In order to improve the educational environment for Seoul’s foreign residents and to heighten its competitiveness as a global city, Seoul Metropolitan Government has been operating the world’s most prestigious schools. The Dwight International School Seoul is the first international school to have been invited to Korea and constructed by the City of Seoul, and will open on August 20th (Monday) in Sangam-dong.
Dwight International School Seoul has its primary campus in New York, USA, and is a well-known, prestigious school that already operates three additional international schools in London, England; Vancouver, Canada; and Beijing, China.
Dwight International School Seoul will accept a total of 540 students from kindergarten to high school, with the percentage of Korean student enrolment strictly capped at 20 percent. In order to meet the entry requirements, native students must also have resided in a foreign country for three or more years. The current enrolment figures stand at 299 students from 26 countries, for a faculty of 46 teachers from 14 countries. Dwight International School Seoul has introduced the International Baccalaureate International Standardization Process for every grade level, and by using cutting-edge IT technology, the school has created an environment in which Internet can be freely accessed anywhere on the school premises. All classes will be conducted in English.
Dwight International School Seoul is part of a long-term development plan which includes securing space within the school for the invitation of the IBO North-East Asia Center within a year of its opening. Furthermore, within three years, Seoul plans to secure its place as the educational hub of Northeast Asia by hosting the IB Convention in Seoul.
The opening of Dwight International School Seoul brings the total number of international schools in Seoul, including Seoul Yongsan International School and Banpo Dulwich College Seoul, to twenty-two. International schools such as these, fully equipped with the facilities, space and curriculum desired by the international community, will help to ameliorate the regional imbalance and improve Seoul’s educational environment.