International Christian School Uijongbu
250 students, aged 5 - 18
International Christian School
Uijongbu South Korea 480-120
The ICS-Uijongbu Campus is about a ten minute walk from the back gate of the U.S. Army Installation, Camp Red Cloud. Or, about a three - four minute walk from the Uijongbu Soccer Stadium.
History of ICS-Korea
Rev. Joe Hale founded Liberty Christian School, Uijongbu, in 1983. The school was initially founded to meet the needs of several missionary families in the Uijongbu area. Because of the number of non-command sponsored children in the area, the school was expanded to include students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. In 1988, a branch school was started in Tongduchon to meet the needs of the students in the Warrior Country. In 1990, an elementary school was started in the Namsan area of Seoul. It has since expanded to one of the largest Christian schools in Korea. Additionally, around the same time, another branch was started in Songtan, Korea.
International Christian School was accepted as a candidate for accreditation in 1988. After an extensive self-study, the schools were visited by the accrediting team from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in April 1991. A dual ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) and WASC self-study was completed during 1996-1997, as well as the 2002-2003, school years. ICS-UJB is fully accredited until 2008, at which time the school will undergo another complete self-study for continuing accreditation.
ICS offers a wide range of courses to its students. All classes are taught in English. ICS currently offers two AP courses - AP English/Litearature and AP Calculus (Both AB and BC) with plans to expand into AP Biology, AP United States History, AP Computer Science, and AP World History in the near future. ICS offers German, Spanish, French, and Korean as foreign languages.
95 percent of the current staff are citizens of the United States of America. All members of the staff at ICS are certified by the Association of Christian Schools International and many staff members are certified by the state where they attended college/university courses.
ICS Has a library with a large selection of both fiction and non-fiction books for its students. There are also six computers in the library dedicated to student research. ICS also has a science and computer lab. ICS offers a variety of sports including boys and girls volleyball, cross country, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, boys and girls soccer, and swimming. Many of the sports take place at near by Camp Red Cloud.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
The school year begins in mid August and ends in early June.
The school day begins at 8:20 for elementary students and ends at 2:45
Secondary students begin at 8:25 and finish up their school day at 2:50
The mission of International Christian School is to provide an education which will enable the student to be a productive, responsible citizen with a positive world view. Education, being the pursuit of truth, is provided in the context that Jesus Christ is the absolute truth.