ACS International Jeju will be the newest member of the ACS family, catering for students from Kindergarten to IB Diploma (Grade 12). Students will study the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) in the Pre-School and Primary School (K – Grade 6); the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) in the Middle School (Grades 7 – 10); and the IB Diploma (IBDP) in the High School (Grades 11 – 12). Across the school Chinese language will be compulsory, as will Korean Language plus Korean Social Studies / History for Korean students.
Situated on the beautiful resort island of Jeju, South Korea, ACS International Jeju will be the fifth of five international schools forming the Global International City of Education located in the Seowipo-si area.
ACS International Jeju plans to open on 1 October 2019 with students from Grades K – 9, growing year by year to reach a capacity of 1070 students. It is envisaged that the students seeking admission may apply from November 2018. ACS International Jeju is a selective school with prospective students sitting tests in English, Mathematics, non-verbal reasoning plus an oral interview. Younger Pre-school and Primary children will be assessed by observation in classes or groups.
With over 132 years’ experience, the Anglo – Chinese Schools (ACS) in Asia have a well-established history of excellence in education. ACS International Jeju joins the family of six ACS Schools in Singapore and one in Jakarta.
This new international school therefore has a strong heritage to draw from and will develop its own style to complement the ACS Family of Schools. There will be a contingent of teachers from ACS Singapore schools and other staff will be recruited from all corners of the world, to give this school its global perspective.
Our international curriculum has a very strong academic focus, complemented by a strong pastoral care philosophy centred around a House system, and has been tailored to our location in Asia. It suits those students who want to have university options in the UK and US as well as in Asia.
High academic standards are the bedrock for this school and it is our intention to add measurable value to the academic level of all students. The school ethos and carefully selected teachers, as well as the curriculum style will help the students to develop into very capable, independent and life-long learners.
Like all ACS schools, ACS International Jeju is a Christian school which welcomes people from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. The school’s Christian values are universal and traditional, and underpin the education of our students as they grow into ethical, dynamic and globally-minded citizens.
We are innovative and forward thinking, continually reflecting on our own practice, embracing new ideas and viewpoints, to adapt to new methods of teaching and tools for learning, keeping our school at the forefront of educational best practice. Our specialism is Technology in its widest sense, with the goal to imbed technology in how we learn and teach.