Admissions

 

 

We are delighted that you have decided to embark on this
journey to learn more about our community and hear our stories.

 

Caroline Farrell
Admissions Director
cfarrell@dwight.or.kr
+82-2-6920-8799

 

Hyejin Yoo
Admissions Officer
hyoo@dwight.or.kr
+82-2-6920-8799

How to Apply

Step 1

 

Click here to submit your online application and application fee.
When the online application is received, you will receive a confirmation
email, including banking information to submit the non-refundable,
application processing fee (100,000 KRW).

Step 2

 

Submit supporting documentation.
All students applying to preschool through grade 12 are required to submit the following documents to complete their application.
Documents must be sent directly from the issuing school or institution. Documents originally issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.
Please note, all documents submitted become the property of Dwight School Seoul and will not be returned.
Early Childhood Division (ECD): Applicants for preschool (PS) and kindergarten (K) should submit a report or recommendation from any current or previous school attended.
Only after all supporting documents are received will the student’s file be reviewed for admission.
  1. Copy of applicant’s passport.
  2. Copy of parents’ passports.
  3. Copy of applicant’s and parents’ Alien Registration Cards (ARC) – foreign passport holders only.
  4. Copy of applicant’s birth certificate or family registry for Korean nationals.
  5. Entry/Exit Statement for applicant.
  6. Entry/Exit Statement for parents – 3 years overseas applicants only.
  7. Transcripts (academic records) for the current year plus previous two years. 
  8. Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form:
    • Lower School applicants (preschool through grade 5) submit one form from your current homeroom teacher.
    • Upper School applicants (grades 6 through 12) submit two – one from the applicant’s current English language arts teacher and an additional from a subject teacher.
    • Applicant Questionnaire (grades 6 through 12 only).
    • Diploma Programme Course Selection Form (grades 11 and 12 only).
    • New Student Health Form (all grades).
    • Application for school bus service (if applicable).

Step 3

 

Complete an interview and admissions assessment.
Once your application, application fee and all supporting documents have been received, a member of the Admissions team will contact you to arrange an interview and admissions assessment.
Please be advised that interviews and admissions assessments last approximately 1½ – 2 hours.
Students applying to grades 11 and 12 (Diploma Programme) are required to attend an additional interview with the Upper School Principal and the IB Diploma Coordinator.
Overseas applicants: If a student is applying from overseas and is unable to complete the interview and admissions assessment at the Dwight School Seoul campus, an online interview can be arranged, and a teacher or counselor at the applicant’s current school can administer the test.

Step 4

 

Review and evaluation of the application.
Upon completion of the interview and admissions assessment, the application will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee. In some situations, further action may be required.
  • The applicant may be required to spend an additional day on the campus to undergo further assessment. Observations and recommendations may be sought from a variety of specialist teachers.
  • If the previous reports or the Confidential Teacher Recommendation Form indicate behavioral problems, the previous school will be contacted for clarification and further information pertaining to the student’s issues.
  • If the previous reports or admissions test indicate learning difficulties, the Quest Coordinator will interview and/or formally assess the student and advise as to whether Dwight School Seoul is the correct placement for the student and whether the school can adequately support the student’s needs.
NOTE: English as an Additional Language is not available in the Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12) and Learning Support is limited to time management and study skills support only.

Step 5

 

We will contact you with a decision.
Once the Admissions Committee has made a decision, you will be contacted with one of the following:
  • Unconditional Offer of Acceptance.
  • Conditional Offer of Acceptance: Quest or English as an Additional Language (EAL) support may be required. This may involve an additional cost.
  • Conditional Offer of Acceptance: Probationary Acceptance. Conditions of the probation will be shared.
  • Waitlist.
  • No Offer of Acceptance.
Please allow a minimum of 5 working days for notification following the interview test date.

Tuition & Fees 2018-2019

Tuition and Fee Structure 2018-2019

Tuition

Grade

 

Early Childhood Division (Preschool: 3-4 years old) Full day

KRW 22,171,000

Early Childhood Division (Preschool: 3-4 years old) Half day

KRW 11,085,500

Lower School (Kindergarten-Grade 5)

KRW 28,684,000

Upper School (Grade 6-12)

KRW 28,684,000

Fees

Category

 

Application Fee (Payable at time of application)

KRW 100,000

Assessment Fee (Due prior to interview & assessment)

KRW 300,000

School Development Fund for New Student

KRW 5,000,000 (Non-refundable)

School Development Fund for Existing Student (2nd year only)

KRW 3,500,000 (Non-refundable)

School Development Fund for Existing Preschool Student (2nd year only)

KRW 500,000 (Non-refundable)

Library Book Deposit (One time)

KRW 200,000 (Refundable)

Parents’ Association Fee (Annual) 1

KRW 25,000 (Non-refundable)

Optional

Category

 

Busing: Preschool-Grade 12 (Round Trip - Annual) 2

KRW 2,500,000

School Meal (Daily) 3

KRW 6,000 (Asian/Western)

KRW 10,000 (Halal)

Full Quest Program4

50% of tuition

Yearbook5

KRW 70,000

1. The Parents’ Association Fee is invoiced by the school on behalf of the Parents’ Association for their future activities.
2. An additional KRW 200,000 will be billed for extended service.
3. Subject to change upon minimum wage increase.
4. For students offered admission conditional on Quest participation, this is not optional.
5. Yearbook fees may be subject to change.

