Asia Pacific International School | Nowon-gu, Seoul

Asia Pacific International School | Nowon-gu, Seoul

Education In South Korea



Asia Pacific International School is a K-12 private, nonprofit college preparatory school fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

While almost all schools teach about matters beyond their boundaries, most schools do not operate in any meaningful way outside of them to provide an authentic, contextually global educational experience. APIS is different.

Moving away from the traditional educational paradigm, APIS has created a global network of campuses under one school — our East Asia campus in Seoul, Korea, and our campus of the West in North Shore (Hauula), Hawaii — offering a unique educational opportunity to draw from the advantages of both the East and the West. Imagine the possibilities! A student from our Hawaii campus could spend a semester studying at the Seoul campus, taking advantage of its East Asian language program and interning at a leading IT lab in Korea. A student from our Seoul campus could come to Hawaii to do a research project on eco-farming, natural resource management, and marine biology and conservation.

Shared curricular emphases across the Seoul and Hawaii campuses ensure that APIS is one integrated learning community. At the same time, each campus will have its own curricular specializations and emphases. For example, our 97-acre APIS Hawaii campus, nestled against an emerald mountain backdrop and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is a residential boarding school serving middle and high school students (grades 6-12). This campus will feature the New Pacific Century Academy (NPC Academy), an innovative, student-directed, educational program, which will serve as our center of project/problem based, experiential, and service learning. Topics that students could explore include air and water quality, entrepreneurship and social responsibility, endangered species, and building a sustainable future.

APIS is committed to a small class size (average of 15 students per class) and a low teacher-to-student ratio (1:10). Currently, 100 percent of our graduates go on to four-year colleges and universities, matriculating from top institutions such as Stanford, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Wash U, NYU, Williams, RISD, and Duke, and Brown.

Finally, APIS is a Christ-centered school. APIS’ religious affiliation is non-denominational Christian and welcomes students from all religious and cultural backgrounds. APIS places great value on the spiritual health of our community as well as the academic vitality to nurture caring global citizens, who will be leaders of the New Pacific Century.

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