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
Dear Students, Families, and Guests:
Greetings and welcome to Rainbow International School!
Rainbow International School is indeed a special place—a place in which students and teachers from all over the globe unite, share a bit of themselves, and, in turn, learn a great deal from one another. At RIS, our faculty members are dedicated to helping students understand the true meaning of internationalism. If you walk down our hallways or visit our classrooms, it is quite apparent that there is a strong sense of mutual respect and loyalty amongst both faculty and students.
Because we are a learning community, RIS teachers deeply understand that teaching and learning are at the heart of all we do. Using research-based teaching methods, our faculty works hard to model the lifelong learning that we wish for our students. As Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Here at RIS, from elementary through middle school, we are dedicated to preparing our students for just that. Specifically, our school programs teach and help students hone life skills so that, upon completion of our school, they leave as wise decision-makers, with the confidence and integrity needed to guide them.Our lessons and classroom engagement ensure that students are gaining the skills, attributes, and behaviors for twenty- first century living. With our curriculum, our students’ creativity flourishes. Their curiosity flourishes. And thus, their independence flourishes.
We here at RIS truly believe that students learn best when working on ideas relevant and engaging to them. The standards-based curriculum and assessment used at RIS challenge our students to develop their analytical skills and communicate their learning verbally, in writing, and in presentations. Our student-to-teacher ratio is ideal for hands-on, experiential learning and allows for the utmost classroom engagement. The technology available at RIS allows our curriculum and school programs to support students at all levels, with all interests. Each classroom is equipped with the SMARTBoard 800 series interactive whiteboard, enabling students to be technologically savvy learners who use real time collaboration and increase their twenty-first century learning experiences. All students stay up-to-date on cutting edge technology in our world and are supplied with MacBook Pros. Each student is also given a Google Mail account, including Google Classroom access, to ensure that they collaborate amongst their peer groups and across grade levels as well as stay connected to the global community via current events, debates, and competitions. Because our values drive all we do, RIS curriculum reaches beyond the four walls of the classroom. We, thus, place great importance on out-of-classroom learning as well, such as extra curricular activities, experiential field trips, and community visits.
At RIS, students matter most; for that reason, guidance and support are key aspects of our work in the middle school. Our school community puts many matters into our students’ hands. Student Council works in a democratic manner, surveying the needs of our students and then seeking out the best means of improvement. At the school, students know that their voice matters and that we, together as a student and teacher team, work towards our goals
As the head of Academics, it is my sincere conviction that an outstanding education experience is the greatest gift that we can give our students. All students at RIS are special, and we are committed to providing them with a deeply caring and secure learning environment, like one, big family. As a collaborative team, RIS teachers are both responsible and responsive, and we hope to raise the bar and help them gain the necessary skills to be leaders around the globe in the near future. As I enter into my third year as Head of Academics, I wish to help students be active participants in their learning at school and hold high expectations for all students in regards to academics as well as responsible citizenship at school and in our host country, South Korea.
I encourage all students to connect deeply with RIS. Stand up for what you believe is right, and remind yourself that you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself and, even when no one is watching, do the right thing. I also encourage all parents to please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, we will have an excellent year of growth and progress!
Overall, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with teachers, students, and parents to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success. Once again, welcome to Rainbow International School!
Head of Academics