▲ St. Albans School, in Washington, D.C. Photos courtesy JDC
A prestigious U.S. preparatory school has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a feasibility study to determine if it will open a boys’ school on Jeju Island. St. Albans School in Washington D.C. announced on Dec. 16 that it had signed an MOU with the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Provincial Office of Education and the Jeju Free International City Development Center. The feasibility study will begin immediately but does not commit St. Albans to opening an affiliate institute on the island.
Also, on Dec. 23, chairman of the board of the JDC, Byeon Jeong-il, announced that a second U.S. school is looking into establishing a Jeju campus. An MOU is expected to be signed with the Rhode Island-based St. George’s School early in 2010.
▲ Above, officials at the sigining of the MOU in the United States. Below,the Washington campus of St. Albans School
St. Albans is an independent college preparatory school founded in 1909 and dedicated to fostering the spiritual, intellectual, artistic and physical development of boys in Grades 4 through 12.
In a press release, headmaster Vance Wilson said, “I have watched, over the last decade, as a number of fine institutions, particularly those in Great Britain, establish campuses in Asia. I believe we would be remiss if we didn’t at least investigate this opportunity.”
It is hoped that the feasibility study will be completed by the summer of 2010. A St. Albans affiliate, if established, would be part of the Jeju Global Education City, a national project designed to provide world-class, English language education for international students. A similar memorandum of understanding was previously signed with the North London Collegiate School.
The feasibility study will be paid for by the Jeju Development Center.
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