Korea School Information Index

So you and your family are here in Korea (or getting ready to PCS to this lovely country) and you’ve got questions about the schools.  Well, we’ve got some answers.

Got school-aged kids?  Here are some helpful links to get you started:

Links to DoDEA Websites

DoDEA Pacific

DoDEA Korea District  (links to individual school websites)

DoDEA School Calendar (through 2016)
2015/2016

DoDDS Kindergarten & First Grade Entrance Age Requirements: “Kindergarten students must be five years old on/or before 1 September of the current calendar year to be eligible to register for the upcoming school year. First Grade students must be six years old on/or before 1 September of the current calendar year to be eligible to register for the upcoming school year.”

DoDDS Korea Transportation Page


Helpful OVERSEAS YES Posts

Signing up for a Korean preschool in Seoul

Preschool/Childcare Options in Seoul

Childcare Options in Osan


Seoul

Our information about the following schools is currently located on this Yongsan Preschool Overview post here on Overseas Yes. We are in the process of moving this information onto separate posts for each school. 

Childcare Options
The Child Development Center (CDC)
Somang (Korean-language daycare & preschool)
Korean In-Home Daycare by Inchon Gate

On-Base Preschool Options
Child Development Center (CDC) Strong Beginnings Program
Sure Start

English Language Off Base Preschools
Mustard Seed Christian Preschool
CRADA
Creative Children’s Learning Center
Starters Preschool

Korean Language Off Base Preschools
Somang
The Forest School

International Schools
Franciscan Foreign School
Seoul Foreign School Namsan International Kindergarten
ECLC International Kindergarten
Dulwich Academy

*For your child to attend an international school in Korea you need a foreign passport to enroll.  The parents’ employer often pays for tuition so these schools tend to cost a bundle. We’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.  It is our understanding that these schools mostly educate children from State Department families. These schools go through the high school level.


Osan

Our information about the following schools is currently located on this Osan Childcare Overview post here on Overseas Yes. We are in the process of moving this information onto separate posts for each school. 

On-Base Preschool Options
Child Development Center
School Age Program
Youth Center & Teen Center

English Language Off Base Preschools
Mission Baptist Academy
Wookyung Meysen Preschool
Scholastic English Center
Eugene Children’s Center

Korean Language Off Base Preschools
Orange Nursery School
Miso Children’s Center


For all you parents looking for a preschool that suits your kids, we’re hoping to add a little something to aid in your search. We would love for parents of children who attend various preschools here in Korea have to fill out a series of questions about the schools for the benefit of the rest of us. We welcome more than one voice on each school since everyone has a different experience, so please feel free to add in your two cents in the comments.

If your child attends a school that has not been reviewed on this site, please contact our Editor for the template.