Sejong Korean School

Institution overview

Sejong Korean School (hereinafter referred to as "Sejong") was established in May 1992 as a non-profit organization in Hayward, CA.

Sejong is receiving subsidies for textbooks and small books from the Overseas Koreans Foundation. The school is operated by tuition, grants and fundraising.

There are many Korean language schools affiliated with the church in this area, but Sejong is an independent school, consisting of students from 4 to 15 years old, foreign and immigrant children.

Sejong holds classes from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm every Saturday and runs from September to the end of May of the following year in line with the school year in the United States. There is a two-week break between the fall and spring semesters. Currently, Sejong operates 6 classes, and has opened adult classes from the 2018-2019 school year. There are Silla 1, 2, 3, Bakjae 1, 2, and adults’ classes. Among these classes, the basic class was established because students of other ethnicities wanted to learn Korean under the influence of K-pop these days.

Sejong celebrates national holidays (New Year's Day, Chuseok), national holidays (January 3.1, National Foundation Day, Hangeul Day - Liberation Day is a vacation, so there are no events) and Culture Day events to match the seasons. Not only this, but also teaching Korean food making, historical figures of Korea, e.g. characters in Korean currency, independence activists).