 
Middle Years Program/Diploma Program (Grades 10-12) Additional Fees
Grade Category Amount
10 MYP Examination Fees (Due upon enrollment) 500,000 KRW
11/12 Textbooks Deposit (Due upon enrollment) 200,000 KRW (Refundable)
12 Diploma Exam Registration and Fees (Due upon enrollment) 1,500,000 KRW

 

Late Entry/Early Withdrawal Refund Schedule for the 2018-19 School Year
Dates Late Entry Tuition / Bus Discount Early Withdrawal Refund6
Tuition Busing
March 10 – May 31, 2018 N/A Annual tuition and busing excluding 3m
June 1 – August 12, 2018 N/A 80% of annual tuition and 100% busing
August 13 – October 17, 2018 N/A 70% of annual tuition and busing
October 18 – December 14, 2018 20% 50% of annual tuition and busing
December 15, 2018 – March 22, 2019 40% 20% of annual tuition and busing
March 23 – June 12, 2019 (end of school year) 60% No refunds will be made

6. Early withdrawal and refund of tuition & fees shall be subject to the school policy.

 

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Payment of tuition and fees should be made by bank transfer to the KEB Hana bank account indicated on the invoice which will be issued in January of 2018. Parents are responsible for all bank fees, charges and clearing costs. Cash or personal checks are not accepted. Please note that the School requires that payment of tuition be paid in Korean Won.

 

PAYMENT DUE DATES

  • Early payment discount rate of 1% will be applied to the tuition and School Development Fund Fee received by March 31, 2018 for newly enrolled and returning students.
  • Newly enrolled students - Payment of all tuition and fees is due within 14 days after admission acceptance or prior to the first day of classes, whichever date occurs first.
    • A 5% late fee will be charged on all outstanding balances for any payments received after applicable due date.
  • Returning students: To continue enrollment for the 2018-19 school year:
    • Prior to re-enrollment, the outstanding balance must be paid in full.
    • A nonrefundable enrollment deposit of KRW 3,000,000 must be made on or before March 10, 2018. The re-enrollment deposit will be applied to 2018-19 tuition.
    • The balance of tuition and fees is due on or before April 30, 2018.
    • A 5% late fee will be charged for outstanding balances paid from May 1 to May 31, 2018.
    • If payment has not been received before June 1, 2018, the student's place is forfeited and student must re-apply through the Admissions Office subject to available space.

 

PAYMENT ASSISTANCE

Dwight School Seoul is pleased to offer a third child discount of 15% (tuition and School Development Fund) for families enrolling three or more children. All other applicable fees are payable immediately upon billing. However, as a convenience to parents, the balance of tuition, School Development Fund and Quest fee may be paid in installments with 2% installment interest, with prior approval by April 30, 2018. To discuss installment payments as well as any special circumstances, please contact Mrs. Hailey An, Accounting Manager; direct line: 82.2.6920.8645; email: accounting@dwight.or.kr.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

The School offers a limited number of yearly financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Financial aids are intended as short-term financial assistance and are means tested. If offered, a financial aid can be reviewed on a term by term basis and are fixed figure amounts. Scholarship examinations, auditions and interviews take place in February next year and are applied for the following August. To discuss financial aid options, please contact the Admissions Office; direct line 82.2.6920.8799, email: admissions@dwight.or.kr.

 

*Please note that in the event of force majeure, tuition and fees will not be refunded. Force majeure is defined as an event such as war, civil strife, labor unrest or extreme weather that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled by the school.

