Sejong Academy is a tuition-free Korean immersion charter school in St. Paul, MN. It opened in September, 2014 with grades K-6, and has been adding a grade every year thereafter, with plans to reach 8th grade.
Sejong Academy aims to help each student become a scholar of Korean and English, as well as a socially-responsible global citizen. It is committed to providing an academically rigorous education to K-8 Twin Cities students through an immersion experience in Korean language and culture by using research-based curriculum, high standards for accountability, and promoting an appreciation for diversity and international cultures.
You may be asking why should I focus on teaching my child Korean?
- For the opportunity to acquire a second language.
- For the opportunity for greater cultural sensitivity in order to thrive in an increasingly global society.
- South Korea, which offers significant economic opportunities for Minnesota manufactured goods and for agriculture and service exporters, is a source of growing demand. Recognizing this, in 2011 Governor Dayton led a delegation of 24 Minnesota business, agriculture and academic leaders on a trade mission to South Korea. The delegation traveled to Seoul to promote trade and investment with South Korea, as well as to support Minnesota companies currently doing business in the country.
- South Korea is one of the world’s wealthiest nations. It is a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and G-20 major economies. In 2010 South Korea became the first Asian country to chair the G20 and host the G20 Seoul Summit. South Korea’s market economy ranks 15th in the world by nominal GDP and 12th by purchasing power parity.
Open Enrollment and More Information
Open enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is going on now through January 22, 2016. To learn more, visit sejongacademy.org.