International Schools and Public Libraries in Korea
International Schools in Korea
Education for your kids in International Schools will cost you anywhere around US$12,000 – $20,000 for a year in elementary, middle or high school. These schools usually follow American or British Curriculum.
Preschools in Korea
Namsan International Kindergarten (NIK) is specifically designed as a stimulating environment with spacious and modern facilities for students aged 3 to 5 years from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Their roomy campus is situated on 2 acres with an outdoor purpose built playground, wading pool, and garden. Complete with a gymnasium and freshly designed classrooms, NIK offers child centered, inquiry based pre kindergarten, junior kindergarten and senior kindergarten programs to the children of the international community residing in Seoul.
ECLC International Kindergarten is a non-profit international Early Years school for children aged 2 to 6 years. It is an English-speaking school with an enrollment of approximately 140 children representing 25 different countries. Their teaching staff is comprised of 24 talented teachers from 9 different countries. Located in Hannam-dong near UN Village, ECLC is an IPC (International Primary Curriculum) school.
British International Kindergarten not only prepares their children to the highest academic standards, but we also prepare them to be successful and considerate global citizens. Children at BIK Hannam not only learn English, they live it! Everything they do across the curriculum, from painting to playing, counting to singing, writing to performing, reading to dancing, is all achieved through the medium of English and all aimed at developing academically successfully, emotionally mature, well-rounded individuals. The school has branches in Hannam and Cheongdam.
For other pre-schools view this page on Hi Seoul.
Foreign Schools in Korea
Since 1912, Seoul Foreign School continues to be the preeminent school in Korea for the English speaking business and diplomatic community. SFS is a not-for-profit day school serving nearly 1500 students from 52 countries from pre-school to 12th grade through their committed and caring faculty, comprehensive and challenging academic programs (including the International Baccalaureate diploma) and extensive extracurricular opportunities. Seoul Foreign School continues to enrich the lives of students, challenging them to reach their highest potential in all aspects of life.
Yongsan International School provides a quality educational program that prepares students to continue their studies at leading universities throughout the world and is accredited by by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Students who graduate or earn credits from Yongsan International School have no difficulty having their degrees or units recognized
anywhere in the world. Yongsan International School is located in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu in the heart of the foreign community in Seoul. Their campus includes over 50 general and specialized classrooms, meeting rooms, administrative offices, an elementary library, a secondary library, a 400-seat auditorium, two gymnasiums, two outdoor playground areas, an indoor swimming pool, a regulation-size artificial turf soccer field and above and below ground parking areas.
Seoul American Elementary School provides standards based instruction in a safe learning environment which fosters independent thinking and respects cultural diversity through collaboration among staff, students, parents and community.
Seoul American High School is located on Yongsan Army Base in the center of Seoul, Korea.
SAHS is one of the larger schools in DoDDS Pacific and also has a reputation for being one of the leading academic schools. Every year SAHS ranks in the top 15% of high schools academics, providing students an exceptional education. Most of the students that graduate from SAHS are highly successful in life.
Centennial Christian School has been operating to serve the international community here in Seoul, Korea for over 20 years now. They strive to provide the best academic and spiritual environment possible to help our students grow in their knowledge of the world as well as their knowledge of God. They desire that each student at CCS would find us to be a safe learning environment where they develop life-long relationships.
Korea Kent Foreign School provide the international student a quality education program that mixes academics and social skills, preparing students for their role in today’s global society. KKFS maintains small class sizes in order to provide interaction between students and teachers. This is important as the school has a diverse population, allowing students to learn and respect the cultures of others, but maintaining all instruction in the English Language.
For more information about Foreign Schools in Korea visit the Hi Seoul page.
Public Libraries in Korea
National Library / National Digital Library of Korea the nations largest library, has a collection of over 7 million volumes. During its history spanning 63 years, it has grown to a treasure house of recorded information by comprehensively and systematically collecting intellectual and cultural assets with a mission to hand them down to the future generations. In order to fulfill their responsibilities as a leading cultural institution to usher in the information-based society in the 21st century, the entire library staff makes dedicated efforts to provide a variety of digital information and cultural programs for the public in a timely manner.
The National Assembly Library has undertaken the tasks of collecting and providing global resources for knowledge and information. This is primarily aimed at contributing to the development of parliamentary democracy, improvement of the people’s quality of life, and preserving the historic activities of the legislative and cultural heritage of humankind for future generations. The Library is an integrated information center that provides legislative information to the Members, and substantial information to the people through the unlimited support.
Namsan Public Library opened in 1922, has a collection of historic valuable old books and large material from old Japanese books to latest digital material, is making an effort to provide information rapidly, and develop various contents with keeping pace with the digital age that the information is being distributed with neglecting time and space. They are leading to make up the base of lifelong education by opening the cultural class to deduce self-development, operating the reading class to pave the way for the reading life in addition to the task of providing material, and they have given expanded service to users by expanding task territory, and operating various reading treatments program eversince they appointed the reading treatment program as a special project of Namsan Library in 2005.