Seoul Science High School

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Seoul Science High School
Seoul Science High School Seal.gif
1-1 Hyehwa-dong
Jongno-gu, Seoul
South Korea
Type Specialty High School
Motto "예지의행 (叡智義行)"
(literal translation: "Intelligence and Righteous Action")
Established 1989
Principal Gyu-Hyeong Lim
Grades 10-12
Enrollment 373 (2012)
Seoul Science High School
Hangul 서울과학고등학교
Hanja 서울科學高等學校
Revised Romanization Seoul Gwahak Godeung Hakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Sŏul Kwahak Kodŭng Hakkyo

Seoul Science High School is a public school for gifted students (ages 15–18) interested in science. The school was established in 1989, and is located at Jongno-gu, Seoul. It is one of the nineteen science high schools in Republic of Korea. In 2009, it has become an 'academy for gifted students' selected by the ministry of education of Korea.

The school motto is "Intelligence and Righteous Action" (예지의행, 叡智義行).

Purpose of Establishment[edit]

The school was switched from Science High School to Gifted High School according to the procedure set out in Enforcement Decree of the Gifted Education Promotion Law Act Article 19.[1] As stated in the article 12 of the same law, a person who meets the following conditions is defined as a gifted

  • 1.Those who are recognized as having a certain level of talent or potential above a specific subject or in a specific field, according to the method of standardized intelligence test, thinking ability test, creative problem solving ability test, or any other method of inspection, interview or observation.
  • 2.Those who are recognized to have a certain level of talent or potential in the artistic and physical fields according to methods such as inspection, interview, or observation other than practical examination.

In accordance with Article 1 of the Gifted Education Promotion Law, the purpose of SSHS is to make early identification of talented people and early education of their talents and abilities which will develop the natural potential of the individual, promote self-realization of the individual, and contribute to the development of the nation and society.[2]

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Coordinates: 37°35′29″N 126°59′55″E / 37.5915°N 126.9986°E / 37.5915; 126.9986