Twenty-one fifth grade students from SJA Jeju came together on Friday, March 1st to participate in the GEC’s first ever Battle of the Books tournament. Teams of ten students faced off against KIS and BHA in a trivia-style tournament.
The G4 students joined hundreds of students from all over the world in celebrating Rube Goldberg’s legacy by building a complicated machine that placed money into a piggy bank.
"SJA Jeju has a vibrant and large campus, perfect for students to grow, explore, and create."
"I love being part of St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju. I am extremely impressed by the amazing facilities and the amount of materials we
have to support student learning. The staff at the school is always ready to help and often go the extra mile to make sure everyone is
happy. Every day when students walk in the door, they are eager and ready to learn, and I am reminded why I love working here so much. I am so excited and grateful to be here teaching these students."
"Wherever I have landed in life so far - from my rural hometown, to Stanford University, to Asheville NC - the community in each place has been what made it feel like home. The community here at SJA Jeju is no different. The students are kind and hardworking and the staff are thoughtful and driven. I feel lucky to get to work with, and learn from, each member of this vibrant community."
"Jeju Island is a beautiful and peaceful location in South Korea. It is a hidden gem surrounded by stunning volcanic outcrop coastlines and serene citrous and vegetable farmlands. These topographical features surround the Global Education City, where St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju is located. St. Johnsbury Academy Jeju is a new and growing school with excellent facilities and an energetic staff who are in the midst of building an amazing place for learning."
"It has been a privilege to be a part of the SJA Jeju community, a group of like-minded and passionate educators from around the world. SJA Jeju is a school that is constantly growing and empowering students through learning."
"Life in the dormitory taught me to be independent and to be closer to not only other students but also teachers at SJA Jeju. For me, the dormitory is my second home."
"I enjoy the variety of the weekend’s activities in the Dormitory. It makes my daily lives full of memories in SJA Jeju."
"It is not only about studying, but it is also about living together. I love the idea of "Community" that SJA Jeju emphasizes as one of the missions of the school."
"I love the dedicated teachers at SJA Jeju who provide my kids with warm support. I also really like that there are lots of opportunities for kids to do the team project. With these experiences, they can learn how to work together from an early age."
"SJA Jeju supports students to study what they are interested in. They can be self-directed learners and share their ideas with teachers and other students. I love the quality of the communications between teachers and students at SJA Jeju !"
"I am happy to see that students enjoy weekend activities, but the happiest moment of dorm life for me is when I see students' smiling faces and say hello to them everyday."
"I love Jeju! It's truly a unique place with its distinct culture central to East Asia; a growing community that is rich in history that is moving fast in innovation and diversity. Being a big city person from NYC, I was worried adjusting to island life, but I have no regrets as Jeju has lots to offer. Whether it's the community and culture of bustling Jeju City or its idyllic nature of beaches and lush forests, this volcanic island appeals to all types of people."
"So far, my most memorable moment at SJA Jeju was when I first toured the campus back in October 2017. I was impressed by the facilities and the sheer size of the campus. It's like a little university!"
"Everyday I have the opportunity to watch students learn and grow as both individuals and young adults. Nothing is as rewarding as being a part of a student's intellectual maturation."
"The students at this school are amazing. They are by far the kindest, hardest working, and most respectful students that I've had the pleasure of teaching. Of equal excellence are my colleagues- a team of dedicated teachers from around the globe who work collaboratively together and enjoy a good laugh. I honestly look forward to coming to work each day because I know I'll be surrounded by all of these people."
"The facilities are amazing and we are very fortunate with the abundance of teaching resources at our disposal. The parents are involved and supportive and work together with the teachers to best support their child's education. One of the best parts of working at SJA Jeju, is that it is a new school, so it is wonderful to be a part of the founding faculty and have so many opportunities to help shape the school and build something really special."
"I love my dorm life at SJA Jeju! The best part of living in the dorm is that we can be closer to each other by participating in a wide variety of dorm activities. All the students are mentors to me and motivate me to be more passionate."
"The best part of living in the dorm is the evening study. It's a mandatory studying time and I can get help for my homework and self-study from the teachers living in the campus!"
"Our inquiry-based learning is one of the most important parts at SJA Jeju. It helps you have a deeper and better understanding of the matters that you question."
"My favorite classes are Mandarin and Spanish. I feel so lucky to be able to learn multiple languages at SJA Jeju!"
"Before joining SJA Jeju, I didn't really like Math because it was difficult. But now, Math is my favorite!"
"SJA Jeju has been very friendly and joyful and I like all the classes. They are so much fun!"