Juniper Christian School (JCS) is a prestigious private American international school in South Korea. JCS offers many unique and exciting academic, cultural, and linguistic programs that are developed based on an innovative education curriculum. JCS currently offers education programs from 1st to 12th grades and the student body consists of approximately 52% foreign and 48% Korean students. The low student-teacher ratio (6:1) and small class sizes (up to 12) will guarantee students are actively engaged in creative learning, participation, and the building of intimate relationships with teachers. Owing to our innovative education system, JCS has maintained a 91% student retention rate and a 90% teacher retention rate for the 2021-2022 academic year.
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JCS MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Juniper Christian School is to promote a Christ Centered Education, Educational Excellence, and Global Perspectives through dynamic learning activities.
The curriculum of JCS is based on the American Common Core State Standards (CCSS) which have been implemented in 42 states, as of Fall of 2019. We use the latest CCSS-aligned textbooks and materials. The curriculum is geared toward developing 21st-century skills and the 4Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication). The academic courses offered consist of the core subjects, English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and other electives with rigorous A-G requirements for top college preparation.
JCS SCHOOL CALENDAR
The school year includes 180 days and is divided into two 18 week-long semesters. The typical course load is 8 courses per semester. The school day is comprised of six 50-minute classes that meet on varied academic schedules.
Goyang is located north of Seoul and is easily accessed through subway line number 3, Gyeongui Line(Railroad), and KTX. It is one of the largest cities in the Seoul Capital Area, with a population of just over 1 million. Goyang has been known as a commuter town (satellite city) for decades since one of its districts, Ilsan, was developed in order to alleviate housing shortages in Seoul. Ilsan has experienced phenomenal growth in the past 15 years, usually drawing in younger generations of upper-middle-class and upper-class Koreans.
Goyang is famous for the Korean International Exhibition Center, or KINTEX, the largest MICE venue in Korea where various exhibitions and conferences are held every year. Ilsan Lake Park is where the Goyang Lake Art Festival and Goyang International Flower Festival are held. The city is also home to the Korean Basketball League's Goyang Orions, which plays its home games at Goyang Gymnasium.
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