2020-2021 application process 

Online Application For 2020-2021

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be accepted from Friday, November 1, 2019 until Thursday, January 16, 2020. All supplemental documents must be submitted by the deadline or your application will not be considered.  

Application to Grades 3, 4, 6 and 7 can be submitted ONLY from:
 - Foreign passport holders;
 - Siblings of current students;
 - Korean passport holders who have studied at least 3 years overseas. 
When clicking on the online application link, you will first be required to register for an account. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us directly for assistance at songdo-admissions@chadwickschool.org
2020-2021 학년도 3, 4, 6, 7 학년은  별도의 자격을 갖춘 경우에 한해 지원이 가능합니다. 
 - 한국여권 소지자가 아닌 경우
 - 여권에 상관없이 이미 형제자매가 본교 학생인 경우
 - 한국여권을 소지하였으나 해외 재학 기간이 3년 이상인 경우

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 complete applications will be assessed for each grade level.

Students coming from schools with similar calendars as Chadwick International should apply to the subsequent grade level they have completed in that same school year (e.g. candidates completing Grade 7 in the United States in June 2020 should apply to Grade 8 for the 2020-2021 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 Grade 7 in Korean schools in the beginning of 2020 must apply to Grade 7 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 1.

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.


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: 5620-660000-2020
• Account number for KRW: 180-005-295309
• 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

Once Chadwick International receives the application form, an automatic confirmation email with checklist will be sent to the parents. Parents can track the application progress through their online application account.

  • Copies of Title Page of Parent(s) and Applicant's Passports
  • Family Relationship Certificate (for Koreans) or Alien registration card copy (for foreigners)
  • Foreign Passport Holder Forms (For foreigners)
  • Report Cards/Transcript: The online application requires parents to 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. Please click on the link within the application and complete the release of school records document; the document will be sent directly to your school.  Copies of report cards in languages other than English must be translated into English and notarized prior to being uploaded to your online account. 
  • Teacher Reference Form (K - Grade1)/Recommendation Letters (Grade 2 and up): Teacher reference forms/recommendation letters can be found within the checklist in applicants' account.  The Reference Form/Recommendation Letter will be sent directly to the teacher you designate. 
  • Students Questionnaire (Grade 2 and up)
  • Standardized Test Result (For overseas applicants)

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 necessary 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.


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

Step 5: Formal Acceptance (complete enrollment process)

After receiving the acceptance letter from CI Admissions, the following steps must be completed to proceed with the student’s enrollment process.

  1. Sign Online Contract
  2. Tuition Payment made
  3. Student's account generated by IT Office 
  4. Medical form Nurses’ Office
    • Report of Physician's Exam (can be completed ahead of time)
    • Online Health Form ( Immunization, Medicine Authorization, etc. )