Editor’s Note: This information about Dulwich Academy first appeared on this post about Yongsan preschool options. In order to keep the conversations more coherent, we’ve closed comments on that original post and separated all school reviews to their own posts. If your child has or is currently attending this program, please feel free to leave your input here so other parents can make an informed decision. Thanks!
CONTRIBUTED BY KELLY GARCIA
I don’t know any military families who have kids here, but have a couple expat friends who like it.
Parent take: PROS: International school that accepts kids from 36 months old(rare in Seoul). It is new modern building in great location (not far from City Hall), excellent bus services, British Curriculum. It makes you feel like family with all parents-teachers-staff, good security guards, English behaviour method, super clean and with high hygienic standards, extremely happy and artistic environment and decorations and beautiful spaces for the young ones to play outside and inside in early years classes, good teachers.
CONS: No big outside fields, very expensive, not so organized as it should be in some things (that in UK they def would be), bus monitors do not speak English that causes confusion sometimes, not so healthy food menu weekly. It is extra charged and not cheap, so i would prefer young kids not to eat pizza or fajitas or frozen fish and chips or sausages for lunch…They have nutritionist and the catering should put more effort to prepare a healthier kids meal.
Ages: 1.5-13 yo
Hours: 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30 (toddler group), 8:30-3:30 to age 5.
Cost: KRW 24.8 million / year + additional fees
NOTE: This is an international school, meaning you need a foreign passport to enroll. The parents’ employer often pays for tuition so these schools tend to cost a bundle. I’ve heard that some will offer discounts for military families, so if you are military it’s worth a shot to see if that’s the case. Some military families send their kids to these schools, but from what I gather mainly State Dept. families. I’m only including the preschool/kindy info here, but they go up through school age.
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