Yangjae 1-dong, Seocho-gu

Seoul, Republic of Korea 06739




7-16, Nambusunhwan-ro 364-gil,

Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea 06739

08:30 - 15:00

Monday to Friday


About RIS

Rainbow International School is the non-profit private day-school. Located in Seoul, South Korea, Rainbow International School opened its doors to students in September, 2007. RIS is a nondenominational school which proudly represents students from more than 20 different countries. Its multicultural atmosphere is both warm and friendly.

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The attributes of the IB Learner Profile include the qualities that aim to develop the whole child and prepares students to become internationally minded individuals - the goal of all IB World Schools


The students follow a Programme of Inquiry from grades 1 to 5 that develops skills across all subjects by exploring real global issues which culminates in the PYP exhibition

PYP in Practice

The PYP is committed to the principle that structured, purposeful inquiry is a powerful vehicle for real learning.

Rainbow International School

Provides our students and their families with a well-rounded, locally and internationally accredited education

School News


Winter Newsletter 2016

We hope you enjoy looking through our first newsletter of the year.  One of our goals here at RIS is to increase and improve our…

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Google Summit Korea

Mr Mali and Mr Dominic have attended 2-day Google summit last week in Songdo. The summit featured the educational tools that Google provides, allowing teachers to explore their…

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RIS Parent Technology Night Considered A Success

Rainbow International School held its first Parent Technology Night of the year on Thursday, October 27, 2016. The event gave opportunity to parents to learn…

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 01
    March 1 is Independence Movement Day in Korea. It is also known as 삼일절 (Samiljeol). It is a national holiday in Korea.…
  • Mar 11
    Putting students in the driver's seat of their student-led conferences creates opportunities for reflection, engagement, and agency.
  • Mar 21
    RIS celebrates its cultural diversity and shows its true colours with nearly 20 countries showcasing their cultural highlights throughout the day.
  • Mar 27
    Spring Break/No School

Frequently Asked Questions

There are about 180 days in a typical school year, which is divided into three semesters (trimesters) with the first trimester beginning in mid-August, the second beginning in November and the third beginning in March, and includes a 3 week winter and 1 week spring break. For the 2016/2017 school year, school began August 16, 2016 and will end June 9, 2017. Please click here to view our academic calendar.

Lessons start at 8:30 am. The academic day in school finishes at 15:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. School finishes at 1:15 on Wednesdays due to teachers Professional Development Schedule. Please click here to view the school`s daily timetable.

Rainbow International School is currently a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

RIS is jointly accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education (SMOE). RIS has been examined extensively and the Korean Government has given the school the education license to operate an international school.

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