Tuition & Fees 2019-2020

Tuition and Fee Structure 2019-2020
 
Tuition
Grade
 
Early Childhood Division (Preschool: 3-4 years old) Full day
KRW 22,836,000
Early Childhood Division (Preschool: 3-4 years old) Half day
KRW 11,418,000
Lower School (Kindergarten-Grade 5)
KRW 29,545,000
Upper School (Grade 6-12)
KRW 29,545,000
Fees
Category
 
Application Fee (Payable at time of application)
KRW 100,000
Assessment Fee (Due prior to interview & assessment)
KRW 300,000
School Development Fund for New Student
KRW 5,000,000 (Non-refundable)
School Development Fund for Existing Student (2nd year only)
KRW 3,500,000 (Non-refundable)
School Development Fund for Existing Preschool Student (2nd year only)
KRW 500,000 (Non-refundable)
Library Book Deposit (One time)
KRW 200,000 (Refundable)
Parents’ Association Fee (Annual) 1
KRW 25,000 (Non-refundable)
Optional
Category
 
Busing: Preschool-Grade 12 (Round Trip - Annual) 2
KRW 2,700,000
School Meal (Daily) 3
KRW 6,000 (Asian/Western)
KRW 10,000 (Halal)
Full Quest Program4
50% of tuition
Yearbook5
KRW 60,000

1. The Parents’ Association Fee is invoiced by the school on behalf of the Parents’ Association for their future activities.
2. An additional KRW 200,000 will be billed for extended service.
3. Subject to change upon minimum wage increase.
4. For students offered admission conditional on Quest participation, this is not optional.
5. Yearbook fees may be subject to change.

 
Middle Years Program/Diploma Program (Grades 10-12) Additional Fees
Grade Category Amount
10 MYP Examination Fees (Due upon enrollment) 500,000 KRW
11/12 Textbooks Deposit (Due upon enrollment) 200,000 KRW (Refundable)
12 Diploma Exam Registration and Fees (Due upon enrollment) 1,500,000 KRW

 

Late Entry/Early Withdrawal Refund Schedule for the 2019-20 School Year
Dates Late Entry Tuition / Bus Discount Early Withdrawal Refund6
Tuition Busing
March 10 – May 31, 2019 N/A Annual tuition and busing excluding the non-refundable deposit of 3m KRW.
June 1 – August 12, 2019 N/A 80% of annual tuition and 100% busing
August 13 – October 18, 2019 N/A 70% of annual tuition and busing
October 19 – December 13, 2019 20% 50% of annual tuition and busing
December 14, 2019 – March 27, 2020 40% 20% of annual tuition and busing
March 28 – June 10, 2020 (end of school year) 60% No refunds will be made

6. Early withdrawal and refund of tuition & fees shall be subject to the school policy.

 

PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Payment of tuition and fees should be made by bank transfer to the KEB Hana bank account indicated on the invoice which will be issued in January of 2019. Parents are responsible for all bank fees, charges and clearing costs. Cash or personal checks or credit cards are not accepted. Please note that the School requires that payment of tuition be paid in Korean Won.

 

PAYMENT DUE DATES

  • Early payment discount rate of 1% will be applied to the tuition and School Development Fund Fee received by March 31, 2019 for newly enrolled and returning students.
  • Newly enrolled students:
    • Payment of all tuition and fees is due within 14 days after admission acceptance or prior to the first day of classes, whichever date occurs first.
    • A 5% late fee will be charged on all outstanding balances for any payments received after applicable due date.
  • Returning students: To continue enrollment for the 2019-20 school year:
    • Prior to re-enrollment, the outstanding balance must be paid in full.
    • A nonrefundable enrollment deposit of KRW 3,000,000 must be made on or before March 10, 2019. The re-enrollment deposit will be applied to 2019-2020 tuition.
    • The balance of tuition and fees is due on or before April 30, 2019.
    • A 5% late fee will be charged for outstanding balances after April 30, 2019.
    • If nonrefundable re-enrollment deposit of KRW 3,000,000 has not been received by March 10th, 2019, the student's place is forfeited and the student must re-apply through the Admissions Office subject to available space.

 

PAYMENT ASSISTANCE

Dwight School Seoul is pleased to offer a third child discount of 15% (Tuition and School Development Fund) for families enrolling three or more children. The third child discount is not applicable to corporate accounts. All other applicable fees are payable immediately upon billing. However, as a convenience to parents, the balance of Tuition, School Development Fund and Quest fees may be paid in installments with 2% installment interest, with prior approval by April 30, 2019. To discuss installment payments as well as any special circumstances, please contact the Accounting Office; direct line: 82.2.6920.8644/8645; email: accounting@dwight.or.kr.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

The School offers a limited number of yearly financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Financial aids are intended as short-term financial assistance and are means tested. If offered, a financial aid decisions can be reviewed on a term by term basis and are fixed figure amounts. Scholarship examinations, auditions and interviews take place in February next year and are applied for the following August. To discuss financial aid options, please contact the Admissions Office; direct line 82.2.6920.8799, email: admissions@dwight.or.kr.

 

*Please note that in the event of force majeure, tuition and fees will not be refunded. Force majeure is defined as an event such as war, civil strife, labor unrest or extreme weather that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled by the school.

