About Chadwick International
The visionary educational philosophy of Margaret Chadwick was put into practice outside the United States with the founding of Chadwick International in 2010. Located in Songdo, South Korea, within the Incheon Free Economic Zone, the school has grown from its opening enrollment of 260 students in kindergarten through Grade 7 to its current population of 1,100 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Chadwick International graduated its first class of 68 seniors in May 2016.
Chadwick students benefit from interactions and relationships with their peers from across the Pacific. Some classes meet through the Telepresence video conferencing system for discussions related to their common coursework. Others work together in person through student exchanges between the campuses. Still others travel together to joint conferences around the world and represent Chadwick together. Chadwick students currently have the opportunity to go on exchange to Chadwick International, and Chadwick families can also host incoming students from Chadwick International. (Students interested in participating in Chadwick School-Chadwick International exchanges should contact Mr. Chad Detloff, Director of Global Programs.
For instance, 20 Middle School students and two Upper School students traveled between the two campuses in the 2015-16 school year, as well as numerous teachers and families. Eight soccer players from the Palos Verdes campus visited Songdo to participate in an international soccer tournament hosted by CI in November 2015. And Chadwick International students participated in the Round Square conference on the PV campus in March 2016.
In addition, new courses for both campuses have been developed for the Upper School curriculum, while a number of lessons throughout the Village and Middle Schools are the result of joint planning. Throughout this process and subsequent dialogue, ongoing articulation between the faculties on both campuses has added a rich perspective to these conversations.