Business Awards 2020

17 APAC / Business Awards 2020 , Established in 2012, Dwight School Seoul is a top international school based in Seoul, South Korea, and caters to all grades from pre-school through to Grade 12. Officially an eco-school, and recognised as a part of the Dwight network with locations around the world in New York, Shanghai, London, and Dubai, Dwight is also the first International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School in Seoul, and is triple accredited in CIS, NEASC, and the IB, whilst also currently being chair of the IB Association in South Korea. The Head of the School, Mr. Kevin Skeoch, states: “Dwight prides itself on igniting the spark of genius in every child and offers several programs where students can discover and connect with new interests.” Dwight School Seoul boasts a close knit community of both local and expat families and is often referred to as “the family school” by locals. The School is international in every way, celebrating and embracing all cultures and communication between teachers and students is of the utmost importance to ensure professional development, which is encouraged and supported in workshops, webinars, conferences, and think tanks, as well as through a scholarship program. “Our culture is positive, forward thinking, and encourages innovation,” Mr Skeoch continues. “The school looks for highly educated and qualified individuals who are experienced and come from diverse backgrounds. We also like to develop internally and encourage our staff to step up into leadership positions.” International School of the Year – Seoul Dwight School Seoul prides itself on the positive energy in the corridors, and its sense of discovery andwonder in the classrooms, to offer internationallyminded students a rich and challenging curriculum. Recently, we took a closer look at the school to discover how it earned themselves the titles of International School of the Year – Seoul in this year’s APAC Business Awards. Oct20202 Dwight School Seoul Contact: Grace Zimmerman Company: Dwight School Seoul Web Address: Recent events regarding the Covid-19 pandemic have affected businesses and organisations across the globe however Seoul has fared well as South Korea, as a country, did much to contain the virus early on. The country also offers a very fast internet speed which became a very useful tool for both teachers and Students of Dwight School Seoul for e-learning seminars and events. In addition, access to the latest and some of the newest technology available in Korea meant that the school was able to purchase thermal cameras, temperature checking robots and anti-viral protective sheets to help assist in the safeguarding of its staff and pupils. The future of Dwight School Seoul is extremely bright as the school is completely full with 540 students and is also in discussion for its next stage of expansion. “Dwight School Seoul is constantly looking ahead at how we can improve and what we can do better. Continuing our philanthropy initiative and how we can contribute as an eco-school are among the top projects we are currently working on.”