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History and Mission
Founded in 1958 by missionaries as a centrally located boarding school outside of Seoul, TCIS (then called Taejon Foreign School) began as a primary school with eight students in three grades meeting in a U.S. Army Quonset hut. By the late 1960s and early 1970s, TCIS (then called Korea Christian Academy) was both an elementary and secondary school with close to one hundred students in twelve grades meeting in classrooms and more permanent structures. Today, TCIS is a fully accredited college preparatory international Christian school with approximately 500 students (Pre Kindergarten - 12th grade) taught in a brand new campus in the Techno Valley region of Daejeon. The TCIS Board of Trustees is a not-for-profit governance group made up Korean Christian leaders who remain committed to and supporting the ongoing completion of the mission and vision of TCIS as a world leader in Christian international education. The headmaster is the chief administrator and is directly responsible to the board for the operation of the school.
Please watch the video below to see a bit of the history of the TCIS move from O-Jung Dong to Techno Valley and the grand opening of the new campus.
TCIS Scripture Verse:
A special scripture was selected for the school with input from students, teachers and administrators.
“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (NIV) Philippians 3:14
Statement of Educational Philosophy
Because each student is recognized as a person made in the image of God, Christian education should foster self-respect and self-worth as well as respect and esteem for others. For this reason, the goal of Taejon Christian International School (TCIS) is to help provide the kind of environment in which each student’s unique gifts of intellect, personality, stature and spirit are given the best opportunities for development toward maturity. TCIS bases its philosophy on basic Christian beliefs.
Taejon Christian International School provides international students a high quality internationally-based education within a Christian environment utilizing positive educational experiences and biblical foundations for spiritual growth.
TCIS Statement of Faith
We believe the following, that:
A. God is Creator of all of humankind and the world,
B. Each person is responsible to God for the stewardship of human life and the stewardship of the world,
C. All people have separated themselves from God through sin and this separation can only be healed through the reconciling work of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord,
D. The possibility of pleasing God depends upon each person’s acceptance of Jesus Christ as Savior, and upon receiving and being obedient to the indwelling Spirit of God, and
E. The full revelation of God’s will to humanity is found in the sixty-six books of the Bible