Seoul Academy / Seoul Sahmyook Joongkodeung Hakkyo (Seoul, KR)

A coeducational boarding school on the junior high and senior high levels operated near Seoul, Korea. It is fully accredited by the Seventh-day Adventist Board of Regents as well as by the Korean government. In 1993 the enrollment was 1,941, with a staff of 81. The first school, Kyungsung Sahmyook School, was established in April 1938 at Myunmok-dong, Seoul. It was closed at the end of Japanese rule of Korea. The school reopened as Sahmyook Junior Academy in 1947. During the Korean War the school moved to Cheju Island and stayed there for a few years. The institution returned to Seoul in 1952. In 1956 the school moved to Hoiki-dong, Seoul, and operated as a junior high school. Operation as a senior high school began in 1961. Because of the expansion of the city of Seoul in 1970, the school...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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