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Global Education City

Education Hub of
Northeast Asia

Establishing an international education hub by absorbing various domestic and international educational demands through world-class educational services
Establishing the best education infrastructure in Northeast Asia to promote the Jeju Free International City

Business Overview

  • Gueok, Bosung, Sinpyeong-ri, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do
  • 3,792,000㎡
  • 2008 ~ 2021
  • International schools (7 schools). English language education center, foreign educational institution, residential and commercial facilities, etc.
    Approx. 20,000 people (incl. 9,000 students)
  • About 40 minutes from Jeju International Airport, 15 minutes from Jungmun Resort
  • Nearby Attractions like Osulloc, Hanlim Park, Mt. Sanbang and Myths and History Theme Park

Business Introduction

  • Global Education City Holds the Key for Solution

    In the 2000s, many students in elementary, junior high and high schools started to leave the country to study abroad at a fast speed, causing many social issues as students had difficulties in assimilation after return, fathers had to live alone away from their families to make money, and the country had growing trade deficit due to studying overseas. To address the issues, The korean government started the Global Education City project as an one of key national project.
    The goal is not only absorbing the demand for studying abroad, but also establishing an international education hub in Northeast Asia.

    *Number of students studying abroad: 27,000 in 2001 → 45,000 in 2006
    *Balance deficit of studying abroad: $1.06 billion in 2001 → $4.46 billion in 2006

  • Paths We’ve Taken

    The Global Education City is a residential education city which hosts commercial, residential and public facilities with international schools at the very center. We worked hard to bring in quality schools with a target to attract 3 prestigious private schools from English-speaking countries, and sent letters on investment attraction 4 times to 173 schools around the world and signed memorandum of understanding etc. Finally, 3 schools joined: NLCS of the UK in 2010, BHA of Canada in 2010 and SJA of the US in 2012 which are all currently offering education programs in the Global Education City.

  • Best Challenge and Best Achievement

    We had the renowned private schools from English-speaking countries of the UK, Canada and the US, and started the challenge to be a global hub of education in Northeast Asia. In 2013 when the schools had first graduates, 92.9% of them were early-admitted by prestigious global universities including Cambridge of the UK, and the schools achieved the highest acceptance rate to global universities in Korea. Up until today, most alumni get admitted to by leading universities around the world, continuing the great track record. Around 3,900 students study in the schools now, and a cumulative total of ₩697 billion in balance deficit was saved.

    The Future of Global Education City, Global hub of education in Northeast Asia

    We plan to attract 3 more international schools. The Global Education City will continue to evolve to be the top-class education city where everyone wants to live for the attractive living conditions and advanced global education system.

Business Timeline

  • history 2019

    June.Open of Multi-purpose playground

  • history 2017

    Oct.Open of St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju

  • history 2016

    Apr.Began construction of St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju

  • history 2014

    July.Opened English education centers (7), 119 centers (7)

  • history 2012

    Oct.Opened Canada’s Branksome Hall Asia

  • history 2011

    Oct.Completed and operated Administrative Support Center (Jeju Provincial Office)

  • history 2011

    Sep.Opened UK’s NLCS Jeju/ KIS Jeju

  • history 2009

    Jun.Commenced groundbreaking construction

  • history 2008

    Oct.Finalized designated area and development plan (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport)

  • history 2007

    Dec.Finalized the basic plan for the formation of the Global Education City (Jeju Support Committee)

  • history 2006

    Dec.Proclaimed Jeju English-Only Town Development Plan (Ministry of Finance and Economy)

International Schools

NLCS Jeju

North London
Collegiate School Jeju
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  • Open
    2011.9.26
  • Curriculum
    Pre-school, elementary, junior-high and high boarding schools for boys and girls
  • Entrance Inquiry
    NLCS Jeju : 064-793-8004

BHA

Branksome Hall
Asia
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  • Open
    2012.10.15
  • Curriculum
    Pre-school, elementary, junior-high and high boarding schools for girls
  • Entrance Inquiry
    BHA : 064-902-5000

SJA Jeju

St. Johnsbury
Academy Jeju
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  • Open
    2017.10.23
  • Curriculum
    Pre-school, elementary, junior-high and high boarding schools for boys and girls
  • Entrance Inquiry
    SJA Jeju : 064-801-1400

KIS

Korea International
School Jeju
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  • Open
    2011.9.19
  • Curriculum
    Pre-school, elementary, junior-high and high boarding schools for boys and girls
  • Entrance Inquiry
    KIS Jeju : 064-741-0509

Jeju Island's World-Class Prestigious Schools

  • •About NLCS Jeju
     

    NLCS has a long history and a successful track record. Our school, NLCS UK, has been known for over 160 years as a prestigious school offering very special education in the UK. We believe that such special education can be provided to students beyond regional barriers. For this reason, NLCS Jeju has become one of the most prestigious international schools not only in Korea but also in Asia.

    •UK NLCS Overview

      • Established in 1850, London, UK
      • 40% of graduates accepted by Oxford or Cambridge Universities every year
      • Ranked 1st IB School in UK for 14 consecutive years
      • Recorded IBDP Students Average 40 points↑ for 12 consecutive years
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    • Accumulated 429 graduates since the first year of 2014
    - the world's top 100 university entrance rate : 61%
    - the world's top 100 university : Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, Yale, Cornell etc.

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    At NLCS Jeju, students can develop their confidence and leadership by planning and executing various activities on their own.

