Why SIE?

SIE is an American School in South Korea. You should expect to get an American touch from SIE. For example, in addition to making your classroom look like an American classroom, you will help students understand values that are inherent in the American culture. At the same time, you must understand and be sensitive to the Korean sense of values. The goal is to blend the two into a harmonious relationship during your time at SIE.

We strive to be:


We are curious and exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to pose and approach complex problems. We make and communicate reasoned, ethical decisions.


We understand the importance of intellectual, physical, spiritual, and emotional balance and we strive towards personal well-being for ourselves and others.


We show natural curiosity and enthusiasm. We acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence and innovation. We actively enjoy learning, sustaining this throughout our life.


We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice, and respect for the dignity of others. We are committed to our learning and take responsibility for our own actions and the consequences of them.


We show integrity and confidence when considering our learning and personal development. We are curious; we analyze and understand our strengths and weaknesses and use that knowledge to continuously improve.


We understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. We cooperate effectively and willingly with others.


We explore concepts, ideas, and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing, we acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding and excellence across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.


We understand and appreciate our own cultures and personal histories. We respect the perspectives, values, and traditions of others. We empathize with and evaluate a range of points of view and grow from the experience.


We demonstrate a strong sense of perseverance and determination in completing tasks to the best of our ability. We work on tasks with purpose and engagement, always striving for excellence.


We are caring, showing empathy, compassion, respect, and tolerance towards the needs and feeling of others. We have commitment to service and act to enrich the lives of others and the environment.