CHADWICK INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION PROCESS
* 2018-19 Applications for Korean passport holders have been closed.
Thank you for your interest in Chadwick International!
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 2018 should apply to grade 3 for 2018-2019 CI school year).
Students coming from Korean schools must apply to the grade they will be starting within that same school year.
Ex. Candidates starting 3rd grade in Korean schools in the beginning of 2018 must apply to Grade 3 at CI for the 2018-2019 school year.
채드윅 국제학교와 같은 학사일정을 가진 학교에서 지원을 하는 경우 선택 학년은 현재 재학 중인 학년의 다음학년이 됩니다. (예로, 미국에서 2학년을 2018년 6월에 마칠 예정인 지원자는 18/19 학년도 3학년 지원자가 됩니다. )
국내 공/사립 학교에서 지원하는 경우 2018년 3월, 학생의 학년이 바로 채드윅 지원학년이 됩니다. (예로, 2018년 3월에 3학년이 되는 한국 초등학교 학생은 2018-2019 학년도 3학년 지원자가 됩니다.)
Grade/Age Eligibility Chart for the 2018-2019 School Year
|Date of Birth||Grade Level|
|Sept.1, 2013 - Aug.31, 2014||Pre-K|
|Sept.1, 2012 - Aug.31, 2013||K|
|Sept.1, 2011 - Aug.31, 2012||Grade 1|
|Sept.1, 2010 - Aug.31, 2011||Grade 2|
|Sept.1, 2009- Aug.31, 2010||Grade 3|
|Sept.1, 2008 - Aug.31, 2009||Grade 4|
|Sept.1, 2007 - Aug.31, 2008||Grade 5|
|Sept.1, 2006 - Aug.31, 2007||Grade 6|
|Sept.1, 2005 - Aug.31, 2006||Grade 7|
|Sept.1, 2004 - Aug.31, 2005||Grade 8|
|Sept.1, 2003 - Aug.31, 2004||Grade 9|
|Sept.1, 2002- Aug.31, 2003||Grade 10|
|Sept.1, 2001 - Aug.31, 2002||Grade 11|
|Sept.1, 2000 - Aug.31, 2001||Grade 12|
- Step 1: Submit Online Application Form and Non-Refundable Application Fee
- Step 2: Submit Supplemental Documents
- Step 3: Admission Test and Interview
- Step 4: Wait for Notification of Decision from Admissions Office
- Step 5: Formal Acceptance (complete enrollment process)
The applicant’s first task is to complete the online application form and submit the non-refundable application fee of 350,000 KRW or $330 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
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.
Supplemental Documents by Grade
- Village School : Pre-K | K and Grade 1 | Grades 2-5
- Middle School: Grades 6-8
- Upper School: Grades 9-11
지원 학년별 제출 서류 한국어 안내
(한국어로된 서류는 참고용으로 드리는 자료이며 실제 제출용으로 사용하실 수 없습니다.)
- Village School: 유아원(만4세과정) | 유치원(만5세과정)및 1학년 | 2학년 ~ 5 학년
- Middle School: 6학년-8학년
- Upper School: 9학년-11 학년
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.
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.
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.
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.
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