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.
Chadwick International touts itself as being a high-quality education with a diverse student population. I would guess that nearly 90% of their students are Korean. The school's diversity relies on the many Korean students who are dual passport holders. Truly foreign students represent a very small number. The school deceives in website and promotional materials by heavily featuring foreign students. The principals claim they are open to dialogue from parents, yet rarely accept suggestions for change. Korean parents are afraid to voice their opinion for fear that their children will no longer be welcomed. Foreign parents are more vocal but overlooked because the school's primary mission is cultivating Korean students to eventually attend non-Korean universities. The school administrators over-communicate by sending many long messages, but not enough information of substance is conveyed. Parents are required to purchase (expensive) MacBooks and iPads for their children, depending on grade level. The future may be in technology, but it does not mean our children should be tied to their devices for every aspect of learning. Chadwick is overpriced for what we're getting, and the school is not nearly as excellent as the leaders would have you believe. Would not recommend and cannot wait to get my children out of this school.
Expat, 14/02/2021 @ 16:47:25
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Poor administration that does not address concerns from international parent community with topics ranging from poor academics, inadvertent isolation of international children when teachers teach to the class majority, inability to adequately address food allergy safety concerns & inability to balance local education demands with international family demands. Beware: Education stats from school are not truly reflective of Chadwick; instead external rigorous cram schools are part of the local culture & has caused friction among international student experience, teachers & families. Your child will be behind if you depend solely on Chadwick to teach them. Be prepared to pay for outside private support just like the locals do or risk your child struggle with major learning gaps when they transition to their next school.
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.