1. What is the currently the full name of principle and mail/contact info?
The principal name is (Yoo Chul Whan) and you can contact 82+53 235
4151 by phone.
2. What is the address of your school? 대구광역시 서구 새방로 171번지 계성고등학교
Keisung High School, 171 Saebangro Seogu Daegu South Korea
3. How many students and stuffs now in whole campus?and how many grades do you have?(e.g. We have 2200 students in my school, from grade 7-12)
The number of our students is about 1014 to this day and that of the teachers and staffs is about 76. We have grades from 10 to 12.
4. What's the famous characters in your school?( E.g. . Foreign languages, traditional music, sport, science, art, etc.)
We have the famous three sports such as Judo, Basketball and Baduk. Keisung is famous for a Missionary school which has a long history of a 111-year old. when held Summer Olympic Games in 84 and 88 the Judo players won 3 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 3 bronze medals. That is why Keisung high school is very famous for Judo sports.
5.How many sister schools to you have? And in which countries？how often do you usually exchange to each other?
There are three sister schools. One is Georg Vüchner Gymnasium in Hannover in Germany. Since 2014 we have visited there two times(July in 2015, January in 2017) and GBG has visited Keisung in October 2015. It will visit again October in this year. Another is Johoku Kakuen Hiroshima in Japan. We have visited each other since 2010 every summer season every other year . The other is Caoyang middle school in Shanghai China. In almost every year except for political problem we have exchanged sisters relationship program since 2007. In May Keisung High school visits Caoyang in Shanghai and Caoyang visits Keisung every July in each year.
6.How old is your school? What is the education/ religious core value of your school?
Keisung academy was founded in 1906 by a Missionary called J.E Adams from
America. Keisung academy is presbyterian church christianity school, so the motto
is derived from the Bible ,Proverb 1:7, The fear of the LORD is the beginning of
knowledge. That’s why there are bible classes and worship service hour as a special course.
7.What is the ranking of your school or students?(like my school, the average of students is around PR92-95, not the top one but very outstanding and clever ) Keisung is one of the most prestigious high schools in Korea. Not only are there lots of artists such as painters, novelists and poets but there are many political persons who have worked as congressmen and economical personnels as CEO. In the respect of academy ability more than about 40 to 50 percent of students are higher level of rank in national examination every year. Because many students could entered prestigious universities in Korea such as Seoul National Univ, Yensei Univi and Korea Univ and other universities in Seoul, Keisung is usually ranked in a higher level as 100 top high schools in Korea. In Daegu Keisung is one of Top 5 high schools annually.
8.Where are your students coming from? Do they need to pass any exam to study in your school? And what is the background of their parents?(e.g. From nearby community or from whole city, parents are from high social economic family, etc ) Students applied to Keisung High School are from middle schools in whole Daegu area and the parents of students who are more than 50 to 60 percentages are rich in economic aspect. Especially the girls are very excellent students who are top as good as within about 5 percent in each middle school.
9. What is year schedule of your school?(e.g. Summer and winter vacation, new year, spring break, important exam, school opening etc)and what month is the suitable month for students to attend the exchange program?
Every March 2nd is the first day of School Year and is held entrance ceremony and Feb 10 is the end of School Year after the graduation ceremony. Every May or every July is the mid-term and final term exam in first semester and every Oct and every Dec is mid-term and final term exam in second semester. During 3 weeks July to Aug we have Summer vacation and during 5 weeks Dec to Feb is Winter vacation. There are about 2 weeks called Spring vacation. During 2 weeks we prepares a new school year.
10. What is daily time table (schedule)of your school? (What time should they arrive in school in the morning, and leave in the afternoon)
Students come to school until 7:50, start class at 8:20 and finish at 4:00. But we have two hours of supplement classes every day Mon to Fri. Most of students study by themselves at a classroom or decided places from 7 to 10 in the evening. Around 650 students live in a dormitory and about 350 students use shuttle buses