Classes started for the first time at Branksome Hall’s sister school, Branksome Hall Asia, today. The new Branksome Hall Asia campus welcomed about 300 students, who are attending classes that feature the same educational principles and IB curriculum as Branksome Hall Canada.
Branksome Hall Asia is located on Jeju Island, South Korea, and is situated within a unique academic zone called Jeju Global Education City.
“We look forward to the official opening ceremony on October 29,” says Branksome Hall Principal Karen Jurjevich Murton. “The excitement is palpable, as we have watched our vision of a sister school rise from an empty field into a state-of-the-art facility in just over a year.”
Currently, Branksome Hall Asia has 46 faculty members who specialize in the IB program and with experience in teaching in North America, Asia and Europe. The school is co-educational from Kindergarten through Grade 3 and girls-only from Grades 4 through 12. For the school’s first operating year, students are enrolled through Grade 10 only.
“We look forward to seeing the new school enrich the lives of students from Asia and Canada,” says Ms Jurjevich Murton.
All students in Grades 9 at both Branksome Hall and Branksome Hall Asia will have a chance to experience both the Jeju and Toronto campuses, respectively, through an exchange program.