    - NLCS Principal

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33, Global edu-ro 145beon-gil, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Introduction

UK

Opened in 2011 (Sep. 26)

Integrated school (kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school),
Coed boarding school

74 classes

1,508 students (quota)

Grades

Junior School (Nursery ~ Year 6)

Middle School (Year 7 - Year 9)

Upper School (Year 10 - Year 11)

Sixth Form (Year 12 - Year 13)

 

Curriculum

UK NLCS curriculum,IB Diploma

UK NLCS-Korea Exchange Program for Students

Focusing on the discussion and activities based on the philosopy of UK NLCS curriculum

In-depth learning and critical thinking skills through IGCSE and IBDP

* IBDP(International Baccalaureate Diploma Program) education : IBDP, certified by an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), is a globally recognized international standard program in Europe and North America

  • •Abot BranksomeHall Asiaw
     

    Branksome Hall Asia is an IB World School in Jeju Island, Korea. Branksome Hall Asia is a girls' school with courses from kindergarten to high school, with its first graduates in 2015. Opened in 2012, Branksome Hall Asia is the sister school of Canada’s Branksome Hall, which has a history of 114 years and is one of the best boarding schools in the world. Branksome Hall Asia has inherited Branksome Hall's excellent goals, vision, and tradition, and is the latest addition to Korea's emerging international hub in Jeju Island.

    •Canada Branksomehall Overview

      • Established in 1903, Toronto, Canada
      • Canada's premier girls’ private school
      • All grade IB programs run from kindergarten through grade 12
      • 93% of graduates awarded scholarship for university admission (2010)
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    • Accumulated 268 graduates since the first year of 2014
    - the world's top 100 university entrance rate : 65%
    - the world's top 100 university : UCL, Cambridge, Imperial, JohnsHopkins, Cornell, Pennsylvania Univ etc.

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    At BHA, The C.A.S.E activity allows students to develop leadership and collaboration skills.

    - BHA 11th grade Student

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234, Global edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Introduction

Canada

Opened in 2012 (Oct. 15)

Integrated curriculum for elementary, middle and high school.
Girls’ boarding school

60 classes

1,212 students (quota)

Grades

PYP(Primary Years Program, JK prep ~ G5)

MYP(Middle Years Program, G6 ~ G10)

DP(Diploma Program, G11 ~ G12)

 

 

Curriculum

Canadian school curriculum, All year IB program

Canada-Korea Exchange Program for Students and Staff

Rigorous academic programs with the school’s tradition and philosophy in a state-of-the-art educational environment

Future female leaders by identifying students' potential and cultivating leadership and critical thinking skills

 

  • •About SJA Jeju
     

    Established in 2017, St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju represents the Global Boarding School in the United States. Educational City Jeju Island will treat students with respect and courtesy regardless of their nationality, cultural background, or economic factors, in accordance with our successful academic development, academic excellence, and socially recognized and successful educational curriculum.

    •US SJA Overview

      • Established in 1842, Vermont, USA
      • Selected as an excellent school with the Blue Ribbon School Program by the US Department of Education
      • Awarded Siemens Award for AP
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    Our inquiry-based learning is one of the most important parts at SJA Jeju. It helps you have a deeper and better understanding of the matters that you question

    - SJA Jeju 8th grade student

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148, Global Edu-ro, Daejeong-eup, Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do

Introduction

USA

Opened in 2017 (Oct. 23)

Integrated school (kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school), Coed boarding school

68 classes

1,254 students (quota)

Grades

EC(Early Childhood, pre-K3~4 Kinder)

ES(Elementary School, G1~G5)

MS(Middle School, G6~G8)

HS(Hish School, G9~G12)

 

Curriculum

The same curriculum as the US school and AP program

US-Korea Exchange Program for Students and Staff

Student-centerd education base on inquiry projects(Reggio Emilia approach, STEAM program, Capstone curriculum)

AP (for university courses): 22 courses

Reggio Emilia approach : a teaching method that induces children's innate curiosity and interest in learning
STEAM program : Converged Programs Based on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathmatics
Capstone curriculum : Capstone serves as the culminating and integrative experience of an educational program

Location

국제학교 지도

Facilities Photograph

  • 도립공원

    Provincial Park

  • 주거시설1

    Residential facilities

  • 주거시설2

    Residential facilities

  • 상업시설1

    Commercial facilities

  • 상업시설2

    Commercial facilities

  • 상업시설3

    Commercial facilities

  • 소방시설

    Firefighting facilities

  • 교육시설

    Education facilities

Facilities(Attracting world-class schools,Convenient and safe urban environment,An eco-friendly city with natural envirionment)
Attracting world-class schools

• School Zone

  • Attracting world-class prestigious schools to provide high-quality education programs
  • North London collegiate School : Established 26th Sep., 2011
  • Korea International School : (Elementary·Middle) 19th Sep., 2011
    (High) 19th Aug., 2013
  • Branksome Hall Asia : Established 15th Oct., 2012
  • St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju : Established 23rd Oct., 2017
 

• University Zone

  • Creation of multi-campus town by attracting world famous universities’s degree courses and programs
Convenient and safe urban environment

• Residential, Commercial Facilities

  • Residential facilities for 4,660 housings
  • Commercial facilities for the convenience of residents
 

• English Education Center(Jul `14)

  • To support residents to use English as their daily life and teachers to study the field of English education
 

• Emergency call Center 119(Jul `14)

  • In charge of firefighting and emergency operation to secure the safety and security of residents
 

• Global Education City Support Office(Oct `11)

  • Supports general administration for residents
An eco-friendly city with natural envirionment

• Gotzawal Provisional Park

  • To preserve Jeju’s natural environment and revitalize ecotourism