Dwight School Seoul

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Dwight School Seoul
Dwight School Logo.JPG
Established 2012
Type Independent, college preparatory school
Principal Kevin Skeoch
Grades Preschool - 12
Location 1582-1 Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu,
Seoul, South Korea
Colors Blue and white
Mascot Lion
Gender Coeducational
Day Day
Website http://www.dwight.or.kr/

Dwight School Seoul is an international school located in Seoul's Digital Media City and is a member of The Dwight Schools, a global network of independent International Baccalaureate (IB) schools founded in New York in 1872. Dwight School Seoul offers the International Baccalaureate curriculum, as a candidate status school, to students preschool through grade twelve. Approximately 27 countries are represented among its student body.

History[edit]

In 2009, The Dwight Schools organization was selected by the Seoul Metropolitan Government to open a model IB school for Korean and international students.[1] Dwight School Seoul's campus was officially completed in July 2012 and opened its doors on August 20, 2012.[2]

The Institution[edit]

Campus[edit]

Dwight School Seoul is a five-story facility built above ground encompassing 18,659 m^2. Dwight's Seoul campus was designed by D&B Architecture Group in accordance with sustainable design principals, utilizing renewable energy through rooftop solar panels.

The Dwight Schools Global Network[edit]

The Dwight Schools are an international network of campuses and programs, which in addition to Dwight School Seoul include The Dwight School in New York; Dwight School London in England; Dwight School Canada on Vancouver Island, British Columbia; and the Dwight American-Capital Normal High School Program in Beijing, China. Currently more than 2,000 students study at Dwight schools.

Academics[edit]

Dwight School Seoul is currently pursuing authorization as an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the full complement of IB programs: Primary Years Program (PYP) which covers preschool through grade 5, the Middle Years Program (MYP) which covers grades 6-10 and the Diploma Program, encompassing grades 11 and 12. The Diploma Program is anticipated to be fully operational by September 2014.

Student Life[edit]

Extracurricular Program[edit]

Dwight Seoul offers the following activities:

  • Homework Club
  • Model United Nations
  • TV Broadcast
  • Soccer
  • Cooking
  • Taekwondo
  • Fencing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Choir
  • K-Pop Dance
  • French

Athletics[edit]

Dwight School Seoul is a part of the Korea International Schools Activities Conference (KISAC), and a member of the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference (KAIAC). The team is called the Dwight Lions and a lion serves as the school's mascot.

Sports Teams

Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports
Grades 9-10
Boys, Girls Volleyball Boys, Girls Basketball Boys, Girls Soccer
Cross-Country Cheerleading Swimming
Grades 6-8
Boys, Girls Soccer Boys, Girls Volleyball Boys, Girls Basketball
Cross-Country Swimming Athletics
Grades 2-5
Boys, Girls Soccer Boys, Girls Indoor Soccer Boys, Girls Basketball
Cross-Country (4-5 only) Swimming Athletics

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