Ewha Girls' High School

Ewha Girls' High School (Korean: 이화여자고등학교) is a private girls high school located in Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Although managed by the same foundation, it is not to be confused with the coeducational Ewha Womans University High School (founded 1958), which is located near Ewha Woman's University in Seodaemun District and functions as the demonstration school attached to the university's College of Education.[4]

Ewha Girls' High School
이화여자고등학교
Ehwa Girls High School.jpg
May 28, 2011
Address
Jeongdong-gil 26


Information
TypePrivate
MottoFreedom, Love, Peace
(자유, 사랑, 평화)
Established1886
FounderMary F. Scranton
PrincipalKim Hye-jeong(김혜정)[2]
Deputy PrincipalKwak Geun-hyuk (곽근혁)[3]
GenderGirls
Website

HistoryEdit

Ewha Girls' High School originates from the Ewha Hakdang mission school for girls founded on May 31, 1886 by Mary F. Scranton.[5] The school expanded to offer college-level courses, with the college section eventually separating to become Ewha Womans University. The construction of a dormitory for staff and students was completed in 1900. The current principal Kim Hye-jeong was appointed in February 2017 as the school's 15th principal.[6]

Co-curricular activitiesEdit

At Ewha Girls' High School, every student has to join a club as part of their co-curricular activities. Ewha Girls' High School has 34 clubs which can be classified into five categories — academics, performance, service, media/debate, arts/physical education.[7]

PrincipalsEdit

List of principals of Ewha Girls' High School:

  • 1st: Mary F. Scranton (1886—1890)
  • 2nd: Lousia C. Rothweiler (1890—1893)
  • 3rd: Josephine O. Paine (1893—1907)
  • 4th: Lulu E. Frey (1907—1921)
  • 5th: A. Jeanette Walter (1921—1922)
  • 6th: Alice R. Appenzeller (1922—1929)
  • 7th: Miss E. Church (1929—1938)
  • 8th: Shin Bong-jo (1938—1961)
  • 9th: Seo Myung-hak (1961—1971)
  • 10th: Jeong Hui-gyeong (1971—1982)
  • 11th: Shim Chi-seon (1982—1995)
  • 12th: Choi Jong-ok (1995—2000)
  • 13th: Jeong Chang-yong (2000—2009)
  • 14th: Kang Soon-ja (2009—2017)
  • 15th: Kim Hye-jeong (2017- present)

Notable alumniEdit

AcademiaEdit

BusinessEdit

  • Lee Myung-hee - Chairman of Shinsegae Group
  • Kim Ye-ri

Entertainment/MusicEdit

LiteratureEdit

  • Kim Iryeop - Poet, journalist, writer
  • In Byung-sun - Poet
  • Heo Geun-uk - Writer, novelist

PoliticsEdit

OthersEdit

  • Ryu Gwansun
  • Hwang Ae-deok - Independence fighter
  • Ha Ran-sa - Independence fighter
  • Esther Pak - Korea's first female doctor of Western medicine

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "오시는길". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  2. ^ "교장선생님". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  3. ^ "교직원/부서소개". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  4. ^ "[임철순의 즐거운 세상] 가장 긴 제목". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). January 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "Memorial exhibition to be held for Scranton". Ewha Voice. Ewha Womans University. May 18, 2009.
  6. ^ "학교연혁". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
  7. ^ "동아리". Retrieved 25 November 2015.

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