (Name)
The School is called "Seoul International School" (hereinafter called "the School" or "SIS").
Article 5 (Location)
The School is located at 15, Seongnam-daero 1518beon-gil, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si,
Chapter III Organization of the School and School Years
Article 6 (Organization of the School)
The school consists of Elementary, Middle School and High School but all the curriculums are
integrated from Kindergarten to 12th.
Article 7 (Semester and School Days)
① Middle and High School has two semester and Elementary School has trimester in a school
② School days for one school year is 180 days in principle. If necessary, the headmaster can
make adjustment within one 30th of the total school days.
Article 8 (Number of Students/Class)
① The maximum number of students for kindergarten is 20 per grade level. The maximum number
of students in each classroom is 20.
② The maximum number of students in the first grade and second grade is 69, third grade is 92,
fourth grade is 115, fifth grade is 138. The maximum number of students in each classroom
③ The maximum number of students from sixth through eighth grade is 161 per grade level.
The maximum number of students in each classroom is 23. And ninth through twelfth grade is
170 per grade level.
④ The school will administer the number of classes per grade level for the year and total
student body number.
Chapter IV Curriculum
Article 9 (Curriculum of the School)
The students of the School are educated in accordance with the regular American curriculum
accredited by WASC(Western Association of Schools and Colleges).
Details of the course guide may be referred to on the school website.
Article 10 (Examinations)
① Middle and high school have two regular exams at the end of each semester and elementary
school has exams whenever needed.
② PSAT, SAT, AP, etc. tests are also given at the School.
Chapter V School Calendar
Article 11 (School Year and Semester)
① School year starts from middle of August to the beginning of June of the following year in
② The first semester starts from middle of August to the last day of winter vacation, and
the second semester starts from the following day of the end of winter vacation to the
beginning of June.
③ Other School schedule will be decided at the School Management Committee
(hereinafter called "SMC")
Article 12 (No-School Days)
① No school days are follows:
1. School-designated days from Korean National Celebration days
2. School-designated days from American National Celebration days
3. Spring vacation
4. Summer vacation
5. Winter vacation
6. Saturdays and Sundays
② The headmaster can cancel the school in case of the inclement weather or any other
emergency such as natural disaster, epidemic disease, etc. in addition to the above
Article 13 (Graduation)
① Students may graduate from SIS with a diploma after accumulating 25/26 credits.
Students with 28/29 or more credits will graduate with a Diploma with Honors.
(1 credit = a year long course unless otherwise specified)
Diploma with Honors
6 (7) credits
6 (7) credits
---------------------------------------------- 26 credits
(If Writing 10 is required)
(If Writing 10 is required)
With no semester grade below 74%
② To graduate, the senior should have fulfilled the following conditions:
1. Obtaining credits as required
2. School-attending days as required
③ The Headmaster will confer diploma to the senior who has fulfilled all the courses of
④ The Headmaster may suggest additional education course to the senior who has failed to
obtain credits as required in the Article 13(1). After fulfilling the required credits, Headmaster
will confer diploma.
Article 14 (Early Graduation)
Under Article 13, section 2, depending on the student's circumstances, parents must make the
request in writing to the Dean of Students. The Headmaster may allow early graduation.
Article 15 (Grading System)
Grading system for the students of 6th through 12th grade is as follows:
65 or Below
Chapter VI Admission and Transfer
Article 16 (Admission Period)
Admission is made before the new semester begins, in August, in principle. Details for
the admission schedule will be in accordance with the School Year Calendar.
Article 17 (Admission)
① The following students only may apply to SIS.
1. A child of a parent in possession of a valid foreign passport
2. A student with foreign passport who has lived abroad for more than three years in total.
3. A student with Korean passport who has lived overseas, consecutively or
non-consecutively, for at least 3 years.
② A student may apply for admission through out the year if there is vacancy.
③ All applicants must take a series of entrance examinations before being admitted to SIS.
There are 4 exams focused on the following subjects: English proficiency in oral
comprehension and oral expression; English proficiency in vocabulary and reading
comprehension; Writing; and an examination in Mathematics.
④ A student who has passed the entrance examinations will be notified individually of the
admission to SIS, timeline and additional required documents to submit.
Article 18 (Admission Rate for Korean Nationality Student)
Admission rate of the Korean nationality student will be limited to the guidelines of the Gyeonggi
Province Office of Education.
Article 19 (Documents for Admission)
Students notified of the admission to SIS should submit required documents from the list below;
1. Alien Registration Card
2. Copies of the title page of the passports for student and parents
3. Certificate of citizenship
4. Official transcript and health record of the previous school
5. Entry and Exit Certificate Issued by immigration office
6. Verification of non-Korean Citizen
7. Verification of emigration to the abroad
Chapter VII Concerning the qualifications and duties of
Article 20 (Responsibilities of the principal)
It is the responsibility of the principal to create an environment conducive to students and
is responsible for the direction of school faculty. It is also the principal's responsibility to
represent the school at all times.
