School Director's Message

I am truly honored to be your new school director, and incredibly proud to be back on the KIS campus seven years after I first visited the school with WASC. Since then, I have watched KIS continue to grow and excel, and through the combined efforts of students, families and staff, the school continues to forge its reputation as one of Korea’s most reputable, forward-thinking international schools. 

As school director, the immediate challenge is maintaining that forward momentum to ensure KIS continues offering the highest standards of teaching and learning and a positive student-centered school experience. At the same time, we also need to set coordinates for the future. 

We are living and learning in incredible times and it is vitally important for our students that this school and the educational experiences we deliver evolve too. For me, KIS has always been a school where progressive thinking and new ideas have been encouraged. For example, years ago I witnessed this school pioneer design-driven practices and programs that inspired its young people to pursue interests and curiosities around coding, engineering, and robotics. Fast forward to today, and we recognize that those early labs and makerspaces were actually prototypes for the kind of learning spaces and programs that are now expected in most international schools. 

Our tradition of innovation is something to be very proud of and I am excited to be in a school where designing our future remains the mantra. 

Carmeron Fox,

School Director


Cameron Fox

School Director

Principal's Message

Sharlene Carki


Dear Seoul Campus Families,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to KIS Seoul Campus! Your family will be part of an exceptional learning community. At KIS, you will find a place to grow, a place to connect and a place to belong. Here, each child is known by name and celebrated for the unique talents they bring to our school. We aim to instill in every student a sense of confidence, a yearning for knowledge and a love of learning that extends far beyond their elementary years. KIS is a school of thinkers. On a daily basis, students will be invited to question, explore, discover and reflect upon the learning process. With the latest technology, they will conduct research, communicate ideas and connect as global citizens, under the challenge Design Your Future. And through these experiences, the students learn language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies– amongst other subjects– more broadly and deeply. With intellectual curiosity, creativity and critical thinking skills, your child will be prepared for a rapidly changing future. We live in a world where knowledge is no longer the sole indicator of success. Vast amounts of information are available in less than a second via any search engine. Success belongs to those who know what to do with their knowledge. The future lies in the hands of KIS students, who are inspired not only to learn important information, but to ask the critical questions, synthesize facts, identify misinformation, and create solutions for global issues that impact humankind.

  • Learning is nurtured in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Learning is purposeful and relevant.
  • Learning is personalized.
  • Learning is informed by assessments addressing standards and benchmarks.
  • Learning results in the transfer of knowledge and skills to a variety of meaningful contexts.

Our teachers are highly dedicated, well-trained professionals. As a team, we constantly seek research-based and engaging ways to teach young minds. We develop the curriculum so it is relevant, engaging and challenging for each student. We extend areas of strengths, support areas of growth and attend to the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of every learner. This website is just the beginning of our communication. To truly understand and appreciate our school, we invite parents to become involved in their child’s learning journey and the KIS community. Visit our classrooms when you can, talk to our teachers and attend our school events. Parental involvement is a significant factor in student success. We value parent input and active involvement, and look forward to a strong partnership for this school year and beyond.

Welcome to the KIS Seoul Campus family!


Sharlene Carki

Seoul Campus Principal