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


The MYP students take part in a challenging, inquiry based framework that encourages students to make connections through subjects and to the real world.

Rainbow International School

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

School News


RIS International Day

The International Day was held on April 21, 2017 to celebrate multi-culturalism within Rainbow International School. Students, parents and staff celebrated the international atmosphere by preparing…

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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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Upcoming Events

  • May 03
    Buddha's Birthday is a widely celebrated holiday in South Korea. The holiday is celebrated during the 4th month in the…
  • May 04
    No School on May 4, 2017.
  • May 05
    May 5 is officially recognized as Children's Day (어린이날) in South Korea. National Holiday - 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 2017/2018 school year, school began August 16, 2016 and will end June 8, 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.

RIS is accredited by both CIS and WASC, and is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and the Middle Years Programme. While these agencies have certain guidelines and policies, ultimately it is the school, which must develop the appropriate curriculum for both the needs of our community and the standards of those organizations, and this is typical of most international schools around the world. We offer the IB PYP Curriculum (Primary Years Programme) from the Grade 1 to Grade 5, IB MYP Curriculum (Middle Years Programme) in Grades 6 – 8.

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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