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Installation Overview --United States Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan, Korea


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Installation Overview --United States Army Garrison (USAG) Yongsan, Korea
Photo courtesy U.S. Army

The USAG-Yongsan school district is made up of Seoul American Elementary School, Seoul American Middle School and Seoul American High School. All three schools are located on USAG-Yongsan's South Post. The schools provide cost-free education to command-sponsored military and DOD civilian Family Members. Non-Command Sponsored students as well as Non-DOD students may attend on a tuition-paying, space available basis.

The schools are located along Eighth Army Drive, close to Youth Services, and across the street from Burger King and Popeye's. USAG-Yongsan Schools have a cosmopolitan environment with children from Asian and European countries, students adjust very quickly and form close bonds. DODDS Korea offers students opportunities to compete and visit other countries in the Pacific Rim.

DoDEA has changed its Early Child Hood Education programs entrance requirements for all DoD Schools for Calendar Year 2009-2010. Age requirement are:

Sure Start and Pre-Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 4 years of age by September 1.
Kindergarten Programs, a child must be 5 years of age by September 1.
First Grade, a child must be 6 years of age by September 1.
If you have any questions about exceptions, contact DoDEA.

Students living on the economy are picked up by pre-arrangement at specified bus locations. Check with the DODDS School Transportation Office (located in S4106 across the hall from the Housing Division) to check routes when planning your off-post housing options. Other students living off-post walk or use public transportation.

Before you arrive in country, pre-registration process is available online as well as all forms needed for the registration requirements. Once you arrive, new students must first register in room 121 of the Community Services Building, S4106 before going to the appropriate school.

No extended care programs are available at the school. Before and after school care available through Youth Services for children 6-12 years of age in the School Age Services Program.

Local private schools are very expensive. Retirees pay anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 per child per school year.

Adult Education and Training support is designed for the professional and personal development of soldiers. The Army Education Center is available on a walk-in basis and is located at the Moyer Rec Center. There is a testing office for college placement. Universities available for degree programs: Central Texas College, Troy State University, University of Maryland, University of Oklahoma, and the University of Phoenix.

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