Article 21 (Faculty employment and dismissal)
① For elementary, middle and high school, all documentation regarding qualification to teach
and other documentation pertaining to certification in addition to proper credentials
(college/university diploma) must be kept on file, or teacher who have certificate & degree
with minimum two years experience in the field related.
② Teacher who have qualified for the guidelines of the Immigration Control Law of Public
③ Under the Immigration Control Law of the Republic of Korea, article one, teachers may be
dismissed if the following criteria are not met:
1. Any violation of national Korean Law
2. Any violation of rules and guidelines of the school
3. Upon the expiration date of employed
④ Detailed job description of each principal and teacher will be separately prepared.
Chapter VIII Attendance
Article 22 (Absence)
① When a student is absent, the parents is required to inform the school in advance.
② When a student is absent due to illness or other reasons, the parents or guardian should
submit doctor's note or the parents' explanatory letter.
③ When a student is unable to participate in the regular exams, the student should provide the
1. Doctor's statement
2. Evidences for the reason of absence
3. Explanation of the absence by the parents or guardian
Article 23 (Tardiness)
Rules regarding tardiness will comply with page 37, Behavior Expectations of the SIS Student
Article 24 (Authorized Long Absence)
The School may permit long absence to student when it seems reasonable.
Article 25 (Transfer)
Student who wish to be transferred to another school must submit a written request signed
by a parent or legal guardian at least two weeks prior to transfer in order to provide sufficient
time for administrative processing.
Article 26 (Voluntarily Withdrawal)
Student who wish to withdraw from school must submit a written request signed by a parent
or legal guardian.
Article 27 (Reward)
The School may reward the following students through the of the SMC:
1. Student who is recommended by the Chairman of School foundation or Principal
of each level for special contribution to the honor of the School.
2. Student who showed outstanding results in the fields of learning, arts, sports, culture,
3. Exemplary student in many aspects.
Article 28 (Discipline)
① The School can discipline student in the following cases:
1. When a student violates school attendance policy excessively.
2. When a student behaves insolently to the teacher and staff and causes disturbance
in the middle of instruction.
3. When a student is involved willingly in bullying, harassment or abuse of fellow
4. When a student commits a burglary or a great deal of vandalism of school properties
5. Other cases that are considered adequate to be reprimanded
② Type of reprimand are as follows:
1. Verbal warning
2. Written warning
Article 29 (Expulsion)
The School can expel a student through decision of the SMC in the following cases:
1. When the behavior of a student in the class is so disruptive that it seems meaningless
for the student to continue the school
2. When a student who has disciplined repeatedly and continues to misbehave with
inappropriate conduct against the School Policy
3. When the school's educational program is considered not appropriate for the student.
4. When his/her inappropriate behavior affects other students' school life.
Chapter IX Admission and Registration Fee
Article 30 (Tuition)
Tuition amount is decided by the school Management Committee and is effective with
approval of the Directors Meeting of the School Foundation.
Article 31 (Scholarship)
Matters concerning scholarship will be separately arranged.
Chapter X Student Council
Article 32 (Purpose)
① The School organizes Student Council (hereinafter called "SC") in the School not only to
represent the thoughts and desires of the students but also to provide academic and
social events in which all students can participate. SC helps students cultivate their
abilities needed for leaders in the global societies in the future.
② SC is consisted and operated by the students body itself but it will be under the
supervision of the SMC.
Article 33 (Eligibility for Student Council)
All of the SIS students are eligible for participating in the Student Council
Article 34 (Organization)
The General Student Council consists of Executive Student Council and Level Student Council.
1. Executive Student council consists of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Historian,
Treasurer and Public Relations.
2. Level Student Council consists of Level-Representative (President), Level
Vice-Representative (Vice President), Secretary, Treasurer and Public Relations
Article 35 (Responsibilities of Students)
① We expect all students to display appropriate behavior while in the classroom.
② We expect students to demonstrate effort in completing assignments, to participate in
classroom activities and to perform to their individual level of ability on a consistent
Chapter XI Amendment of the Regulations
Article 36 (Procedures for Amendment)
① The Regulations may be amended through deliberation of SMC, and the amendment is
to be reported to the Chairman of the School foundation.
② Detailed procedures for amendment will be separately decided.
Chapter XII School Management Committee
Article 37 (School Management Committee)
① The School organizes School Management Committee (SMC) to deliberate and decide
important matters of School management.
② The SMC is formed with the following personnel:
2. Director of School
3. Level Principal
4. Dean of Students
5. Director of Admission
③ The regular meeting of the SMC is convened biweekly and the Headmaster can
occasionally call the meeting.
1. Detailed matters concerning these Regulations will be stipulated separately by Principal
of each level.
2. These Regulations are effective from July 1, 2009
3. Revised by Jan. 1. 2014