Korean International School started out in 1988 with the establishment of a Korean School, officially recognized and supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea to provide continuing education based on the Korean curriculum for Korean students in HK.

In order to meet increasing demand, the Korean community represented by the Korean Residents’ Association of HK together with the then Korean Consul General, approached the Hong Kong government to grant a permanent facility, the success of which saw construction at Sai Wan Ho campus starting in 1992 with Korean International School being established in 1993. The first classes moved in 1994.

Mar. 1, 1988Korean School was established with a license issued by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea.
Apr. 11, 1988School was opened in Po Fu Lam containing 5 classes (Total students: 49).
The inauguration of the first principal: Mr Han-Ju Son.
Feb. 14, 1990First graduation ceremony comprising of 4 graduates.
Mar. 4, 1990New campus established in Wan Chai.
Sept. 3, 1990Establishment of the Korean Branch (Korean Center), comprising one class of Grade 1.
Aug. 15, 1992Celebration of the commencement of the construction of a new campus at Sai Wan Ho.
Feb. 17, 1993Permission was granted by the Hong Kong government for the establishment of the Korean International School.
Feb. 25, 1994Celebration of the completion of Korean International School campus at Sai Wan Ho.
Sept. 1, 1994Establishment of the kindergarten (LG 1) under the Korean stream program.
Establishment of the English stream program comprising 18 students from 14 different nations.
Sept. 8, 1994Permission was granted by the Republic of Korea for the establishment of middle and high school sections.
Mar. 1, 1995Commencement of 2 classes in the Middle – High School Sections.
Jan.24, 1997Permission was granted by The Republic of Korea to establish the Secondary School.
Mar. 1, 1997Commencement of Secondary School in the Korean section.
Feb. 17, 2000First graduation ceremony for 1999 Secondary School.
Eleventh graduation ceremony for 1999 Primary School.
Fourth graduation ceremony for 1999 Middle- High School.
Fifth graduation ceremony for 1999 Kindergarten.
Jun. 19, 2002Commencement of the construction of an extension on the school’s infrastructure.
Oct. 9, 2012Ceremony of Construction of new block extension.