Online Application For 2019-2020

Foreigners relocating to Korea can apply throughout the year if any vacancy become available.
Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted from Friday, November 1, 2019 until Thursday, January 16, 2020.

For further details, please contact us at

Downloadable Forms:                               
Supplemental Documents by Grade

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.

* Students coming from schools with similar calendars as Chadwick International should apply to the subsequent grade they have completed in that same school year (e.g. candidates completing grade 2 in the United States in June 2020 should apply to grade 3 for 2020-2021 CI school year).

Students coming from Korean schools must apply to the grade they will be starting within that same school year.

(e.g. Candidates starting 3rd grade in Korean schools in the beginning of 2020 must apply to Grade 3 at CI for the 2020-2021 school year).

However, make sure you follow the Grade/Age Eligibility Chart for the 2020-2021 School Year below, particularly for applicants to Pre-K - Grade 2.

채드윅 국제학교와 같은 학사일정을 가진 학교에서 지원을 하는 경우 선택 학년은 현재 재학 중인 학년의 다음학년이 됩니다. (예로, 미국에서 2학년을 2020년 6월에 마칠 예정인 지원자는 20/21 학년도 3학년 지원자가 됩니다. )

국내 공/사립 학교에서 지원하는 경우 2020년 3월, 학생의 학년이 바로 채드윅 지원학년이 됩니다. (예로, 2020년 3월에 3학년이 되는 한국 초등학교 학생은 2020-2021 학년도 3학년 지원자가 됩니다.)

Pre-K 에서 2학년까지는 아래 지원가능 연령표에 따라 지원해주시기 바랍니다.


Grade/Age Eligibility Chart for the 2020-2021 School Year
Date of Birth Grade Level
Sept.1, 2015 - Aug.31, 2016 Pre-K
Sept.1, 2014 - Aug.31, 2015    K
Sept.1, 2013 - Aug.31, 2014 Grade 1
Sept.1, 2012 - Aug.31, 2013 Grade 2
Sept.1, 2011- Aug.31, 2012 Grade 3
Sept.1, 2010 - Aug.31, 2011 Grade 4
Sept.1, 2009 - Aug.31, 2010 Grade 5
Sept.1, 2008 - Aug.31, 2009 Grade 6
Sept.1, 2007 - Aug.31, 2008 Grade 7
Sept.1, 2006 - Aug.31, 2007 Grade 8
Sept.1, 2005 - Aug.31, 2006 Grade 9
Sept.1, 2004- Aug.31, 2005 Grade 10
Sept.1, 2003 - Aug.31, 2004 Grade 11
Sept.1, 2002 - Aug.31, 2003 Grade 12



Application Steps

Steps 1 and 2 MUST be completed by the deadline of January 16, 2020 so that your application can be considered by the Admissions Committee.

Please be mindful that the application fee of 400,000 KRW (or 350 USD) is non-refundable.

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 400,000 KRW or $350 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 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 release an official transcript that includes all report cards for the past two years prior to application for Grades 2-11 as well as the first semester of the current year.

Grade 1 applicants should submit school records from the current year.

Copies of report cards in languages other than English must be translated into English and notarized prior to submission.


Pre-Kindergarten: applicants are not required to submit Teacher's Reference Forms nor report cards.

Kindergarten and Grade 1: Teacher Reference Forms must be submitted, when applicable.

Grades 2 ~11: Two recommendation letters must also be submitted by the student's current classroom teachers (one from the student's homeroom teacher/advisor and one from the English language instructor). 


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.

It is important to remember that Chadwick International cannot begin processing an application until all documentation is received and the non-refundable application 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 Assessments and Interviews

Assessments and Interviews

Upon receipt of a student's completed application, parents or guardians will be contacted via email with a scheduled appointment for assessments and interviews.

Pre-Kindergarten ~ Grade 2

As part of the readiness assessment, each child will attend a group observation session which will collect information regarding developmental readiness in the areas of: social relations, emerging literacy and numeracy skills, as well as overall physical development.

Grades 3 ~ 11

Applicants to Grades 3 ~ 11 will complete a set of admission assessments 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 studying 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. The 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 child's enrollment. If fees and/or tuition are to be paid by a sponsoring organization, the school requires written documentation from the organization.


After receiving the acceptance letter from CI Admissions, the following steps must be completed to proceed with the student’s enrollment process. A start date cannot be assigned by the Division Office (Village, Middle, or Upper School) until the following steps are completed.

  1. Sign Online Contract
  2. Payment made to Business Office
  3. IT Office Will Officially Enter the Student into the System
  4. Nurses’ Office
    • Will send introduction letter with required forms
    • Report of Physician's Exam (can be completed ahead of time)
    • Online Health Form ( Immunization, Medicine Authorization, etc. )
  5. Division Office will Assign a Start Date

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 each grade, and enrolls students so that diversity and balance within the school is maintained. In addition, and within the constraints of our English for Speakers of Other Languages (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