Okpo International School
National, US, UK, curricula.
69 students, 4-12 yrs
302 Okpo 1 Dong, Geoje-Si, Kyungnam, 656131,
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.