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CHADWICK INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION PROCESS

Online Application Form

2017-18 Applications for Korean passport holders are available between Nov. 1, 2016 and Jan. 20, 2017.

Downloadable Forms:

Supplemental Documents by Grade
지원 학년별 제출 서류 한국어 안내
(한국어로된 서류는 참고용으로 드리는 자료이며 실제 제출용으로 사용하실 수 없습니다.)

Chadwick International is committed to selecting mission-fit students who will become passionate self-directed learners of the highest character. Students will be equipped with the tools and experiences they need to build enduring friendships around the world based on the shared values of honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness, and compassion. Chadwick International also values academic excellence, creativity, and sustainability.

Qualified students from expatriate families residing in Korea will be considered as a priority for admissions. When assessing your child’s application, the Admissions Office considers our internal test scores, and prior academic performance and behavioral records, as well as English proficiency.

Qualified candidates who have submitted completed admissions applications will be assessed for each grade level.

  • Foreign passport holders: Following our admissions policy, applications submitted by foreign passport holders are accepted any time throughout the year if any vacancy becomes available. For further details, please contact us at songdo-admissions@chadwickschool.org or + 82-32-250-5030/5031/5032.
  • Korean nationals: The admissions process for Korean students are available from November 1, 2016 to January 20, 2017

Grade/Age Eligibility Chart for the 2017-2018 School Year
Date of Birth Grade Level
Sept.1, 2012 - Aug.31, 2013 Pre-K
Sept.1, 2011 - Aug.31, 2012 K
Sept.1, 2010 - Aug.31, 2011 Grade 1
Sept.1, 2009 - Aug.31, 2010 Grade 2
Sept.1, 2008- Aug.31, 2009 Grade 3
Sept.1, 2007 - Aug.31, 2008 Grade 4
Sept.1, 2006 - Aug.31, 2007 Grade 5
Sept.1, 2005 - Aug.31, 2006 Grade 6
Sept.1, 2004 - Aug.31, 2005 Grade 7
Sept.1, 2003 - Aug.31, 2004 Grade 8
Sept.1, 2002 - Aug.31, 2003 Grade 9
Sept.1, 2001- Aug.31, 2002 Grade 10
Sept.1, 2000 - Aug.31, 2001 Grade 11
Sept.1, 1999 - Aug.31, 2000 Grade 12


Application Steps

Step 1: Submit Online Application Form and Non-Refundable Application Fee

The applicant’s first task is to complete the online application form and submit the non-refundable application fee of 350,000 KRW or $300 USD to one of the bank accounts below:

• Bank : Shinhan Bank
• Account number for USD: 180-005-295309
• Account number for KRW: 140-008-960456
• Swift Code: SHBKKRSE
• Account Holder: Chadwick International School Songdo

Please use applicant's name as the sender for wire transfer. The wire transfer fee should be paid by the sender and the amount should be net of all bank charges. There will be no bank charges if parents use Shinhan Bank.

Step 2: Submit Supplemental Documents

Parents must request the current school to submit an official transcript that includes all report cards for the past two years prior to application for Grades 2-12 as well as the first semester of the current year. Grade 1 applicants should submit records from the current year and Kindergarten applicants should provide progress reports, when applicable. Copies of report cards in languages other than English must be translated into English and notarized prior to submission. Teacher Recommendation forms should also be submitted by the student's current classroom teacher for Grades 2-12 applicants. Teacher Reference Forms should be submitted for Kindergarten and Grade 1 applicants, when applicable. Pre-Kindergarten applicants are not required to submit teacher's reference letters nor report card.

Downloadable Forms:
Supplemental Documents by Grade
지원 학년별 제출 서류 한국어 안내

(한국어로된 서류는 참고용으로 드리는 자료이며 실제 제출용으로 사용하실 수 없습니다.)

Once Chadwick International receives the application, an automatic confirmation email will be sent to the parents. Parents can track the application progress through their online application account.
Supplemental documents may be mailed or emailed to the admissions office in a timely manner. It is important to remember that Chadwick International cannot begin processing an application until all documentation is received and the application-processing fee has been paid.

Note: All documents submitted to Chadwick International will be considered the property of the school and will not be returned.

Step 3: Admission Test and Interview

Testing and Interviews
Qualified applicants who have completed admission applications will be assessed for each grade level as possible candidates. Upon receipt of a student's completed application, parents or guardians will be contacted via email with a scheduled appointment for testing.

Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 2
As part of the readiness assessment, each child will attend a group observation session which will collect information on each child’s developmental readiness in the areas of social relations, emerging literacy and numeracy skills, as well as overall physical development.

Grades 3 - 11
Applicants in Grades 3 - 11 will complete a set of admission tests designed to evaluate their proficiency in reading comprehension, language usage, mathematics, and English written skills. If an applicant has recent standardized test scores he/she may include those results in the application package.

Overseas applicants

For students currently overseas, along with the completed application form and supporting documents, standardized tests (ISEE, SSAT or MAP) will be required. After scores have been submitted to Chadwick International, the Admissions Office will schedule Skype interviews with students and parents.


Step 4: Wait for Notification of Decision from Admissions Office

Once the Admissions Office has received the online application form, application fee, all the required supplemental documents, and the assessment has been done, an Admissions Committee's decision will be made after a careful analysis of each applicant's file. Final decision may indicate:

ACCEPTANCE: If your child is accepted, you will receive a formal Letter of Acceptance along with an online enrollment contract. Each year, a few students are accepted conditionally. The expectations of students conditionally admitted are clearly delineated in the acceptance letter.

REGRET: Each year, some students are denied admission based on their academic and/or behavioral record, if their English language proficiency does not meet the requirements of the grade to which they are applying, or if CI lacks a program to meet their individual needs. Denied candidates may reapply for the following school year once the reason for the denial has been addressed.

WAIT POOL: A candidate is placed on a wait pool list when he or she is eligible for admission, but there is currently no space in the grade for which he or she is applying. Every effort will be made to indicate the candidate’s current status on the wait pool list so that the family can plan accordingly.

Once the enrollment is finalized, students interested in applying for the following year must submit an updated application with the most current documentation. It is important to note that if your child is wait listed, you should explore other educational alternatives while awaiting a decision from CI.

Step 5: Formal Acceptance (complete enrollment process)

After an enrollment offer is made, all tuition and other fees must be paid by the designated due date in order to reserve a seat. To confirm that parents will accept the offer, they will have 14 days to notify the school of their decision to enroll by signing the Online Enrollment Contract. Failing to meet the deadline will result in forfeiting a student’s enrollment. If fees and/or tuition are to be paid by a sponsoring organization, the school requires written documentation from the organization.

PRIORITY SYSTEM: Based on the school’s mission, CI views qualified applicants holistically when offering places. Qualified students from expatriate families will be considered priority for admissions. The Admissions Office also takes into account the profile of the grade applied for, and places students so that diversity and balance within the school is maintained. In addition, and within the constraints of our ESOL program, learning support and class size limitations, CI also takes into account (in no particular order):

  • Children of CI faculty and staff
  • Ethnically non-Korean children who are academically proficient in the English language
  • Siblings of students already enrolled in the school
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