Cheongna Dalton School (CDS) is the only International School fully accredited by both the Korean Government and Western Association of Schools and Colleges(WASC).
CDS was founded by the Bongduk Education Foundation that established Hangaram High School in Seoul, Korea. Inspired by the success of Hangaram High School, the Foundation hoped to establish a school committing in pursuing the cultivation of the creativity, adaptability, self-motivation and leadership. In September of 2010, the Foundation made an agreement with the Dalton School in New York to launch the faithful innovation of education.
Cheongna Dalton School was established on the first of September in 2011 and offers curriculum for grade K~12.
Most of the admin do not have admin degrees. The current admin really caters to the students instead of actually listening to the teachers. Many faculty members leave the school because the housing is like a dorm and there is not a whole lot of support. The high school english teachers are mediocre at best. The math, science, and history teachers are really good. The middle school is great. The first program has some good teachers, but there are also some really bad ones.