Our teachers are hired after completing a rigorous interview and evaluation process. Each is interviewed by the principal to whom the teacher is responsible and by the headmaster. All teachers possess the minimum of a bachelor’s degree and over 50% hold master’s degrees. The teachers at YISS are certified in their content area and each receives two weeks of special training to help prepare them for teaching in an international context.
Yongsan International School of Seoul is fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and is recognized by the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE).
Yongsan International School offers an academic course of study based on the American educational model for its international student body. At the high school level, YISS has an enriched college preparatory curriculum offering a range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. The school's curriculum director, administrators and curriculum review committee are responsible for selecting the textbook(s) for each particular course of study. Since YISS is accredited by both WASC and ACSI, students who attend YISS are easily able to transfer to schools and universities in other countries.