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Elementary is a wonderful time of exploration and wonder for children.

Students at these grade levels are natural inquirers, curious and interested about creation and the world around them. They spend an incredible amount of time making sense of how everything fits together and they find beauty in diversity.Yongsan is a safe and fun place to explore and learn. A place students confidently begin to identify their purpose, gifts and talents, realizing their potential is great.

At YISS we engage our students in activities that will teach them to continually and passionately seek and pursue truth as well as embrace the diversity that makes us special and when joined together, makes us strong. Our goal is to help equip students to be lifelong inquiries of truth…. young and powerful seekers. We guide children in the process of taking their curiosities and applying effort in order to become knowledgeable, capable, responsible and ultimately independent learners. Our focus on excellence means we teach children the importance of committing personally to the work at hand with the purpose of achieving great things.

Our teachers are people that see education as a calling. For them, the desire to inspire and care for students comes from a place of passion and love. You could easily say that our teachers are investors. They get to know each child placed their care, and they begin to grow and nurture, instruct and model for their students in a way that enriches curiosities. Yongsan teachers believe investing in children is a worthwhile endeavor and they know there is great value and potential in children; each and every one. Daily they strive to support the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical needs of their students. It is their desire to impact the lives of students in real, tangible and eternal ways.

Yongsan International School of Seoul is a special place. You will know it after moments of roaming our corridors and being in our classrooms. I hope you will take the time to get to know us—and let us get to know you.


Sara Willetts
Elementary Principal

ES Announcements

Students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to show their Guardian spirit during Spirit Week.
Parents who are new to YISS are warmly invited to attend the Newcomers' Coffee hosted by the YISS PTO on January 20.
Enter your artwork in the 2017-2018 YISS Calendar Contest. This year's theme is "Exploring." Submission deadline is February 13.
The YISS drawstring bag is now available in the Guardian Store. The bag is perfect for toting an extra pair of shoes, gym clothes, lunch box, etc. and will make a nice Christmas stocking stuffer or gift.

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