OverviewDulwich College is one of the UK’s oldest independent schools, founded in South London as a boys’ school in 1619. Dulwich College International (DCI) was established to bring the Dulwich education to students around the world and is now one of the fastest growing UK independent school networks. Through DCI, Dulwich College has been in Asia for almost 15 years, building bridges between Eastern and Western communities and delivering high academic results and a well-rounded education.The Seoul campus was the fourth College to join the Dulwich family of schools. The Dulwich network currently provides for over 7,200 students in eleven cities and five countries, with Colleges in London, the Pudong and Puxi districts of Shanghai, in Beijing, Suzhou, Seoul, Singapore and Yangon, International High Schools in Suzhou and Zhuhai, and a sister school in Dehong.Our campus is situated in a purpose-designed building just south of the Han River in the centrally located Seocho District. After opening in 2010 with 223 students, we have steadily expanded our roll to accommodate over 650 students from age 3 to age 18, with over forty different nationalities represented in our diverse student body.Our FacilitiesOur College campus is an expression of our learning philosophy. We offer an educational environment designed to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students.Dulwich College Seoul hosts outdoor play areas, an all-weather sports field, a futsal astro court area, an indoor gymnasium and a 25-metre indoor swimming pool. Facilities also include a 250-seat auditorium, performance areas, self-contained suites of music rooms, two fully stocked learning resource centres and libraries, science laboratories, the SE21 room, a food technology room, Art and Design workshops and a kiln room. As a wireless school, we are able to integrate IT across the whole curriculum through the use of our laptop trolleys.Affiliations and AccreditationsOur network of schools has partnerships with leading universities and organisations. Across the Dulwich College International schools, our students have attended masterclasses with Berklee College of Music, Northwestern University, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, the Royal Northern College of Music and Trinity College Dublin. Our Colleges are working with Goldsmiths, University of London on our Dual Language provision.Our College is recognised as a British School Overseas and accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). With Cambridge International Examination (CIE) accreditation we offer the IGCSE programme and have International Baccalaureate World School status.Approach to LearningOur approach to learning nurtures confidence and intellectual curiosity in our students, preparing them for success in further education and life beyond. We offer a holistic education founded on scholarship and complemented by rewarding co-curricular programmes. Our network of schools has partnerships with leading universities and organisations to bring unique learning experiences to our students.The primary teaching language is English. From DUCKS, which is the Dulwich kindergarten (age 3 to 7 years), through to Year 9 we follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales, enhanced for international needs. In Year 10 students begin the two-year International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) syllabus followed by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Years 12 and 13.We encourage our students to take pride in their achievements, both inside and outside the classroom, continuing the tradition of excellence started by Dulwich College in London. The success of our students is reflected in the university acceptances and scholarships that Dulwich international graduates receive every year. Our international alumni gain entry to some of the top ranked universities worldwide.Beyond the ClassroomWe place equal emphasis on our students’ intellectual and personal development, encouraging them to learn from everything they do.All our Junior and Senior School students are encouraged to take advantage of the co-curricular activities available at the College, to learn and develop new skills or devote time to an interest.We encourage our students to challenge themselves and venture beyond their comfort zones. As part of their education at the College, students have opportunities to participate in field trips to domestic and international destinations. This allows our students to experience different cultures in a learning environment that the classroom cannot always provide. Arts Edward Alleyn, a colourful actor in the Elizabethan theatre, founded Dulwich College in 1619. His dedication to the arts is reflected in the education our students receive today.Dulwich students are encouraged to explore their creative talents. The arts provide them an opportunity to gain insight into various cultures across time periods. Encouraging students to engage in the performing arts not only improves their performance skills but also builds confidence and ignites a spirit of fun. SportsSport is very much part of our curriculum at Dulwich College Seoul. Engagement in sport not only aids our students’ physical development, improving their coordination and developing their skills in a variety of sports, but also helps them to learn how to be part of a team.Our students also participate in number of prestigious sporting events with other international schools from across Asia and have the opportunity to travel with their teams to compete. We host a number of sporting competitions through our membership in school associations, including the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), the Korean International Schools Activities Conference (KISAC), and the Korean American Interscholastic Activities Conference (KAIAC). Language LearningLanguage learning is an important part of our learning philosophy at Dulwich. We believe that learning a language is essential to understanding the world and to appreciate the subtleties of cultural differences.Senior School students can choose to learn Chinese, French, Spanish or Korean. Budding linguists can continue to study their chosen languages as part of their IGCSE and IB courses.Our students come from a wide range of linguistic and cultural backgrounds, with over 40 different nationalities represented in our diverse student body. We are able to support a percentage of students who are non-native English speakers. Students who require additional English language teaching to access the curriculum are provided with English as an Additional Language (EAL) support and our Personalised Educational Programme (PEP). University PlacementEach year, our graduates are accepted and gain scholarships to some of the best universities worldwide. The 2017 class of graduates from Dulwich College Seoul have been accepted into top universities around the world, including the University of Oxford, the University of Toronto, Smith College (scholarship), ESSEC (scholarship), University of Hong Kong, University College London, King’s College London, and many more.
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