JEJU, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwire - Oct 8, 2012) - Branksome Hall Asia, the only overseas campus of Branksome Hall, a prestigious girls' independent school in Canada, announced that the first day of classes starts on Oct. 15 and an opening ceremony will be held on Oct. 29. With the establishment of the second prestigious independent school, there are visible signs of completion of Jeju Global Education City.
Branksome Hall Asia, beginning construction on a 95,000 m2 site in Seogwipo-si, Jeju, in June 2011, wrapped up construction in September 2012 and has completed hiring 46 faculty members specialized in the IB program with extensive experience in teaching in North America, Asia, and Europe. The school will be co-educational from Kindergarten through grade 3 and girls only from grade 4 to 12. This year, the first year of the school, 300 students through grade 10 have completed enrollment.
Branksome Hall Asia (http://branksome.asia/main.php) will adopt the same educational principles and systems as Branksome Hall and plans to offer the internationally recognized IB (International Baccalaureate) Program for all grades. Especially, all students in grades 9 at both Branksome Hall and Branksome Hall Asia will have a chance to experience both the Jeju and Canada campuses respectively through the Branksome Advantage Exchange Program.
In addition, Branksome Hall Asia will introduce excellent educational programs through its STEM V Center, a state-of-the art facility for Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Visual Arts, as well as diverse facilities for summer and winter sports. Opportunities to experience Branksome Hall Asia's education will be offered to students through camps during vacation seasons, as all sorts of learning environments and sports facilities will be open to the local community.
With 98% of its 2011 graduates receiving university entrance scholarships, Branksome Hall is considered one of the top schools in North America with over 110 years of tradition. As Branksome Hall has been ranked No. 3 in the world's boarding schools ranking every year, Branksome Hall Asia is expected to be the best boarding school in Asia.