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Global Prodigy Academy is an international high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school is located in Jeonju, 180 miles south of Seoul and is affiliated with Jeonju University. There are about 60 total students and 13 foreign teachers. Most of the graduates have entered universities abroad.

About GPA

Jeonju University officials, including Dr. Nahm-sik Lee, recognized a need for a high school that would prepare students for university studies abroad, which resulted in the creation of the GPA high school. The school opened its doors in February 2006 with only a few students. School officials expect continuous growth, which will result in added curriculum and extracurricular opportunities.

GPA is a college preparatory high school with the goal of preparing students academically, physically, and socially for the global workplace and to help them become leaders with broad perspectives and high expectations for themselves and others.

What is unique about GPA?

How do we stand out from the other schools here in South Korea?

Unique Environment

GPA provides a unique learning environment that reflects a North American style school. All subjects are taught in English using an American based education curriculum

Student Centered

All teaching is student centered. Teachers are encouraged to use best–practiced (researched) methods and strategies in their teaching

Arts Electives

GPA offers Arts electives: Visual Arts, Music, and Creative Writing, all of which are taught by qualified teachers. Students have an opportunity to learn language unique to these particular subject areas

Licensed Teachers

The majority of teachers are licensed in their subject area or in the process of getting their Education degree or license

Diverse Backgrounds

The current staff come from diverse backgrounds and as a result bring with them different experiences. They reflect the diversity in the majority of North American Colleges and Universities today

Small Class

Small class sizes result in individual attention (Current Student/Teacher ratio is 6-1)

Our Certificates


Global Prodigy Academy is an international high school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has jurisdiction over the U.S. states of California and Hawaii, its territories of Guam, American Samoa and Northern Marianas Islands, in addition to the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Pacific Rim, East Asia, and areas of the Pacific and East Asia where American schools or colleges may apply to it for service