About Chadwick International School
Chadwick International School is deeply committed to self-discovery through experience and reflection. Students develop the joy of learning, self-confidence, well-being, and curiosity through interactive and practical experiences. Our schools share the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion.
Chadwick School has grown significantly since opening in 1935, but the legacy of its founder, Margaret Lee Chadwick, remains a driving force behind the school’s continued development. Now in its 75th year, Chadwick has more than 800 students in kindergarten through Grade 12 and has graduated more than 3,000 students.
One of Chadwick's most significant milestones is the founding in 2010 of Chadwick International School in Songdo, South Korea, expanding opportunities for students around the globe to benefit from a world-class Chadwick education and become lifelong members of the Chadwick Community. Chadwick International School develops global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge, and the ability to lead.
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18 Reviews of Chadwick International School
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This school is the best school I have been to the teachers are good and as a student the academics are fantastic I personally recommend people to attend this school.
First of all, this school is a IB developed school, having PYP, MYP, and DP curriculums. Second, it has a lot of nationality to learn countries.
The Head of School and the principals say they want to hear parents' concerns, but dialogue goes nowhere. Lots of fluffy answers to placate families, but no actual resolutions on substantive matters. They talk a lot about family and community but the school leaders, staff, and teachers do not mingle with the general community. Administrators make a big deal about transparency but the school operates secretively and oppressively. Academics and programs change all the time depending on the rotation of overpaid consultants the school has hired. Funds would be better spent to build solid programs and boost student learning. The Korean students bully foreign students, especially in the upper school. It's an English language international school, but the predominant language is Korean, to the dismay of local and foreign parents alike. This results in Korean students who aren't fluent in English even after many years of enrollment, and foreign students who often feel excluded in interactions on campus. The school has plenty of high achieving students, but they learned what they know (music, sports and academics) at hagwon, not at Chadwick. Lots of potential here but ultimately, this is an expensive school that fails to deliver the world-class education it promises. If you are considering employment within the school or in the city of Songdo, you should look elsewhere.
Perfect learning institution. I felt really welcomed at this school, as a parent of 6 children, this school really helped all of them.
Best school I have ever attended. Teachers are so supportive. Truly a good experience for all.
Best international IB i have ever sent my children to. The best facilities! Massive soccer field, lovely outdoor spaces, and not to mention the pool! All staff work so hard and are so respectful to their students. The students succeed well in life after graduating here, thanks to the amazing college counselling! All four of my children are attending/ attended Chadwick International, and I will never stop recommending it!
Money-hungry school run by people that have no idea about education. They are good at misrepresenting the school so they can attract new teachers, but everyone leaves at the end of their contract. Well, I never felt valued there so I left. Good luck kiddos.
I regret to have kept my kid longer than I should. Especially the elementary school is terrible, starting from the principal, administration, and teachers. Because of this bad administration, good teachers left shortly after if they did not know and made bad decision to come here (high turn over for good teachers). That means all remaining teachers are so so if not too bad. Many expat parents decided to take their kids out or decided rather to home school even they got paid for free tuition by the sponsor companies. Upper school is slightly better but if your kids are not sent to the after school program until 10-11pm like many Korean kids, your kids will be left behind and frustrated as those teachers they don't have to teach the Korean kids since they got from the academy already. I wish Songdo has more schools to consider and to complete as this school thinks we have no other options so they don't think they have to change or improve. Don't send your kids here or you will soon regret.
Overpriced. Here it's all about marketing, not much value other than the brand and the good sport facilities. It might work if you are very rich, but it's definitely not the best school out there. It's just a hip playground for rich Korean kids. The focus is on sports and other trendy activities, not much time is left for real teaching. Academics are not the priority and the results are clear. #Alert! A lot of pressure to donate to their fund. It happens in the fall and parents are pushed to donate to an already very rich school. Korean parents donate out of fear of being left behind and teachers donate to avoid being labeled as uncooperative with the school's mission and face retaliation. Where is that money going? Nobody knows. Dodgy culture overall, and way too much appetite for money.
Such bad administration that is American focused and shows no understanding of other cultures. Head of School is arrogant and privileged and thinks he walks on water. He is completely disconnected and lacks self awareness. There is a talking down to other cultures and jokes about students and parents. Horrible place!
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Seohyeon (Elin) Kim, 2 years ago
This is a place where you don't hear too muck Korean. Even though people from other countries teach kids,but there are Korean teachers too. There is a subject that you choose ,world languages where you can speak Korean,Mandarin,etc. I personally love this school.
Dayeon (Sarah) Kim, 5 months ago
This SCHOOL is SO Amazing!!!!! There are so many subjects to learn!
Aleksander (Sandro) Kucan, 8 months ago
Awesome school..... You know why? because im here
Korean Sisters, a year ago
The school is nice And friendly plus the education is great