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Okpo International School

School Profile:
National, US, UK, curricula.
69 students, 4-12 yrs

302 Okpo 1 Dong, Geoje-Si, Kyungnam, 656131,
South Korea
Tel: (+82) 55 687 3283
Fax: (+82) 55 687 3066

Okpo School is located in the township of Okpo, on the island of Koje, in South Korea. It was established in 1987 and was originally called the Daewoo Foreign School. It was establish by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering to primarily provide education to the foreign personnel working at the shipyard. The school now admits children from all foreign families on the island.

The Okpo International School has expanded its capacity in the last year and continues to grow. There are five classrooms, a well-stocked library, art room, and an assembly hall which is also used for PE. There are two offices, a staffroom, and two teacher resource rooms. Other facilities include a minimum of two computers in each classroom, 61-inch television with DVD, video and computer input, a large playing area with static equipment and small-sized football pitch and a well-equipped sports store.

The Okpo International School uses the International Primary Curriculum alongside a modified English National Curriculum. The highly skilled teachers are from the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and all have had ESL experience.

The Okpo International School year runs from September until June and with four terms. Fees are quoted per annum but paid in two installments.

The school has a policy of a maximum of 15 children per class because of the high numbers of children from different countries with differing English speaking ability.

It is essential to register a child a least one month before they can attend the Okpo International School. Parents or companies planning to bring children to Okpo should request up to date information on the availability of places in classes, full details of the entry requirements and current school fees. These are all available on the school web site.

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