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. The programme includes community projects throughout, culminating in a personal project during their final year.

Rainbow International School

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

School News


Parent Technology Night 2016

The RIS EdTech Team is excited to announce our first Parent Technology Night which we be held on Thursday, October 27th at 6:30PM in the RIS Auditorium. This event will provide…

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RIS Spirit Week 2016

RIS Spirit Week is approaching us quickly! It will begin Monday, October 24th and end Friday, October 28th. Student Council is gearing up for their first…

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We are in the newspaper!

RIS is in the newspaper! Last week there was a news about our school in The Korea Times. We all feel very proud of this.

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 24
    RIS Spirit Week is approaching us quickly! It will begin Monday, October 24th and end Friday, October 28th. Student Council is…
  • Oct 27
    RIS EdTech Team will be hosting our first Parent Technology Night of 2016 on October 27 at Rainbow International School
  • Nov 11
    End of First Trimester/Early Dismissal for Students (1:00PM)
  • Nov 18
    Professional Development Day for Teachers. No School for Students. Offices Open

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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 and the Middle Years Programme. 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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