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taeguk.gif Korean School of New England

  • 뉴잉글랜드 지역에서 가장 크고 오랜 역사를 가진 학교 (1975년 설립)로서, 좋은 교육 환경을 갖추고 매주 토요일, Newton의 Oak Hill MiddleSchool 건물에서 공부하고 있습니다.
  • Established in 1975, we are the largest and oldest Korean School in New England. We offer a rich variety of language, cultural andhistorical courses every Saturday at Oak Hill Middle School, 130 Wheeler Rd. Newton MA.


taeguk.gif 교육목표/Our Mission

수준 높은 교육과 전인교육을 지향하고 있으며 한국어·역사·문화·음악·연극·예절·미술·무용·한국 무용·태권도 등을 통해 학생들에게 한글 교육은 물론, 사회의 구성원으로서 긍정적인 사고, 높은 자긍심과 책임감, 그리고 협동심을 기를 수 있도록 가르치고 있으며, 우리 고유의 전통인 부모에 대한 효도 및 어른을 공경하는 태도를 갖도록 지도하고 있습니다. 그리고 김정숙 선생님이 작사하고 옥인걸 교수님이 곡을 붙이신 교가의 가사 에서처럼 "힘차게 미래를 향해 날개를 펴서 새 역사의 주인이 될 꿈나무 학생들"에게 보다 나은 교육을 시키기 위해 교사와 학부모 모두가 열심히 노력하고 있습니다.


We are committed to offering you and your children a rich and caring learning environment through the study of Korean language,history, culture, music, drama, dance, and martial arts (Taekwondo).

We also offer classes in Korean language and culture for adults.


taeguk.gif 행사/School Events

  • 학기별 행사로서, 가을 학기에는 '단어 경연 대회/Word Contest'와 '포스터 경연 대회/Poster Contest', 동요부르기 대회 등을, 봄 학기에는 '단어 경연 대회' 및 '이야기 대회/Storytelling Contest'를 통해 학생들이 배우고 익힌 한국어 실력을 마음껏 발휘할 수 있는 기회를 마련하고 있습니다.
  • 가을 학기에는 공개 수업(학부모 수업 참관)을 통해 자녀들이 어떻게 수업을 받고 있는지를 직접 참관할 기회를 갖고 있습니다.
  • 가을 학기가 끝나는 1월말에 갖는 설날 잔치 및 종강식 때에는 각 반 학생들의 발표 및 시상식, 그리고 부모님과 선생님께 세배를 드리는 순서를 가지고 있습니다.
  • 봄 학기가 끝나는 6월에는 졸업식과 함께 학생들의 발표와 이야기 대회 수상자들의 이야기 발표합니다.
  • 또한 매년 교지를 만들어 학생들의 그림 일기 또는 글을 실어 모두 같이 나눠 보는 기회도 갖고 있습니다.
  • Special events are offered throughout the semester, such as 'Word Contest', 'Poster Contest', 'Storytelling Contest', and 'Singing Contest' through which students can demonstrate their learning and develop confidence and self-esteem.
  • In the fall semester, we offer Open Classes where parents may observe and participate in the learning.
  • At the end of fall semester in January, a special session will be devoted to student projects, awards ceremony and traditional Korean New Year's events.
  • At the end of Spring Semester in June, the graduation ceremony will include student presentations and storytelling contests.
  • An annual school magazine highlights student achievements in painting and creative writing.  


taeguk.gif  Frequently Asked Questions

1. What types of classes are taught at KSNE?

KSNE is proud to offer language and culture classes to both children (minimum age of 3 years old) and adults. See details under “Our Classes”. The language and culture classes are held in the mornings followed by optional after-school classes which teach Korean dance, Ballet, Baduk (Korean Chess Game), Art 1 & 2, Korean  Traditional Calligraphy and the Taekwondo, a traditional Korean martial arts. See “Schedule". While learning the Korean language, both oral and written, is the primary focus of the classes, there are also opportunities for all students to learn Korean songs and participate in cooking demonstrations with their class typically once a semester. The school also encourages all students to participate in the annual singing, storytelling, and drawing contests hosted by the KSNE.


2. How do I decide what course to enroll my child in?

If your child is a mew student, please refer to the registration form and circle the appropriate levels for listening, speaking, reading and writing Korean. Normally two weeks prior to the beginning of each semester, there is an assessment test. A child is placed in an appropriate class depending on oral and written skills so you do not need to specify a class name.


There are tracts at KSNE – one tract (classes are named Haenim & Dallim, Gerbugi & Toggi, Geumdoggi & Eundoggi, Heungbu & Nolbu, etc) is designed for families with parents who speak Korean fluently and the second tract (Sejong Level) is designed for those families with non-native speakers of families where only on parent is a fluent speaker of the Korean language.


3. What if my child(en) doesn't speak any Korean? Will my children be able to keep up?

If the adults in your household do not speak any Korean or only one parent speaks limited Korean, your child will likely be placed in a Sejong class. Sejong classes are taught in English with more instruction in Korean as the children move up. The Sejong-1 , which is named  Chaesonghwa class is for the youngest students. The curriculum is comparable to the Hae-nim/Dal-lim class where simple vocabulary and the Korean alphabet is introduced. Sejong-2 (Bong-seon-hwa), Sejong-3 (Guk-hwa), Sejong-4 (Hae-dang-hwa), or Sejong-5 (Deul-guk-hwa/A special class for the limited learning ability students) is for slightly older students and the children learn at a faster pace to learn how to read in Korean with an introduction to simple sentence structure.


4. Can I sit in on my child's class?

Parents of the youngest children typically remain in the classroom for the duration of the class. It is optional and is entirely up to the discretion of the parent. If you choose to sit in, you can also sign up to volunteer as a teacher’s assistant to help in the class. Volunteers are always appreciated.


5. Is there any homework?

Yes. Expect your child to have homework each week. Your support in homework assignments is critical to your child’s success. If you expect to miss a class, please ask for the homework assignment in advance.


6. What should my child bring to school each week?

*  Lunch or money for lunch ($5~$8 should be adequate; drinks, traditional Korean foods such as Mandu, Japchae, and Ddeok (Korean traditional rice cake) is sold each week in the cafeteria.

*  Binder with pockets for handouts and homework assignments

*  Pencils

*  Eraser

*  Homework assignments

*  Colored Pencils (Optional)


taeguk.gif What happens in a typical day?

See the Daily Schedule.

taeguk.gif 기타/Others

taeguk.gif  Non-Discrimination Policy Statement

The Korean School of New England admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan program, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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