Cheongna Dalton School

The Dalton Plan is a progressive educational method developed by Helen Parkhurst in the early 20th century.
Focusing on developing the whole child, Dalton plan tailors each student's program to his or her needs, interests, and abilities. It also promotes both independence and dependability of the student, and enhance the student's social skills and sense of responsibility toward others. Encouraging cooperation and providing environment of freedom, along with three-part plan (House, Assignment, and Lab) continues to be the structural foundation of a Dalton education. Cheongna Dalton School (CDS) builds upon this educational plan and seeks to expand by providing innovative ways to educate each student.

In addition to the Dalton educational structure, CDS utilizes five terms cycle followed by five assessments cycles per year. Being focused on content mastery, we believe that shorter terms and assessment cycles allow better learning experiences for our students as well as better measuring progress from teachers. Each term contains six weeks of study followed by one week of student assessment which usually contain two days of tests. Within the summer vacation period of about 11 weeks, CDS also opens its classrooms for approximately 3 to 4 weeks during the summer to ensure accessibility to student who wishes to self-study. In year 2011 on 1st of September, CDS kicked off the new school year with Kindergarten to Grade 9.

Grades are divided into three groups: First Program, middle school and high school. The First Program consists of grades Kindergarten to 4, middle school consists of Grades 5 to 8 and high school consists of Grades 9 to 12. CDS utilizes the block schedule of 75 minutes for high school grades.




Universities in English-Speaking Countries
Cheongna Dalton School (CDS) plans to prepare meticulously for accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), so that the CDS graduates will have no trouble pursuing their further academic career in the universities not only in the United States but also other English-speaking countries. Cheongna Dalton School will make sure that all CDS graduates' academic achievement in CDS is recognized and accredited by any university around the world, by thoroughly reviewing the teachers, curriculum, finance, accounting, and any other issues that meet the WASC accreditation criteria.

Domestic Universities
Students who wish to pursue their post-secondary education in Korea can get accreditation for Korean schools by selecting Korean language and social studies including Korean history for 102 hours per year. As the only International School certified for Korean academic accreditation approved by the Korean Government, Cheongna Dalton School strive to operate domestically accredited academic program comprehensively for all aspiring students.




Cheongna Dalton School (CDS) admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at CDS. The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school administered programs. The admission eligibility for Cheongna Dalton School is as the following:

1. At least one of the parents of the applicant should hold a foreign passport
2. Student must have stayed abroad for 3 years (1,095 days) or more, as indicated in the certificate issued from Korea Immigration Service
3. The applicant who had been attending to the foreign school or international school approved by Korean government, before February of 2009

2011-2012 School Year
Grade Date of Birth Grade Date of Birth
Pre_K 2006.09 - 2007.08 6 1999.09 - 2000.08
Kindergarten 2005.09 - 2006.08 7 1998.09 - 1999.08
1 2004.09 - 2005.08 8 1997.09 - 1998.08
2 2003.09 - 2004.08 9 1996.09 - 1997.08
3 2002.09 - 2003.08 10 1995.09 - 1996.08
4 2001.09 - 2002.08 11 1994.09 - 1995.08
5 2000.09 - 2001.08 12 1993.09 - 0995.08

In order to enroll in the Kindergarten curriculum, a student must be 5 years old before September 1, 2011. In case of the student who does not correspond to the grade chart above, the student shall be placed to suitable school grade in consideration of the student's academic skill and parents interview.


Application Process


From K(Kindergarten) to Grade 4, the admission will be based on the application and interview without the written tests, and for 5-9th grade the written admission test will be administered for English (listening, reading, writing) and Math. The admission will be based on the application, test result, and/or interview.

Address: 834-122, Cheongna International City, Gyungseo-dong, Seo-gu, Incheon
Call: (032) 563-0523, FAX: (032) 563-0524
Bank Account for Application Fee Wire/Transfer: Citibank 178-00343-249-01 Cheongna Dalton School
Please include the name of the applicant when you wire/transfer the application fee of KRW 300,000.




The tuition will be billed twice, in KRW and dollar on the first page. The half of the total tuition amount must be paid by June 1, 2011, and the other half amount must be paid by November 1, 2011. For the new students admitted after the 2nd semester of 2011~2012 academic year, however, the tuition must be paid in a single payment. Tuition and dormitory fee for 2012~2013 academic year are to be announced.

Tuition (2011-2012)   Other Fees (2011-2012)
Grade Tuition   Application Fee KRW 300,000 (non-refundable)
Elementary School: K - Grade4 KRW 10,000,000 + $5,000   Registration Fee(One-time) KRW 3,000,000 (non-refundable)
Middle School : Grade 5 - 8 KRW 12,000,000 + $6,000   Textbook Deposit (One-time) KRW 200,000 (non-refundable)
High School: Grade 9 - 12 KRW 12,000,000 + $7,000   Lunch (1 year ) KRW 800,000

All high school students (Grade 9-11) are recommended to reside in CDS dormitory.
The dormitory fee is KRW 8,000,000 + $2,000, and the following is the fees breakdown.

KRW 4,000,000 + $1,000: Dormitory cleaning, laundry, maintenance & R.A, KRW 4,000,000 + $1,000: Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 5 days per week)
From 2012~2013 academic year and on, all high school students are mandatory to reside in CDS dormitory
Annual Dormitory Fee: KRW 10,800,000
The technology fee is included in the tuition, for information about the school bus fee and route, please contact West Tour Co., Ltd. 010-4112-5423


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