Admissions Qualifications Policy

 

Dwight School Seoul seeks to ensure that all students admitted to our school comply with
the Korean law requirements for admission into foreign schools. Dwight’s Admissions Qualification
Policy outlines these requirements and outlines our internal procedures to ensure all students
admitted to Dwight School Seoul are in full compliance with the law.

 

Qualification Requirements As Set by Korean Law

 

In order to be admitted into a foreign school, the student, irrespective of his or her nationality (whether or not the student has or does not have a citizenship in a foreign country), must satisfy one of the following two requirements:
  • One or more of the student’s parents must hold a passport from a foreign country.
  • When the student is a Korean national, then he or she must have resided in a foreign country for a minimum of three years. A person who has dual nationalities including that of Korea (whether a parent or child) is deemed as Korean under Korean law.
Parents are required to submit a family registry proving relationship to student(s). Korea Exit/Entry Statements are also required to establish eligibility.

Compliance Procedures at Dwight School Seoul

 

Once a student has been accepted into Dwight School Seoul, all applications will undergo the following review procedure to ensure applicant’s qualifications are in compliance with Korean Law:
  • All applications will be reviewed by our auditors to ensure applicants meet Korean law requirements.
  • If any suspicions arise by our auditors, documents will be sent to Dwight’s legal team for review.
  • Dwight School Seoul may consult with local authorities for them to review any questionable documents.
  • If documents are deemed ineligible for admittance, students will receive a rejection notice.
  • If a current student has been deemed ineligible through our internal audit systems, the parents will be asked to join us for an interview and given an opportunity to explain any discrepancies.
  • If after the parent interview the school still deems a student is not eligible, the student will be asked to withdraw from the school.

Suspected Malpractice

 

Parents who have provided false or incorrect information on a student’s application form or transcripts are not eligible for refunds on tuition. Dwight School Seoul will report any form of malpractice to the local authorities.

Scholarship & Bursaries

 

Dwight School Seoul is pleased to offer needs-based financial aid, intended as short-term financial assistance, and merit-based scholarships.
Financial aid is subject to applicants meeting all admissions requirements and proven financial need. Details are confidential, to be disclosed to the parties directly named only.
Scholarships are awarded to current upper school students enrolled at Dwight who are able to demonstrate their spark of genius in the available scholarship categories:
  • Leadership: Applicants must demonstrate outstanding leadership skills both globally
    and in the local community.
  • Academic: Applicants must be great all-around students who personify the IB Attitudes, Learner Profile and Dwight School Seoul Mission and Philosophy AND demonstrate exceptional academic abilities by maintaining an average mark of 6 in course work.
  • Athletic: Applicants must exemplify good sportsmanship, including attitude toward team members, coaches, equipment, officials and spectators. Applicants must also demonstrate a proven record of outstanding athleticism and will represent Dwight in two full seasons on a Varsity Team. The Dwight Athletic Director will verify each applicant’s records for participation.
  • Performing & Visual Arts (Drama, Music, Voice, Film, Art): Applicants must perform two pieces or provide a portfolio of works. Applicants may be required to exhibit work in the Dwight Gallery or participate in Dwight School Seoul performances.
  • Technology (Robotics, Programming, Animation, Software): Applicants must demonstrate outstanding knowledge in a selected area and provide samples of works completed.

Scholarship auditions and interviews take place during the first quarter of each year and are applied toward tuition the following August.
Typically a scholarship award will range from 5% to 35% of tuition. All awards are merit-based and there is no guarantee that scholarships will be awarded for each category.
Applicants are required to submit completed documentation and be prepared to showcase their talents before a panel.
The 2019-2020 application deadline is January 31, 2019.
No late applications will be considered.
Awards will be determined each March.
Please note that all applicants must maintain a minimum mark of four, and be participating in applicable events and programs in order to maintain eligibility for their scholarship.
Recipients will receive financial awards based upon panelist input as well as access to Quest support as appropriate and based upon availability.
Failure to remain in good standing, both academically and socially, will result in the forfeit of scholarship funds.
To apply for financial aid or scholarships please contact the Admission Office at admissions@dwight.or.kr.

Age & Grade Placement Table 2019-2020

2019-20 Age/Grade Placement Table

Grade

Birth Date

12

Sep 2001 to Aug 2002

11

Sep 2002 to Aug 2003

10

Sep 2003 to Aug 2004

9

Sep 2004 to Aug 2005

8

Sep 2005 to Aug 2006

7

Sep 2006 to Aug 2007

6

Sep 2007 to Aug 2008

5

Sep 2008 to Aug 2009

4

Sep 2009 to Aug 2010

3

Sep 2010 to Aug 2011

2

Sep 2011 to Aug 2012

1

Sep 2012 to Aug 2013

Kindergarten

Sep 2013 to Aug 2014

Preschool 4 year olds

Sep 2014 to Aug 2015

Preschool 3 year olds

Sep 2015 to Aug 2016

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